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Lough

(lŏkh, lŏk). For names of Irish lakes and inlets beginning with "Lough," see second part of element; e.g., for Lough Corrib, see Corrib, LoughCorrib, Lough
, lake, 68 sq mi (176 sq km), Counties Galway and Mayo, W Republic of Ireland. The irregularly shaped lake, which is 27 mi (43 km) long, drains into Galway Bay through the Corrib River. It is connected by a partly subterranean channel with Lough Mask to the north.
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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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lough

1. an Irish word for lake
2. a long narrow bay or arm of the sea in Ireland
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Hundreds of photographs and memorabilia were shown in Beacon Lough Baptist Church, in the Beacon Lough Estate, in Gateshead, to mark the special achievement.
Lough Derg's trading pattern provides a timely reminder of why we should perhaps be more aware of punters' knowledge and reluctance to be duped into offering inflated odds in-running about the running styles of certain horses.
In 2003 the Water Council urged the Government to buy the Lough when it heard rumours that Shaftesbury Estates would be prepared to sell.
This boat was a patrol boat owned by Lough Neagh Fishermen's Co-operative used to enforce fishing licences and ensure nets used are legal and accountable.
A cruise boat spent 13 hours aground on Lough Derg last Monday because the sole occupant didn't want to inconvenience anyone by calling for help.
Lough is a Certified Public Accountant and graduated from the Central Washington University with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting.
A 500-metre boardwalk has been built to improve public access to the remote Greenlee Lough, which being north of the Wall offers a barbarian's view of the frontier.
Speaking as she launched the plan at Oxford Island Discovery Centre, Miss McIlveen said: Lough Neagh is the largest lake in the British Isles and serves as a hugely important natural habitat and resource.
Carlingford Lough looks like he will stay and he will love the flat track and drying ground.
Lough, however, did manage to complete his hat-trick but it was no more than a consolation.
The Lough Baby Alarm will also soon be in Patent Pending status within the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
If ratified by the Irish specimen fish committee as authentic, the fish will go down as a record for Lough Corrib, and rank as the largest trout caught in Ireland in 118 years.