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Lampate (lamp'āt), n. A compound salt, (P. marinus) is sometimes found so large Lancelyt (lans'li), a. Suitable to a lance. composed of lampic acid and a base.

as to weigh 4 or 5 lbs. The river lamprey Sydney. Lampblack (lamp' blak), n. (Lamp and or lampern (P. fluviatilis) is a smaller spe- Lanceolar (lans'ol-ér), a. (L. lanceola, dim. black; being originally made by means of a cies, and abounds in the fresh-water lakes of lancea, a lance.) In bot. tapering toward lamp or torch.) A fine soot formed by the and rivers of northern countries. Lampreys

each end. condensation of the smoke of burning oil, attach themselves to other fishes and suck

Lanceolate, Lanceolated pitch, or resinous substances in a chimney their blood; they also eat soft animal matter

(lans’ol-āt, lans'ol-āt-ed), a. (L. terminating in a cone of cloth. of any kind.

lanceola, dim. of lancea, a lance.) Lamper-eel (lam'per-el), n. The lamprey. Lamp-shade (lamp'shād), n. A shade or

Shaped like a lance-head; ob(Local.] screen placed above the flame of a lamp to

long and gradually tapering toLampern (lam'pern), n. The name given mellow or intercept it. It may have a dark

ward the outer extremity; as, a by fishermen by way of distinction to two exterior and a reflecting interior substance.

lanceolate leaf. species of fresh-water lampreys, Petromyzon Lamp-shell (lamp'shel), n. A mollusc of

Lancepesade (lans-pe-säd'), n. fluviatilis (the river lamprey) and P. planeri the class Brachiopoda (which see).

[Fr. lancepesade, lance-pessade, _(the fringe-lipped lamprey). Lampyridæ (lanı-pir'i-dē), n. pl. [Gr. lam

lance - passade, It. lancia-spezLampers (lam’pérz), n. See LAMPAS. pyris, a glowworm-lampo, to shine, oura,

zata, a demi-lanceman, a light Lampet, Lampit (lam'pet, lam'pit), n. A the tail, and eidos, resemblance.) A family

horseman.) An assistant to a limpet. [Scotch.) of coleopterous insects of the section Mala

corporal; a lance-corporal. Lampetian (lam-pe’shan), m. A follower codermi. The insects of this family have

Arn'd like a dapper lancepesade, of Lampetius, a Syrian monk of the fifth five joints to all the tarsi, flexible elytra,


With Spanish pike he broach'd a pore century, who denied the divinity of Christ the body usually elongated and somewhat


Cleareland and the creation of the world by God. depressed. The type of the family is the

Lancer (lans'ér), n. 1. One who Lamp-glass (lamp'glas), n. The upright genus Lampyris.

lances; one who carries a lance; glass tube used for lamps burning particular Lampyrine (lam'pir-in), n. A member of a cavalry soldier armed with a lance. --oils; the cylindrical or spherical glass shade the family Lampyridæ (which see).

2. + A lancet. for a lamp or gas-burner. Lampyris (lam'pir-is), n. The type genus

They cut themselves ... with knives and lancers. Lampic (lamp'ik), a. The term applied to of the coleopterous family Lampyridæ. L.

i Ki. xviii. 28, ed. 1611. an acid obtained by the slow combustion of noctiluca is the glowworm (which see).

Lance-rest (lans'rest), n. A projecting supthe vapour of alcohol and ether by means Lana (lä'na), n. A close-grained and tough port placed on the right side of the breastof a lamp furnished with a coil of platinum wood obtained from Genipa americana, a plate to assist in bearing the lance. wire. It is acetic acid modified by a pecu South American and West Indian tree of Lance-shaped (lans'shăpt), a. Shaped like liar hydrocarbon.

the nat, order Rubiacere. The fruit, called a lance; lanceolate. Lamping (lamp'ing), a. Shining; spark genipap, yields a pigment which, under the Lancet (lans'et), n. [Fr. lancette, dim. of ling

name of lana-dye, the Indians use to stain lance. 1 1. A small surgical instrument, Imagination is a brighter and a bolder Beauty. their faces and persons. See GENIPA. sharp-pointed and generally two-edged, used with large lamping eyes of uncertain colour, as if Lana-dye (la'na-di), n. See LANA.

in venesection and in opening tumours, abfluctuating with rainbow-light. Prof. Hilson. Lanary (la'na-ri), n. [L. lanaria, a wool scesses, &c.

Lancets are known as gum Lampion (län-pyon), n. (Fr.; dim. of lampe.)

store, from lanarius, belonging to wool, lancets, vaccinating lancets, &c., and their A small lamp suitable for illuminations.

from lana, wool.] A store-place for wool. shapes are various. A common form is that At the French Chancellerie they had six more Lanate, Lanated (la'nāt, la'nāt-ed), a. (L. of a small blade fixed in a handle somewhat lampions in their illumination than ours had,

lanatus, from lana, wool.] Woolly: (a) in like that of a knife. Sometimes there are Thackeray.

bot. covered with a substance like curled three blades of different shapes fixed in the Lamplight (lamp'līt), n. The light shed by a lamp. Walking in the dim lamplight of hairs; as, a lanated leaf or stem. (6) In

handle by one pin. zool. covered with fine, very long, flexible,

Lancets of copper the Piazza.' Macaulay. and rather curly hair.

have been found at Lamplighter (lamp'līt-er), n. A man employed to light street lamps. Lancaster-gun (lan’kas-tér-gun), n. (After

Pompeii in company its inventor.] À species of ritled cannon

with other surgical Lampoon (lam-pôn), m. [Fr. Lampon, a drinking or scurrilous song, from lamper, to having an elliptical bore, of which the

instruments. — 2. A drink, to guzzle.) A personal satire in writmajor axis moves round till it traverses

high and narrow wining; abuse; censure written to reproach and one-fourth of the circumference of the bore.

dow pointed like a The projectiles are also elliptical, so that

lancet, commonly vex; abuse. when the gun is fired the projectile follows

called a Lancet-uin. Satires and lampoons on particular persons circu the twist of the bore, acquiring a rotary

dow. Lancet - win. late more by giving copies.

motion. This kind of ordnance has not

dows are a marked These personal and scandalous libels, carried to excess in the reign of Charles II., acquired the name been employed to any great extent.

characteristic of the of lampoon, from the burden sung to them: 'Lam Lancaster-rifle (lan'kas-tér-ri-fl). n. A rifle

early English style pone, lampone, camerada lampone' - 'Guzzler, constructed on the principle of the Lancas

of Gothic architecguzzler, my fellow-guzzler.'

Sir IV. Scott.

ture, and are in a Lampoon (lam-pön'), v.t. To abuse with Lance (lans), n. [Fr. lance, Pr. lansa, It.

great degree peculiar personal censure; to reproach in written lancia, from L. lancea,a lance or spear, which

to England and Scotsatire. also has given origin to G.lanze, D. lans, Dan.

land. They are often Lampooner (lam-pön'ér), n. One who lam lantse. The L. lancea was itself of foreign

double or triple, and poons or abuses with personal satire; the origin, and by Varro is said to have come

sometimes five are writer of a lampoon. from Spain. ] 1. An offensive weapon consist

placed together, as The squibs are those who are called libellers, lam ing of a long wooden shaft with a sharp Lancet-window, Com. in the window called Taller.

berton. pooners, and pamphleteers. pointed head of steel or other metal, used

the Five Sisters' at Lampoonry (lam-pönʼri), n. The act of lam in war by both ancient and modern nations;

York. The east winpooning; written personal abuse or satire. a spear. The ancient lances were thrown dow of Glasgow cathedral consists of four Swift.

from the hand like the javelin. The tilting lancets grouped together. Lamp-post (lamp’post), n. A post or pillar lances, which did not appear until about

The church-one night, except for supporting a street or other out-door the thirteenth century, had an indented For greenish glimmerings thro' the lancets,-made lamp. place in the shaft near the base for the hand


Still paler the head of him. Lamprel, Lampron (lam'prel, lam'pron).

to obtain a firm grasp, and were frequently Lancet-arch, an arch whose head is shaped See LAMPREY.

adorned by a pennon fastened below the like the point of a lancet: generally used in Lamprey (lam'pri), n. [Fr. lamproie, Pr. socket of the lance-head. The lance used lancet-windows. lamprada, It. lampreda, A. Sax. lamprede, in certain modern cavalry regiments has a Lancet-fish (lans'et-fish), n. A fish of the G. lamprete, Sc. lampert, rampert, ramper,

shaft of ash or beech wood in some cases genus Acanthurus (which see). L.L. lampetra-L. lambo, to lick, and petra, about 16 feet long, with a steel point & or Lancet-window (lans'et-win-do), 1. Same a stone: so called from their habit of attach 10 inches in length, adorned, like the tilting

as Lancet, 2. ing themselves to stones by their circular lance, by a small pennon.

Lance-wood (lans'wyd), n. [So named from suctorial mouths. The generic name Petro A braver soldier never couched lance. Shak. its being suitable for making the shafts of myzon has the same meaning.] The popular 2. A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer. lances.] The popular name of the wood of name of several species of Petromyzon, a Lance (lans), v.t. pret. & pp. lanced; ppr. several trees of the order Anonaceæ, as of genus of marsipobranchiate, eel-like, scale lancing. 1. To pierce with a lance or with the Oxandra virgata, a native of Jamaica. less fishes which inhabit both fresh and salt a sharp-pointed instrument.

Duguetia quitarensis, a native of Cuba and water. The lampreys have seven spiracles Seized the due victim, and with fury lanced

Guiana, which possesses in a high degree or apertures on each side of the neck, and a

Her back.

Dryden. the qualities of toughness and elasticity, fistula or aperture on the top of the head; 2. To open with a lancet; to pierce; as, to and is on this account extremely well

lance a vein or an abscess.-3. To throw in adapted for the shafts of light carriages, and the manner of a lance; to launch.

all those uses where light, strong, but elasLancet (lans), n. A balance. See LAUNCE. tic timber is required. Lance-corporal (lans'kor-po-ral), 7. Milit. Lanch (lansh). Same as Launch.

a private performing the duties of a corpo- Lanciferous (lan-sil'ér-us), a. [L. lancea, ral with temporary rank as such.

lance, and fero, to bear.] Bearing a lance. Lance-gay, f Lancegaye, 1. [Fr. lance Blount.

zagaye; zagaye = assagai] A kind of lance. Lanciform (lan'si - form), a. [L. lancea,

Lance-head (lans'hed), n. The head of a lance, and forma, form.] Spear-shaped; Sea Lamprey (Petromyzon marinus). lance.

lance-shaped ; lanceolate. Lance-knight+ (lans'nīt), n. [See LANS- Lancinate (lan'sin-āt), v.t. [L. lancino, lanthey have no pectoral or ventral fins.


QUENET.) A common soldier. B. Jonson. cinatum, to tear to pieces, to lacerate.] To mouth is in the form of a sucker, lined with Lancelet (lans'let), n. A small fish of very tear; to lacerate. strong teeth and cutting plates, and the anomalous structure, the Amphiozus lanceo- Lancinating (lan'sin-āt-ing), a. Piercing: river lampreys are often seen clinging to latus or Branchiostoma lanceolatum See specifically applied to a sudden sharp shootstones by it. The marine or sea lamprey | BRANCHIOSTOMA.

ing pain, as in cancer. 'Lancinating pangs

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-- kern, glancing, arrowy radiations of an Jaunaica, which often proves very destruc mine, weigh, measure, take account of them, guish.' De Quincey. tive to the sugar plantations.

and the like. Lancination (lan-sin-a'shon), n. Lacera Landdamn (land'dam), v.t. To banish from Landing (landing), n. 1. The act of going tion; wounding Lancinations of the the land; to exile.

or setting on land, especially from a vessel. spirit' Jer. Taylor. You are abused and by some putter on

2. A place on the shore of the sea or of a Land (land), n. (Found in the same form in That will be damned fort; wouid I knew the villain, lake, or on the bank of a river, where perall the Teutonic languages and with only very

I would limitaw him.


sons land or come on shore, or where goods doubtful connections in the other Indo-Euro [The reading and meaning of this passage are set on shore. - 3. In arch, the first part pean tongues, the Fr. lande, It. and Sp. are, however, doubtful.]

of a floor at the end of a flight of steps; also, lanla, a heath, a wide extent of waste Lande (land), n. [Fr. See LAND.) A henth; a resting place in a series or flight of steps. ground, a plain, being from the Celtic law, a heathy or sandly plain incapable of bear 4. A platform at a railway-station. Olderland,originally a thornyor spiny bush.] ing cereals. The term iandes is specifi- Landing-place (land'ing-plas), n. Same as 1. Earth, or the solid matter which con cally applied to extensive areas in France Latiny, 2, 3, and 4. stitutes the fixed part of the surface of the stretching from the mouth of the Garome Landjobber (land'job-ér), n. A man who globe, in distinction from the sea or other along the Bay of Biscay and inward towards makes a business of buying and selling land, waters, which constitute the fluid or moy. Bordeaux. They bear chietly heath and whether on his own account or for others. able part; as, the globe consists of land broom, but on the seaward sidle are largely Landjobbing (land'job-ing), 12. The practice and water; a sailor in a long voyage longs planted with sea-pine. The inland plains of buying land for the purpose of speculato see land. -- 2. Any portion of the solid are chiefly occupied as sheep-runs. The tion. superficial part of the globe considered as landes are dry in summer and marshy in Landlady (landla-di), 11. (See LANDLORD.] set apart or belonging to an individual or a winter.

1. A woman who has tenants holding from people, as a country, estate, farm, or tract. Landed (land'ed), a. 1. Having an estate in her.-2. The mistress of an inn or of a lodgGo, view the land, even Jericho.

ing-house. Josh. ii. 1.

land; as, a landed gentleman.

A house of commons must consist, for the most Landleaper (land'lēp-ér), n. Same as Land3. Ground; soil, or the superficial part of

part, of lvnded men.

Addison. loper. the earth in respect to its nature or quality:

Destitute of land; as, good landi poor land; moist or dry

2. Consisting in real estate or land; as, landed Landless (land'les), a. land.-4. In lare, a generic term compresecurity; landed property.

having no property in land. hending every species of ground or earth,

Lander (land'ér), i. 1. One who lands or A landiess knight makes thee a landed squire, makes a landing.

Shak as incadows, pastures, woods, moors, waters,

Landlock (land'lok), v.t. To inclose or marshes, furze, and heath, including also

As the sweet voice of a bird,

Heard by the lander in a lonely isle. messuages, tofts, crofts, mills, castles, and

encompass by land. Few natural parts Tennyson.

better landlocked.' Addison. other buildings. --5. The inhabitants of a 2. One who lands or sets on land; especially, Landloper (land'lop-er), n. [Land, and O. E. country or region; a nation or people. in mining, the man who attends at the

lope, to run; Se. or Northern E. landlouper, These answers in the silent night received,

mouth of the pit to receive the kibble or D. landlooper, a rambler, a vagabond -- Sc. The king himself divulged, the land believed.

bucket in which the ore is brought to the loup, D. loopen, to run. See LEAP.) A Dryden. surface.

vagabond or vagrant; one who has no 6. The ground left unploughed between fur Landfall (land'fal), n. 1. A sudden trans settled habitation, and frequently removes rows. Hence-7. The part of the bore of a ference of property in land by the death of from one place or country to another; one rifle between the grooves.-8. In Scotland, a rich man

.. Naut, the first land discoy who runs his country. a house consisting of different stories, or ered after a voyage.

He (Perkin Warbeck) had been from his childhood more especially a building including dif A good landfall is when the land is seen as ex. such a wanderer, or, as the king called him, such a ferent tenements, is called a land. --To make pected.

Brande & Cox. landloper.

Ban. the lanıl, or to make land (nuut), to discover 3. A laudslip.

Landloping + (land’lõp-ing), a. Wandering: land from the sea as the ship approaches it. Land-fish (land'fish), n. A fish on land; a travellinsvagrant. His landluping le

To shut in the land, to lose sight of the tish out of the water; hence, any one out of gates.' Ilolinshed. land left by the intervention of a point or his element, and acting contrary to his usual Landlord (land'lord), n. 1. The lord of a promontory. - To set the land, to see by the character.

manor or of land; the owner of land who compass how it bears from the ship. Το

He's grown a very land fish, languageless, a mon. | has tenants under him; the holder of a lay the land, to sail from it until it begins

S/.7k tenement, to whom a rent is paid. -2. The to appear lower and smaller by reason of the convexity of the surface of the sea

master of an inn, tavern, or lodging-house: Το

Landflood (landl'llud). n. An overflowing of raise the land, to sail towards it until it land by water, especially by inland waters,

a host. “The jolly landlord.' Addixon. as rivers and the like: an inundation,

Landlordryt (land'lord-ri), n. The state or appears to be raised or elevated. * Landloods after rain.' Drayton.

condition of a landlord. Land (land), rt. 1. To set on shore: to disembark; to debark; as, to land troops; to

Land-force (land'förs), n. A military force, Such pilfering slips of petty landlordry. Bp. Hall. land goods.

army, or body of troops serving on lana, as Landlouper (land'loup-ér), n. Scotch or distinguished from a naval force.

Northern English form of Landloper. Moving up the coast they landed him. Tennyson. Land-fowl (land'foul), 1. Birds that fre

Bands of landloupers had been employed 2. To bring to or put in a certain place or quent land.

set fire to villages and towns in every direction. condition; as, we were landed in difficul. Land-gabelt (land'ga-bel), n. (See GABEL}

tiev. ties.

A tax or rent issuing out of land, according Landlouping (land'loup-ing). a. WanderOne chair after another landed lacties at the to Doomsday-book.

ing about; vagrant; vagabond. (Scotch. ] Baroness's de or.

Thackeray. Landgrave, Landgraf (land'grăr, land'. I canna think it an unlawfu' thing to pit a bit trick Land (land), c.i. 1. To go on shore from a graf), n. [G. langrar. D. lamgraafland,

Sir W. Scott.

on sic i landlon ping scoundrel. ship or boat; to disembark.

land, and graf, graar, an earl or comt. Landlubber (land'lub-ér), 11. [Land, and

1. In Germany, originally, about the twelfth Ivbber, a lazy fellow.] A term of repronch Landing at Syracuse we tarried there three days.

century, the title of district or provincial among seamen for one who passes his life AC xxviii. 12.

governors deputed by the emperor, and on land. 2. To arrive; to reach; as, I landed at his

given them to distinguish them from the A navy which is not manned is no navy. A nary house.

inferior counts under their jurisdiction. which is recruited inainly from landlublers is hardly Landt (land), n. (A. Sax. hland or hlond,

2. Later, the title of three princes of the


Saturday Rez'. O E also lant; Icel, hland, urine.] C'rine.

empire, whose territories were called land- Land-lurch i(land'lerch), v.t. To steal land Land-agent (landa-jent), n. A person em


from. plyed by the proprietor of an estate to

This was the origin of the lund rates of Thuringia. Hence country louts land-urch their lords. etfect the transfer of property by purchase, of Lower and Higher Alsace, the only three who

Inner. sale, hiring, or letting to collect rents, to were princes of the Empire. Brande & Cor. Landman (land’man), n. A man who lives re-let farms, and the like. Landgraviate (land-gra'vi-āt), n. The ter

or serves on Innd: opposed to seaman. Landamman (lanılam-man). n. A chief

ritory held by a landgrave, or his office, jur- Landman (land'mani), . In law, a terremazistrate in some of the Swiss cantons. isdiction, or authority.

tenant. Landau (lan-la'), n. (So called from Lan, Landgravine (land'gra-vēn), n. The wife

Landmark (landmärk), n, 1. A mark to dau, a town in Germany, where first madle.) of a landgrave; a lady of the rank of a land

designate the boundary of land; any mark A kind of coach or carriage whose top may

or fixed object, as a marked tree, a stone, a

grave. be opened and thrown back. Land-herd + (land'hérd), n. A herd that

ditch, or a heap of stones, by which the Landaulet (lan-da-let'), n. [Dim. of landau.) feeds on land.

limits of a farm, a town, or other portion of Amall landau.

Those saine, the shepherd told me, were the fields

territory may be known and preserved. Land-blink (landi'blingk), n. A peculiar In which Dame Cynthia her land-ierd's fed.

Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark. atmospheric brightness perceived in the


Deut. xix. 14. arctic regions on approaching land covered | Landholder (land'hõld-er), n. A holder, 2. Trees, houses, or other prominent feawith snow. It is more yellow than ice owner, or proprietor of land.

tures of a locality by which it is known.blink.

Land-ice (land'is), n. A field or floe of ice 3. Naut, any elevated object on land that Land-breeze (landbrēz), n. A current of stretching along the land which lies between serves as a guide to seamen.-4. That which air getting from the land toward the sea. two headlands.

marks the stage of advancement at which Land-bug (landuz), n. A popular name Landing (land'ing), a. Connected with or anything capable of development has arfor the heteropterous insects of the section pertaining to the process of bringing to land, rived at any given period; any phenomenon Geocorisz (which see).

or of unloading anything from a vessel, &c. or striking event; anything which marks Land-carriage (land'kar-rij), n. Carriage ---- Landing charges or landing rales, charges the end of one system or state of things and or transportation hy land.

or fees paid on goods landed from a vessel. the introduction of a new system or state; Land-crab (land'krab), n. A crustacean -- Landing net, a small bag-shaped net used thus, the battle of Hastings and the aboli. whose habits are terrestrial, as distinguished in fly-fishing to take the fish from the water tion of trials for witchcraft are landmarks from one whose habits are aquatic; partic after being hookedl.-- Landing surveyor, an in the history of England; the invention of ularly, one of the species of Gecarcinus, officer of the customs who appoints and the steam-engine and of the telegraph are which live much on land, and only visit the superintends the landing-waiters.-- Landing landmarks in the progress of the arts; the sea to deposit their engs. The best known is waiter, an othicer of the customs whose duty appearance and disappearance of particular G. ruricola, found in the higher parts of is to oversee the landing of goods, to exa fossils are landmarks in geology.



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Land-measure (land'mezh-ūr), n. Measure. | Land-steward (land'stu-erl), n. A person an enemy's ship. It consists of bolts, ment of land; also the name of a table of who has the care of a landed estate.

nails, and other pieces of iron fastened to. square measure by which land is measured. Landstreight,t Landstraitt (land'strāt), gether. Land-measurer (land' mezh - ür-ér), n. А A narrow slip of land.

Langrett (lang'gret), n. A kind of false person whose employment is to ascertain Landsturm (lant'storm), 9. [G., lit. land- 1 dice, so loaded that certain numbers come by measurement and computation the super- storm.) A local militia of Germany, which up more readily and frequently than others. ficial contents of portions of land, as fields, is never called from its own listrict but in

As for dice, he hath all kinds of sortes, fullams, farms, &c. case of actual invasion. It comprises that

langrets, bard quater traies, hie men, low men, some Land-measuring (landmezh-ūr-ing), n. The portion of the reserve too old for the land

stopt with quicksilver, some with gold, some ground. art of determining by measurement and wehr. Other continental nations have a

J'at's Misery computation the superficial contents of force of the same nature.

Lang-settle (lang'set-1). n. [Sc. lang, long, portions of lands in acres, roods, &c., as Land-surveying (land'sér-vă-ing), n. The and settle, a seat or saddle.) A long wooden fiells, farms, c. It is properly a subor art of determining the boundaries and su seat or bench resembling a settee. [Scotch dinate branch of land-surveying, but the perficial extent of portions of land, as and North of England. ) terms are sometimes used synonymously. estates, or parts of an estate, by the aid of Langsyne (lang-sy'n'), n. [Sc. lang, long, Land-office (land'of- fis), n. An office in proper instruments, and of laying down an and syme, since.] Long since; long ago. which the sales of new land are registered, accurate map of the whole.

* A friend, in short, of the happy langsyne.' and warrants issued for the location of land, Land-surveyor (land' ser- vā-ér), n. One Lord Lytton. (Scotch.] and other business respecting unsettled whose employment is to determine the

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, land is transacted. (United States and col boundaries and superficial contents of por

And never brought to min'? onial.)

tions of land, as estates, fields, &c., and to Should auld acquaintance be forgot, Landowner (land'on-ér), n. A proprietor lay down an accurate map of the whole.

And days o' langsyne.

Burus. of land.

Land-tax (land'taks), n. A tax assessed Langteraloo (lang'ter-a-lo”), n. A game at Land-pilot (land'pi - lot), n. A guide in upon land and houses.

cards, See LANTERLOO. travelling by land.

Land-tortoise (land'tor-tois), n. A genus Language (lang'gwaj), n. [O. E. langage, Fr. Would overtask the best land-pilot's art. Vilton.

of tortoises or turtles (Testudo) inhabiting langage, Pr. lenguatge, lengatge, lengage;

the land. The legs are thick, toes short and It. linguaggio; from L. lingua, the tongue Land-pirate (land'pi-rāt), n. A highway united to thick conical nails, five being on (which takes the form langue in Fr.), and robber.

the fore and four on the hind foot. They the LL term. aticum; allied to L. lingo, Landrail (land'rāl), n. The corncrake. See

are widely distributed in warm climates, Gr. leichō, Skr. lih, to lick.) 1. Human CORNCRAKE and CRAKE.

and feed on vegetables. See TORTOISE. speech; the expression of thoughts by words Landreeve (land'rev), n. [Land, and reere, Land-turn (land'térn), n. A land-breeze, or articulate sounds; as, language is the a bailiff or steward) A subordinate officer

Land-turtle (land'ter-tl), n. A land-tor peculiar possession of man. - 2 A partion an extensive estate, who acts as an assis1 toise (which see).

cular set of articulate sounds used in the tant to the land-steward.

Land-urchin (land'ér-chin), n. A hedge expression of thoughts; the aggregate of Land-rent (land'rent), n. Rent paid for the hog

the words employed by any community use of land; income from land.

Land-waiter (land'wát-ér), n. An officer of for intercommunication; as, the English Land-roll (land'rol), n. In agri. a heavy

the customs; a landing-waiter. See LAND language; the Greek language. -- Philoloroller used for crushing clods and rendering

ING, a.

I gists have classified the languages of the the land friable and smooth; a clod-crusher. Landscape (lanıl'skåp), n. (Originally land

Give a guinea to a knavish land-water, and he earth on two principles; first, according

shall connive at the merchant for cheating the queen | to the structure of the language or the skip, A. Sax, landscipe, landscape-land, of a hundred

Sair manner in which its sounds are formed or and scipe, shape, form; D. landschap, Dan. landskab, G. landschaft.] 1. A portion of

Landward (land'werel), ade. Toward the combined; and, secondly, according to their land.

genetic connection or relationship as to land or territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the ob

Landward (land'werd), a. 1. Lying toward origin. The first kind of classification is jects it contains. the land, or toward the interior, or away

called the morphological, the second the from the sea-coast. -2. Situated in or form genealogical. According to the morpholo. New scenes arise, new landscapes strike the eye,' And all th' enliven'd country beautify.

gical classification three forms of structure Thoinson.

ing part of the country, as opposed to the
town; rural

in languages are usually distinguished-the 2. A picture representing a tract of country Land-warrant (land'wo-rant), n. An Ame isolating, the agglutinating, and the inwith the various objects it contains; such rican government security or title author

flectional. The isolating languages, of which pictures in general, or the painting of such izing a person to enter on a tract of public

the Chinese is an example, are composed enpictures. land.

tirely of monosyllabic unchangeable roots, The prettiest landscape I ever saw was one drawn Landwehr (lant'vår), n. [G. land, country,

which may indeed be compounded with one on the walls of a dark room. Addison. and wehr, defence; the latter word is seen in

another in order to express their mutual reLandscape (land'skáp), v.t. To represent

E. ware, beware.] That portion of the mili

lations, but as a rule retain their independor delineate in landscape. tary force of some continental nations which

ence. The agglutinating languages are such in time of peace follow their ordinary occu

as possess certain unalterable roots to which As weary traveller that climbs a hill, Looks back, sits down, and oft, if hand haic skill,

pations, excepting when called out for oc other syllables, which are capable of modiLandscapes the vale with pencil.

fication, and which do not retain an indeHolyday.

casional training. The landwehr in some Landscape-gardener (land'skap-går-on

respects resembles our militia, with this pendent signification, are affixed to express important difference that all the soldiers of

relations. Of this class are the Mongolic or er), n. One who is employed in landscape. the landwehr have served in the regular

Turanian languages. A subdivision of this gardening army. This system has received its fullest

class consists of those languages, such as the Landscape-gardening (land'skap-går-dn

American, which attach all the subordinate ing), n.

development in Germany, in which country The art of laying out grounds, arranging trees, shrubbery, &c., so as to it adds enormously, and at comparatively

or less important members of a sentence to produce the effect of natural landscape. little cost, to the military power of the

the main root as terminations, and which state.

are called the incorporating. The inflecLandscape-painter (land'skāp-pant-ér), n. A painter of landscapes or rural scenery. Land-wind (land'wind), n. A wind blowing

tional languages, which are the most highly Landscapist (land'skåp-ist), n. A landscape- Landworker (land'werk-er), 1.

from the land.

developed, are those in which all the roots One who

are capable of being modified to express difpainter. tills the ground.

ferent relations or shades of meaning. PhiLandscrip. (land'skrip), n. A certificate

Lane (lan), 12. [Sc. loan, a lane, a walk; D. given to a person who has purchased public

lologists believe that allt languages which land in America that he has paid his purlaan, an alley, an avenue; Icel. lön, a row

have reached this highest stage must prechase-money to the proper officer. of houses; Fris. lona, lana, a lane or path

viously have passed through the other two between houses or fields. ] 1. A narrow way

stages. When classified genealogically lanLand-scurvy (land'sker-vi), n. An affection which consists in circular spots, stripes, or passage, as between hedges or buildings;

guages are divided into families or groups or patches, scattered over the thighs, arnis, a narrow street; an alley; a narrow pass.

in which a community of origin is distinctly “The leafy lanes behind the down.' Tenny.

traceable. Such are the Aryan or Indoand trunk. Land-shark (lanıl'shärk), nt. A sailor's term 801. - 2. Any opening resembling such a

European family (comprising Sanskrit, Perfor a sharper: generally applied to a lawyer. passage, as between lines of men or people

sian, Slavonic, Greek, Latin, Gothic, &c.), standing on each side; a navigable opening

and the Semitic family (comprising Hebrew, Land-skip (land'skip), in. Same as Land. in ice.

Arabic, Aramaic, &c.), which are the only scape.

two families which have reached the inflecMany a fimous man and woman, town,

He was led into the house, all the lords standing And landskip, have I heard of.

tional stage of morphological development. Tennyson,

up out of respect, and inaking a lane for him to pass
to the earl's bench.

Belsham. 3. Words or expressions appropriate to or
Landslip, Landslide (land'slip, landslid),
Lane (lan), a. Alone. --- My, thy, his (or him),

especially employed in any branch of known. The sliding down of a considerable tract of land or earth from a higher to a lower lane, myself, thyself, himself alone. -- Our,

ledge; as, the language of chemistry. level; also, the land or earth which so slides

your, their lanes, ourselves, youuselves, 4. Style; manner of expression, either by themselves alone, Lane is shortened for

speech or writing. or slips.

alane, alone, and these usages arose by cor Others for language all their care express. Pope. Like some great landslip, tree by tree,

ruption from the older expressions me lane, The country side descended. Tennyson,

5. The inarticulate sounds by which irrahim lane, 0.E, al him one, &c. [Scotch.] Landsman (landz'man), n. 1. One who lives Lanely (lan'li), a. Lonely. [Scotch.)

tional animals express their feelings and

wants.-. The expression of thought in any on the land: opposed to seaman.--2. Naut. Lang (lang), a. Long. [Scotch.) a sailor on board a ship, who has not before Langaha (lan-gā'ha), n. The name of two

way articulate or inarticulate, conventional

or unconventional; as, the language of signs: been at sea.

species of tree-serpents, natives of MadaLandspout (land'spout), n. A heavy fall of gascar, having a tleshy scale-covered projec

the language of the eyes; the language of

flowers, &c. water, generally occurring during a tornado, tion on the muzzle. and differing from a waterspout in that it is Langate (lang'gät), n.

The language of the eyes frequently supplies the In surg. a linen place of that of the tongue.

Crabb. on land instead of at sea.

roller used in dressing wounds. Landspring (land'spring), 1. A spring of Langrage, Langrel (lang'grāj, lang'grel),

7. A nation as distinguished by its speech. water which comes only into action after n. A particular kind of shot used at sea for Dan. iii. 7. heavy rains.

tearing sails and rigging, and thus disabling La Valette was obliged to refuse the application of




trelve knights of the language of Italy, on the Languisher (lang'gwislı-ér), n. One who slank, G. schlank, slender; perhaps a nasalground that the complement of the garrison was full.


languishes or pines. These unhappy lan ized form of the root appearing in E. lag STS. Speech, tongue, dialect, idiom, style, guishers in obscurity.' Mrs. Carter.

and slack, and Gael. lag, weary, W. llac, diction.

Languishing (lang'gwish-ing), p. and a. slack, lax; L. lazus, loose.] 1. Loose or lax Languaget (lang'gwāj), v.t. To express in

1. Becoming or being feeble; losing strength; and easily yielding to pressure; not dislanguage.

pining; withering; fading.-2. Having a soft tended; not stiff or firm by distention; not Oriters were languaged in such doubtful expres.

and tender look or appearance; as, a lan plump; as, a lank bladder or purse. sions that they have a double sense. Fuller. guishing eye.

The clergy's bags Languaged (lang'gwájd),a. 1. Having a lan With languishing regards and bending head.

Are lank and lean with thy extortions, Shak. guage. Many-languaged nations. Pope.

Dryden. 2. Of a thin or slender habit of body; 2. Skilled in language or learned in sever l Languishingly (lang'gwish-ing-li), adv. meagre; not full and firm. languages.

In a languishing manner: (a) weakly; feebly; Meagre and lank with fasting grown, The only languaged man in all the world,

dully; slowly. (6) With tender softness. And nothing left but skin and bone. Swift.

B. Jonson.
Languageless (lang'gwāj-les), a. Wanting Loose on flowery beds all languishingly lay.

3. Languid; drooping.
speech or language.
He's grown

Thomson. Who, piteous of her woes, rear'd her lank head.

Wilton. languageless.' Shak.

Languishment(lang'gwish-ment), n. 1. The Language-master (lang'gwāj-mas-tér), n. state of pining. Lingering languishment. Lank (langk), v.i. To grow or become lank One whose profession is to teach languages. Shak.-2. Softness of look or mien, with the

or thin. (Rare.)

All this Langued (lang l), pp. [Fr. langue, a tongue.! head reclined.

Was borne so like a soldier, that thy cheek In her. a term applied to the tongue of Whilst sinking eyes with largurishment profess

So inuch as lank'd not.

Shak. beasts and birds when borne of a different Follies his tongue refuses to confess,

Lankly (langk'li), adv. In a lank manner; tincture to that of the animal.

Languor (lang'gwer), n. (L. languor, Fr. thinly; loosely ; laxly. Langue d'oc (läi-gu-dok), 11. The name lanjueur, faintness, weariness, feebleness. ]

From my head, a scanty store, given to the independent Romance dialect 1. Feebleness; dulness; heaviness; lassitude Lankly the withered tresses flow. Sir F. Hill. spoken in Provence in the middle ages, of body; that state of the body which is in Lankness (langk'nes), n. The state or quafrom its word for yes being oc, a form of the duced by exhaustion of strength, as by dis lity of being lank; laxity; flabbiness; leanLatin hoc. It was thus distinguished from ease, by extraordinary exertion, by the re ness; slenderness. the language spoken by the natives of the laxing effect of heat, or by weakness from There shall be a kind of lankness and depression north of France, which was called Langue any cause.

within thy belly for very famine.

Stokes. d'oui or Langue d'oil, their affirmative being

A languor came

Lanky (langk'i), a. Lank. a contraction of Latin hoc illud. The langue Upon him, gentle sickness gradually d'oc was the language of the Troubadours.

Weakening the man, till he could do no more.

Scarce one of us domestic birds but imitates the Tennyson. .

lanky pavonine strut and shrill genteel scream. Called also Procençal.

Thackeray. 2. Dulness of the intellectual faculty: Lanner (lan'nėr), n. [Fr. lanier, L. laniarius, Langue d'oui, Langue d'oil (lån-gu-dwē, lan-gu-doil), n. The language of the north

listlessness. --3. An agreeable listless or lanius, à butcher.) Falco laniarius, a speof France, so named from its word for yes dreamy state; voluptuous indolence; soft

cies of hawk, especially the female of the (oil, ouil, oui, being contracted from the ness; laxity.

species, found in the south and east of Latin hoc illud). It was the language of the To isles of fragrance, lily-silvered vales,

Europe. It is rather less than the buzzard. Trouvères. It' became developed into mo.

Diffusing languor in the panting gales.

The lanner and the launcret are accounted hard

Pope. dern French See LANGUE D'OC.

hawks, and the very hardest of any that are in ordin4. In vegetable pathol. that condition of ary, or in common use.

Latham. Languente (lan-gwen'tă). [It.] In music, a direction prefixed to a composition, de

plants in which, from unwholesome food, Lanneret (lan'nér-et), 1. [Dim. of lanner.] noting that it is to be performed in a

bad drainage, ungenial subsoil, and the like, The male of the Falco laniarius, so called languishing or soft manner.

they fall into a state of premature decrepi from his being smaller than the female. See

tude. This disease is well-known in French LANNER. Languett (lang'get), n. [Fr. languette, a

vineyards under the name goupissare. Lanseh (lan'se), n. [Indian name.] The fruit tongue,] Anything in the shape of the

Syn. Feebleness, weakness, faintness, weari of Lansium domesticum. See LANSIUM. tongue. Languid (lang'gwid), a. [L. languidus, from

ness, dulness, heaviness, lassitude, listless Lansium (lan'si-um), n. [From lansen.) A ness.

genus of trees belonging to the nat, order la ueo, to droop or flag, whence also languich.) 1. Flagging; drooping; hence, feeble;

Languorous (lang'gwer-us), a. Tedious; Meliaceae. It comprises two or three species, weak; heavy; dull; indisposed to exertion;

melancholy. 'Languorous hours.' Tenny natives of India, the most important of 801.

which is L, domesticum, the large yellowish as, the body is languid after excessive action, which exhausts its powers. Languid

Whom late I left in languorons constraint.

fruit of which is highly esteemed, and eaten

Spenser. either fresh or prepared in various ways. powerless limbs.' Armstrong. -2. Slow: Langure,t v.i. To languish. Chaucer. tardy. “No motion so swift or languid.'

Lansquenet (lans'ke-net), n. [G. landsLanlard (lan'yård), n. Same as Lanyard. knecht, a foot-soldier-land,country, knecht, Eeniley.-3. Dull; heartless; without animation

Laniariform (la'ni-a"ri-form), a. (L lanio, a boy, a servant.] 1. A German common And fire their languid souls with Cato's virtue.

to cut or tear, and forma, shape.) Shaped soldier belonging to the infantry first raised Addison.

like the laniaries or canine teeth of the Car by the Emperor Maximilian in the end of Studious we toil, with patient care refine, nivora.

the fifteenth century; a soldier who hired Nor let our love protect one languid line. Laniary, (la'ni-a-ri), n. [L. laniarium, a himself out to whoever offered highest for

Crabhe. Sex. Feeble, weak, faint, sickly, pining, ex

butcher's shop, from lanio. to rend. ) his services; a soldier of fortune. - 2. A

1. Shambles; a place of slaughter. (Rare.] game at cards much played among or inhausted, heavy, dull, weary, heartless. 2. One of the canine teeth.

troduced by the lansquenets: vulgarly called Languidly (lang'gwid-li), ado. In a languid Laniary (lâ'ni-a-ri), a. [L. lanius, a butcher.) Lainbskinnet. manner; weakly; feebly; slowly; without

Lacerating or tearing; as, the laniary teeth, Lant (lant), oz. The game of loo. Called also spirit or animation. ie, the canine teeth.

Lanterloo. Languidness (lang'gwid-nes), n. The state

Laniate (lā'ni-āt), v.t. (L. lanio, laniatum, Lant (lant), n. (See LAND, urine.] Urine. or quality of being languid; weakness; dul

to tear in pieces.] To tear in pieces. (Rare. ) [Provincial English. ] ness; languor; slowness; sluggishness.

Laniation (lä-ni-a'shon), n. A tearing in Lant (lant), v.t. To wet or mingle with Languish (lang'gwish), v.i. (Fr. languir, pieces. [Rare.)

urine. [Provincial.) lainpuissant, L langueo, to languish; per

Lanier (lan'yér), n. (A form of laniard, lan- | Lantana (lan-ta'na), n. (An ancient name haps akin to E. lank (which see).] 1. To lose strength or animation; to be or become

yard, Fr. lanière, a thong, a strap.) 1. A of Viburnum, and applied to this genus by

thong or strap of leather; the lash of a whip. Linnaeus by reason of its affinity.) A genus dull, feeble, or spiritless; to pine; to be or

[Provincial. ] -2. A strap used to fasten to of plants belonging to the nat. order Verbeto grow heavy; as, we languish under dis

gether parts of armour; especially, one of nacex, containing about forty or fifty speease or after excessive exertion.

the leathern straps by which a shield was cies. These are mostly natives of tropical Sie that hath borne seven languisheti. Jer. xv. 9. held on the arm.

and sub-tropical America, a few occurring Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one Laniferous (la-niffér-us), a. (L. lanifer in Africa and Asia; two tropical American tin at dwelleth therein shall languish.

lana, wool, and fero, to produce.] Bearing species (I. trifolia and L. aculeata) are now Parely with of or producing wool.

widely spread in the Old World. They are What is it ... the king languishes of Shak. Lanifical (la-nif'ik-al), a. Working in wool. tall or subscandent shrubs (rarely herbs), 2. To suffer from heat, want of moisture, Lanifice (lan'i-fis), n. [L. lanificium - lana, with opposite, toothed, often rugose leaves, or other prejudicial conditions; to droop; to wool, and facio, to make. ] A woollen fabric and dense spikes of white, orange, or red wither; to fade; as, the flowers langu ish. Cloth and other lanifices.' Bacon. [Rare.] flowers on long stalks: the fruit is a small For the fields of Heshbon languish. Is. xvi. 8.

Lanigerous (la-nij'er-us), a. [L. laniger--- drupe. L. macrophylla is employed in in3. To grow dull; to be no longer active and

lana, wool, and gero, to bear.) Bearing or fusions as a stimulant, and L. pseudo-thea vigorous; as, the war languished for want producing wool

as a substitute for tea. of supplies; commerce, agriculture, manuLaniidæ (la-ni'i-de), n. pl. [L. lanius, a Lantanium (lan-ta'ni-um), n. Same as Lan

thaninin factures languish. -- 4. To look with softness

butcher, and eidos, resemblance.) The or tenderness, as with the head reclined

shrikes, a family of insessorial or perching Lantcha (lant'cha), n. A Malay boat having

birds, in which the bill is abruptly hooked three masts and a bowsprit, to be met with and a peculiar cast of the eye. Languid Love,

at the end, and the notch is sometimes so especially in the eastern part of the Indian Leaning his check upon his hand,

deep as to form a prominent tooth at each Archipelago. Great numbers of lantchas Dronps both his wings regarding thee,

side. They are insectivorous, but some come to Penang and Singapore at the time And so would languish evermore. Tennyson. even prey on small birds and mammals. 1 of the arrival of the Chinese and Siamese SYN. To pine, wither, fade, droop, faint. Laniinæ (lá-ni-i'nē), n. pl. A sub-family of junks, fetching spices and areca-nuts. Languish (langʻrwish), v.t. To cause to the Laniidæ, having the bill short and the ; Lanterloo (lan'tér-lo), n. [D. lanterlu, landroop or pine. (Rare.)

tooth very prominent. It contains the typi terloo; comp. lanterfant, an idler.) A game That he might satisfy or languish that burning cal genus Lanius.

at cards, now called loo, sometimes lant. Florio. Lanius (lā'ni-us), nr. The typical genus of Written also Langteraloo, Langtra. Languish (lang'gwish), n. Act of pining; the Laniidæ; the shrike or butcher- bird Lantern (lan'térn), n. [Fr. lanterne, L. lanalso, a soft and tender look or appearance. geniis,

terna, laterna, from Gr. lamptir, a light, a Ar the blue linguish of soft Allia s eye. Pope, Lank (langk), a. [A. Sax. hlanc; comp. D. beacon, from lampo, to shine.] 1. A case

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inclosing a light and protecting it from wind The Chinese lantern-fly (F. candelaria) is Laodiceanism (la-od'i-sē"an-izm), n. Lukeand rain, sometimes portable and sometimes half that size. Some authorities, however, warmness in religion. fixed. In war-ships and other large vessels are sceptical regarding the emission of light Laophis (lā'o-tis), n. (Gr. laas, a rock, and there are poop lanterns, mast-head lanterns, by these insects. See FULGORA.

ophis, a serpent.) A fossil serpent allied to Lantern-jawed (lan'tėrn-jąd), a. Having i the rattlesnake, whose remains are met with lantern-jaws; having a long thin visage. in the tertiary deposits. It was about 10 feet Lantern-jaws (lan'tėrn-jaz), n. pl. Long thin long.

jaws or chops, hence, a thin visage. For- ! Lap (lap), n. [A. Sax lappa, læppa; D. and merly spelled also Lanthorn-jaus.

Dan. lap, Sw. lapp, G. lappen, a lap, a loose Being very lucky in a pair of long lit. thorn-07r, flap, lappen, to hang loose; probably akin he wrung his face into a hideous grimace. .laaison. to E. lap, to lick up, and lip; G. labbe, a hangLantern-light (lan'térn-lit), n. A dome ing lip, &c. See LAP, to lick.] 1. The loose light; a lantern on the top of a dome giving

part of a coat; the lower part of a garment light to the area below. See LANTERN, 2 ()

that hangs loosely. Lantern-pinion, Lantern-wheel (lan' At first he tells a lie with some shame and reluc. térn-pin-yun, lan'térn-whel), n. In much.

For then, if he cuts off but a la of a kinil of pinion

Truth's garment, his heart smites hiin. Fuller. having, instead of

2. The part of clothes that lies on the knees Ship's Lanterns. leaves, cylindrical

when a person sits down; hence, the knees teeth or bars called

or upper part of the legs in this position. a, Octagon, Mast-head.

1, Signal
trundles, or spin-

Men expect that ... happiness should drop dles on which the

into their laps.

Tullotson. &c., named after the places where they are carried. Signal lanterns are those employed teeth of the main

3. The part of one body which lies on and wheel act. for the purpose of directing other ships in a

The Spur and Lantern Wheels.

covers a part of another; as, the lap of a ends of the trundles fleet or convoy, or for avoiding collisions at

slate in roofing.-4. A piece of brass, lead, night. being fixed in two parallel circular boards

or other soft metal, usually in the form of Caprea, where the lantern fixed on high,

or plates, the wheel has the form of a box a wheel or disk, and which is made to reShines like a moon through the benignited sky. or lantern, whence the name.

volve rapidly, used to hold a cutting or While by its beams the wary sailor steers. Adilison. Lantern-tower (lan'tėru-tou-er), 11. Inarch. i polishing powder in cutting glass, gems, 2. In arch.(a)an erection on the top of adome, same as Lantern, 2 (6). H. Walpole.

and the like, or in polishing cutlery, &c. on the roof of an apartment, or in similar Lanthanium, Lanthanum (lan-thuni-um, 5. A roll or sliver of cotton, wool, or the situations, to give light, to promote venti lan'tha-num), n. [Gr. lanthano, to conceal.] like, for feeding the cards of a carding lation, or to serve as a sort of ornament. Sym. La. At. wt. 92. A rare metal disco machine. (6) A tower which has the whole or a con- vered by Mosander, associated with didly Lap (lap), v.t. pret. & pp. lapped, sometimes siderable portion of the interior open to mium in the oxide of cerium, and so named lapt; ppr. lapping. [In senses 3 and 4 comp. view from the ground, and is lighted by an from its properties being concealed, as it O. E. ulap, to wrap, and see ENVELOPE.) upper tier of windows, such as the towers were, by those of cerium.

1. To fold; to bend and lay over or on; as, Lanthorn (lan'térn), n. An old spelling of to lap a piece of cloth.-2. To lay one thing Lantern, due to an erroneous conception partly above another; as, to lap boards or of the origin of the word, as if its termi shingles. - 3. To wrap or twist round. nation were a corruption of horn, horn being About the paper

I lapped several times a formerly much used in the construction of


Newton. lanterns.

4. To infold; to involve. Lantify † (lan'ti-fí), v.t. To moisten with Her garment spreads, and laps him in the folds. lant or urine; hence, to moisten or mix.

Dryden. Nares.

As lapped in thought I used to lie

And gaze into the suminer sky. Lengfellow. Lanuginous, Lanuginose (la-nū'jin-us, lanūjin-os), a. (L. lanuginosus, from lanugo,

5. To polish or cut with a lap; as, to lap a down, from lana, wool.) Downy; covered gem. with down or fine soft hair.

Lap (lap), v.i. To be spread or laid; to be Lanyard (lan'yård), n. [Found also in the turned over forms lanier, laniard, from Fr. lanière, a

The upper wings are opacous; at their hinder ends,

where they lipover, transparent like the wing of a thong, a strap, originally a woollen band,


Greto. from L. lanaria, from lana, wool.) 1. Naut. a Lap (lap), v.i, pret. & pp. lapped, sometimes short piece of rope or line used for fastening i lapt; ppr. lapping. [A. Sax. lupian, lappian, something in ships; as, the lanyards of the

Icel. lepja, O.D. lappen, lapen, L.G. lappen, gun-ports, of the buoy, of the cat-hook, &c.;

to lap or lick up; allied to L. lambo, Gr. but especially used to extend the shrouds

lapto-to lap or lick. See LAP, part of a and stays of the masts by their communi

coat. The Fr. laper, to lick, is borrowed cation with the dead-eyes, &c. -2. Milit. a

from this stem.] 1. To take up liquor or Lantern, Boston Church, Lincolnshire piece of strong twine with an iron hook at

food with the tongue; to feed or drink by one end, used in firing cannon with a friccommonly placed at the junction of the

licking. tion-tube. cross in a cruciform church; also a light Laocoon (la-ok'o-on), n. In Greek myth. the ' hastily as they run along the shore.

The dogs by the river Nilus' side being thirsty, iar

Sir K. Bigby open erection on the top of a tower.-3. A

priest of Apollo or Neptune during the square cage of carpentry placed over the

2. To make a sound like that produced by ridge of a corridor or gallery, between two

taking up water by the tongue. rows of shops, to illuminate them, as in

I heard the ripple washing in the reeds, many public arcades. - 4. The upper part of

And the wild waters lapping on the crag.

Tennyson. a lighthouse where the light is shown.

Lap (lap), v.t. To take into the mouth with Chinese lantern, a lantern made of thin

the tongue; to lick up. paper, usually variously coloured, much used

They'll take suggestion as a cat laps milk. Shak. in illuminations. - Dark lantern is one with a single opening, which may be closed so

Lap (lap), pret. of Scotch loup, to leap. as to conceal the light. - Magic lantern, an

[Scotch.) optical contrivance by which painted images

Lap (lap), n. 1. A lick, as with the tongue.are represented so much magnified as to

2. A gentle stroke, as of a ripple against the appear like the effect of magic. See under

beach or any hard body; the sound produced MAGIC

by such a stroke: often reduplicated. See Lantern (lan'térn), v.t. 1. To furnish with

LAP-LAP a lantern; as, to lantern a lighthouse.

Laparocele (lap'a-ro-sel), n. [Gr. lapara, 2. To put to death at or on the lamp-post.

the loins, and kēlē, a tumour.) In pathol. a [American.)

rupture through the side of the belly; a Lantern-fly (lan'térn-flī), n. The English

rupture in the lumbar regions. name of Fulgora lanternaria, a hemipterous

Lapdog (lap'dog), n. A small dog fondled insect of South America which emits a

in the lap; a pet dog. Lapel, Lapelle (la-pel'), n. (Dim. from lap.]

That part of a garment which is made to lap or fold over; as, the lapels of a coat. Lapelled (la - peld'), a. Furnished with

lapels. The Group of the Laocoon.

Lapful (lap'ful), n. As much as the lap can

contain, Trojan war, who along with his two sons The gold and silver which old women believe other was crushed to death in the folds of two conjurers bestow by whole lapfuls on poor credulous enormous serpents, a subject represented girls.

Locke. by one of the most beautiful groups of Lapicidet (lap'i-sīd), n. (L. lapicida, lapisculpture in the whole history of ancient dicida - lapis, a stone, and cædo, to cut.] art. It was discovered at Rome among the A stone-cutter. ruins of the palace of Titus at the beginning Lapidarian (lap-i-dā'ri-an), a. Of or per:

of the sixteenth century, and is now placed taining to, or inscribed on stone; as, a lapiLantern-fly (Fulgora lanternaria). in the Vatican.

darian record. Croker. Laodicean (la-od’i-sē"an), a. Like the Chris- Lapidarious (lap-i-dā'ri-us), a. [L. lapi strong light in the dark. It is more than tians of Laodicea; lukewarm in religion. darius, from lapis, a stone. ] Consisting of 3 inches in length, and 5 across the wings. Rev. iii. 14-16.

stones; stony. (Rare.)

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