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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAIR

It is used by their prickers and huntsmen when the beast hath not fled, but is still in its lair.

Saying no word, out of his lair he came with that terrible sword of his aloft.

The Huron arose, and shook himself like a lion quitting his lair.

Nothing would do, but to go up into his lair, and drag him out.

It tried hard to crawl into its lair, or slip into the lake.

The stream, the lair, and the quiet woods were calling to him, and he wanted her to come.

The scenes are laid along the waters of the Cumberland, the lair of moonshiner and feudsman.

It was not one monster then, but many that had brought us to their lair.

Claude was greeted with a growl like that of wild beasts disturbed in their lair.

This is my lair and fortress, and I'll defend it and myself as becomes my name and blood.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English leger "bed, couch, grave; act or place of lying down," from Proto-Germanic *legraz (cf. Old Norse legr "grave," also "nuptials" ("a lying down"); Old Frisian leger "situation," Old Saxon legar "bed," Middle Dutch legher "act or place of lying down," Dutch leger "bed, camp," Old High German legar "bed, a lying down," German Lager "bed, lair, camp, storehouse," Gothic ligrs "place of lying"), from PIE *legh- "to lie, lay" (see lie (v.2)). Meaning "animal's den" is from early 15c.

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Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.