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Origin of lorica
Latin lōrīcaleather cuirassperhaps fromlōrumthong
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Latin, literally "a corselet of thongs", from lorum (“thong").
Lorica Sentence Examples
In the i 1 th century this new form of devotion was extolled by some of the most ardent reformers in the monastic houses of the west, such as Abbot Popon of Stavelot, St Dominic Loricatus (so called from his practice of wearing next his skin an iron lorica, or cuirass of thongs), and especially Cardinal Pietro Damiani.
A strange barbaric chant commonly known as the Lorica or Hymn of St Patrick is preserved in the Liber hymnorum.
The cuticle may be locally or generally hardened, in the latter case being termed a lorica.
a, Notholca longispina, lorica only; b, Anuraea aculeata, like the former, a floating pelagic type (plankton proper); c, Synchaeta stylata; corona with accessory antennae and sensory styles; auricles for swimming - an actively swimming pelagic type (nekton); d, Pterodina patina, with bdelloid corona and retractile foot with terminal ciliated cup; e, Distyla gissensis partly extended; f, Rattulus tigris.
(a) Pterodinidea; foot a ciliated cup; cuticle forming flat lorica.