Usage examples for Lai

  1. For a recent definition of " lai", se L. Foulet in " Ztsch. – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  2. The boundaries of the ri lai seng are identifiable on the ground. – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon
  3. It had a beak of iron and spurs as sharp as the knives that come from Lai Hka, and a voice so loud and piercing that every morning when he crowed every other rooster in the city scurried away in fright at the challenge. – Shan Folk Lore Stories from the Hill and Water Country by William C. Griggs
  4. And in a near- by junk there was a young man called Sun; his first name was Fu, Rich, and his surname was Shan- lai, Excellent- in- Promise. – Eastern Shame Girl The Wedding of Ya-Nei; A Strange Destiny; The Error of the Embroidered Slipper; The Counterfeit Old Woman; The Monastery of the Esteemed-Lotus; A Complicated Marriage by Charles Georges Souli
  5. As an instance of these sengs I may describe the community known as the lai seng which owns land in the neighbourhood of Laitkynsew, the area owned being known as the " ri lai seng," or land of the three clans. – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon
  6. Through the Mouthpiece, the Bengali, Behari Lai Chatterji, whom thou didst slay, the message of the Bell was brought to thee. – The Bronze Bell by Louis Joseph Vance
  7. A French original is presumed; indeed, there are references in early " lais" to a " Lai d'Orphey," indicating the existence of a poem which was probably the original of our King Orfeo. – The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream' by Compiled by Frank Sidgwick
  8. This is the lai, a term which is used in old French poetry with two different significations. – A Short History of French Literature by George Saintsbury
  9. The subject seems to have tickled the Middle Ages immensely, and was especially likely to be popular in Normandy, where Henry d'Andelys, the author of the poem called " Lai d'Aristote," was born. – The Story of Rouen by Sir Theodore Andrea Cook
  10. Guillaume de Cabstain, a lad of quality came to their court where he was made page to the countess and where, after certain episodes, he composed for her the lai which runs: " Sweet are the thoughts That love awakes in me." – Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern by Edgar Saltus
  11. Suddenly they stood together high up on the tower of Pong- lai- schan, the ghost mountain by the Eastern Sea. – The Chinese Fairy Book by Various
  12. Proverbs, said Earn Lai scornfully, are the wisdom of wise men prepared in portable doses for the foolish; and the saying you quote is one of them. – Mr. Isaacs by F. Marion Crawford