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loot (LOOT) (noun)
1. That which has been taken illegally or through violence: The pirates' loot was splendid and the jewels glittered in the sun.
2. A casual expression referring to gifts which can be taken away by children from a party: Each child had a bag of loot to take home after the birthday party.
loot (LOOT) (verb)
To rob or to steal, usually accompanied by violence: The highway robbers threatened to loot the stagecoach if the driver did not cooperate.
lute (LOOT) (noun)
1. A stringed musical instrument which has a rounded body like a pear, a fingerboard, and is tuned by turning pegs in the peg box, which is bent back: The lute, with its gentle tones, was played to accompany the singer in her recital.
2. Clay or a similar substance which, when packed around pipes, etc., is used to protect against the leakage of liquid or gas: When Henry, the plumber, had completed his work, he coated the nipples and joints with lute to prevent moisture from leaking out of them.

Included in the loot from the break in was an ancient lute which was worth a fortune.

lute, lutes; luted; luting (verbs)
1. A substance, especially a cement of clay or the like, for packing a joint, coating a porous surface, etc., to produce imperviousness to gas or liquid.
2. A soft, earthy packing mixture used for closing or sealing apertures, joints, or porous surfaces in order to make them resistant to liquids or gases.
3. A packing ring (as of rubber for a fruit jar).
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Word Entries at Get Words: “lute
1. A musical instrument much used in the 1500's and 1600's, having a pearshaped body and usually six pairs of strings and is played by plucking the strings with the fingers.
2. From Arabic al'ud, "the lute", through Old Provençal laut, Old French lut, then into English.
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