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connects Lake Ushindi east across the swampland to Lake Ngao. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 100 and 455


lance, kailla (noun): used for hunting kailiauk and mounted warfare, there are two types. The hunting lance are longer, heavier, and thicker than the war lance, and are undecorated except for the feathers of the prairie fleer. The point of the hunting lance is longer and narrower. The shafts are made from black, supple, and strong, made from tem wood. head is made of metal, bone or stone, affixed to the shaft with sinew, rawhide or metal trade rivets. Any decoration or mountings, such as wrist loops are bound onto the weapon with rawhide and sinew. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, page 15 Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 42 


lance, tharlarion (noun): weapon designed for use from the rider's mount on a high tharlarion, it is longer and heavier than the kaiila lance, for example. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 115 Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 42 


Language, The (noun): the fierce, sweet, liquid speech of a native Gorean. Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 52 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 100 


lar (noun): central; as in Lar-Torvis 'The Central Fire' . Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 28 


larl (noun): a large (7 ft. at shoulder) feline, with a broad viper shaped head and cat-like slitted pupils ; carnivorous; similar to a lion ; the females of the species tend to be smaller than the males. Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 18 


larl, black (noun): predominately nocturnal larl which is sable coated and maned both male and female. Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 18 


larl, red (noun): predominately day hunting larl which is tawny-red coated and has no mane in either male or female. Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 18 


larl, white (noun): seen in icy mountains of the Sardar they are the largest of the big cats standing 8 feet; upper canines extending below their jaws very similar to saber-toothed tiger; long tails are tufted at the ends. Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 22 


larma applelike (noun): single-seeded applelike fruit; a variation of the succulent juicy larma with a single seed; commonly called pit fruit. Book 20: Players of Gor, page 2 


larma, succulent (noun): fruit with a hard shell, brittle and easily broken, which encloses a fleshy endocarp, juicy and delicious. When a female is referred to as a 'larma', it is meant that her frigid exterior conceals a quite different interior. Larma or other fruit may be offered by a kneeling slave to her Master in a quiet plea for his sexual use of her. Book 10: Tribesman of Gor, page 27 and page 37 Book 23: Renegades of Gor, page 437 


lart, snow (noun): a small 4-legged mammal, about 10 inches high, weighing between 8 and 12 pounds. The snow lart has two stomachs and hunts in summer, filling the second stomach in the fall to last the animal through winter. It's pelt is snowy white and thick. It is considered valuable, selling in Ar for half a silver tarsk. They are found in the Polar North. Book 12: Beasts of Gor, page 74 


Lar-Torvis (noun): a Gorean term for the sun is The Central Fire taken from Pythagorean expressions. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 28 


last girl (noun): used to denote either the newest girl on a chain, or the least of all the girls. Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 240 


Last Spear (noun): the last hunter in a band of hunters in the Voltai Ranges to thrown his spear; this spearman is the weakest of the party and will if all spears have not killed the prey and it attacks be the one sacrificed to allow his fellows to escape. Book 3: Priest Kings of Gor, page 20 


last veil (noun): the innermost of the five veils worn by free women; it is worn under the veil of the citizeness, and is often very sheer 


Laura (noun): east and north of Ko-ro-ba about two hundred pasangs inland from the sea called Thassa on the Laurius River; it is a small trading city, a river port, whose buildings are made largely of wood. It is a clearinghouse for a various goods, a mercantile town. Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 59 


Laurius River (noun): winding, long, gentle, slow river two hundred pasangs inland from the coast of the Thassa. The free port of Lydius is found at it's mouth. The river is not as broad or brisk as the Vosk River farther to the south. It is located below Ko-ro-ba and above Ar and flows in a generally westerly direction. Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 59 


leading position (noun; used as a command): posture of a slave girl, bending forward at the waist, with her head at a master's hip, so that he may grab her hair and guide her where he wishes her to go Book 21: Mercenaries of Gor, page 399 Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 46 


leash (noun): various types of rope, fiber, chain, etc. used to restrict a slave from flight or movement. The rope or fiber chains may be corded with wire to prevent them from being shredded by chewing. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 195 


leash, hair (noun): hair confined into a ponytail with a ribbon or wooden fillet, so called because it can be used as a method of seizure and control by the Master. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 112 


leashed-legs tie (noun): a standard submission tie; the kneeling girl has the leash, attached to her collar, passed down the front of her body and between her legs to bind her crossed ankles together. Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, page 244 


leech plant (noun): a living rooted plant with bladder-like seed pods, it can fasten two hollow fang-like thorns into its victim through which it can suck the blood that nourishes it. A chemical response of the pods cause a mechanical pumping action, giving them an eerie resemblance to contracting and expanding lungs. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 33 Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 41 


leech, marsh (noun): described as rubbery about 4 inches long; it attaches itself to plants in the marsh or float free in the water, waiting for warm blooded animals. They fasten themselves to their victim to suck blood until, satiated, they detach. They can be removed with fire or salt. They are edible. Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor pages 96-97, 99-100, 102 and 236 


leg-spreader (noun): devices of various complexity designed to keep a slavegirl's legs spread while being used sexually by her master(s); sometimes used on male captives as an indication of humiliation; used mostly among the Red Savages of the Barrens Book 17: Savages of Gor, page 162 


lelt (noun): a small (5-7") blindfish with fernlike filaments at either side of the head which are its sensory organs; white, with long fins, it swims slowly, and is the main food of the salt shark; inhabits the brine pits such as those at Klima in the Tahari Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 247 


lesha (command; lit. 'leash'): at this command, the slavegirl stands with her hands behind her back, ready for binding, and with her head back and chin to the left, ready to have a leash snapped onto her collar Book 11: Slave Girl of Gor, page 125 Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 76 


leash, hair (noun): hair confined into a ponytail with a ribbon or wooden fillet, so called because it can be used as a method of seizure and control by the Master. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 112 


liana vine (noun): a rainforest plant which can be used as a source of drinking water Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 310 


lice, tarn (noun): marble sized parasites that infest wild tarns. Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor, page 142 


lit, common (noun): a bird found in the second level of rainforests in the Schendi area. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, page 311 


lit, crested (noun): a brightly plummaged bird found in the second level of rainforests in the Schendi area. Book 13: Explorers of Gor, pages 236 and 311


lo (phrase; masc.): I am; you are Book 7: Captive of Gor, page 266 


long ship (noun): a swift, maneuverable ship having 2 rudders, 1 removable lateen-rigged mast, and a keel-to-beam ratio of 8:1; often used in military actions; some are fitted as ram-ships Book 6: Raiders of Gor, page 127 


longhouse, Torvaldsland (noun): the hall of the Torvaldslander is about 120 Gorean feet in length, with walls formed of turf and stone, some more than eight feet in thickness. It is heated by a fire in it's center, burning in a rounded pit. It's ceiling, supported by posts is about 6 feet in height. At one end is a cooking area and along each side, stones mark sections off into sleeping quarters, furs strewn over an dirt floor. Scattered throughout are tables and benches. The center of the hall proper is about twelve feet in width. Book 9: Marauders of Gor, pages 90-91 


Looking into the blood (phrase): Gorean ritual where a hunter drinks a handful of blood from his prey, then takes another handful and looks into it to see his future, before drinking it. It is said that if one sees one's visage black and wasted, one will die of disease; if one sees oneself torn and scarlet, one will die in battle; if old and white haired, one will die in peace and leave children. Book 2: Outlaw of Gor, page 38 


loot pit (noun): a holding place for captured free women awaiting collars and branding during the military occupation of a city. Book 25: Magicians of Gor, page 190 


Lo Sardar (phrase): I am a Priest-King. Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, pages 76 and 220 


Love Feast (noun): common name for the 5th Passage Hand, occuring in late summer, which time is the greatest period for the sale of slaves, esp. slavegirls Book 5: Assassin of Gor, page 193 


love furs (noun): luxurious furs, perhaps of the larl, thrown to the floor by the Master when he wishes to make use of his slave girl. Book 1: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 68 


Love War (noun): The Wagon Peoples compete against the Warriors of Turia on the Plain of Stakes during the Second Passage Hand (May 15th-19th) in mid-spring, participating in various challenges and ceremonial combats. For Turians, the contest is to win ownership of a slave of the Wagon Peoples. The Four Tribes compete to win high born Turian free women, which will be turned into slaves of the wagons. Book 4: Nomads of Gor, pages 115 -124 


Low Caste (noun): those under High Caste; normally not born or trained to rule; allowed only First Knowledge See: *Caste, gorean Book 1: Tarnsman of Gor page 42 Book 3: Priest-Kings of Gor, page 71 Book 14: Fighting Slave of Gor, pages 209-211 Book 24: Vagabonds of Gor, page 378 


Luck Girl (noun): a slavegirl who acts as mascot onboard ship; her use is usually reserved for the captain of the ship, but she may be shared with the crew, usually as a disciplinary measure Book 16: Tribesmen of Gor, page 61 


Luraz (noun): a minor tribe of the Tahari; they are a vassal tribe of the Aretai Book 10: Tribesmen of Gor, page 47 


lure girl (noun): slaves who are set out by their master's to entice men for the purposes of empressing as crewmen or in work gangs. While the man is delightfully distracted, her master's men accost him and hustle him away. Book 22: Dancer of Gor, page 244 


Lydius (noun): free port administered by Merchants, at the mouth of the Laurius where it empties into the Thassa. Goods, primarily rough goods like tools, crude metal and cloth are shipped from this port 

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