2. Informal, valuables, treasures, prizes, gifts, possessions, purchases, goods; riches, hoardings, savings, stock, cache.
3. Slang, money, wealth, riches. See money.
4. plundering, pillaging, sacking, Rare, sackage, despoliation, foraging; ravishment, seizure, grab, rape. -v. 5. abduct, kidnap, SI. snatch, rape, capture, seize, make off with, carry off, steal; commandeer, expropriate.
6. despoil, spoliate, plunder, pillage, sack, ransack, forage; ravage, harry, maraud, depredate.
7. rob, burglarize, burgle, steal from, embezzle from; fleece, raid; swindle, defraud.
lop1, v. 1. cut off, chop off, sever, truncate, obtruncate, detruncate; trim off, detach, amputate, prune, dock, crop, shorten, clip, top, shear, mow, cut short, bob, pare, shave, snip; gash, slice off, abscind, split, carve, cleave, sunder; rend, rive, divide; section, apportion, dissect, cut apart, disjoint, disjoin, disunite; dismember, mutilate, commit mayhem.
2. edit, abridge, abbreviate, condense; contract, epitomize, summarize, abstract; curtail, cut back, reduce, diminish, cut down on; dilute, water down, water, thin out; adulterate, weaken, Inf. doctor; eliminate, expurgate, bowdlerize.
lop2, v. droop, hang limply, sag, hang down; bend, bow, (of trees, flowers, etc.) nod; dip, lean, curve; sink, slump, settle, drop; hang loosely, depend from, dangle, loll.
lope, v. bound, leap, spring, gambol, frolic, frisk, caper, romp, prance, dance along, buck; jump, hop, bob, curvet, skip; Inf. move right along, canter, gallop; hurry, hasten, hie, dart, scamper.
lopsided, adj. unsymmetrical, asymmetrical, unbalanced, unequalized, uneven, unequal, dispropor-tioned, disproportionate, irregular; out of line, askew, awry, SI. cockeyed, crooked, warped, out of shape.
loquacious, adj. 1. talkative, garrulous, voluble, multiloquous, long-tongued, Inf big-mouthed, SI. all jaw, SI. gassy, SI. windy; chattering, chatty, gabby, gibbering, babbling, blabbering, blathering, jabbering, gossipy, Inf. blessed with or possessed of the gift of gab.
2. iong-winded, wordy; diffuse, discursive, digressive, maundering, wandering, rambling, roving, aimless; circumlocutory, roundabout, ambagious.
loquacity, n. 1. talkativeness, garrulity, verbosity, prolixity, long-windedness, longiloquence, multilo-quence, Inf. gabbiness, Inf. windiness, Inf. gassiness, Inf. gift of gab; overtalkativeness, loose tongue, Inf big mouth.
2. chatter, jabber, babble, prating, prattle, palaver, gabble, blabber, blather; chitter-chatter, prittle-prat-tle, tittle-tattle, mere talk, idle talk, idle gossip; All SI. yakkety-yak, blah-blah, guff, gas, hot air.
lord, n. 1. lord and master, overlord, master, chief, ruler, tyrant, dictator; king, sovereign, monarch, majesty, crowned head, potentate, dynast; prince, emperor, rajah, maharajah, czar, caeser, kaiser, Fr. roi, Latin, rex, sheik, khan, governor, te-trarch; president, Inf. prez, premier, chief-of-state, head-of-state, chief executive, captain of the ship of state; superior, commander, commandant, general, chieftain, high chief, (of some tribes of American Indians) sachem.
2. headman, head, captain, Inf. boss, Inf. bossman, Inf. big boss, man-in-charge; chairman, headmaster, principal, dean, director, administrator; executive, manager, overseer, supervisor, superintendent, Inf. super, foreman, Brit, gaffer; Inf. kingpin, Inf king-fish, Inf number one, Inf. Mr. Big. Sl. top dog, Sl. head honcho, Sl. big cheese, Fr. grand frontage, Sl. big wheel or wheel, Sl. high man on the totem pole.
Edison also became involved in promoting the use of cement and formed the Edison Portland Cement Co. in 1899. He tried to promote widespread use of cement for the construction of low cost homes and envisioned alternative uses for concrete in the manufacture of phonographs, furniture, refrigerators, and pianos. Unfortunately, Edison was ahead of his time with these ideas, as widespread use of concrete proved economically unfeasible at that time.