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 Luath (2 syl.).Lubber’s Hole. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Lubber (A).
 
A dolt. Seamen call an awkward sailor a land-lubber. A variant of “looby” (Welsh, llob, with a diminutive, “somewhat of a dunce or dolt.”)   1
 


 Luath (2 syl.).Lubber’s Hole. 

 
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