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 for Lar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lar \Lar\ (l[aum]r), n. (Zool.)
     A species of gibbon ({Hylobates lar), found in Burmah.
     Called also white-handed gibbon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lar \Lar\ (l[aum]r), n.; pl. Lares, sometimes Lars. [L.]
     (Rom. Myth.)
     A tutelary deity; a deceased ancestor regarded as a protector
     of the family. The domestic Lares were the tutelar deities of
     a house; household gods. Hence, (Fig.): Hearth or dwelling
     house.
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           Nor will she her dear Lar forget,
           Victorious by his benefit.               --Lovelace.
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           The Lars and Lemures moan with midnight plaint.
                                                    --Milton.
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           Looking backward in vain toward their Lares and lands.
                                                    --Longfellow.
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