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Loy \Loy\, n. A long, narrow spade for stony lands.


n. (context Ireland English) A type of spade used in Ireland.


Loy or Loys is both a given name and a surname. Notable people with the name include:

Given name:

  • Loy Allen Bowlin (1909–1995), outsider artist
  • Loy Allen Jr. (born 1966), former NASCAR driver
  • Loy Hanning, Major League Baseball pitcher in 1939 and 1942
  • Loy W. Henderson (1892–1986), United States Foreign Service Officer
  • Loy Hering, (c. 1484–1564), German Renaissance sculptor
  • Loy Mendonsa, Indian film singer
  • Loy Petersen (born 1945), retired American professional basketball player
  • Loy Vaught (born 1968), retired American basketball player
  • Loy F. Weaver (born 1942), politician from Louisiana, USA
  • Loys of Gruuthuse (c. 1422–1492), better known as Lewis de Bruges, lord of Gruuthuse
  • Loys Louis Bourgeois (composer) (c. 1510–1560), French composer and music theorist of the Renaissance
  • Loÿs Delteil (1869–1927), French engraver and lithographer, publisher, dealer, and art historian


  • Angie Loy (born 1982), field hockey forward
  • Brendan Loy, American blogger
  • David Loy (born 1947), Buddhist philosopher
  • Egon Loy (born 1931), German former professional football goalkeeper
  • Frank E. Loy, American diplomat and former United States Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs
  • James Loy (born 1942), United States Coast Guard admiral, former TSA administrator, former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Joseph F. Loy (1824-1875), American politician
  • Julien Loy (born 1976), French triathlete
  • Matthias Loy (1828–1915), American Lutheran theologian
  • Mina Loy (1882–1966), artist, poet, playwright, novelist, futurist, actor, Christian Scientist, designer of lamps and bohemian
  • Myrna Loy (1903–1993), American motion picture actress
  • Nanni Loy (1925–1995), Italian film, theatre and TV director
  • Rachel Loy, solo artist
  • Rory Loy (born 1988), Scottish footballer
  • Tristan Loy (born 1973), French long distance and marathon speed skater and inline speed skater
  • William A. Loy (1895-1982), American politician
  • François De Loys (1892–1935), Swiss oil geologist and discoverer of "Loy's Ape"
Loy (gastropod)

Loy is a genus of sea slugs, dorid nudibranchs, marine gastropod mollusks in the family Corambidae within the superfamily Onchidoridoidea.

Loy (disambiguation)

Loy is both a given name and a surname.

Loy may also refer to:

  • Loy (gastropod), a genus of sea slugs within the superfamily Onchidoridoidea
  • Loy, County Tyrone, a townland in County Tyrone, Northern Ireland
  • Loy's Ape, an unconfirmed species of primate formally known as ameranthropoides loysi
  • USS Loy (DE-160), a destroyer escort of the United States Navy
  • Loy (spade), a type of spade once used for manual ploughing in Ireland
Loy (spade)

A loy is an early Irish spade with a long heavy handle made of ash, a narrow steel plate on the face and a single footrest. The word loy comes from the Irish word láí, which means spade. It was used for manual ploughing prior to and during the Irish Potato Famine.

Usage examples of "loy".

They were sending Brian Loy from Anchorage to talk to local businesses about the new services offered on USPS-dot-com.

One of their number, who Bram recognized as the master axman Mauger Loy, had whorls of ink so densely sewn across his cheeks that you could not see the color of his skin.

Greta Garbo, Ernest Hemingway, Jimmy Stewart, Ginger Rogers, Edna Ferber, Gene Kelly, Fredric March, Judy Garland, Myrna Loy, Montgomery Clift, Gregory Peck, Boris Karloff, Billy Wilder, Kurt Weill, Josh Logan, Dashiell Hammett, Charles Laughton, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Helen Hayes, Herman Mankiewicz, Lillian Hellman, Fred Astaire, Gene Fowler, and on and on.

Her Myrna Loy allele might hide a matched half that codes for Irish pug: a half-breed, heterozygous.

Two months after Ed Thomas met his end in a delicate dance of death with 30,000 pounds of rolling doom, on the fateful night of December 10, 1942, while having dinner at the Brown Derby, Clete Reet dining with the suave William Powell and the delightful Myrna Loy, with dancer extraordinaire Fred Astaire and the incomparable Ginger Rogers suddenly sat bolt upright in his chair and swallowed his tongue, whereafter he swallowed his teeth, his lips, his chin, his nose, the remainder of his face and skull, his neck complete with wing collar and black tuxedo tie, his shoulders, both arms, then his torso, his hips, his legs, and his feet, shoes and all, until nothing remained of him but a toothless red pulsing orifice.

Gallup Poll, 15, 38, 43 Gammel, Loy, 151 Gandhi, Mahatma, 72 Gayden, Dave, 222 Georgia, 28, 57, 62 Ku Klux Klan in, 80,282 Mississippi supporters from, 99,128, Georgia, University of, 62 Germany, 95 Nazi, 170,173 Shelton in, 79 Gettysburg, battle of, 176-77, 297 Giancana, Sam, 39 Gillespie, Ann, 156 Gober, Freeman, 258 Goodman, Andrew, 305 Goodman, William, 92,113 Grant, Ulysses S.

J-B Loys was a Marseillais lawyer and merchant who had denounced his own two brothers as royalists and who had been honorably wounded in the attack on the Tuileries.

To hear the old-timers tell it, every pancake they ever see when they are young is a double Myrna Loy, though the chances are, figuring in the law of averages, that some of them are bound to be rutabagas, the same as now.

Hir gretteste ooth was but by Seinte Loy, And she was cleped Madame Eglentyne.