Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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, adj. Big, large, sizeable. Sometimes used as a n. with ironical force. [lø:] Sh. 1890  J. Spence Folk-Lore 197:
Ta reel a pirm Or wind a clew, A lö soolpaltie Will tak you.
Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
“We're gotten a lø corn” — we've had a good meal. “ Yon is a lø” of a little meal.

[Orig. doubtful. Phs. connected with Norw. dial. loa, to hold, have room for.]

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