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2. To give Latin terminations or forms to, Latitudinarian (lat'i-tūd-in-a"ri-an), a. (Fr. Shaven latten, a thinner kind of latten. as to foreign words.

latitudinaire.] 1. Embracing a wide circle Roll latten, latten polished on both sides Terms and phrases that are latinized. Watts. or range; not confined by narrow limits ; ready for use. Simmonds.-3. Tin-plate. Latinize (la'tin-iz), v.i. To use words or

having a wide scope; free.

Latten-brass (lat'en-bras), n. Milled brass, phrases borrowed from the Latin.

Låtudinarian love will be expensive, and there

reduced to different thicknesses, according fore I would be informed what is to be gotten by it. to the uses the sheets are intended for. I am liable to be charged that I latinise too much.


Latter (lat'er), a. (An irregular comparative Latinlyt (la'tin-li), adv. So as to under2. Characterized by freedom, independence,

of late.) 1. Coming or happening after stand and write Latin; with purity of Latin

or want of respect for the usual standards something else; more late or recent: opposed style. Heylin.

of belief or opinion; lax in religious prin to former; as, the former and latter rain; Lationt (lā’shon), n. [L. latio, lationis, from

ciples or views; free-thinking; liberal; as, former or latter harvest. latum, used as the supine of fero, to bear.]

latitudinarian opinions or doctrines. Spe Thus will this latter, as the former, world, The act of bearing or carrying from one cifically, in Eng. hist. applied to a member Still tend from bad to worse.

Milton, place to another; transportation; transla

of the Anglican Church who denied or tion. doubted the divine right and the origin of

2. Mentioned the last of two.

The difference between reason and revelationLatirostrous (lat-i-ros'trus), a. (L. latus, Episcopacy. "Latitudinarian prelates, who

and in what sense the latter is superior. Watts. broad, and rostrum, beak.) Having a broad

had not been ashamed to correspond with beak, as a fowl. Doddridge, and to shake hands with Whis

3. Modern; lately done or past; as, in these ton.' Macaulay.

latter ages. Latiseptæ (lat-i-sep'tē), n. pl. [L. latus,

Full of rumination sad, broad, and septum, a hedge, a partition.] In Latitudinarian (lat'i-tüd-in-a" ri-an), n. bot. cruciferous plants having the dissepi1. One who is liberal or not bigoted in his

Laments the weakness of these latter times.

Thomson. ment broad in proportion to the thickness

notions; one who has no respect for com 4. † Last; latest; final. between the valves. monly accepted doctrines or opinions; spe

Embrace his neck,

And in his bosom spend my latter gasp. cifically, in theol. one who departs in opinion

Shak. Latish (låt'ish), a. Somewhat late. Latitancy (lā'ti-tan-si), n. [L. latitans, la

from the strict principles of orthodoxy; or Latter-day Saint (lat'er-då sånt), n. See titantis, ppr. of latito, to lie hid, from lateo. one who indulges a latitude of thinking and MORMON. See LATENT.] The state of lying concealed;

interpretation. — 2. In the English Church, Latterly (lat'er-li), adv. 1. Of late; in time the state of lurking. Sir T. Browne.

one who denies or doubts the

divine right not long past; lately.-2. Ultimately; at last. Latitant (lā'ti-tant), a. Lurking; lying hid;

or origin of Episcopacy, though he admits It was by crushing a formidable resistance of this concealed; latent. Sir T. Browne.

its expediency: specifically applied to cer kind that Taiko acquired his ascendancy latterly. Latitat (lá'ti-tat), n. (L., he lurks.) A writ tain members of the church in the time of

Brougham. (now abolished) by which a person was Charles II.

Lattermath (latér-math), n. [Latter and summoned into the King's Bench to answer, They wished that things might have been carried

math. See Mow.] The latter mowing; as on the supposition that he lay concealed. with more moderation, and they continued to keep

that which is mowed after a former mowup a good correspondence with those who differed

ing; aftermath. Every power conferred by the law was therefore from them in opinion, and allowed a great freedom

The latter-math has less subbrought to bear upon them; some were served with both in philosophy and in divinity; from whence notices to quit; some with processes for rent; some they were called men of latitude; and upon this,

stance, succulence, and frawith a legal document called a latitat. men of narrow thoughts fastened upon them the

grance than the summer crop. W. S. Trench. name of latůudinarians.


Bp. Burnet. Latitation (lā-ti-tā'shon), n.

Lattern (lat'èrn), n. Same A lying in Latitudinarianism (lat'i-tūd-in-ā"ri-an

as Lectern. concealment. izm), n. Freedom or liberality of opinion,

Lattice (lat'is), n. (Fr. Latitude (lat'i-tūd), n. (Fr.; L. latitudo, particularly in theology; laxity or indiffer

lattis, from latte,lath. See from latus, broad, wide. See extract under

ence in regard to religious doctrines. 4.) 1. Extent from side to side, or distance

Lattice-work, from a LATH.] 1. Any work of

Fierce sectarianism bred fierce latitudinarianism. window in Cairo. wood or iron made by sidewise from a given point or line; breadth;

De Quincey. width. He (Ammonius Saccas) plunged into the wildest

crossing laths, rods, or Provided the length do not exceed the latitude. latitudinarianism or opinion, and availed himself

bars, and forming open chequered or reticuWotton.

of the great name of Plato in order to attach autho lated work.-2. Anything made of or covered

rity and importance to his pantheistic creed. 2. Room; space; as, here there was little lati

with strips interwoven so as to form a sort

F. S. Harford. tude for motion.-3. In astron, the distance

of net-work; as, (a) a window made of of a star north or south of the ecliptic, Latitudinous (lat-i-tūd'in-us), a. Having laths or strips of iron which cross one anmeasured on that secondary to the eclíptic

latitude or large extent. which passes through the body. Secondaries Laton,t n. (Sp.] Latten; a kind of mixed to the ecliptic are called circles of celestial

metal of the colour of brass. Chaucer. latitude, and parallels to the ecliptic are

Latour (la-tör), n. A celebrated Bordeaux called parallels of celestial latitude.-4. In

wine from Château Latour, between Julien

and Pauillac. geog. the distance of any place on the globe north or south of the equator, mea

Latrantt (lä'trant), a. (See LATRATE.) Barksured on its meridian; any distance mea

ing; noisily clamouring. The latrant race. gured on a meridian; as, the ship sailed

Tickell. through 30° of latitude. It is called north

Latratet (lā'trāt), v. i. (L. latro, latratum, or south according as the place is on the

to bark.] To bark as a dog. north or south side of the

equator. The Latration t (la-trā'shon), n. A barking highest or greatest latitude is 90°, that is, Latreutical (la-trūt'ik-al),

a. (Gr. latreuo, at the poles. The latitude of a place is easily

to serve, to minister.) Acting in the capafound, as, for instance, by measuring the

city of a servant; ministering; relating to altitude of the pole-star. See LONGITUDE.

or constituted by latria. Bp. Hall. The ancients supposed the torrid and the frigid Latria (la-tri'a), n. [L., from Gr. latreia, zones to be uninhabitable and even impenetrable

service.) The highest kind of worship, or by man, but while the earth, as known to them, was that paid to God: distinguished by Roman bounded westwardly by the Atlantic Ocean, it ex. Catholics from dulia, or the inferior worship tended indefinitely towards the east. The dimen

paid to saints. See DULIA. sions of the habitable world, then (and ancient geo. graphy embraced only the home of man, olouper). Latrine (la-trēn'), n. (L. latrina, lavatrina,

Lattice-window, Cairo. were much greater measured from west to east than a bath, a water-closet, from lavo, to wash.] from north to south. Accordingly, early geographers A privy; a water-closet.

other like net-work, so as to called the greater dimension, or the east and west Latrobite (la-trob'it), 1. [From Latrobe, &

ave open inline, the length, longitude, of the earth, the shorter

terstices. It is only used when air rather dimension, or the north and south line, they denomipersonal name.) A pink or rose-red mineral

than light is to be admitted. Such windows nated its breadth, latitude.

G. P. Marsh. allied to felspar, and occurring in indistinct were once general in England. 5. Extent of meaning; wideness, comprecrystals or massive, associated with felspar,

The mother of Sisera looked out at a window, and hensiveness, or looseness of application; as, mica, and calc-spar.

cried through the lattice, the words will not bear this latitude of conLatrocination (la-tro'si-nā"shon),n. (From

Judg. v. 28. struction. L. latro, a robber.) The act of robbing; a

(6) A blind for a window constructed in a depredation. Then, in comes the benign latitude of the doctrine

similar way.-3. In her.

a bordure formed of of good-will, and cuts asunder all those hard pinch Latrociniumt (la - tro-sin'i-um), n. [L.] ing cords. South. 1. The prerogative of adjudging and exe

perpendicular and hori6. Extent of deviation from a standard; free- Latrocinyt (lat'ro-si-ni), n. L. latrocinium, cuting thieves.-2. Larceny; theft.

zontal bars, either inter

laced or not. dom from rules or limits; laxity. In human actions, there are no degrees and prerobbery, from latro, a robber.

Lattice (lat'is), v.t. pret. cise natural limits described, but a latitude is in. CENY.) Theft; larceny.

& pp. latticed; ppr. lat. dulged. Jer. Taylor. Latten (lat'en), n. (Fr. laiton, Sp. laton,

ticing. 1. To give the 7. Extent; size; amplitude; scope. brass; It. latta, tin-plate; probably kindred

form or appearance of a I pretend not to treat of them in their full latitude. forms to E. lath, the name being given on

lattice to.-2. To furnish Lattice.

with a lattice.-To latLocke. account of the material being used in flat --Parallels of latitude, small circles parallel pieces or plates. See LATH.] 1. A fine kind

tice up, t to hide from to the equator. - Difference of latitude of of brass or bronze anciently used for crosses

the light of day; to render obscure; to two places, the arc of the meridian inter and candlesticks, brasses of sepulchral


Alexander was adorned with most excellent vir. cepted between their parallels of latitude. monuments, &c.

tues. ... Therein he hath latticed up Cæsar. _Middle latitude sailing, a combination of The hau'boy not as now with lattex bound.

North, plane and parallel sailing, so named from

B. Jonson. Lattice-bridge (latis-brij), 1.. A bridge so the use of the middle latitude; that is, the 2. As a modern commercial term, thin named from having its sides constructed latitude of the parallel which is equally metal; metal in sheets or strips, especially with cross-framing so as to resemble latticedistant from the parallel left and the one sheet or plate brass or thin plates of mixed work. See BRIDGE. arrived at.

metal. Black latten, brass composed of Lattice-girder (lat'is-gèrd-ér), n. A girder Latitudinal (lat-i-tūd'in-al), a. Pertaining copper and zinc in milled sheets, used by of which the web consists of diagonal pieces to latitude; in the direction of latitude. braziers, and for drawing into wire. — arranged like lattice-work.

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Lattice-leaf, Lattice-plant (lat'is-lēf, lat'. lachen, to laugh. In pronunciation the An exclamation expressing wonder or sur-
is-plant), n. A very remarkable aquatic final consonantal sound has changed from prise. 'Lauk, Mr. W., how you do frighten
plant of Madagascar (Ouvirandra fenestra guttural to labial in England-not in Scot one!' Dickens.
lis), by some referred to the nat. order Jun land; compare in this respect enough, trough, Laumonite, Laumontite (la'mon-it, la'-
caginaceæ, by others to the Naiadaceæ, and &c.] 1. To make the noise and exhibit the mont-īt), n. Efflorescent zeolite: so called
noteworthy for the structure of its leaves. features which are characteristic of mirth from Laumont, its discoverer. It is found
The blade resembles lattice-work or open in the human species; to make that conyul in laminated masses, in groups of prismatic
needle-work, the longitudinal ribs being sive or chuckling noise which sudden merri crystals, or prismatic distinct concretions.

ment excites. — 2. In poetry, to be gay; to Exposed to dry air it disintegrates.
appear gay, cheerful, pleasant, lively, or Launce (läns), n. A name common to two

species of Ammodytes or sand-eels; the A. Then laugks the childish year with flow'rets crown'd. lancea, Cuvier (the small-mouthed launce

Dryden, or riggle), and the A. tobianus, Linn. (wide-Laugh and lay down, an old game at cards,

mouthed launce or hornel). They have their in which the winner laid down his cards

name from their lance-like form. See SANDand laughed, or was supposed to laugh, at

EEL. his luck. - To laugh at, to ridicule; to treat Launcet (läns), n. [L. lanz, lancis, plate, a with some degree of contempt.

scale of a balance.) Balance. No fool to laugh at, which he valued more. Pope. Need teacheth her this lesson hard and rare, -To laugh in the sleeve, to laugh privately,

That fortune all in equall launce doth sway. and so as not to be observed, especially Launcet (läns), n. Same as Lance.

Spenser. countenance: it generally implies some de Launcegayt (läns'gā), n. Same as Lancegay.

gree of contempt. To laugh out of the other Launch (lànsh), v.i."(Also written lanch, a Lattice Plant (Ouvirandra fenestralis).

form of lance; Fr. lancer, O. Fr. lanchier, to side or corner of the mouth, to laugh on the wrong side of the mouth, to weep or cry; to

throw or dart.] 1. To throw, as a lance; to crossed by tendrils, and the interstices be be made to feel regret, vexation, or disap

dart; to let fly. tween them open. Written also Lace-leaf. pointment, especially after exhibiting a

At him he launch'd his spear and pierc'd his breast.

Dryden, Lattice-window (latsis-win-do), n. Same boastful or exultant spirit.

2. To pierce or cut with, or as with, a lance; as Lattice, 2 (a). Laugh (läf), n. The convulsion caused by

to lance. Shak, Lattice - work' (lat'is-werk), n. Same as merriment; an inarticulate expression of

As gentle hynd, whose sides with cruel steele Lattice, 1. sudden mirth peculiar to man.

Through launched, forth her bleeding sides does Lauch (lach). Scotch form of Laugh. But feigns a laugh, to see me search around,


Spenser. Laud (lad), n. (From L. laus, laudis, praise;

And by that laugh the willing fair is found. Pope.

3. To move or cause to slide from the land from a root clu, seen also in L. clamare, Laugh (läf), v.t. 1. To express by laughing. into the water; to plunge into; as, to launch W. clod, Ir. cloth, praise, fame; the L. laus The large Achilles, on his pressed bed lolling, a ship. has lost the initial guttural.] 1. Praise; From his deep chest laughs out a loud applause. With stays and cordage last he rigg'd the ship, commendation; an extolling in words; hon

And, roli'd on levers, launch'd her in the deep.

Pope, 2. To ridicule or deride: with out or down; ourable mention. (Rare.)

. as, to laugh one out of his fancies; to laugh 4. To put out into, or as into, another sphere And give to dust, that is a little gilt, More laud than gilt o'er-dusted. Shak.

a scheme down.-To laugh to scorn, to de of duty, another field of activity, or the 2. That part of divine worship which con

ride; to treat with mockery, contempt, and like; as, to launch one on the world. sists in praise. — 3. Music, or a song in praise Laughable (läf'a-bl), a. scorn. Neh. ii. 19.

Launch (länsh), v.i. 1. To move or glide or honour of any one.

That may justly forward, as a ship into the water. -2. To

excite laughter; as, a laughable story; a enter on another field of activity, another She chanted snatches of old lauds. Shak. laughable scene.

sphere of duty, or the like; as, to launch 4. pl. In the R. Cath. Ch. the second service

Though men may bicker with the things they love,

into the wide world.-3. To expatiate in of the day said after nocturns, and usually They would not make them laughable in all eyes. language; as, to launch into a wide field of included in the term matins : so called be

Tennyson. discussion. cause of the psalms of praise with which it SYN. Risible, ridiculous, ludicrous, comical,

Launching into divers inquiries about providence. concludes. droll, mirthful.

Barrow. Laud (lad), v.t. (L. laudo, to praise.] To Laughableness (läf'a-bl-nes), n. The qua- Launch (länsh), n. 1. The sliding or movepraise in words alone, or with words and lity of being laughable.

ment of a ship from the land into the water, singing; to celebrate. Laughably (låt'a-bli), adv. In a manner to on ways prepared for the purpose.

"The Praise the Lord, all ye Gentiles; and laud him, all excite laughter.

launch of a ship is the act of launching her. ye people.

Rom. xv. II. Laugher (läf'er), n. 1. One who laughs or Young.-2. A kind of boat, longer, lower, and Laudability (ląd-a-bil'i-ti), n. The quality is fond of merriment.

more flat-bottomed than a long-boat. It is of being laudable; laudableness. (Rare.)

The laughers are much the majority. Pope. the largest boat carried by a man-of-war. Laudable (ląd'a-bl), a. (L. laudabilis, from 2. A variety of Arabian pigeon, so named Launching-ways (länsh'ing-wāz), n. pl. See laudo, to praise. See LAUD.) 1. Praise from its cry: it resembles the wild rock

BILGE-WAYS. worthy; commendable; as, laudable motives; pigeon, but is smaller.

Laund,t Lawndt (land), 1. [See LAWN.] laudable actions.

Laughing -gas (läf'ing-gas), n. Nitrous An open place in a wood; an unploughed By this laudable ambition the taste of the

public is oxide, or protoxide of nitrogen : so called plain; a park; a field. improved.

Is. Taylor because, when inhaled, it usually produces Under this thick-grown brake we'll shroud ourselves, 2. Healthy; healthful; salubrious. 'Laud exhilaration.

For through this laund anon the deer will come.

Shak. able animal juices.' Arbuthnot.

Laughing-goose (läf'ing-gös), n. A species Launder (län'der), n. (Contr. from 0. E. Laudableness (ląd'a-bl-nes), n. The quality of goose, the Anser albifrons. of being laudable; praiseworthiness; lauda- Laughingly (läf'ing-li), adv. In a laughing

lavander, from Fr. lavandier, lavandière,

from laver, L. lavo, to wash. ) 1. One bility; as, the laudableness of designs, pur or merry way; with laughter. poses, motives, or actions. Laughing-stock (läf'ing-stok), 12.

who washes; a washerwoman. - 2. A long A person

trough used by miners to receive the powLaudably (ląd'a-bli), adv. In a laudable or thing that is an object of ridicule; a butt

dered ore from the box where it is beaten. manner.

for laughter or jokes. Laudanum (ląd'a-num), n. [From L. lada

Launder (län'der), v.t. To wash; to wet. When he talked, he talked nonsense, and made him

'Laund'ring the silken figures in the brine.' num, the resinous juice obtained from the self the laughing-stock of his hearers. Macaulay.

Shak, shrub lada. See LADANUM.] Opium pre- Laughsome (laf'sum), a. Merry; cheerful; Launderer (län'dér-ér), n. (See LAUNDER. ] pared in spirit of wine by maceration, as, laughsome glee.

A man who follows the business of washing straining and filtering; tincture of opium. Laughter (läf'ter), n. (A. Sax. hleahtor;

clothes. - Dutchman's laudanum, the Passifora comp. Icel. hlátr,o.H.G.hiantar. See LAUGH.) Laundress (län'dres), n. (Fem. form from rubra, a plant which grows in Jamaica. An expression of mirth, manifested chiefly

launder (which see). ) A female whose emThe tincture of the flowers is used as a sub in certain convulsive and partly involuntary stitute for opium. actions of the muscles of respiration, by

ployment is to wash and dress clothes; a

washerwoman. Laudation (ląd-a'shon), n. Praise; com means of which the air, being expelled from

Laundress (län'dres), v. i. (From the noun.) mendation.

the chest in a series of jerks, produces a

To practise washing. Laudative (ląd'āt-iv), n. [L. laudativus, succession of short abrupt sounds, certain Laundry (lån’dri), 1. (Contr. for lavandery. from laudo, to praise." See LAUD.) A pane movements of the muscles of the face, and

See LAUNDER, naj 1. The act of washing; gyric; a eulogy. (Rare.) often of other parts of the body also taking

a washing. Bacon.-2. The place or room I mean to make no panegyric or laudative. Bacon. place; also, any expression of merriment per

where clothes are washed and dressed.

ceivable in the countenance, as in the eyes. Laudativet (lad'át-iv), a. Laudatory. Bacon.

3. A launder or laundress. [Intentionally Laudator (Lad-åt'ér), n.

Laughter is generally excited by things 1. One who lauds;

erroneous form.)

which are of a ridiculous or ludicrous nature, a lauder.-2. In law, an arbitrator.

There dwells one Mistress Quickly, which is in the the ultimate cause being usually attributed Laudatory (ląd'a-to-ri), a. Containing or

manner of his nurse, or his dry nurse, or his cook, or

to the perception of some incongruity, expressing praise; tending to praise.


his laundry. This psalm : : :

though mere incongruity is not always suf- Laundry-maid (lån'dri-mād), n. A female is laudatory, setting forth and celebrating the power and greatness of God, for ficient. It may also be caused, especially in

servant who attends the laundry. which he is to be praised.


the young, by tickling; it also accompanies Laura (la'ra), n. [Gr. laura, an alley, lane, Laudatory (ląd'a-to-ri), n. That which con

hysteria, and sometimes extreme grief.
Laughterless (läf' tèr-les), a. Without

cloister; hence, a hermitage, a monastery.) tains or expresses praise.

Formerly, and especially in the Levant, a laughter; not laughing. A Laudatory of itself obtruded in the very first

collection of cells or hermitages separated word.

Laugh-worthy (låf'wer-Thi), a. Deserving

from each other, where the monks did not Lauder (lad' ér) n. One who lauds or to be laughed at; laughable.

live in community, but each provided for praises.

They laugh'd at his laugh-worthy fate. B. Jonson. himself, all being at the same time under Laugh (läf), 0.i. (A. Sax. hleahhan, hlehhan, Laughy (läf'i), a. Inclined or disposed to one superior. hlikhan, to laugh; comp. Goth. hlahjan, laughter. Thackeray.

Lauracea (la-rā'sē-ē), n. pl. [L. laurus, a lau0.H.G. hlahhan, Icel. hlæja, D. lagchen, G. Lauk (lak), interj. (A euphemism for Lord.] rel.) A natural order of apetalous exogens,





consisting entirely of trees and shrubs, inha poisonous, the poisonous principle contained Lavaret (la'va-ret), n. [Fr.) A fish of the biting the warmer parts of the world, and in in it being prussic acid.

salmon kind, the gwyniad, Coregonus Penmost cases aromatic. They have insignifi. Laurencia (la-ren'si-a), n. A genus of alga, nantii (C. lavaretus, Linn.). cant flowers; the perianth is deeply cleft, having a solid cartilaginous, round or com- Lavatera (la-va-tēʻra), n. [Named by De four to ten lobed; the stamens are definite, pressed, inarticulate, compound, pinnate or Tournefort in honour of his friends the two and the fruit (a berry or drupe) is inde rarely forked frond, studded with ovate cap Lavaters, famous physicians and naturalists hiscent; the two or four celled anthers open sules opening by a terminal pore. L. pin of Zurich. ) A genus containing about by recurved valves. Cinnamon, cassia, sas natifida is the well known pepper-dulse. eighteen species of trees, shrubs, and annual safras, and camphor are products of the Laurenciaceæ (la - ren'si-asē-ė), n. pl. A and perennial herbs, natives of the temperorder. The best known species is the Lau nat. order of rose - spored alga, belonging ate parts of the Old World and Australia, rus nobilis, or sweet-bay.

to the series with tufted spore-threads. and belonging to the nat. order Malvaceae. Laureate (la'rē-át), a. '[L. laureatus, from The genus Laurencia is the type. See LAU It is readily distinguished from Malva by laurea, a laurel.] Decked or invested with RENCIA.

the three to six bracteoles, which are united laurel. Laureate hearse.' Milton. Laurentian (la-ren'shi-an), a. In geol. a at the base, forming an epicalyx. The spe

Soft on her lap her laureate son reclines. Pope. term applied to a vast series of stratified cies are tomentose or hairy plants, with - Poet laureate, (a) in the English univer and crystalline rocks of gneiss, mica-schist, lobed or angular leaves and often showy sities, one who received an honourable de quartzite, serpentines and limestones, about flowers, which are axillary and solitary or gree at a university for grammar, including 40,000 feet in thickness, discovered by Sir in terminal racemes. L. arborea, or sea poetry and rhetoric, so called from his being W. E. Logan northward of the St. Lawrence tree-mallow, is a native of Britain, and crowned with laurel. (6) In Great Britain, in Canada. The Laurentian is the lowest grows on rocks near the sea. an officer belonging in virtue of his office to fossiliferous system of rocks. Its charac- Lavatic (lä-vat'ik), a. Consisting of or rethe royal household who was formerly re teristic and only fossil is the Eozoon cana sembling lava; lavic. quired to compose an ode annually for the dense (which see).

Lavation (la-vā'shon), n. [L. lavatio, from sovereign's birthday, for a great national Laureole,t n. Spurge-laurel. Chaucer. lavo.] A washing or cleansing. Hakewill. victory, and the like--a requirement discon- Laurer,t n. Laurel. Chaucer.

Lavatory (la'va-to-ri), a. Washing or cleantinued since the

reign of George III., the Laurestine (lafres-tīn), n. Same as Laurus sing by washing. post being now a sinecure. A tierce of tine.

Lavatory (la'va-to-ri), 1. [See LAVE.) 1. A canary was formerly part of the emolu- Lauriferous (lą-rif'er-us), a. (L. laurus, room or place for washing.-2. A wash or ments, but this has been changed to a money laurel, and fero, to bear.) Producing or lotion for a diseased part.-3. A place where payment. bringing laurel.

_gold is obtained by washing. Laureate (la'rē-at), n. One crowned with Laurin, Laurine (la'rin), n. (C22H3003.) Lavaturet (la'va-tūr), n. A wash or lotion. laurel; a poet laureate.

An acrid, fatty, and bitter principle con Holland. Alas! few verses touch their nicer ear, tained in the berries of the laurel.

Lave (lāv), v.t. pret. & pp. laved; ppr. lavThey scarce can bear their laureate twice a year. Laurus (la'rus), n. (L.) A genus of plants, ing. (Fr. laver, L. lavo, to wash, to bathe;

Pope. of which the bay-laurel is the type. See akin to Gr. louo, to wash.) To wash; to Laureate (la'rē-at), v.t. pret. & pp. laur LAUREL.

bathe. 'To lave her dainty hands.' Shak. eated; ppr. laureating. 1. To honour with a Laurustine, Laurustinus (lafrus-tin, la Whose walls the silent waters lave.' Parnell. degree in the university, and a wreath of laurel.-2. To invest with the office of poet

rus-ti'nus), n. A plant, Viburnum Tinus, a Lave (lāv), v.i. 1. To wash one's self; to laureate. Pope.

popular garden evergreen shrub or tree, na bathe.

tive of the South of Europe. Laureateship (la'rē-at-ship), n. Office of a Lautu (la'tü), n. (Peruv. llautu.] A band

Ever since I heedlessly did lave
In thy deceitful stream.

Keats. laureate; the post of a poet laureate.

of cotton twisted and worn on the head of Laureation (lą-rē-ā'shon), n. The act of

2. To wash, as the sea, on the beach or at the Inca of Peru as a badge of royalty.

the base of a rock. crowning with laurel; the act of conferring Lava (lä'vä), n. (It., from L. lavo, to wash. a degree in a university, together with a

These waters blue that round you lave. Byron. wreath of laurel an honour formerly con

The general term for all rock-matter that

flows in a molten state from volcanoes, Lave (lāv), v.t. [A. Sax. lafian, to sprinkle ferred for excellence in poetry and rhetoric. and which when cooled down forms varie

water, allied to L. lavo, to wash, and proOn which occasions (ie. taking degrees in gram ties of tufa, trachyte, trachytic green

bably to Icel. laug, a bath.] 1. To throw up mar) a wreath of laurel was presented to the new graduate, who was afterwards usually styled 'poeta stone, and basalt, according to the varying

or out, as water from any receptacle; to laureatus.'

lade out; to bale. These laureations, however, seem to proportions of felspar, hornblend, augite, have given rise to the appellation in question. &c., which enter into the composition of the

A fourth with labour laves T. Wartort.

The intruding seas, and waves ejects on waves. mass, and according to the slowness or raLaurel (la’rel), n. (O. E. laurer, lorer, Fr.

Dryden. laurier, Sp. Pr. laurel, L. laurus.) 1. A plant pidity with which it has cooled. The more

2. To pour; also to flow. rapidly this process of cooling goes on the Lave (lāv), n. [A. Sax. las, the remainder, belonging to the

more compact is the rock.-Lava beds are genus Laurus,

from læfan, to leave.) The remainder; the of two kinds, namely, contemporaneous and nat. order Lau

rest; others. [Scotch.). intrusive. A contemporaneous lava bed is Lave (lāv), v.i. raceæ, to which

[See LAVE-EARED.) To one which has been poured out over the it gives the name.

hang loosely; to flap. Bp. Hall. surface of one deposit, and covered by sub- Lave-earedt (láv'erd), a. (Lave seems allied The genus is distinguished by the sequent deposits. Such a bed is in its na

to E. lap, lappet; G. laff, laffe, the blade of tural position, and usually alters only the leaves, which

an oar, the shoulder-blade. Comp. also W. bed beneath it. The toad-stone associated have a single mid

llaf, that extends or goes round.] Having with the limestone strata of Derbyshire is rib, and by the

large pendent ears. A lave-eared asse.' twelve stamens, an example of contemporaneous lava. In

Bp. Hall. trusive beds are those which have been Laveert (la-vēr'), v.t. [D. laveren, to tack.) all of which are fertile, with two

forced up in a molten state through or be Naut. to sail back and forth; to tack. celled anthers,

tween strata, altering those on both sides. Lavement,t n. (See LAVE, to wash.] 1. The and two glands,

The sheets of dolerite occurring on Arthur's act of laving; a washing or bathing.-2. A one at each side. Seat, Edinburgh, are examples of intrusive

clyster. The sweet-bay or

lava beds. - Lava millstone, a hard and Lavender, t n. [See LAUNDER.) A washerlaurel (Laurus coarse basaltic millstone, obtained from

woman or laundress. Chaucer. nobilis of Linn.) quarries near Andernach on the Rhine.

Lavender (la'ven-der), n. (L.L. lavendula, Simmonds.--Lava ware, a kind of coarse is a native of the

lavandula, It. lavandola, lavanda, Fr. lanorth of Africa Sweet-bay (Laurus nobilis). ware resembling lava made from iron slag,

vande, G. lavandel, lavender, from L. lavo, cast into urns, tiles, table-tops, &c.

to wash-in allusion to the use made of its and south of

distilled water.) 1. An aromatic plant of Europe, and is cultivated in our gardens Lavandula (la-van'dū-la), n. [See LAVENnot only on account of its elegant appear

DER.) A genus of perennial undershrubs the genus Lavandula (which see).—2. A pale ance, but also for the aromatic fragrance

and herbs, belonging to the nat. order La blue colour with a slight mixture of gray. of its evergreen leaves. The fruit, which biatæ, natives of dry

-To lay in lavender, to lay by carefully, as is of a purple colour, and also the leaves, hilly places in the

clothes, with sprigs of lavender among Mediterranean have long been used in medicine as stimu

them; hence, to put in pledge; to pawn. lants and carminatives. The common or gion, the Canary

Good faith, rather than thou shouldst pawn a rag cherry laurel is Prunus laurocerasus, the Islands, Madeira, &c.

more, I'll lay my ladyship in lavender, if I knew There are In about


Eastward Hoe (1605). spurge-laurel the Daphne Laureola. ancient times, heroes and scholars were twenty species, with

Lavender-cotton (la'ven-der-kot-n), n. The crowned with bay leaves and berries, whence entire or pinnatifid

common name of plants of the genus Santothe terms baccalaureus and laureate. Hence leaves, and long sim

lina, nat. order Compositæ, which possesses 2. (pl.) A crown of laurel; and figuratively ple (or branched at

anthelmintic properties. The common lahonour; fame; distinction; as, to win lauthe base) spikes of

vender-cotton (s. Chamæcyparissus) is one rels on the field of battle.-3. A gold coin blue or violet near

of the most widely-spread species, and it of the reign of James I., struck in 1619, ly regular flowers,

has long been known in gardens. It is a so called from the head of the king being which are sometimes

neat erect branching bush, 1 to 2 feet high, crowned with laurel. See UNITE. topped by large col

the stems and leaves clothed with a hoary Laurel (la’rel), a. Pertaining to or consist

oured bracts, as in

pubescence. ing of laurel; as, a laurel

L. stoechas. L. spica


Lavender-thrift (la'ven-der-thrift), n. Laurelled (la'reld), a. Crowned or decofurnishes oil of spike,

plant of the genus Statice, nat. order Plumrated with laurel, or with a laurel wreath; which, together with

baginacea, the S. limonium. laureate.

an oil from L. stoe- Lavender (Lavandula Lavender-water (la'ven-der-wa-tér), n. A And thine the wheels of triumph,

chas, is employed by


liquor, used as a perfume, composed of Which with their laurelled train, painters on porce

spirits of wine, essential oil of lavender, and Move slowly up the shouting streets. Macaulay. lain and in the preparation of varnishes for ambergris. Laurel-water (laprel-wa-ter), n. Water dis artists. L. vera, the lavender of commerce, Laver (lā'vėr), n. [From E. lave, L. lavo, tilled from the leaves of the Prunus lauro furnishes oil of lavender. Lavender is tonic, to wash.] 1. A vessel for washing; a large cerasus (the common or cherry laurel). It is stimulant, and carminative.

basin; in Scrip. hist. a basin placed in the






court of the Jewish tabernacle, where the its inhabitants, whether unwritten, as the Law-day (la'dā), n. 1. A day of open court. officiating priests washed their hands and common law of England, or enacted by 2. A leet or sheriff's court. feet, and the entrails of victims. formal statute.

Lawful (la'ful), a. 1. Agreeable to law; conThat spirit moves,

And sovereign Law, that state's collected will, formable to law; allowed by law; legitimate; In the green valley, where the silver brook,

O'er thrones and globes elate,

competent; free from objection; as, that is From its full laver, pours the white cascade.

Sits empress, crowning good, repressing ill.

Sir W. Jones

deemed lawful which no law forbids; but 2+ One who laves or washes; a washer. 3. One of the rules or principles by which

many things are lawful which are not exHuloet. anything is regulated; as, the laws of the


By labour, Laver (lä'ver), n. [From L lavo, to wash. ) turf; the laws of versification.-4. The pro

Honest and lawful, to deserve my food. Milton. A name given to two species of algæ of the position which expresses the constant or genus Porphyra, P. laciniata and P.vulgaris. regular order according to which an energy

2. Constituted or supported by law; rightThey are employed as food, salted, eaten or agent operates; the proposition expres ful; as, the lawful owner of lands. “Eng. with pepper, vinegar, and oil; and are said sive of the uniform methods or relations

land's lawful king.' Shak. --SYN. Legal, to be useful in scrofulous affections and according to which material and mental constitutional, allowable, regular, rightful. glandular tumours - Green laver is the forces act in producing effects, or are mani- Lawfully (la'ful-li), adv. In a lawful manUlva latissima. It also is employed as food, fested in phenomena; a theoretical principle ner; in accordance with law; without viostewed and seasoned with lemon-juice, and deduced from practice or observation; as,

lating law; legally; as, we may lawfully do is ordered for scrofulous patients. Called the law of gravitation; a geological law; the

what the laws do not forbid. also Sloke or Sloakan. laws of physical descent; the law of self

This bond is forfeit;
Laver-bread (lā'ver-bred), n. A sort of preservation.-5. In math, a rule according

And lawfully by this the Jew may claim
A pound of flesh.

Shak. food made from green laver (Ulva latissima): to which anything, as the change of value sometimes called Oyster-green.

of a variable, or the value of the terms of a Lawfulness (la'ful-nes), n. The quality of Laverock (layer-ok). See LARK.

series, proceeds; mode of sequence.-6. In being lawful or conformable to law; legality; Laverwort (lá'vér - wert), n. A species of theol. a term variously used. In the Bible as, the lawfulness of an action does not algæ, same as Laver.

it often includes the whole of revelation, always prove its propriety or expedience. Lavic (la'vik), a. Relating to or like lava. doctrinal as well as preceptive; but it is Lawgiver (la'giv-er), n. One who makes Lavish (lav'ish), a. (An irregularly formed often also used, in a more restricted sense, or enacts a law; a legislator. word from E. lare, to pour out, to flow. See to signify the books of Moses, the whole Lawgiving (la'giv-ing), a. Making or enLAVE, to throw out water.] 1. Expending Jewish scriptures being comprehended un acting laws; legislative. or bestowing with profusion; profuse; as, der the designation 'the law and the pro Latgiving heroes, fam'd for taming brutes, he was lavish of expense; lavish of praise; phets.' A very common use of the term is And raising cities with their charming lutes. lavish of blood and treasure. to denote the preceptive part of revelation

Waller. She, of her favourite place the pride and joy,

in contradistinction to the doctrinal, the Lawin, Lawing (la'in, lạ'ing), n. [Allied to Of charms at once most lavish and most coy.

one part being called the law, and the other D. gelag, a tavern-score, and E. lie, lay.) A

Crabbe. the gospel. When employed in Scripture tavern bill or reckoning. [Scotch.) 2. Expending without necessity or foolishly; with exclusive reference to the preceptive Lawland (la'land), a. Lowland. (Scotch.) liberal to a fault; wasteful; as, lavish of part of revelation, the term law sometimes

A Highland lad my love was born, money.-3. Wild; unrestrained. 'Curbing his signifies the Jewish code of precepts as to

The Lawlan' laws he held in scorn, Burns. lavish spirit.' Shak. - 4. Expended, or be rites and ceremonies, called the ceremonial Lawless (la'les), a. 1. Not subject to law; stowed with prodigality or in profusion; law, and which is regarded as having been unrestrained by the law of morality or of existing in profusion; superabundant; su abrogated when the Jewish dispensation

society; as, a lawless tyrant; lawless men.perfluous. gave place to the Christian.-7. The refer

2. Contrary to or unauthorized by law; illeLet her have needful, but not lavisk, means. ence of a dispute to judicial decision; the

gal; as, a lawless claim. Shak. See where the winding vale its lavish stores adoption of the steps necessary to bring a

He needs no indirect nor lawless course. Shak. Irriguous spreads.


disputed point before a tribunal for de

cision; judicial process; litigation; as, to go 3. Not subject to the ordinary laws of nature; SYN. Prodigal, wasteful, profuse, extravato lau.

uncontrolled. gant, exuberant, immoderate.

Tom Touchy is a fellow famous for taking the law Lavish (lav'ish), v.t. 1. To expend or bestow

He, meteor-like, flames lawless through the void. of every body. Addison.

Pope. with profusion; as, to lavish encomiums.

8. The whole body of legal enactments and Lawlessly (la'les-li), adv. In a lawless manEven as a war minister, Pitt is scarcely entitled to writings pertaining to them; legal science; ner, or in a manner contrary to law; unall the praise which his contemporaries lavished on

jurisprudence; as, to study law; to prac lawfully Macaulay.

tise law. Law of the land, the general, Lawlessness (la'les-nes), n. The condition 2. To expend without necessity or use; to

public, or common law of the land; due or quality of being lawless, or of being unwaste; to squander; as, to lavish money on

process of law.-Wager of law. See under restrained, unauthorized, or uncontrolled vices and amusements.

WAGER. -Law French, the Norman dialect, by law; want of legitimacy. Lavisher (lav'ish-ėr), 12. One who lavishes;

or old French, used in all legal proceedings one who expends or bestows profusely or

This controversy, concerning the degree of lawfrom the time of William the Conqueror to

lessness with which the conditions of solution excessively; a prodigal.

Whewell. that of Edward III., and still employed in

may be assumed, is of consequence. God is not a lavisher, but a dispenser, of his blessings.

certain formal state proceedings. ---Law lan Law-list (la list), n. A published list of all Fotherby.

guage, the language used in legal writings the persons, as judges, barristers, conveyLavishly (lav'ish-li), adv. In a lavish man and forms.- Law Latin, corrupt Latin used ancers, draughtsmen, special pleaders, soliner; with profuse expense; prodigally; in law and legal documents. See CANON citors, attorneys, connected with the prowastefully.

LAW, and under CIVIL, COMMERCIAL, COM fession of the law in a country. Tributary gifts were poured lavishly at his feet. MON, CRIMINAL, ECCLESIASTICAL, INTER- | Law-lore (la’lor), n. Learning in respect to

Al ilman, NATIONAL, MARITIME, MARTIAL, MORAL, Lavishment (lav'ish-ment), n.

ancient laws; knowledge of law and legal The act of


lavish; the state of being lavish; pro- Law (la), n. [A. Sax. hlaw, hlaw, a rising Law-maker (la māk-er), n. One who enacts digality; profuse expenditure.

ground, a small hill, a grave-mound.] A or ordains laws; a legislator; a lawgiver. Lavishness (lav'ish-nes), n. The state or hill; a hillock; a mound. [Scotch.)

Law-making (la'māk-ing), a. Enacting quality of being lavish ; profusion; prodi- Law, Laws (la, las), interj. (A corruption laws. gality:

of Lord; or same as la!] An exclamation Law-merchant (la' mér-chant), n. ComLavoit, Lavolta (la-võlt', la-võlt'a), n. [It.

common among uneducated people, and ex mercial law; a system of rules by which la volta, the turn.) An old dance in which pressing wonder or surprise.

trade and commerce are regulated. was much turning and capering. It was Law, Lawe (la), v.t. Because this cruel Lawmonger (la'mung-gėr), n. A low pracpopular in the time of Queen Elizabeth, and

operation was performed in order to com titioner of law; a pettifogger. was probably not unlike the modern polka.

ply with the forest law for the protection I cannot sing,

Though this chattering lawmonger be bold to call of the king's game.) To cut off the claws it wicked.

Milton. Nor heel the high lavolt.


and balls of, as of a dog's forefeet; to mutiThey bid us to the English dancing schools,

Lawn (lạn), n. (O.E. laund, lawnde, a

late the feet of, as a dog; to expeditate. And teach lavoitas high, and swift corantos. Shak.

clear space in a forest, a wild shrubby or Law,t Lawe,ta. Low. Chaucer. Lavoltateert (la-vol'ta-tēr), n. One who Law-abiding (lạ'a-bid-ing), a.


woody track (see LAUND), from W. llan, an dances the lavolta; a dancer. A lavolta. of the law; obeying the law; as, law-abiding

inclosed space, or from French word of teer, a saltatory, a dancer.' Beau. & Fl.

kindred origin. See LAND.) 1. An open

citizens. Lavoures, n. pl. Lavers. Chaucer.

space between woods; a glade in a forest.

The style of
Law-binding (la

bind-ing), n. Law (la), n. (A. Sax, lagu, from same root

2. A space of ground covered with grass, and

light-brown leather binding peculiar to law as lie and lay (see LAY, LIE); cog. Sw. lag,

kept smoothly mown, generally in front of books. Called also Law-calf.

or around a mansion.-3. (Because from its Icel. lag, lög, Dan. lov, a law. The same Law-book (la'bụk), n. A book containing

fineness it was bleached on a lawn or smooth root is also in L. lex, a law. (See also Low.)

laws or relating to laws. The word corresponds in radical meaning Law-breach (lą brēch), n.

A sort of fine linen or A violation of

grassy sward. ]

cambric. Its use in the sleeves and some to G. gesetz, law, from setzen, to place; Gr. law. thesmos, from root of tithêmi, to place, and Law-breaker (la brāk-er), n. One who vio

other parts of the dress of bishops exL. statutum, a statute.) 1. A rule of action

plains the following line and similar allulates the law.

sions or conduct laid down or prescribed by autho

Thou art a robber, rity; an edict of a ruler or a government; an

A law-breaker, a villain.


A saint in crape is twice a saint in lawn, Pope. expressed command; a decree; an order. Law-burrows (la'bu-roz), n. In Scots law, Lawn (lan), a. Made of lawn.

Our human laws are but the copies, more or less a writ or document in the name of the Lawndt (land), n. See LAUND. imperfect, of the eternal laws so far as we can read sovereign, commanding a person to give Lawn-mower (lan'mo-er), n. One who or them, and either succeed and promote our welfare,

security against offering violence to another. that which mows a lawn; specifically, a or fail and bring confusion and disaster, according as the legislator's insight has detected the true princi

The person applying for the letters must machine for cutting sward. A usual form ple, or has been distorted by ignorance or selfishness. swear to the truth of some cause of alarm, of lawn-mower consists of a revolving cylin

7. A. Froude. such as actual personal violence or threats der, armed with spiral knives which rotate 2. In a collective sense, the appointed rules of violence.

in contact with the rectilinear edge of a of a community or state for the control of Law-calf (la’käf), n. See LAW-BINDING. stationary knife placed tangentially to them.





The cylinder is rotated by gear connection tionis, from laro, to make loose, to expand.
to the supporting and driving wheels. The See LAX.] The act of loosening or slacken-
grass is nipped between the edges of the ing; or the state of being loose or slackened.

Laxative (laks'a-tiv), a. (Fr. laxatif, from
L. lazo, laxatum, to make loose; to expand.)
Having the power or quality of loosening or
opening the intestines, and relieving from
Laxative (laks'a-tiv), n. A medicine that

relaxes the intestines and relieves from cos-
tiveness; a gentle purgative.
Laxativeness (laks'a-tiv-nes), n. The qual-

ity of relaxing,

Laxator (laks'at-ér), n. [L. laxo, laxatum,

to loose.) That which loosens. - Lazator

tympani, a muscle which relaxes the tymspiral and stationary knives, is cut off, and

panic membrane by drawing forward the delivered into a box beside the cylinder. handle of the malleus. Lawn-sleeve (lan'slēv), n. A sleeve made Laxity (laks'i-ti), n. [L, laritas, from laxus, of lawn; a part of a bishop's dress.

loose.) The state or quality of being lax: Lawn-sleeved (læn'slēvd), a. Having lawn (a) looseness; slackness: the opposite of sleeves.

tenseness or tension. (6) Looseness of texLawn-tennis (lan' ten-nis), n. An out ture. So great a laxity and thinness. door game played on a lawn and resembling Bentley._(c) Want of exactness or preci. tennis. The players are separated from each sion. * Ease and laxity of expression.' other by a low netting, and strike a tennis Johnson. (d) Dissoluteness; want of due ball towards each other by means of bats strictness; as, laxity of morals. (e) Looseresembling tennis rackets.

ness, as of the intestines: the opposite of Lawny (lan'i), a. Level, as a plain; like a costiveness. (1) Openness: opposite of closelawn. The lawny ground.' Sir T. Browne. ne 88. * The larity of the channel in which Lamy (lạn?i), a. Made of lawn.

it flows.' Digby. (Rare.) Law-omcer (la'of-fis-er), n. An officer vested Laxly (laks’li), adv. In a lax manner; loosely; with legal authority.

without exactness. Lawsonia (la-so'ni-a), n. (In honour of Isaac Laxness (laks'nes), n. Same as Lazity. Lawson, M.D., author of A Voyage to Caro- Lay (la), pret. of lie. lina.) A genus of plants belonging to the Lay (la), v.t. pret. & pp. laid; ppr. laying: nat. order Lythraceæ, containing only one (A. Sax. lecgan, pret. lægde, lede, pp. gelægd, species (L. alba), which is widely cultivated, geled, a causal corresponding to lie, A. Sax. especially in oriental regions. It is the licgan. Comp. Goth. lagjan, Icel. leggja, to plant from which the henné or henna is ob lay; Goth. ligan, Icel. liggja, to lie; Dan. tained with which Asiatic women dye their lægge, G. legen, to lay.] 1. To place in a lying nails and the tips of their fingers of an orange position; to place so as to have a large surhue. The men also dye their beards with face in contact with something; as, to lay it, the orange colour being afterward con a log on the ground; to lay a measuringverted into a deep black by the application rod to a wall : differing from set, which of indigo. It is a tall, slender shrub, with means properly to place in a sitting or erect a profusion of small white fragrant flowers; position; thus, we lay a book on the table it is sometimes spiny, and in this state has when we place it on its side, but we set it been described under the name of L. spinosa;

on end. when without spines it has been called L.

A stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of inermis. See HENNA.

the den.

Dan. vi, 17Law-stationer (la'stā-shon-êr), n. A sta

2. To cause something standing to lie flat; to tioner who keeps on sale the articles re

beat down; to prostrate; as, violent winds quired by lawyers, such as parchment, tape, with rain lay corn and grass. foolscap, brief paper, &c.; one who takes in

Shall we knit our powers drafts or writings to be fairly copied for And lay this Angiers even with the ground: Shak. lawyers. Lawsuit (la'süt), n. [See SUIT.) A suit in

3. To put or place in general; to impose; to law for the recovery of a supposed right; a

apply; to rest; as, to lay one's hand on the process in law instituted by a party to com

table; to lay a tax on land; to lay blame pel another to do him justice.

on one; to lay commands on one; to lay

claim to. Law-writer (la'rit-ér), n. An engrosser; a clerk employed by a law-stationer to make

Nay, never lay thy hand upon thy sword. Shak. copies of briefs, deeds, cases, &c., in a round

The Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Is. liii. 6. legible hand.

From forth thy reach he would have laid thy shame. Lawyer (la'yér), n. [From law. Comp.

Shak. bowyer, sawyer. ] 1. One versed in the laws, She layeth her hands to the spindle. Prov. xxxi. 19. or a practitioner of law; one whose profes Lay not that flattering unction to your soul. Shak. sion is to institute suits in courts of law, or

Rarely with into. to prosecute or defend the cause of clients.

Is ... all my armour laid into my tent! Shak. This is a general term, comprehending attorneys, counsellors, solicitors, barristers,

4. To bring into a certain state: with various serjeants, and advocates.-2. A name given

adjectives; as, to lay bare; to lay open. in America to the Himantopus nigricollis,

5. To settle; to fix and keep from rising; or black-necked stilt, a bird which frequents

to still; to allay; to cause to disappear; as, the American shores.

a shower lays the dust; to lay a ghost. Lawyer-like, Lawyerly (la'yér-līk, la'yér

* To lay this wind.' Shak. li), a. Like a lawyer.

The husband found no charın to lay the devil.

Sir R. L'Estrange. Lax (laks), a. (L. larus, loose.) 1. Loose; flabby; soft; not tense, firm, or rigid; as,

6. To dispose with regularity in building; as, lax flesh; a lax fibre.-2. Slack; not tightly

to lay bricks or stones in constructing walls. stretched or drawn; as, a lax cord.-3.+ Of

7. To spread on a surface; as, to lay plaster. loose texture; as, 'gravel and the like

8. To place in the earth for growth. laxer matter.' Woodward.-4. Sparse; not The chief time of laying gillyflowers is in July.

Mortimer. crowded; as, lax foliage. (Rare.)-5. Not rigidly exact or precise; vague; equivocal.

9. To place at hazard; to wager; to stake; as,

to lay a crown or a guinea.
The word 'æternus' itself is sometimes of a lax

Fortin. +

I dare lay mine honour he will remain so. 6. Not sufficiently strict or rigorous; loose;

10. To produce or bring forth; as, to lay eggs. as, las discipline; lax morals; lax prin

11. To add ; to join. ciples.

Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field.

Is. V. 8. He was lax and lawless in his loves, and had a dangerous name in the country side among the

12. To contrive; to scheme; to plan; as, to mothers of maidens.

Ouida. lay a plot. -13. In law, (a) to prefer or bring 7. Loose in the intestines, and having too

before a court of justice; as, to lay an infrequent discharges. - SYN. Loose, slack,

dictment. (6) To allege; to state; as, to lay vague, unconfined, unrestrained, dissolute, the venue; to lay damages.-To lay a cable licentious.

or rope, to twist or unite the strands.-TO Lax (laks), n. A looseness; diarrhea.

lay along, t to prostrate. Last (laks), n. [A. Sax. leat, Sc. Icel. D. lax, In one place the walls of cities are laid along. Dan. laks, G. lachs, a salmon.) A species

Holland. of fish; a salmon.

The leaders first he laid along. Dryden. Laxatif,t n. A laxative. Chaucer.

-To lay apart, to put away; to reject. Laxation (laks-a'shon), n. (L. laxatio, laxa

Lay apart all filthiness. Jam. i. 21.

- To lay aside, to put off or away; not to retain; to abandon.

Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us.

Heb. xii. i. -- To lay away, to reposit in store; to put aside for preservation. --- To lay before, to exhibit; to show; to present; to view; as, the papers are laid before Parliament. To lay by, (a) to reserve for future use.

Let every one of you lay by him in store, as God hath prospered him.

I Cor. xvi. 2. (6) To put away; to dismiss.

Let brave spirits not be laid by as persons unnecessary for the time.

Bacon. (c) To put off.

And she arose and went away, and laid by her veil.

Gen. xxxviii. 19. -- To lay by the heels, to put in the stocks. Shak.; hence, to confine; to put into prison. - To lay down, (a) to give up; to resign; to quit or relinquish; as, to lay down an office or commission.

I lay down my life for the sheep. Jn. I. 15. (6) To offer or advance; to declare; as, to lay down a proposition or principle; to lay down the law. (The latter phrase is often used in the sense of to behave dictatorially.] (c) To delineate on paper; as, to lay dowon a chart of a shore or sea; to lay down a plan. (d) To stake, or deposit as a pledge, equivalent, or satisfaction. To lay one's self down, to lie down. - To lay hold of, to lay hold on, to seize; to catch.-To lay in, (a) to store; to treasure; to provide previously; as, to lay in provisions. (6) To put in; to enter; as, to lay in a claim.To lay off or lay down, in ship-building, to transfer the plans of a ship from the paper to the full size on the floor of the moulding-loft.-To lay it on, to do anything to excess, as to be lavish in expenditure, or to charge an exorbitant price.

My father hath made her mistress of the feast, and she lays it on.

Shak. To lay on, (a) to apply with force; to inflict; as, to lay on blows. (6) To supply, as water, gas, &c., to houses by means of pipes leading from a main reservoir: sometimes used figuratively in this sense.

The labours of others have raised for us an immense reservoir of important facts. We merely lay them on, and communicate them in a clear and gentle stream ... to a world thirsting for knowledge. Dickens. - To lay one's self forth, t to exert one's self vigorously or earnestly. - To lay one's self open to, to expose one's self to. – To lay one's self out for, to be ready to take part in; to be given to indulge in. - To lay one's hand on a thing, to find a thing when wanted: used both literally and metaphorically.- To lay open, to open; to make bare; to uncover; also, to show; to expose; to reveal; as, to lay open the designs of an enemy. - To lay over, to spread over; to incrust; to cover the surface; as, to lay over with gold or silver. - To lay out, (a) to expend; as, to lay out money, or sums of money. The blood and treasure that's laid on! Is thrown away.

Hudibras. (6) + To display; to show or exhibit.

He was dangerous, and takes occasion to lay out bigotry and false confidence in all its colours.

Atterbury. (c) To plan; to dispose in order the several parts; as, to lay out a garden. (d) To dress in grave-clothes and place in a decent posture; as, to lay out a corpse. (Shakspere uses to lay forth.) (e) To exert; as, to lay out all one's strength. - To lay to, (a) to apply with vigour. Lay to your fingers; help to bear this away. Shak. () + To attack or harass. (c) To check the motion of a ship and cause her to be stationary.-To lay to heart, to consider seriously and intently; to feel deeply or keenly.

To lay to one's charge, to accuse a person of.--To lay up, (a) to store; to treasure; to reposit for future use. Lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven. Mat. vi. 20. (6) To confine to the bed or chamber; as, he is laid up with the gout. (c) Naut. to dismantle, as a ship, and put in a dock or other place of security. - To lay siege to, (a) to besiege; to encompass with an army. (6) To importune; to annoy with constant solicitations. - To lay wait, to station for private attack; to lie in ambush for. To lay the course, in sailing, is to sail toward the port intended without tacking. -- To lay waste, to destroy; to desolate; to deprive of inhabitants, improvements, and productions.

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