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Lulu enters in a long cloak, and shuts the door to behind her.

Lulu sprang from the arms of a man on whose shoulder she had been reclining.

Stands down right, behind Schwarz and compares the picture with Lulu.

Turning the revolver in her hand from himself to Lulu's breast.

Lulu had lived away down in Cuba ever since she was a year old.

That is how Lulu did not have one until she was six years old.

You know those orders on your desk are for our new brand, 'Lulu Tulu.'

"It's going to be like the mining-camp 'lulu hand,'" was his mental preface to his plans.

"A lulu must be played quick and the pot raked sudden," he reflected.

I'm not a vagabond nor a thief, Lulu, if I have met you on the sly.

WORD ORIGIN

"remarkable person or thing," 1886 (first attested in a baseball article from New Orleans, U.S.), of uncertain origin; some suggest a connection to earlier looly "beautiful girl," of unknown origin. But the reference more likely is to Lulu Hurst (1869-1950), the "Georgia Wonder," who was a popular attraction 1883-85 demonstrating her supposed mysterious "force" that allowed her to effortlessly move, with just a light touch, umbrellas and canes held tight by others. She barnstormed the U.S. and, at 15, was, briefly, one of the most famous women in the land. The skeptics soon explained her trick and burst the bubble, but not before her name was used as a word:

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