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Loch

(lŏkh, lŏk). For names of Scottish lakes and inlets beginning with "Loch," see second part of element; e.g., for Loch Awe, see Awe, LochAwe, Loch
, lake, 25 mi (40 km) long, Argyll and Bute, W Scotland; 118 ft (36 m) above sea level. The hydroelectric power facility at Cruachan (completed 1967) has a 400,000-kW capacity.
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inland body of standing water occupying a hollow in the earth's surface. The study of lakes and other freshwater basins is known as limnology. Lakes are of particular importance since they act as catchment basins for close to 40% of the landscape, supply drinking water,
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loch

1. a Scot word for lake
2. a long narrow bay or arm of the sea in Scotland
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The lodge sits in woodland surrounded by lochans in one of the most beautiful parts of the Highlands.
That's why in recruiting staff for La Bonne Auberge restaurant at the Park Hotel in Falkirk, general manager David Lochans is running what looks more like theatrical auditions.
A man died last night when his car hit a bridge after leaving the A77 at Lochans village, three miles from Stranraer.