louse

[ noun lous; verb lous, louz ]SEE DEFINITION OF louse

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Said the other: "I will become a louse, so as to be able to stay always in her bosom."

The man might be a louse, but he was also a fighting machine of first order, still.

Dont claw your back as if after a flea; or your head, as if after a louse.

There's always stuff in the way to louse up a good flight plan.

The man has not the soul of a louse, and as for her, she's the finest gold!

"I too know it wasn't a louse," he answered, looking strangely at her.

I discovered my first louse while I was at luncheon in the trenches.

He is not a louse, like the papers have been making him out.

"Awa wi' ye, or a'll louse the dog," an honest woman was saying.

Or does that louse Emory deliberately saddle me with them when I'm on a mission?

WORD ORIGIN

"parasitic insect infecting human hair and skin," Old English lus, from Proto-Germanic *lus (cf. Old Norse lus, Middle Dutch luus, Dutch luis, Old High German lus, German Laus), from PIE *lus- "louse" (cf. Welsh lleuen "louse"). Slang meaning "obnoxious person" is from 1630s. The plural lice (Old English lys) shows effects of i-mutation. The verb meaning "to clear of lice" is from late 14c.; to louse up "ruin, botch" first attested 1934, from the literal sense (of bedding), from 1931.

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