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Loom

means a utensil. (Anglo-Saxon, loma). Thus “heir-loom” means a personaI chattel or household implement which goes by special custom to the heir. The word was in familiar use in Prior’s time (1664–1721), for he says “a thousand maidens ply the purple loom.”

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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