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First published 1963 (DOST Vol. III).

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). — c1590 Fowler I. 126/18.
For that the fault cam be my self who tymelie suld foirsene To opned wpp the lowring lidds and windowis of my ene
1639 T. Hope Diary 100.
I wes sorie to find my sone and hir so sad and lowring
1649 Last and Heavenly Speeches of Viscount Kenmuir Epist.
Be as watch-towers, not as mis placed beacons or lowring rocks
1659-60 Hay Diary 7.
Dedic. A gray louring cloudie day
Ib. 129.
A warme, louring closse day

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