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I esteem a pawnbroker in the place of an uncle: that is, in loco.

The whole valley is on to my case of loco, and I'm due at the north pole.

(loco, place) A locomotive is that which can move cars from place to place.

The latter is found in Thucydides and Xenophon: see Meyer in loco.

Apparently the furious run had worked off the effect of the loco weed.

They were perplexed at his 'flightiness'—wanted him to enter the loco.

But there is a time when parents must be parents; and the War Office was in this case in loco parentis.

I must have been loco to call you a coward—I wish I'd half your courage!

Post-exilic, according to most critics (Driver's Introduction, in loco).

I should remember that I am in loco magistri, and be less prone to argue with my guests.

WORD ORIGIN

1844, American English, from Spanish loco (adj.) "insane," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Arabic lauqa, fem. of 'alwaq "fool, crazy person." Loco-weed (1877) was name given to species of western U.S. plants that cause cattle and horse diseases that make them stagger and act strangely.

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