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Louring, Lowring, ppl. a. [e.m.E. and ME. (14th c.) lowr-, louring, -yng. f. lour, lowr v. to frown etc. (see note to Lour v.).] Scowling, gloomy, sullen (persons, their eyes or looks); dark, menacing (rocks); dull, overcast (weather). — For that the fault cam be my self who tymelie suld foirsene To opned wpp the lowring lidds and windowis of my ene; Fowler I. 126/18.
I wes sorie to find my sone and hir so sad and lowring; 1639 T. Hope Diary 100.
Be as watch-towers, not as mis placed beacons or lowring rocks; 1649 Last and Heavenly Speeches of Viscount Kenmuir Epist.
Dedic. A gray louring cloudie day; Hay Diary 7.
A warme, louring closse day; Ib. 129.

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