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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAM

Mrs. McKee drew a long breath and entered the lam stew in a book.

I've got Jeems Henery to stop gamblin',” he whispered, “an' I didn't have to lam' him.

A trader, coming into this camp, represented that lam Khn had let Sl.

A genus formed for the reception of Isocardia semi-sulcata, Lam.

A family of the first section of the order Trachelipoda, Lam.

A family belonging to the first section of the order Gasteropoda, Lam.

Those which depart furthest from this type are the Grypha, Lam.

There were often times when I wanted to turn in and lam his head.

Well, we let them get a good look at us taking it on the lam.

If any feller tries to play a trick on you, you just tell me, and I'll lam him.

WORD ORIGIN

"flight," as in on the lam, 1897, from a U.S. slang verb meaning "to run off" (1886), of uncertain origin, perhaps somehow from the first element of lambaste, which was used in British student slang for "beat" since 1590s; if so, it would give the word the same etymological sense as the slang expression beat it.

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