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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAKE

Lake Torrens was reached, and then the difficulties of the expedition began.

Went over to the lake with all the horses, and brought the loads to the camp.

After following Lake Barlee for nine miles, it turned to the southward.

Sweet Prince, tell me again of thy palace by the Lake of Como.

The result was that many relics of the Lake Dwellers were found.

Deer came at night to feed on the lily buds on the lake borders.

It follows the watershed from the lake to Oneida, and clears the Mohawk Valley northward.

I should just like to know something; that is, the name of the lake where it is so lovely.

"To Peschiera, on the Lake of Garda," was the serious answer.

Rico passed through the garden, along the street, and down to the lake.

WORD ORIGIN

"body of water," early 12c., from Old French lack and directly from Latin lacus "pond, lake," also "basin, tank," related to lacuna "hole, pit," from PIE *laku- (cf. Greek lakkos "pit, tank, pond," Old Church Slavonic loky "pool, puddle, cistern," Old Irish loch "lake, pond"). The common notion is "basin." There was a Germanic form of the word, which yielded cognate Old Norse lögr "sea flood, water," Old English lacu "stream," lagu "sea flood, water," leccan "to moisten" (see leak). In Middle English, lake, as a descendant of the Old English word, also could mean "stream; river gully; ditch; marsh; grave; pit of hell," and this might have influenced the form of the borrowed word. The North American Great Lakes so called from 1660s.

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