loch

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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