“lure, n” and “lure, v” for Emily Dickinson

The definition of “lure” as Emily Dickinson would have understood it, using her 1844 ed. Webster’s American Dictionary of the English Language:

lure n

OFr leurre.

Falconry device; feathered apparatus with bait used to recall hawks; [fig.] attraction; allurement; enticement; calling; pull of desire; invitation to serve.

lure [-s] v

see lure, n.

Persuade; call; invite; tempt; attract with promise of reward. 

Emily Dickinson Archive.

from http://www.edickinson.org/ Dickinson archive


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