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Lapidary (lap'i-da-ri), n. [Fr. lapidaire; Lapper (lap'er), n. One who laps; one who It might have since been answer'd in repaying L lapidarius, from lápis, a stone.] 1. An wraps or folds. Lappers of linen.' Swift.

What we took from them; which, for traffic's sake, artificer who cuts, polishes, and engraves Lapper (lap'er), n. One who laps or takes

Most of our city did: only myself stood out;

For which, if I be lapsed in this place, gems or precious stones. -2. A dealer in up with his tongue.

I shall pay dear.

Shak. precious stones.-3. A virtuoso skilled in Lapper (lap'er), v. i. (0.G. lap, G. lab, renthe nature and kinds of gems or precious net, laben, to "curdle milk, D.' leb, rennet, Lapsed (lapst), p. and a. Having passed stones; a connoisseur of lapidary work. Icel, hleypa, to curdle milk.] To coagulate;

slowly, silently, or by degrees; fallen; sunk; Lapidary (lap'i-da-ri), a. Of or pertaining to lopper. (Scotch.)

as, the lapsed masses; having become into a stone or stones; pertaining to the art Lapper (lap'er), v.t. To besmear or cover

effectual or void, or having passed from one of polishing and engraving precious stones. with any matter which has coagulated or is

to another. - Lapsed legacy, in law, a legacy - Lapidary style, in literature, the style likely to coagulate. [Scotch.)

which falls to the heirs through the failure appropriate for monumental and other in

of the legatee, as when the legatee dies

Sic grewsome wishes, that men should be slaughscriptions. tered like sheep-and that they should lapper their

before the testator. In this case, where it Lapidate (lap'i-dát), v.t. [L. lapido, lapi hands to the elbows in their heart's bluid.

is not otherwise directed in the settlement,

Sir Il. Scott. datum, from lapis, lapidis, a stone.) To Lappet (lap'et), n. [Dim. of lap.] A little

the lapsed legacy falls into and becomes stone; to hit with stones. Scotsman news

part of the residue of the estate.- Lapsed lap or flap, on a dress, especially on a head devise, in law, a devise which fails or bepaper. Lapidation (lap-i-dā'shon), n.

dress, and made of muslin. The act of

comes void by reason of the devisee's death hitting with stones; the act of stoning a

Lappet (lap'et), v.t. To cover as with a in the testator's lifetime, or by reason of lappet. Landor.

such devise being contrary to law. person to death. Bp. Hall. Lapidator (lap'i-dát-ér), n. One who stones.

Lappet-muslin (lap'et-muz-lin), n. A white Lap-sided (lap'sid-ed), a. Having one side Scotsman newspaper.

or coloured, sprigged or striped variety of heavier than the other; leaning or hanging

muslin. Simmonds. Lapideous (la-pid' e-us), a. [L. lapideus,

heavily to one side. Written also Lop-sided. from lapis, a stone.) of the nature of stone; Lappic (lap'ik), a. Pertaining to Lapland Lapstone (lap'ston), n. A stone on which

or the Laplanders. stony; as, lapideous matter. [Rare.]

shoemakers beat leather on the knees. Lapidescence (lap-id-es'ens). n. 1. The Lappic (lap'ik), n.

The language of the Lap-streak (lap'strēk), a. Clincher-built;

Laplanders. state of being lapidescent; the process of becoming stone; a hardening into a stony Lappior (lap'pi-or); n. A miner who dresses Lapsus (lap'sus), n. [L.) A fall or slide; a

Simmonds. substance. * The lapidescence of bodies.'

slíp.- Lapsus linguce, a slip of the tongue; Boyle. 2. A stony concretion. Sir T.

Lappish, Lapponian (lap'ish, lap-põ'ni-an), a mistake in uttering a word. - Lapsus Brozone. a. Laplandish.

pennæ, & slip of the pen in writing; a

mistake in manuscript. Lapidescent (lap-id-es'ent), a. [L. lapi- Lapsable (laps'a-bl), a. Capable of lapsing,

falling, or relapsing. descens, lapidescentis, ppr. of lapidesco, to

Laputan (lap’ū-tan), a. Pertaining to Labecome stone, from lápis, lapidis, a stone.) Lapsana (lap-sa'na), n. [L., G. lapsanē, lam puta, the flying island of Gulliver's Travels, 1. Growing or turning to stone.-2. That has

psané, charlock, or as some think nipple whose inhabitants were engaged in all sorts the quality of petrifying bodies.

wort.] A genus of plants of the nat. of ridiculous projects; hence, chimerical;

order Compositae, containing three or four absurd; ridiculous; impossible. Hardened by the air, or a certain lapidescent suc

species, natives of the northern hemicus or spirit, which it meets with. Evelyn.

It is plain from the context that the late Archbishop sphere of the Old World, and extending to of Dublin meant to include his friend's project among Lapidescent (lap-id-es'ent), n. Any sub North America, &c. They are erect those which are taken for Laputan before they are stance wl has the quality of petrifying a branched herbs with alternate large-toothed

realized, and taken for granted after. body, or converting it to stone.

Globe newspaper. leaves and small panicled heads of yellow Lap-welded (lap'weld-ed), a. Having the Lapidific, Lapidifical (lap-id-if'ik, lap-id flowers. One species, L. communis, is a if'ik-al), a. [L. lapis, a stone, and facio, to common British weed known by the name

edges thinned down, lapped, and welded. make. Forming or converting into stone. of nipplewort.

Lapwing (lap'wing), n. (O. E. lapwinke, also Lapidification (la-pid'i-fi-kā"shon), n. The Lapse (laps), n. [L. lapsus, from labor, to

lapwing (Chaucer), the latter a corrupt form; act of lapidifying; the operation of forming slide, to fall.] 1. The act of lapsing, gliding,

from A. Sax, hleápewince, from hleâpan, to or converting into a stony substance, by slipping, or gradually falling; an easy, gen

leap, and probably root of wink; from its means of a liquid charged with earthy par tle, or gradual, and almost imperceptible

irregular twitching mode of flight.] The ticles in solution, which crystallize in the descent; an unobserved or very gradual

popular name of a genus of birds (Vanelinterstices. 'Induration or lapidification of advance toward a conclusion; an unnoticed

lus) belonging to the family Chara riada substances.' Bacon. passing away; as, the lapse of a stream; the

(plovers) and order Grallatores, differing Lapidify (la-pid'i-fi), v.t. pret. & pp. lapidi lapse of time. Liquid lapse of murmuring

from the plovers chiefly in having a hind fied; ppr. lapidifying. [L. lapis, lapidis, a streams.' Milton.

toe, which, however, is small, and 'in the stone, and facio, to form.] To form into

The lapse to indolence is soft and imperceptible,

nasal grooves being prolonged over twostone.

thirds of the beak. The common lapwing but the return to diligence is difficult. Rambler. Lapidify (la-pid'i-fi), v.i. To turn into stone;

(V. cristatus), a well-known bird in this

With soft and silent lapse came down to become stone.

The glory that the wood receives,

country, is about the size of a pigeon; it is Lapidist (lap'id-ist), n. A lapidary (which At sunset, in its brazen leaves, Longfellow. see)

No lapse of moons can canker love. Tennyson. Lapidose (lap'id-os), a. [L. lapis, lapidis, a

A popular ecclesiastical historian of the last century stone.) In bot. growing in stony places.

has resorted to the hypothesis that there have Lapilli (la-pilli), n. pl. "[L. lapillus, a little been certain lapses of the Spirit in different periods, stone, contr. of lapidulus, dim. of lapis, a like in their principle, though not in their outward stone.) Volcanic ashes which consist of

tokens, to that of which Whitsuntide reminds us.

F. D. Maurice. small angular stony or slaggy fragments or

2. A slip: an error; a fault; a failing in duty; particles.

a deviation from truth or rectitude. 'Petty Lapis (la'pis), n. (L.) A stone. Hence

errours and minor lapses not considerably Lapis causticus, caustic potash.—Lapis in

injurious unto truth." Sir T. Browne. The fernalis, fused nitrate of silver, or lunar

smallest lapse in style or propriety.' Swift. caustic. -Lapis lazuli, azure stone, an aluminous mineral of a rich blue colour, re

3. In eccles. law, the slip or omission of a sembling the blue carbonate of copper. See

patron to present a clerk to a benefice within

six months after it becomes void. In this
LAZULI.- Lapis Lydius, touchstone; basan-
ite; a variety of silicious slate. Lapis

case the benefice is said to be lapsed, or in
lapse. - 4. In theol. the fall or apostasy of

Lapwing (l'anellus cristatus). ollaris, soapstone or potstone or talc, a hy

Adam. drated silicate of magnesia.

often called the pee-wit from its particular Lap-jointed (lap'joint-ed), a. Having joints Lapse (laps), 0.i. pret. & pp. lapsed; ppr. formed by edges overlapping, as by the edges lapsing. i. To pass slowly, silently, or by

cry. In the breeding season these birds of plates overlapping, as in steam-boilers, degrees; to glide; to slip; to slide; to fall;

disperse themselves over the interior of the to sink.

country, and seek the marshy places of soliiron ships, &c.

tary moors. In winter they retire to the Laplander (lap'land-er), 12. A native of

This disposition to shorten our words by retrenching the vowels, is nothing else but a tendency to

sea-coast. Their eggs are esteemed a great Lapland; a Lapp.

lapse into the barbarity of those northern nations luxury, and great numbers are annually sent Laplandish (lapland-ish), a. Pertaining to from which we descended.

Swift to the London markets from the marshy Lapland or the Laplanders; Lappic.

Homer, in his characters of Vulcan and Thersites, districts of England. Lap-lap (laplap), n. (Reduplication of lap. has lapsed into the burlesque character. Addison.

Lapwork (lap'werk), n. Work in which one Imitative.) The sound produced by water 2. To slide or slip in moral conduct; to fail part laps over another. lapping against a hard substance.

in duty; to deviate from rectitude; to com- Laquay (lak'i), n. Same as Lackey. Soon there was nothing to be heard but the faint mit a fault.

Laquear (lak'wė-år), n. (L.) A ceiling conlap-lag of the water against the pier-nothing to be

To lapse in fulness

sisting of sunk or hollowed compartments, seen but the bright image of the moon.

Is sorer than to lie for need.

Shak. having bands or spaces between. See LACornhill Magazine.

CUNAR. Lapling (lap'ling), n. (From lap.) One who

3. To fall or pass from one proprietor to

another, by the omission, negligence, or Lar (lår), n. pl. Lares (lāʻrēz). (L., lit. the indulges in ease and sensual delights; a

failure of some one, as a patron, a legatee, shining one, allied to Skr. las, to shine.) A term of contempt. &c.

household deity among the ancient Romans, You must not stream out your youth in wine, and If the archbishop shall not fill it up within six months regarded as the spirit of a deceased ancestor; Eve a la pling to the silk and dainties. Howytt. ensuing, it lapses to the king.

Ayliffe. hence, a most sacred possession. Lapp (lap), n. A Laplander.

4. In law, to become ineffectual or void. Larboard (lärbord), n. (Lar, a form of Lappa (lap' pa), n.. (L. lappa, a burr.] Lapse (laps), v.t. 1. To cause or suffer to

lower, and board, side. 'D. laager, 0. E. leer, Same as Arctium (which see). slide; to let slip; to lose; to suffer to become

left. Clay with his hat turned up o' the Lappaceous (lap-pa'shus), a. [L. lappa, a vacant.

leer side too.' B. Jonson in Nares. D. laagerburr.) In bot. pertaining to or resembling He counts the living his to dispose, not to make hand, the left hand, from laager, lower, as a burr.

profit of. He fears more to lapse his conscience than hooger-hand, right hand, from hoog, high. Lappe, n. A skirt or lappet of a garment.

his living


It is, however, against this derivation that Chaucer

2. To seize; to capture; to apprehend. the word is written laddebord in the 'Story






of Jonah,' Allit. Poems of xiv. Cent.' Wedg. Laret (lár), n. Pasture; feed. Spenser. See a long cord or thong of leather with a noose, wood.] Naut. the left hand side of a ship LAIR.

used in catching wild horses, &c. when a person stands with his face to the Laret (lar), v.t. To provide with lare or Laridæ (lar'i-de), n. pl. [L. larus, Gr. laros, a stem: opposed to starboard. Port is now feed; to fatten. Beau. & Fl.

sea-gull, and eidos, resemblance.] The family the terin used for larboard. Lares, n. pl. See LAR.

of natatorial birds popularly known as SeaLarboard (lar'bord), a. Of or pertaining to Large (läri), a. (Fr. large, L. largus, abun gulls, Sea-mews, or Gulls. The genus Larus the left hand side of a ship; port; as, the dant, large.] 1. Being of great size; having is the type. See GULL. larboard quarter.

great dimensions; big; bulky; great; as, a Larina (la-ri'nē), n. pl. A sub-family of Larcener, Larcenist (lär'sen-ér, lär'sen-ist), large ox, tree, ship, &c.; especially: (a) wide; birds including the common sea-gull, Larus.

One who commits larceny; a thief. extensive; broad; as, a large plain, river, See LARIDA Larcenous (lär'sen-us), a. 1. Of or pertain &c. (6) Containing or consisting of a great Lark (lark), n. [A. Sax. lawerc, lawerce, ing to, or having the character of larceny. quantity or number; abundant; plentiful; laferc, O. and Prov. E. lavrock, laverock, leI would not play her larcenous tricks

copious; ample; numerous; as, a large verock, Sc. larerock, laarick; comp. D. leeuTo have her looks.

E. B. Browning. supply of provisions; a large assembly. - werik, leeuwrik, Dan. lærke, Icel. lævirki, 2. Guilty of or inclined to larceny. "The

2. Diffuse; free; full, as applied to language, G. lerche--a lark. The original meaning of

style, and the like. larcenous and burglarious world.' Sidney

the name is doubtful; the Icel. lævirki would Smith.

I might be very large on the importance and ad. literally mean craft-worker, from , craft

Felton. Larceny (lår'se-ni), n. [Contr. for latrociny, vantages of education,

(comp. A. Sax. lawa, a traitor), and virki, a from L. latrocinium, from latro, a hired ser 3. Embracing many objects; liberal; many worker; or the la of the name may be the vant, a mercenary soldier, a freebooter, a sided; comprehensive; as, a large mind. same as E. lay orlea, meadow. ] An insessorial robber.) The unlawful taking and carrying 4. Generous; noble; as, a large heart.-away of things personal with intent to de 5. † Free; unembarrassed. prive the right owner of the same.-Simple Or burdens all he set the Paynims large. Fairfax. larceny, larceny uncombined with any cir 6. Prodigal; lavish. cumstances of aggravation, as being com

But by thy life ne be no more so large; mitted by clerks or servants, from the per Kepe bet my good, this yeve I thee in charge. son, &c.; when so combined it is called

Chancer. compound. Grand and petty larceny were

7.7 Unrestrained; free ; licentious. Some formerly distinguished, the former being of large jests.' Shak. - At large: (a) without _goods above twelve pence in value.

restraint or confinement; as, to go at large; Larch (lärch), n. [L. larix, G. lerche.) The

to be left at large. (b) Diffusely; fully; in trees belonging to the genus Larix, nat. the full extent; as, to discourse on a subject order Coniferæ, having small erect oval at large. - To go or sail large (naut.), to have blunt-pointed coves, and irregularly mar

the wind crossing the direction of a vessel's gined scales. This genus is now usually course in such a way that the sails feel its

Sky-lark (Alanda arvensis). united to Abies. The common larch (L.euro full force and the vessel gains its highest pea), though a native of Italy, Switzerland, speed.--Syn. Biş, great, bulky, huge, exten

bird of the genus Alauda, family Alaudidæ.

The true larks are characterized by a long and South Germany, is one of our most fre sive, wide, capacious, comprehensive, ample, quently cultivated trees, and is remarkable abundant, plentiful, populous, copious, dif

straight hind claw, almost destitute of the for the elegance of its conical growth, and fuse, liberal.

power of prehension, a strong bill, and by the durability of its wood, which or Large (lärj), n. Formerly a musical note

being able to raise the feathers on the back a variety of purposes. Besides the common equal to four breves,

part of the head into the form of a crest.

Possessing larch, there are the Russian larch, the red Large-acred (lärj'ä-kérd), a.

They are mostly migratory, and build on the larch, and the black larch (L.americana), a much land. Pope.

ground. There are various species, as the skynative of America. The last species has Large-handed (lärj'hand-ed), a. Having

lark(A.arvensis), the wood-fark(A. arborea), also the name of hackmatack or tamarack. large hands; rapacious: grasping; greedy.

the shore-lark (A. alpestris), the crested Lard (lärd), n. (Fr. lard, L. lardum, lari Large-handed robbers.

lark (A. cristata), &c. Of all these the sky. Shak,

lark, lark, or laverock, so much celebrated dum, allied to Gr. larinos, fatted, fat, from Large-hearted (lärjhiut-ed), a. Having a laros, dainty, sweet.] 1. The fat of swine large heart or liberal disposition; generous;

for its song, is the best known. The lark is liberal; magnanimous.

universally diffused over Europe. The female after being melted and separated from the flesh. --2. The flesh of swine; bacon. *And Large-heartedness (lärj'härt-ed-nes), n.

forms her nest on the ground, and lays four to the table sent the smoking lard.' Dryden. Largeness of heart; liberality.

or five eggs of a dirty white colour spotted

with brown, and she generally brings out Lard (lärd), v.t. (See the noun.] 1. To stuff In regard of reasonable and spiritual desires, the two broods in the year. The flesh of the with bacon or pork.

effects of this affection are large-heartedness and li.

By. Reynolds.

lark is considered a delicacy. Birds of The larded thighs on loaded altars laid. Dryden. Largely (lärjʻli), adv. In a large manner;

other genera have also the name of lark, as 2. To fatten; to enrich. widely; extensively; copiously; diffusely;

the tit-lark (Anthus pratensis), the tree

tit-lark (Ant) Falstaff sweats to death,

dare amply; liberally; bountifully; abundantly;

arboreus), &c. - T And lards the lean earth. Shak.

larks. See under DARE, as, the subject was largely discussed.

Lark (lärk), v.i. To catch larks. 3. To overspread with lard or something Where the author treats more largely, it will ex.

Lark (lärk), nr. (0.E.larke, play, from A. Sax. which resembles or suggests lard; to mix plain the shorter hints and brief intimations. Watts.

lic, sport, play (see KNOWLEDGE), or from with something by way of improvement.

How he lives and eats:
Let no alien interpose,
How largely gives.

W. llerch, llerc, a frisk, frisking. ] Sport;

Dryden. To lard with wit thy hungry Epsom prose.

They their fill of love and love's disport

frolic; a piece of merriment. "What larks!' Dryden. Took largely.


Dickens. [Slang or colloq.) Lard (lärd), v.i. To grow fat. "The un. Largeness (lärj'nes), n. The condition or

It will be a good lark though. T. Hughes. wieldy larding swine.' Drayton.

quality of being large; as, (a) bigness; bulk; Lark (lärk), v.i. To sport; to make sport. Lardaceous (lar-da'shus), a. Of the nature magnitude; as, the largeness of an animal. [Slang or colloq.) of lard; consisting of lard. - Lardaceous (6) Greatness; comprehension.

Lark-bunting Clárk'bunt-ing), n. The snowtissues, tissues which from cancerous disease

There will be occasion for largeness of mind and bunting or snow-bird(Plectrophanes nivalis): resemble lard.---Lardaceous disease, a dis agreeableness of temper, Jeremy Collier. so called from the long claw on the hind-toe ease in which deposits of fat occur in dif(c) Extent; extensiveness; as, largeness of

resembling that of the lark, while in other ferent parts of the body, sometimes in the views. (d) Extension; amplitude; liberal

characters the bird is allied to the buntings. form of humours, and at other times reity; as, the largeness of an offer.

Larker (lärk'ér), n. A catcher of larks. placing the natural tissues of the body.

Lark's-heel (larks'hēl), n. 1. The Indian Larder (lärd'ér), n.

If the largeness of a man's heart carry hiin beyond
A room, house, box, or

prudence, we may reckon it illustrious weakness. cress (Tropæolum majus), or Nasturtium.the like, where meat is kept or salted.

Bacon. 2. Same as Larkspur. Larderer (lård'ér-ér), nn. One who has charge (@) Wideness; extent; as, the largeness of a Larkspur (lärk'sper), 1. A plant of the of the larder. river,

genus Delphinium. Sometimes also called Larderyt (lärd'ér-i), n. A larder.

Largess (lär'jes), n. (Fr. largesse; L. lar Lark's-heel. See DELPHINIUM. Lardizabalaceæ (lar-di'za-ba-lā"se-e), n. pl. gitio, from largus, large.) A present; a gift Larmier (lär'mi-er), 1. [Fr., from larme, [After Michael Lardizabala y Uribe.) “A or donation; a bounty bestowed. Golden a tear or drop.] 1. In arch. another name nat. order of often climbing exogens, having largess of thy praise.' Tennyson.

for the Corona (which see). -- 2. In zool. a ternary symmetry, natives of South Ame- Larghetto (lár-get'to). [It. ] In music, membranous pouch which secretes a thick, rica and China. It is now regarded as a somewhat slowly, but not so slowly as blackish humour, situated at or below the tribe of Berberidaceae, differing in having largo.

inner corner of the eye in the deer and unisexual or polygamous flowers, and three Largificalt (lär-jif'ik-al),a. Generous; boun antelope. (rarely six or nine) carpels, which are often tiful, ample; liberal. Blount.

Larrup (lar'up), v.t. [Comp. D. larp, a lash, large when ripe. Lardizabala, the type Largifluoust (lär-jif'lū-us), ą. [L. largus, larpen, to thresh with flails.] To beat or genus, consists of climbing shrubs with ter large, and fluo, to flow. ] Flowing copiously. flog. [Local.] nate leaves and violet or livid flowers, na Largiloquenti (lär-jil'o-kwent), a. [L. lar- Larry (larri), n. A coal truck on a railway; tives of Chili.

gus, large, and loquor, to speak.] Speaking a long low waggon without sides; a lorry. Lard-oil (lärd'oil), n. A valuable oil made in a bombastic or boastful manner; grandil. Larum (lar'uni), n. [Contr. for alarum, for from lard, used for burning and for lubri oquent.

alarm (which see). ] 1. Alarm; a noise giving cating machinery. It is the olein separated Largish (lärj'ish), a. Somewhat large. notice of danger. -- 2. An alarm clock or from the greater part of the stearin of lard. [Rare.)

watch. Lardon (lår’don), n. [Fr.) A strip of lard; Largitiont (lär-ji'shon), n. [L. largitio, lar I see men as lusty and strong that eat but two a bit of bacon.

gritionis, from largior, to give largely, from meals a day, as others, that have set their stomachs, Lardryt (lärd'ri), n. (Contr. for lardery.) largus, large.) The bestowment of a largess

like larums, to call on them for four or five. Locke. A larder or gift.

Larum (lar'um), v.t. To sound an alarm. Lard-stone (lärd'ston), . A kind of soft Largo (lär'go). [It. ] In music, slowly. Pope. (Rare.]

stone found in China. See AGALMATOLITE. Largo is one'degree quicker than grave, Larus (la'rus), n. A genus of web-footed Lardy (lård'i), a. Containing lard; full of and two degrees quicker than adagio. marine birds of several species, as L. canus lard.

Lariat (lär'i-at), n. [Sp. lariata.] The lasso; (the common gull), L. marinus (the black




backed-gull), L. eburneus (the ivory-gull). whereupon the glottis is firmly closed by Sometimes with out. See GULL

special muscles, to prevent the entrance A pious education may lay such strong fetters, Larva (lär'va), n. Pl Larvæ (lärvē). (L. of the noxious body into the lungs. The such powerful restrictions upon the heart, that it larva, a mask, a ghost or spectre.) The same action occurs as we swallow our food.

shall not be able to lash out into those excesses and

enormities. early form of any animal which during Las, t n. A lace; a snare. Chaucer.

South. its development is unlike its parent: thus Lascar (las kär or las-kär), n. In the East To lash out also means to kick out, as a the tadpole, the larva of the frog, is unlike

Indies, properly, a camp follower; but by Lasher (lash'ér), n. 1. One that whips or the frog. It is most familiar as the term Europeans applied to a native sailor. for an insect in the caterpillar or grub state; Lascious t (las'si-us), a. Lascivious. “То lashes. — 2. The fatherlasher (which see). the first stage after the egg in the meta depaint lascious wantonness.' Holland. 3. A lashing (which see). - 4. A weir in a morphoses of insects, preceding the pupa [Rare.)

river; the water collected above a weir. or chrysalis and the perfect insect; the first Lasciviencyt (las-siv'i-en-si), n. Lascivi Macmillan's Mag. condition of an insect at its issuing from ousness.

Lash-free (lash'frē), a. Free from the lash the egg, when it is usually in the form of a Lascivientt (las-siv'i-ent), a. Lascivious.

of satire. B. Jonson. grub, caterpillar, or maggot. See PUPA. Lascivious (las-siv'i-us), a. (L. lascivia, from Lashing (lash'ing), n. A piece of rope for Larval (lär val), a. Pertaining to a larva. lascivus, wanton; allied to skr. las, to em binding or making fast one thing to another. “The larval period of existence.' Dallas. brace, lash, to desire, Gr. lilaiomai, to de- Laslonite (la'si-on-it), n. A mineral, which Larvate, Larvated (lär vät, lär'vāt-ed), a. sire.] 1. Wanton; lewd; lustful; as, lasciv is a hydrous phosphate of alumina. It is a Masked; clothed as with a mask.

ious men; lascivious desires; lascivious variety of hydrargillite or wavellite. Larve (lärv), n. Same as LARVA.

eyes.' Milton.-2. Exciting voluptuous emo Lask (lask), v.i. Naut. to sail large, or with Larve (lärv), a. Pertaining to the larva or tions; luxurious.

& quartering wind, that is, with a wind grub stage of an insect.

He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber

about 45° abaft the beam. Larviform (lär'vi-form), a. (Larva and To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. Shak. Lasket (lask), n. [Corruption, by transposiform.] Like a larva, grub, or caterpillar. Lasciviously (las-siv'i-us-li), adv. In a las

tion of sounds, of lax, a flux, from L. laxus, Larvipara (lär-vip'a-ra), n. pl. [L. larva, and civious manner; loosely; wantonly; lewdly.

loose.] Looseness; flux; diarrhea. pario, to bring forth.] Insects which bring Lasciviousness (las-siv'i-us-nes), n. The A grave and learned minister was one day, as he forth larvæ instead of eggs, the latter being

walked in the fields for his recreation, suddenly taken state or quality of being lascivious: (a) ir

with a laske or looseness. hatched in the oviduct.

Burton. regular indulgence of animal desires; wanLarviparous (lär-vip'a-rus), a. A term ap tonness;

lustfulness; looseness of behavi. Lasket (lasket), n. (Comp. D. lasch, a piece plied to those insects which produce their our.

let in, splicing of rope ends; Dan. laske, to young in the state of larvæ : properly Ovo Who, being past feeling, have given themselves baste.) Same as Latch, 2. viviparous.

over unto lasciviousness.

Eph. iv. 19. Laspring (las'pring), n. A young salmon. Laryngeal, Laryngean (la-rin-jē'al, la-rin (6) Tendency to excite lust, and promote The smolt, or young salmon, is by the fishermen jē'an), a. (See LARYNX.) Pertaining to the irregular indulgences.

of some rivers called a laspring.

Yarrell. larynx; as, laryngeal arteries ; laryngeal

The reason pretended by Augustus was, the las.

Lass (las), n. (A contr. for ladess, fem. of nerves

civiousness of his Elegies and his Art of Love. lad, or a contr. of W. llodes, a lass. See LAD.) Laryngismus (la-rin-jis'mus), n. [From

Dryden. 1. A young woman; a girl: in familiar lanlarynz.] Spasm of the glottis, giving occa- Laser (la'sėr), n. (L., the juice of the plant guage often applied to a woman of any age. sion to contraction or closure of the open laserpitium, asafetida.) A gum-resin ob 2. (Scotch.) A female sweetheart. ing Dunglison.

tained from the north of Africa, and greatly Lasse, + Las, t a. compar. of little. Less. Laryngitis (la-rin-ji'tis), n. (Gr. larynx,

esteemed by the ancients as an antispas Chaucer. the larynx, and term. itis, denoting inflam

modic deobstruent and diuretic. Dr. Lind- Lassie (las'i), n. (Dim. of lass (which see). ] mation ] An inflammation of the larynx of ley states it is the produce of Thapsia gar A young girl; a term of endearment for a any sort. ganica, or a nearly allied species called T.

young woman; also applied in homely lanLaryngology (lar-ing-gol'o-ji), n. [Gr. lar Silphium. Called also Asadulcis.

guage to any woman, especially if younger yna, Taryngos, a larynx, and logos, discourse.] Laserpitium (lă - sér-pish'i-um), n. (L.) than the speaker. (Colloq. or Scotch.) A treatise on the larynx and its diseases. A genus of plants, nat. order Umbelliferæ,

Come lead me, lassie, to the shade, Laryngophony (la-rin-gof'o-ni), n. (Gr. lar containing about twenty species, natives of Where willows grow beside the brook, Crabbe. ynz, and phónē, the voice.) The sound of Europe, North Africa, and West Asia; the

The lassics were pretty and agreeable. Dickens. the voice as heard through the stethoscope

laserworts. They are tall perennial herba-
ceous plants, with pinnate leaves and com-

Lassitude (las'i-tud), n. applied over the larynx.

(Fr., from L. Laryngoscope (la-ring go-skop), n. [Gr. pound many-rayed umbels of yellowish or

lassitudo, from lassus, weary.) The state larynx, laryngos, the larynx, and skopeo, to white flowers, the fruit with eight wing

of having the energies weakened; weakness;

weariness; languor of body or mind, prosee] A contrivance for examining the like appendages. L. glabarum is a native

ceeding from exhaustion of strength by exlarynx and commencement of the trachea. of mountainous districts of Europe, in dry

cessive labour or action, or other means; It consists of a plane mirror introduced and stony places. The root is filled with

enervation. into the mouth, and placed at such an angle a gum-resin, which is acrid and bitter, and that the light thrown on it from a concave said to be a violent purgative. L. siler is a

Lasslorn (las'lorn), a. Forsaken by his

lass or mistress. Whose shadow the disreflector, in the centre of which is an aper native of the mountains of the middle and ture, is made to illuminate the larynx, the south of Europe.

missed bachelor loves, being lasslorn.' Shak. image of which is again reflected through Laserwort (la'sėr-wert), n.

Lasso (las'so), n. (Sp. lazo, Pg. laço, from See LASERPI

L. laqueus, a noose. See LACE.) In South the aperture in the

reflector to the eye of TIUM. the observer. Lash (lash), n. [Probably more than one

America, a rope or cord, with a noose, used Laryngoscopic (la-ring'go-skop"ik), a. Per word are mixed up in this; in one or other

for catching wild horses and other animals. taining to the inspection of the larynx.

of its senses it may be another form of leash; Lassock (las'ok), n. (Dim. of lass.] A little

Lasso (las'so), v.t. To catch with a lasso. Laryngotomy (la-rin-got'o-mi), n. [Larynx, comp. also G. lasche, a flap, a thong, a and Gr. temno, to cut.) The making of an latchet; also a scarf joint; laschen, to fur

girl. [Scotch.) incision into the larynx for assisting respira nish with flaps or latchets, and to lash; D.

Last (last), a. (A. Sax. last, a contr. for

latost, latest; comp. best for betst. Latst is tion when obstructed, for removing foreign lasch, a piece joined on, a joining.) 1. The

also found in 0.E. See LATE, and comp. bodies, or for other reasons.

thong or cord at the point of a whip; any Larynx (lar'ingks), n. (Gr.) In anat, the thong, cord, or the like for flogging; a whip;

D. laatst, last, from laat, late; Icel. lesti in

the phrase á lesti, at last, and G. letzt, last.) upper part of the windpipe or trachea, a car a scourge. tilaginous cavity which plays an important

I observed that your whip wanted a lash to it.

1. That comes after all the others; latest;

Addison, hindmost; closing; final. part in the utterance of ar culate sounds.

2. A stroke with a whip or anything pliant Here, last of Britons, let your names be read. Pope. and tough. - 3. A stroke of satire; a sar Why thrown aside thy masterpiece, half wrought, casm; an expression or retort that cuts or While meaner efforts thy last hand enjoy? Young. gives pain.

2. Next before the present; as, last week; The moral is a lash at the vanity of arrogating that to ourselves which succeeds well. L'Estrange.

last year.-3. Utmost; extreme.

Their last endeavours bend, 4. A leash or string in which an animal is

T' outshine each other. Dryden. caught or held; hence, a snare.

It is an object of the last importance. Elicott. Lash (lash), v.t. 1. To strike with a lash or

4. Lowest; meanest.
anything pliant; to whip or scourge.

We lash the pupil and defraud the ward. Dryden.

Takes the last prize.

Pope. 2. To throw up with a sudden jerk.

5. Farthest of all from possessing a given He falls; and lashing up his heels, his rider throws. quality, character, use, or the like; most

Dryden. unlikely; as, you are the last man I should

3. To beat, as with something loose; to dash consult; this is the last place in which I Larynx internally (1) and externally (2). against.

should expect to find you. You are the

And big waves lash the frighted shores. Prior. last man I should consult' literally means Its various parts, anatomically considered, 4. To satirize; to censure with severity; as, * You are the man that comes after all the are extremely complex and intricate. Fig. 1 to lash vice.-5. To tie or bind with a rope others I should consult,' and hence, You above shows A the larynx internally, B being or cord; to secure or fasten by a string; as, are the most unlikely man to be consulted the epiglottis situated above the glottis or to lash anything to a mast or to a yard; to by me.'- At last, formerly at the last, at the entrance to the larynx, co the trachea, and lash a trunk on a coach.

end; in the conclusion. D the oesophagus or gullet. In fig. 2 o is the Lash (lash), v.i. 1. To ply the whip; to Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall trachea, D the hyoid bone, EE the thyreo strike at something; to aim sarcasms; to overcome at the last,

Gen. xlix. 19. hyoid membrane, r the thyreo-hyoid liga hit. ment, G the thyreoid cartilage, h the cricoid To laugh at follies, or to lash at vice.

-To the last, to the end; till the conclusion.

Dryden. cartilage, P the crico-thyreoid ligament. The

And blunder on in business to the last. Pope. 2. To break out; to become extravagant; to sensibility of the larynx is very acute, and

pass the limits of propriety or moderation. - On one's last legs, having reached an is immediately excited by the contact of any

We know not what rich joys we lose when first we

extreme stage of exhaustion; ruined in foreign substance or of a deleterious gas, lash into a new offence.

Feltham. health; on the verge of financial ruin.-SYN.


eh, chain; ch, Sc. loch;

8, go;

j, job;

n, Fr. ton;

ng, sing;

TH, then; th, thin; w, wig; wh, whig; zh, azure. -See KEY.




Final, latest, closing, ultimate, extreme, ut- Lastly (lastli), adv. 1. In the last place. - 6 or 7 inches in diameter. They form their
most, past, foregoing, preceding.
2. At last; finally.

nests under the bark of trees, in the cavities Last (last), adv. 1. The last time; the time

I, for his sake, will leave

of rocks, and similar places. before the present.

Thy bosom, and this glory next to thee

Lated t (lät'ed), a. [Contr. for belated, or When saw you my father last! Shak.

Freely put off, and for him lastly die. Milton. formed simply from the adjective.) Belated; 2. After all others; in the end; finally.

Lastrea (las-trē'a), n. A genus of ferns, kept too late; obstructed; hindered

belonging to the tribe Aspidieæ, containing Pleased with his idol, he commends, admires,

Now spurs the lated traveller apace Adores; and last, the thing adored desires. Dryden. the marsh-fern, sweet mountain-fern, male

To gain the timely inn.

fern, &c.
It is characterized by having

I am so lated in the world, that I
Last (last), v.i. [A. Sax. læstan, to follow, the veins distinct after leaving the midrib, Have lost my way for ever.

to observe or perform, to last, to endure; not uniting with those of the adjoining Lateen (la-tēn), a. [Fr. voile latine, lit.
Goth. laistjan, to trace footsteps, to follow, lobe. It is now more usually considered as
from A. Sax. læst, Goth. laists, a footstep. a section of Nephrodium.

Latin sail.) A lateen sail is a triangular
See LAST, for shoes.] 1. To continue in
Lat, (lat). Scotch form of let.-Lat be, let

sail, extended by a lateen yard, which is
time; to endure; to remain in existence.

slung about one quarter the distance from That man may last, but never lives, Låt (lat), n. A name given to pillars com

the lower end, which is brought down at Who much receives but nothing gives. Gibbons. mon to all the styles of Indian architecture. 2. To hold out without being entirely uncon With the Buddhists they bore inscriptions sumed; as, the captain knew he had not on their shafts, with emblems or animals water on board to last a week. Whilst on their capitals; with the Vaishnavas they this poor wealth lasts.' Shak.-3. To con often bore statues of Garuda or Hanuman; tinue unimpaired; not to decay or perish; with the Saivas they were flagstaffs. They as, select for winter the best apples to last; were always among the most original and this colour will last.

often the most elegant productions of Indian Last (last), n. Power of holding out; en architecture. Called also Stambha. durance; stamina.

Latakia (lat-a-kē'a), n. A fine variety of What one has always felt about the masters is that Turkish tobacco, so named from Latakia it's a fair trial of skill and last between

us and them. (anciently Laodicea), near which it is pro

T. Hughes. duced and from which it is shipped.
Last (last), n. (A. Sax. hlæst, from hladan, to Latch (lach), n. [From A. Sax. læccan, O.E.

lade; D. Dan and G. last; Icel. lest, a load. lacche, latch, to seize, to take hold of; comp.
The Fr. lest, lestage, ballast, are from this Icel. láss, a latch, a lock, lásbogi, a cross-
word.] 1. A load; hence, a certain weight or bow. (See meaning 3.) Lash and lace come
measure. A last of cod-fish, white herrings, pretty close to the second meaning.) 1. A
meal, and ashes, is twelve barrels; a last of simple contrivance or catch for fastening a
corn is 10 quarters or 80 bushels; of gunpow door. They found the door on the latch.'

Felucca with Lateen Sails. der, twenty-four barrels; of red herrings, Dickens.-2. Naut. a small line like a loop, twenty cades; of hides, twelve dozen; of used to lace the bonnets to the courses,

the tack, while the other end is elevated leather, twenty dickers; of pitch and tar, or the drabblers to the bonnets. - 3. An

at an angle of about 45 degrees : used in fourteen barrels; of wool, twelve sacks; of old English name for the cross-bow.-4. In

xebecs, feluccas, &c., in the Mediterranean. flax or feathers, 1700 lbs. Generally a last knitting machines, a piece which holds

the Lately (lāt'li), ado. Not long

ago; recently. is estimated at 4000 lbs.—2. The burden of needle in position while penetrating a fresh

Laten (lat'en), n. Same as Latten. a ship. loop. Also called a Fly.-5. A snare.

Latency (la'ten-si), n. [See LATENT.) The Last (last), n. [A. Sax. last, læst; D. leest, Latch (lach), v.t. 1. To fasten with a latch;

state of being latent or concealed. Dan. læst, a last; comp. Icel. leistr, the foot to fasten. -2.7 To lay hold of; to seize; to To simplify the discussion, I shall distinguish three below the ankle, a short sock. See LAST, catch. Shak.

degrees of this latency. Sir W. Hamilton. v.i.) A mould or form of the human foot, Latch t (lach), v.t. (Fr. lécher, to lick. See Lateness (lāt'nes), n. 1. The state of being made of wood, on which shoes are formed. LICK.) To smear.

tardy, or of coming after the usual or apThe cobbler is not to go beyond his last. L'Estrange. Hast thou yet latched the Athenian's eyes pointed time; as, the lateness of spring or

With the love-juice?

Shak. Last (last), v.t. To form on or by a last.

of harvest. -2. Time far advanced in any Last (last), n. In law, same as Last-court.

Latch (lach), n. A miry place. Sir W. Scott. particular period; as, lateness of the day or Lastage (last'āj), n. (See LAST, a load.] 1. A [Scotch. ]

night; lateness in the season. Lateness in duty paid (a) in some markets for the right Latchet (lach'et), n. (From latch; or same life.' 'Swift. to carry things where one will; ()on wares

as Fr. lacet, a lace or string.) The string or Latent (la'tent), a. (L. latens, latentis, from sold by the last; (c) for freight or transporthong that fastens a shoe or sandal.

lateo, to lurk; allied to Gr. lanthano, lathtation.—2.1 Ballast. - 3. The lading of a

The latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to un ein, to escape notice.) Not visible or aploose.

Luke fii. 16. ship.-4. Stowage-room for goods.

parent; hid; concealed; secret; not seen; Last-court (last'kort), n. À court held by Latching (lach'ing), n. Naut. same as not manifested; as, latent motíves; latent the twenty-four jurats in the marshes of Latch, 2.

reasons; latent springs of action. Kent, and summoned by the bailiffs, wherein Latch-key (lach'kë), n. A key used to raise

These are very imperfect rudiments of 'Paradise orders are made to lay and levy taxes, impose the latch of a door.

Lost;' but it is pleasant to see great works in their penalties, &c., for the preservation of the said | Late (lāt), a. (A. Sax læt; D. laat, Icel. latr, seminal state, pregnant with latent possibilities of

excellence. marshes. late, slow, tardy; Goth. lats, sluggish. (See

Johnson. Lastery + (last'ér-i), n. A red colour. Fair LAZY, which is probably allied.) This ad -Latent fault, in Scots law, a blemish or vermilion or pure lastery.' Spenser.

jective has regular terminations of the com defect in a commodity purchased which was Last-heir (last'ar), n. In law, he to whom parative and superlative degrees, later, concealed from the purchaser, or was not lands come by escheat for want of lawful latest, but it has also the compar. latter,

manifest. This entities the purchaser to heirs. In some cases the last-heir is the while latest is often contracted into last. reject the article.-Latent heat, concealed lord of whom the lands were held; but in

See LAST.) 1. Coming after the usual time; or hidden heat; that portion of heat which others the sovereign.

slow; tardy; long delayed; as, a late sum exists in any body without producing any Lasting (last'ing), p. and a. Continuing in mer; the crops or harvest will be late. effect upon another, or upon the thermotime; durable; of long continuance; that may My late spring no bud or blossom showeth.

meter: termed also Insensible Heat, in discontinue or endure; as,a lasting good or evil;


tinction from sensible heat. Latent heat a lasting colour.-Lasting, Durable, Perma

2. Far advanced toward the end or close; becomes sensible during the conversion of nent. Lasting means resisting the effects of as, a late hour of the day; he began at a vapours into liquids and of liquids into time or other influences tending to produce late period of his life.-3. Existing not long solids; and, on the other hand, a portion of decay; continuing for a long time, or for ago, but not now; deceased; departed; last sensible heat disappears or becomes latent as long as the nature of the object admits. or recently in any place, office, or character; when a body changes its form from the It is the proper word for abstract things; as, the late Bishop of London; the late solid to the liquid, or from the liquid to as, a lasting impression; sudden reforma ministry; the late rains.

the gaseous or aeriform state. See HEAT. tions are seldom lasting. Durable is prefer

For those of old,

-Latent period of a disease, the period able for sensible objects, and means capable

And the late dignities heaped up to them,

that elapses before the presence of the disof resisting_wear and tear; as, durable

We rest your hermits.

Shak. ease is manifested by any symptoms. Thus material. Permanent, remaining to the Late (lāt), adv. 1. After the usual time, or the latent period of small-pox, measles, &c., end, abiding for ever. It applies equally

the time appointed; after delay; as, he ar signifies the time that elapses from the to physical and abstract objects; as, a

rived late; this year the fruits have ripened moment of infection to the accession of the permanent dye; a permanent situation; late.-2. Not long ago; lately.

symptoms. Called also Period of Incubation. the grave is a permanent resting-place.

And round them throng

Latently (lá'tent-li), adv. In a latent man-
SYN. Durable, permanent, undecaying, per-
With leaps and bounds the late imprisoned young.

ner. petual, unending.

Pope. Lateral (lat'er-al), a. (Fr.; L. lateralis, from
Lasting (last'ing), n. 1. Endurance.

3. Far in the night, day, week, or other latus, lateris, a side.] Pertaining or belong-
particular period; as, to lie abed late.

ing to the side; hence, (a) directed to the
If any true Briton maintains that beef and beer are
essentials to develop a man in stature, or strength,

So we'll go no more a roving

side; as, the lateral view of an object. or lasting, let him look at our camp-servants.

So late into the night.


(6) Proceeding from the side; as, the lateral W. H. Russell, -Of late, lately, in time not long past, or branches of a tree; lateral shoots.-Lateral 2. A species of stiff and very durable woollen near the present; as, the practice is of late operation, in surg. the name given to one stuff, used for making shoes and other pur uncommon.

mode of cutting for the stone, because the poses.

Latebricolæ (la-të-brik'o-lē), n. pl. (L. late prostate gland and neck of the bladder are Lastingly, (last'ing - li), adv. In a lasting bra, a hiding-place, and colo, to inhabit. ] divided laterally. See LITHOTOMY.-Lateral manner; durably; with continuance. 'Last A group of spiders belonging to the family pressure or stress, a pressure at right angles ingly stigmatized.' Cowley.

Venantes or hunting-spiders, of which the to the length, as of a beam. – Lateral Lastingness (lasting-nes), n. The state or genus Mygale is the type. They are the strength, in mech. the force with which a quality of lasting; durability; permanence; largest of the family, some of them occupy body, as a bar or beam, placed horizontally, long continuance.

ing, in a state of repose, a circular space resists another force acting upon it in a

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direction at right angles to its length, and Lath (läth), v.t. To cover or line with laths. Lathwork (läth'werk), n. A covering of tending to break it.

A small kiln consists of an oaken frame, luthed on

laths to receive plaster. Laterality (lat-ér-al'i-ti), n. 1. The quality

every side.

Mortimer. Lathy (läth'i), a. Thin as a lath; long and of being lateral. -2. That which is lateral. Lath, Lathe (läth, lāth), 12. (A. Sax. læth, slender. 'His lathy falchion.' West.

We may reasonably conclude a right and left lat a district or division of a county.) A part Lathyrus (lath'i-rus), n. (Ancient Greek orality in the ark or naval edifice of Noah. or large division of a county comprising

name of a kind of pulse.] A large genus Sir T. Browne

several hundreds, a term now confined to of elegant often climbing plants, natives Laterally (latér-al-li), adv. In a lateral

the county of Kent, in which there are five of the northern hemisphere and of South manner, direction, or position; sideways. of these lathes or divisions.

America, nat. order Leguminosæ, sub-order Laterally or sideways. Sir T. Browne.

Lath-and-plaster (lath'and-plas-tér), a. Papilionacea. They have pinnate leaves, Lateran (lat'er-an), n. One of the churches

Pertaining to or resembling a partition leafy stipules, and often showy solitary or at Rome, built originally by Constantine formed of lath and plaster only; hence,

racemose flowers of various hues. Many of the Great, and dedicated to St. John of

flimsy; unsubstantial; as, a lath-and-plaster these plants are ornamental, such as the Lateran It is the episcopal church of the edifice.

sweet-pea (L. odoratus) and the everlastingpope, and the principal church of Rome.

Lath-brick (läth'brik), n. A kind of brick pea (L. latifolius), and some useful as agriIt has a palace and other buildings annexed

22 inches long and 6 inches broad, used in cultural plants. There are several British to it Eleven ecclesiastical councils, called

kilns to dry malt on. Lath-bricks are so species. Lateran councils, have been held in the named from being used as a substitute for Latialite (la'shal-īt), n. (L. Latium, and palace. Every newly-elected pope takes laths,

Gr. lithos, a stone.) A name given to the minsolemn possession of the church, and from Lathe (lāru), n. [Icel. löth, Dan, lad, a lathe, eral hauyne, from its being found in the its balcony the pope bestows his blessing on drejelad, a turning-lathe. The word may

volcanic earths of that part of Italy correthe people. The site on which the buildings have at first meant a frame or framework; sponding to the ancient Latium. of the Lateran stand originally belonged to

comp. Dan. lade, a shed, G. lade, a box, la Latian (lä'shi-an), a. Belonging or relating Plautius Lateranus, who was put to death

den, a booth; so G. drechselbank, lit. turning to Latium, one of the districts or countries by Nero: hence the name. bench. In second sense it corresponds with

of ancient Italy; Latin. Latered, t a. Delayed. Chaucer.

Sw. and G. lade, a lay or lathe in a loom.) No writer of British birth is reckoned among the Laterifolious (la'tėr-i-fo'li-us), a. (L. latus, 1. A machine for turning and polishing flat,

masters of Latian poetry.

Macaulay. lateris, side, and folium, leaf. ] In bot. grow round, cylindrical, oval, and every interme- Latibulize (la-tib'ū-liz), v.i. (L. latibulum, ing on the side of a leaf at the base; as, a diate form of body in wood, ivory, metals, a hiding-place.) To retire into a den, burlaterifolious flower.

&c., the object worked on receiving a rotary row, or cavity, and lie dormant in winter; Laterigrada (la’tér-i-grā"da), n. pl. [L. latus, motion; it is also used in glass-cutting and to retreat and lie hid. (Rare.) lateris, a side, and gradior, to advance.) A earthenware manufacture.-2. That part of The tortoise latibulizes in October. Shamu. family of spiders which stitch leaves to a loom in which the reed is fixed, and by the Latibulum (la-tib'ū-lum), n. [L., from lateo, gether and make no web, but run sideways movements of which the west-threads are or backwards, and occasionally throw out

to lie hid. ] A hiding-place; a cave; a burlaid parallel to each other, shot after shot,

row. adhesive threads to entrap their prey. in the process of weaving. According to the Laticiferous (lat-i-sif'er-us), a. (L. lates, Laterite (latér-it), n. [L. later, a brick or greater or less impulse of the lathe the weft tile.) An argillaceous sandstone found in

sap, and fero, to bear.) In bot. bearing or is laid more or less closely together in the South India and Ceylon. It is a compound

containing latex or elaborated sap.-Laticiplane of the web. Called also Batten and of clay and oxide of iron, and is formed by

ferous vessels or tissue, anastomosing vessels Lay. - Driplex lathe, a lathe which works

or tubes which contain the latex or sap. the disintegration of trap or volcanic rocks,

on two turning tools at once.-Blanchard's but most frequently of gneiss. It is gener

This tissue has been more recently termed lathe, one for turning objects of an irregular ally of a reddish colour, due to the iron.


form, as lasts, gun-stocks, &c., after a given Laticlave (la'ti-klāv), n. (L. laticlaviumLaterite, Lateritic (lat'er-it, lat-ér-it'ik), a. form. ---Foot-lathe, one driven by a treadle Pertaining to or characterized by laterite.

latus, broad, and clavus, a stripe on cloth.) worked by the foot. -Hand-lathe, one not *The laterite formation of the east coast of

A broad stripe of purple on the fore part of having an automatic feed. - Throw-lathe, Southern India.' Nature. • The lateritic

the tunic worn by Roman senators, and seryone in which the mechanic drives the lathe

ing as a mark of their rank. deposits of Madras.' Nature.

with one hand, holding the cutting tool with Laticostate (lā - ti-kost'ät), a. Lateritious (la-ter-i'shus), a. [L. lateritius,

(L. latus, the other. from later, à brick.) Like bricks; of the Lathe, n. [Icel. hlatha, Dan. lade, a barn.) Latidentate (lā-ti-dent'át), a. (L. latus, and

broad, and costa, a rib.) Broad-ribbed. colour of bricks.- Lateritious sediment, a

A barn or granary.

Chaucer. (Obsolete or sediment in urine resembling brick-dust,

dens, a tooth.) Broad-toothed. northern English.) observed after the crisis of fevers and at the Lathe-bed (láth'bed), n.

Latifoliate, Latifolious (la-ti-fo'li-āt, la

That part of a termination of gouty paroxysms.

ti-loʻli-us), a. (L. latus, and folium, a leaf.]

lathe on which the poppet-head slides. Broad-leaved, as a plant. Lates (la'tez), n. (Gr. latos, the name of a Lathee (läth-7'), n. A pole; a stake. [Anglo- Latimert (lat'im-er), 1. fish inhabiting the Nile.) One of the most

[A corruption of Indian.)

Latiner. delicately flavoured of the fish of the Nile,

See extract below.) An interSometimes a peasant runs away with a long lathee belonging to the perch family; the Nile

preter. or stick over his shoulder.

W. H. Russell. perch (Perca Lates or Lates niloticus). It

Latimer is used by Sir Edward Coke for an inter

preter. Lathen (läth'en), a. Made of lath. Lathen sometimes grows to the length of 3 feet.

It seems that the word is mistaken and dagger.' Ainsworth.

should be Laliser, because heretofore he that unLatescence (la-tes'ens), n. The quality or condition of being latescent, or of withdrawLather (latH'ér),n. (A. Sax. leathor, leathur,

derstood Latin, which in the time of the Romans was

the prevailing language, might be a good interpreter. ing or being concealed from public view or a kind of nitre or soap, whence leathor-wyrt,

Facob. cognizance.

soapwort; comp. Icel. lauthr, löthr, the froth Latin (la'tin), a. [L. Latinus, from Latium,

or foam of sea water, and also a kind of nitre the district of Italy in which Rome was This obscuration can be conceived in every infinite degree between incipient lavescence and irrecover

or soap used in washing; Sw. lodder, soap. ] built.) 1. Pertaining to the Latins, a people ab.e latency.

Sir W. Hamilton.

1. Foam or froth made by soap moistened of Latium in Italy; Roman; as, the Latin

with water. --- 2. Foam or froth from profuse language. -2. Pertaining to or composed in Latescent (la-tes'ent), a. Lying hid; latent;

sweat, as of a horse.

the language spoken by the Latins or Ronot obvious to view or cognizance.

Lather (laru'ér), v.i. To form a foam with mans; as, a Latin grammar; a Latin idiom. It is too familiar to be notorious, lying, in fact, un. soap and water; to become froth or frothy -Latin Church, the Western Church; the expressed and latescent in every concrete applica matter.

Christian church in Italy, France, Spain, ton. Sir W. Hamilton. Choose water pure,

and other countries where the Latin lanLatewake (lát'wāk), n. A corruption of Such as will lather cold with soap. Baynard.

guage was introduced, as distinct from the Lichwake (which see).

Lather (laTH'er), v.t. [A. Sax. lethrian, to Greek or Eastern Church. Lateward (lát'werd), adv. Somewhat late.

anoint. See the noun.] To spread over with Latin (la'tin), n. 1. A native or inhabitant (Rare.)


of Latium.-2. The language of the ancient Lateward (lát'werd), a. Somewhat late; 'Tis waste of soap to lather an ass.

Romans.-3. An exercise in schools, conbackward. Lateward fruit.' Huloet. (Rare.)

Macmillan's Nag.

sisting in turning English into Latin. Latex (la'teks), n. [L., a fluid juice.] In Lather (latx'ér), v.t. To beat; to leather.

In learning farther his syntaxis, he shall not use bot. the elaborated sap of plants contained in (Vulgar.)

the common order in schools for making of Latins. peculiar anastomosing vessels, called latici- Lathing (läth'ing), n. A covering or lining

Ascham. ferous or cinenchymatous. The white milky of laths for walls, &c.; the act of covering Latin (la’tin), v.t. To turn into Latin. The fluid that exudes from the cut stalk of a with laths.

well latined apology in his behalf.' Fuller. dandelion and of many Euphorbiaceæ is the Lathræa (läth-rē'a), n. {From Gr. lathraios, Latint (la'tin), v.i. To use Latin words or elaborated sap or latex.

concealed, in allusion to the plants being phrases. Lath (láth), n. (A. Sax. latta, lætta, D. and G. found in concealed places.) A genus of

Latinism (la'tin-izm), n. A Latin idiom; a latte, Fr. latte, It. latta, a lath, a pole, &c. plants, nat, order Orobanchacex, or broom mode of speech peculiar to the Latins. It is not known whether the word is origin

rape tribe.

L. squamaria, or toothwort, is Milton has made use of frequent transpositions, ally Teutonic or Romance.) 1. A thin narrow a British parasitical plant, growing on the Latinisms, antiquated words and phrases.

Addison. board or slip of wood that is nailed to the roots of trees and shrubs. It has a simple rafters of a building to support the tiles or fleshy erect stem, a foot or less in height, Latinist (la'tin-ist), n. One skilled in Latin. covering.-2. A thin narrow slip of wood with fleshy scale-like bracts in place of

He left school a good Latinist. Macaulay. that is nailed to the studs to support the leaves, and drooping flesh-coloured flowers. Latinistic (la-tin-ist’ik), a. Of or pertaining plastering; also, a thin cleft piece of wood This occurs throughout Europe and in Asia: to Latin; in a Latin style or idiom, Coleused in slating, tiling, and plastering. There there are two other species, one West Euro ridge. are two sorts of laths, single and double, the pean, the other Japanese.

Latinitaster (la-tin'i-tas-tér), n. One who former being barely 1 inch, while the latter Lath-reeve,t Lath-revet (läth'rēv), n. (See has a smattering of Latin. are inch thick. Pantile laths are long LATH and REEVE.) An officer in the Anglo- Latinity (la-tin'i-ti), n. The Latin tongue, square pieces of fir on which the pantiles Saxon government, who presided over a style, or idiom, or the use thereof; specifhang.-Lath and plaster, a kind of slight part or division of a county called a lath. cally, purity of the Latin style or idiom. partition formed by lath and plaster alone. Lath-splitter (läth'split-ér), n. One who Latinization (la'tin-iz-ä"shon), n. The act I traced the blood of the rats)... through splits wood into laths.

of rendering into Latin. the openings of the lath and plaster.' May- Lath-splitting (läth'split-ing), 1h. The act Latinize (la'tin-īz), v.t. pret. & pp. latinized; hew.-- Dagger of lath. See under DAGGER. or occupation of making laths.

ppr. latinizing. 1. To translate into Latin.

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