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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Loof n. Bot. The spongelike fibers of the fruit of a cucurbitaceous plant (Luffa Aegyptiaca); called also vegetable sponge.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Loof n.  [Also written luff.] Naut. (a) Formerly, some appurtenance of a vessel which was used in changing her course; -- probably a large paddle put over the lee bow to help bring her head nearer to the wind. (b) The part of a ship's side where the planking begins to curve toward bow and stern.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Loof, v. i. Naut. See Luff.