Lore (?), n. [F. lore, L. lorum thong.] Zool. (a)

The space between the eye and bill, in birds, and the corresponding region in reptiles and fishes.

(b)

The anterior portion of the cheeks of insects.

 

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Lore, obs. imp. & p. p. of Lose. [See Lose.]

Lost.

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Neither of them she found where she them lore. Spenser.

 

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Lore, n. [OE. lore, lare, AS. lar, fr. lran to teach; akin to D. leer teaching, doctrine, G. lehre, Dan. laere, Sw. lara. See Learn, and cf. Lere, v. t.]

1.

That which is or may be learned or known; the knowledge gained from tradition, books, or experience; often, the whole body of knowledge possessed by a people or class of people, or pertaining to a particular subject; as, the lore of the Egyptians; priestly lore; legal lore; folklore.

"The lore of war."

Fairfax.

His fair offspring, nursed in princely lore. Milton.

2.

That which is taught; hence, instruction; wisdom; advice; counsel.

Chaucer.

If please ye, listen to my lore. Spenser.

3.

Workmanship.

[Obs.]

Spenser.

 

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