The police were in hot pursuit of the convicts on the lam.
They had to lam loudly on the door before someone came to answer it.
The lam separating them from the Mediterranean is nowhere more than 10 meters wide.
The robbers knew they had to go on the lam and lay low for a while to avoid being caught.
The family tried to lam from the path of the incoming tropical storm by driving as far from the coast as possible.
This route is called Gya-lam, "the China road" (or "high road"); the great bulk of Tibetan travel goes over it.