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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Aloof.
 
Stand aloof, away. A sea term, meaning originally to bear to windward, or luff. (Norwegian, German, etc., luft, wind, breeze.)   1
 


 Alonzo of A’guilar’.Alorus, 

 
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