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LOONGE, v., n. Also lu(i)ndge. Gen.Sc. forms = Eng. lounge, slouch, loll (Rxb. 1923 Watson W.-B., “a luingin' body”, Bwk. 1942 Wettstein; Rxb. 1942 Zai). [lun(d)ʒ, lʌ-] Sc. 1740  Scots Mag. (Oct.) 462:
The trees wi' snaw aboon their heads Do loonge and grain aneath their laids.
Bnff. 1881  W. M. Philip K. MacIntosh's Scholars 66:
Siccan a lang loongin'-like fella that has grown.
Rxb. 1925  E. C. Smith 'Mang Howes 20:
Yeh loonge owre the brig … an A was luntin alang the skleff, towrt Denum.

[Lounge is of Sc. orig., 1505, appearing in Eng. in the 17th c.]

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