<chemistry> The running together of the matter of an ore into a mass, when the ore is only heated for calcination.

Origin: Cf. D. Loopen to run. Cf. Loop a mass of iron, Leap.

Of Loop.

<zoology> Looping snail, any species of land snail of the genus Truncatella; so called because it creeps like the measuring worms.

(01 Mar 1998)