Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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LUFF, n. See quot. e.Lth. 1778 D. Loch Tour 11:
They [herring] are afterwards spitted through the mouth, with wooden spits of four feet long and then hung on spars, at proper distances on the luffs or rafters, as the fishermen call them.

[Found in e.Ang. dial. in form love. Of obscure orig., poss. a curtailed form of Loft, n., 3.]

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