Lore or lores?

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Subject: Lore or lores?
From: "Peter Shute" <>
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 11:00:54 +1100
So the diagram in Simpson & Day is wrong or at least slightly
misleading?  Also the picture in the article at  The text for the latter
seems wrong too.

Carl Clifford wrote on Monday, 12 February 2007 10:16 AM:

> Peter,
> You are correct, Lores is the plural and Lore is the singular. The
> word comes from the Latin "lorum" which means strap.
> On 12/02/2007, at 10:00 AM, Peter Shute wrote:
> I have seen a few books and websites that describe the area
> between a bird's eye and bill as the "lores", and some that
> describe it as the "lore".  I would assume that "lores" is
> plural, but many diagrams (e.g. Simpson & Day) use the word
> on a picture of the side of a bird, where all the other terms
> are singular.  So which is it - does a bird have one lores or
> one lore on each side of its head?

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