luffe (1212)

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luffe (1212)


[ FEW: 5,397b loff-; Gdf: 5,29a lope (louffe); GdfC: ; TL: 5,572 lofe; DEAF: ; DMF: ; TLF: ; OED: ; MED: ; DMLBS: ]
loffe,  loufe,  lufe  


faire la luffe, faire luffes
1to pull faces, grimace
( 1212; MS: 1212-13 )  (=the Devil in disguise) Quant singe fut, loufes fesoit, e quant nuitun, forment crioit  8509
( c.1215; MS: 1330-40 )  (the devils) Eschars e luffes lui fount e gruz  207
( 1260-70; MS: s.xiv1 )  Les uns sunt si escharnissant, La lufe e la mouze fesaunt  3266
( s.xiiiex; MS: 1307-15 )  mes decline de cele part e tost en fet la luffe e la mouwe  42.23
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