[lok-it] /ˈlɒk ɪt/
a small case for a miniature portrait, a lock of hair, or other keepsake, usually worn on a necklace.
the uppermost mount of a scabbard.
a small ornamental case, usually on a necklace or chain, that holds a picture, keepsake, etc
mid-14c., “iron cross-bar of a window,” from Old French loquet “door-handle, bolt, latch,” diminutive of loc “lock, latch,” from Frankish or some other Germanic source (cf. Old Norse lok “fastening, lock;” see lock (n.1)). Meaning “ornamental case with hinged cover” (containing a lock of hair, miniature portrait, etc.) first recorded 1670s.
/ˈlɒkˌfɑːst/ adjective 1. (Scot) securely fastened with a lock
[lok-hahrt, lok-ert] /ˈlɒk hɑrt, ˈlɒk ərt/ noun 1. John Gibson, 1794–1854, Scottish biographer and novelist.
[hawrn] /hɔrn/ noun 1. one of the bony, permanent, hollow paired growths, often curved and pointed, that project from the upper part of the head of certain ungulate mammals, as cattle, sheep, goats, or antelopes. 2. a similar growth, sometimes of hair, as the median horn or horns on the snout of the rhinoceros, or […]
[lok-in] /ˈlɒkˌɪn/ noun 1. an act or instance of becoming unalterable, unmovable, or rigid. 2. commitment, binding, or restriction. noun 1. an illegal session of selling alcohol in a bar after the time when it should, by law, be closed standard When an existing standard becomes almost impossible to supersede because of the cost or […]