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-To lay the land, in seamen's language, is charterer of a vessel for shipping or unship- Laystall (lä'stəl), n. (Lay, v.t., and stall.] to cause the land apparently to sink or ap ping cargo.

1. A heap of dung, or a place where dung pear lower by sailing from it, the distance Lay-down (lä'doun), a. A term applied to is laid. * The common laystall of a city. diminishing the elevation. - To lay the a style of shirt collars which fold down over Drayton.-2. A place where milch-cows are venue, in law, to state or allege a certain the necktie.

kept. Simmonds. place as the venue. Layen,t pl. of lay. Chaucer,

Lazar(lä'zär), 72. [O. Fr. lazare, from Lazarus Lay(lå), . i. 1. To bring forth or produce eggs. Layer (lā'er), n. (From lay, the verb.) 1. One (Luke xvi. 20); Sp. lazaro.) A leper; any

Hens will greedily cat the herb which will make who or that which lays.—2. A stratum; a person infected with nauseous and pestithern lay the better.

Mortimer. bed; a body spread over another; a coat; lential disease. "The lazar in his rags.' 2. To contrive; to form a scheme. (Rare.) as, a layer of clay, sand, or paint.-3. A shoot Tennyson. Scarce are their consorts cold, ere they are laying

or twig of a plant, not detached from the Lazaret (laz'a-ret), N. Same as Lazaretto. for a second match.

B. Hall, stock, partly laid under ground for growth Lazaretto (laz-a-ret'to), n. [Sp. lazareto, It. 3. In betting, to wager; to bet; to stake or propagation.-4. In masonry and brick lazzeretto, Fr. lazaret, from Lazarus. See money on; as, to lay on Sunbeam.-To lay

laying, the same as Course (which see). — LAZAR.) 1. A hospital or pest-house for the about one, to strike on all sides; to act with

Woody layers, the rings of wood which sur reception of diseased persons, particularly vigour. - To lay at, t to strike or to en

round the pith in exogenous trees, one being for those affected with contagious distemdeavour to strike.

produced for every succession of leaves pers. At seaports the name is often given to The sword of him that layeth at him cannot hold.

which the tree puts forth. See EXOGEN. a vessel used for this purpose.-2. The name

Job xli. 26. Layer (lā'ér), v.t. In gardening, to propa given to a building or vessel where ships' -To lay in for, to make overtures for; to gate by bending the shoot of a living stem crews, passengers, and goods are placed engage or secure the possession of. into the soil, the

during quarantine. -- 3. In some large merI have laid in for these. Dryden. shoot striking root

chant ships, a place where provisions and while being fed by -To lay on, (a) to strike; to beat; to deal

stores for the voyage are laid up. the parent plant.

Lazar-house (lā zär-hous), n. A lazaretto; blows incessantly and with vehemence. The figure shows

also, a hospital for quarantine. C) To act with vehemence. - To lay out, the branch to be

A lazar-house it seemed, wherein were laid (a) to purpose; to intend; as, he lays out to layered bent down

Numbers of all diseased.

Milton. make a journey. (6) To take measures.

and kept in the I made strict inquiry wherever I came, and laid

Lazarite, Lazarist (laz'ar-it, laz'ar-ist), ground by a hooked ord for intelligence of all places. Woodward,

n. A member of a religious order in the peg, the young root-To lay upon,t to importune. [To lay is

Roman Catholic Church, established about lets, and a stick Layering. sometimes used, even by good writers, for to

1620, and deriving its name from the priory supporting the exlie, but probably no person would venture

of St. Lazarus, which was placed at the distremity of the shoot in an upright position. to defend this usage. See under LIE.)

posal of the society in 1632. The primary Layerboard, Layerboarding (tā’ér-bord, Lay (lå), n. 1. That which lies or is laid; a

object was to dispense religious instruction l'ér-bord-ing), n. The boarding for sustainrow; a stratum; a layer; one rank in a series

and assistance among the poorer inhabitants ing the lead of gutters. reckoned upward; as, a lay of wood.

of the rural districts of France; but foreign Layering. (lā'ér-ing), ?. The operation of missions are what now chiefly engage its A viol should have a lay of wire-strings below. propagating plants

by layers. See LAYER, v.t. attention.

Bacon. Different lays of black and white marble. Addison,

Layer-out (lä'ér-out), n. One who expends Lazarlike, Lazarly (lå'zar-līk, lāʻzär-li), a.

money; a steward. 2. A bet; a wager; an obligation.

Like a lazar; full of sores; leprous. Layer-up (lä'er-up), n. One who reposits

A most instant tetter bark'd about, They bound themselves by a sacred lay and oath. for future use; a treasurer. 'Old age, that Most lazarlike, with vile and loathsome crust,


ill layer-up of beauty.' Shak. My fortunes against any lay worth naming: this Layes, t n. pl. Laws. Spenser.

All my smooth body.

Shak. crack of your love shall grow stronger than it was

Lazaroni (lats-ä-ro'nē), n. pl. See LAZZARbefore. Shak. Lay-figure (lā'fig-ūr), n. A figure used by

ONI. 3. Station; rank. painters, made of wood or cork, in imitation Lazarwort [(la'zär-wert), n.

See LASERWelcome unto thee, renowned Turk,

of the human body. It can be placed in PITIUM. Not for thy lay, but for thy worth in arms. any position or attitude, and serves when Laze (lāz), v.i. To live in idleness.

Soliman and Perseda (1599). clothed as a model for draperies, &c. Often 4. The direction or lie in which the different used figuratively as applied to a person in

He lay lasing and lolling upon his couch. South. strands of a rope are twisted.-5. Share of real life who is represented as a mere puppet

Sometimes used reflexively. profit; specifically, the proportion of the

He that takes liberty to lase himself, and dull his proceeds of a whaling voyage, generally

spirits for lack of use, shall find the more he sleeps bargained for by the men when engaging;

the more he shall be drowsy. Whately, 1634 as, he agreed for four pounds a month and

Laze (lāz), v.t. To waste in sloth; to spend, a certain lay. (United States.)

as time, in idleness; as, to laze away one's Lay (la), n. (See LEA.) A meadow; a lea.

life. A tuft of daisies on a flowery lay. Dryden.

Lazily (lāözi-li), adv.

In a lazy manner; Lay (la), n. (0.Fr. lai, lais, Pr. lay, lais, a

sluggishly. song, a piece of poetry, from the Celtic.

Whether he lasily and listlessly dreams away his Comp. W. Ilais, a sound, note, tone, voice;


Locke. Gael. laoidh, laoi, a verse, hymn, sacred

Laziness (la'zi-nes), n. The state or quality poem; the same root appears to be found in

of being lazy: (a) indisposition to action or A. Sax leoth, Icel. ljóth, O.H.G. liod, G. lied,

exertion; indolence; sluggishness; habitual a lay or song; Goth. liuthon, to sing.) A

sloth. song; as, a loud or soft lay; immortal lays.

Laziness travels so slowly, that poverty soon overThe lyric poems of the old French minstrels

takes him.

Franklin. or trouvères were termed lais (lays), but

Lay-figure. the title appears in modern usage to be

(6) Slowness; as, laziness of motion.

Lazuli (laz'ü-li). [Sp. and Pg. azul, blue. peculiarly appropriate to ballads, to narrain the hands of others, or to a character in

See Azure, a.) Lapis lazuli or ultramarine, tive poems, or serious subjects of moderate length, in simple style and light metre. fiction wanting in individuality. Called also

a mineral of a fine azure-blue colour, usually Layman.

occurring amorphous, or in rounded masses “The Lay of the Last Minstrel. Sir W.

Laying, (lä'ing), n. 1. The act of one who Scott. (Used chiefly in poetry.]

of a moderate size. It is often marked by lays; the act of depositing or dropping, as

yellow spots or veins of sulphide of iron, and Lay (la), a. (Fr. lai, L laicus, a layman; Gr. laikos, from laos, people.] 1. Pertaining

eggs by a hen; the number of eggs laid.

is much valued for ornamental work. It is to the laity or people, as distinct from the

2. In arch. the first coat on lath of plaster

distinguished from lazulite by the intenseers' two-coat work, the surface whereof is ness of its colour. Lazuli is a silicate of clergy; not clerical; as, a lay person; a lay preacher.–2. Pertaining to the laity or gen

roughed by sweeping it with a broom. - sodium, calcium, and aluminium, with a suleral mass of people as distinguished from

Laying on of hands. See IMPOSITION, 1. phur compound of sodium. those who are professionally or specially

Layland (lá’land), n. Land lying untilled; Lazulite (laz'û-lit), n. Blue-spar, a phosdevoted to any pursuit; as, a lay student of Layman (lä'man), n. (Lay, a., and man.) also pasture-land. See LAY, LEA.

phate of aluminium, magnesium, and iron.

A mineral of a light or indigo blue colour, law.-3. + Uneducated; unlearned; ignorant. -Lay brother, a person received into a con

1. A man who is not a clergyman; one of

crystallizing in oblique four-sided prisms. vent of monks, under the three vows, but

Called also Lazulite, Mineral Turquoise.

the laity or people distinct from the clergy; not in holy orders.-Lay clerk, in the English

sometimes applied also to a man not profes- Lazy (lāʻzi), a. (Probably the same word as

sionally or specially devoted to some par Goth. lasivs, weak, infirm, and allied to Ch. a person not in orders who leads the people in their responses.-Lay fee, lands

ticular pursuit; as, a layman in medicine

A. Sax. leas, læse, false, weak, laessa, E. less, held in fee of a lay lord, as distinguished

or botany.

or to E. late, Icel. latr, Dan. lad, slow, lazy, from those lands which belong to the church.

Being a layman, I ought not to have concerned

0.H.G. laz, slow, dull; G. lass, tired, weary; myself with speculations which belong to the profes.

Goth. lats, sluggish.) 1. Disinclined to action -Lay investiture, investiture with the tem sion.

Dryden. or exertion; naturally or habitually slothporalities of a benefice as distinguished 2. Same as Lay-figure.

ful; sluggish ; indolent; averse to labour; from investiture with the spiritualities. —

You are to have a layman almost as big as the heavy in motion. -Lay lord (naut.), a civil member of the

life for every figure in particular, besides the natural Wicked condemned men will ever live like rogues, admiralty board. --Lay sister, one received figure before you.

Dryden. and not fail to work, but be lazy and spend victuals. into a convent of nuns as a 'maid-servant, Lay-race (la'rās), n. (Lay for lathe, and

Bacon. under the vows, but who does not perform race.) In weaving, that part of the lay or 2. Slow; moving slowly or apparently with any sacred office.

lathe on which the shuttle travels from one labour; as, a lazy stream. 'The night-owl's Lay (lá), n. (See LATHE.) Same as Lathe, 2. side to the other of the web.

lazy flight. Shak.-3. + Vicious._B. Jonson. Lay, n. Law; religious profession. Chaucer. Lay-sermon (lāʻsér-mon), n. A sermon Lazy weight, scant weight. Halliwell.Layd, t (lád), pp. of day. Prostrated; weak; preached or written by a layman; a sermon Idle, Lazy. See IDLE.-SYN. Slothful, slugfaint. Spenser.

on secular subjects.

gish, slow, dilatory, indolent, idle, inactive. Lay-day lada), 7, One of a stipulated Layship t (lā'ship), n. The condition of Lazy-bed (lã'zi-bed), n. A bed for growing number of days allowed to a freighter or being a layman. Milton.

potatoes, in which the potatoes are laid on




the surface of the soil and covered with arsenate of lead. See WHITE-LEAD.-Black fore; guidance; as, let the general take the earth taken out from trenches on either lead. See GRAPHITE. - 2. A plummet or lead. side. This style of planting potatoes is mass of lead used in sounding at sea.-To I lost the run, and had to see Harriet Tristram go chiefly confined to Ireland, but was frequent heave the lead, to throw it into the sea for away with the best lead to a fast thing. Trollope. in early Scottish husbandry. It is fitted only the purpose of taking soundings. - 3. In 2. The right of playing the first card in a for spade husbandry.

printing, a thin plate of metal used to give round or trick; the suit or card so played. Lazybones (la'zi-bönz), 7. A lazy fellow; space between lines. - 4. A small stick of

All you have got to mind is to return your partner's an idler. black-lead or plumbago used in pencils. lead.

Whyte Melville. Lazy-tongs (laʼzi-tongz), n. pl. A kind of pl. A flat roof covered with lead. "The

3. A lane or navigable opening in a field of tongs or pincers consisting of a series of tempest crackles on the leads.' Tennyson. ice. levers in pairs crossing one another and Lead (led), a. Made or composed of lead;

Under the lee of an iceberg in a comparatively turning on a pin in the middle like the consisting more or less of lead; produced

open lead.

Kane. blades of scissors, while each pair is jointed by lead. --- Lead poisoning, poisoning by the at the extremities to the next pair or pairs, introduction of various preparations of lead,

4. In mining, a lode (which see). – 5. In

engin. the average distance of travel requiso that the impulse communicated to the as sugar of lead, white-lead, &c., into the

site to remove the earth of an excavation body. The disease, if not arrested at an

to form an embankment. It is equivalent early stage, takes the following forms, each

to the removal of the whole quantity of the of which may exist alone, or may be com

material from the centre of gravity of the plicated with one or more of the others, or

excavation to the centre of gravity of the may follow the others, there being no de

embankment.-6. A lade (which see).-7. In finite order of succession: lead colic or

a steam-engine, the width of opening of a painters' colic, lead rheumatism, lead palsy, Lazy-tongs.

steam-port and disease of the brain

Lead-arming (led'ärm-ing), n. A lump of Lead (led), v.t. 1. To cover with lead; to fit first pair moves the whole system, and

tallow pressed into the lower end of the with lead. — 2. In printing, to widen the causes the last pair to advance considerably,

sounding-lead, for the purpose of ascertainspace between lines by inserting a lead or while at the same time its extremities ap

ing the nature of the bottom.
thin plate of type-metal.
proach one another. They are so named

Lead-ash (led'ash), n.
Lead (lēd), v.t. pret. & pp. led; ppr. leading. Leaded (led'ed), p. and a.

The slag of lead. because they enable a person to lift an ob

1. Separated by ject at some distance without rising from [A. Sax. lædan; comp. D. leiden, Icel. leitha,

thin plates of lead, as lines in printing. his chair, couch, &c. Dan. lede, to lead. The A. Sax, lædan is a

2. Covered with lead; fitted with lead; set causative of lithan, to go or pass (by sea). ] Lazzaroni (läts-ä-rõ'nē), n. pl. sing. Lazza

in lead; as, leaded windows. 1. To guide by the hand; as, to lead a child. rone (läts-a-ro'na). [It.,from Lazarus in the

Leaden (led'n), a. 1. Made of lead; as, a parable, or from the hospital of St. Lazarus, They ... thrust him out of the city, and led him leaden ball.-2. Indisposed to action; slug

unto the brow of the hill.

Luke iv, 29. the wretched clothing of which institution

ish; inert. they often retained after leaving it. ) A name

2. To guide or conduct by showing the way; If he be leaden, icy-cold, unwilling, given to the poorer classes at Naples who to direct; as, the Israelites were led by a

Be thou so too.

Shak, earn their subsistence as messengers, por

pillar of cloud by day and by a pillar of fire 3. Heavy; dull; gloomy; as, 'Leaden ters, and occasional servants, or by fishing, by night.

thoughts.' Shak.-4. Stupid; absurd. Fulke, but have no fixed habitation, and spend the

He leadeth me beside the still waters. Ps. xxiii. 2. 1580. most of their time in idling.

To conduct, as a chief or commander, im- Leaden-hearted (led'n-härt-ed), a. Stupid; Lea, Lay (lē, lá), n. [0. or Prov. E. and Sc.

plying authority; to direct and govern; as,

destitute of feeling. lay, ley, A. Sax. ledh, untilled land, pasture;

a general leads his troops to battle and to O leaden-hearted man, to be in love with death! Dan. dialect lei, fallow; D. leeg, empty, victory.

Thomson. fallow.) A meadow or grassy plain; land

Leaden-heeled (led'n-hēld), a. Moving

Christ took not upon him flesh and blood, that he under grass or pasturage.

slowly. 'Comforts are leaden-heeled.' Ford. night conquer and rule nations, lead armies, &c.

Son!). The lowing nerd winds slowly o'er the lea. Gray.

Leaden-paced (led'n-påst), a. Slow in

4. To precede; to introduce by going first. movement; slow in coming. Lea (lē), n. A measure of yarn, containing in cotton 80 threads, in linen yarn 120, and As Hesperus that leads the sun his way, Fairfax.

By dull and leaden-paced inheritance. . Baillie. in worsted 80. Called also a Rap.

5. To hold the first place in rank or dignity Leaden-stepping (led'n-step-ing), a. MovLeach (lech), v.t. and i. and n. See LETCH. among; as, the violins were led by so-and

ing slowly *The lazy, leaden - stepping Leacht (lech), n. [See LEECH.) A physi. 80.-6. To show the method of attaining an

hours.' Milton, cian. Spenser.

1. One that leads or object; to direct, as in an investigation; Leader (lēd'er), n. Leach (léch), n. Naut. the border or edge as, self-examination may lead us to a know

conducts; one that goes or does anything of a sail at the sides. See LEECH. ledge of ourselves.

first; a guide; a conductor.--2. A chief; a Leach-craftet (léch'kraft), n. The art of

commander; a captain. -- 3. The chief of a

Human testimony is not so proper to lead us into healing or of physic. Spenser. the knowledge of the essence of things, as to acquaint

party or faction, or of a public organized Leach-11 (lēch'lin), n. Naut. a rope for

us with the existence of things.


body or a profession; as, the leader of the hauling up the leach of a sail. 7. In card-playing, to commence a round or

Whigs or of the Tories; a leader of the JacoLeach-tub. See LETCH-TUB. trick with; as, he leads hearts; he led the

bins; the leader of the House of Commons; Leachy (lēch'i). See LETCHY. ace of trumps. - 8. To draw; to entice; to

the leader of the bar.-4. A performer who Lead (led), n. (A. Sax. lead, læd, the metal allure; as, the love of pleasure leads men

leads a band or choir in music; specifically, lead; allied to D. lood, Sw. and Dan. lod, G. into vices which degrade and impoverish

in an orchestra, the player on the principal loth, a weight, a plummet, the lead for taking them.-9. To induce; to prevail on; to in

first violin.-5. A leading article in a newssoundings; Icel. ledda, a sounding line.] fluence.

paper; i.e. an editor's own political or other Sym. Pb. At. wt. 207. 1. A metal of a bluish

disquisition.---6. One of the leading or front

He was driven by the necessities of the times more gray colour: when recently cut it has a strong than led by his own disposition to any rigour of

horses in a team of four or more, as distinmetallic lustre, but soon tarnishes by ex

Eikon Basilike. guished from a wheeler, or horse placed posure to the air owing to the formation of 10. To pass; to spend; as, to lead a life of

next the carriage. a coating of carbonate of lead.

Its specific
gaiety, or a solitary life.

With for wheelers two bays and for leaders two grays.

R. H. Barham gravity is about 1138. It is soft, flexible, That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all and inelastic. It is both malleable and duc godliness and honesty.

1 Tim. ii. 2.

7. The principal wheel in any kind of matile, possessing the former property to a con

chinery.--8. In mining, a small or insignifi11. To cause to pass; to cause to spend; to siderable extent, but in tenacity it is inferior

cant vein which leads to or indicates the cause to endure: in a bad sense. to all ductile metals. It fuses at about 612,

proximity of a larger one.-9. pl. In print

You remember the ... life he led his wife and and when slowly cooled forms octohedral

ing, a row of dots, hyphens, and the like, in daughter,

Dickens. crystals. There are four oxides of lead:

an index, table of contents, or the like, to (1.) The suboxide (Pb20), of a grayish-blue

-To lead apes in hell. See under APE.-To lead the eye from any word to the words colour. (2.) The protoxide or yellow oxide

lead astray, to guide in a wrong way or into or figures at the end of the line. - Chief, (PbO), called also massicot. Litharge is this error; to seduce from truth or rectitude.

Commander, Leader, Head. See under oxide in the form of small spangles from

To lead captive, to carry into captivity. CHIEF having undergone fusion. (3.) The red oxide To lead one a dance or a fine dance, to cause Leadership (lēd'ér-ship), n.

The office of a one more exertion or trouble than necessary (Pb, 01), the well-known pigment called red

leader; guidance. lead or minium. (4.) The dioxide or brown

or expected. --To lead the dance, to be the Lead-glance (led’glans), n. Lead-ore; gaoxide (PbO2), obtained by putting red-lead

first to open the proceedings; to start an lena (which see). in chlorine water or in dilute nitric acid.

enterprise.-To lead the way, to go before Lead-gray (led'grā), n. A colour resembling

and show the way. Of the salts formed by the action of acids on

that of lead. lead or on the protoxide, the carbonate or

Lead (lēd), v.i. i. To go before and show Lead-gray, Leaden-gray (led' grā, led'nwhite-lead and the acetate or sugar of lead

gra), a. Coloured like lead; as, a leaden

I will lead on softly. Gen. xxxiii. 14. are the most important. The protoxide is

gray sky. also employed for glazing earthenware and

To have precedence or pre-eminence; as, Leading (lēd'ing), p. nd a. 1. Guiding; porcelain. Carbonate of lead is the basis of to lead in an orchestra: said of the principal conducting; preceding; drawing; alluring; white oil paint, and of a number of other

first violin,-3. To have a position of autho as, a leading article among shopkeepers, colours. The extract of lead is a subacetate, rity as commander or director.--4. To con that is, something sold very cheap to attract and is used as a test and precipitant. The

duct; to bring; to draw; to induce; as, gaming custom.-2. Chief; principal; capital; most salts of lead are poisonous, but the carbo leads to other vices; this road leads to the influential; as, a leading motive; a leading nate is by far the most virulent poison. The church; your argument leads to this result. man in a party; a leading article (in a newslead of commerce, which commonly con That law was, it has been seen, rather led to by the paper).-3. Showing the way by going first; tains silver, iron, and copper, is extracted general current of the reasoning of inathematicians constituting a precedent.

than discovered by any one.

Ihewell. from the native sulphide, the galend of

He left his mother a countess by patent, which was mineralogists. The other ores of impor

N'otton. 5. In card-playing, to play the first card of a new leading example. tance are the selenide, native minium, a round or trick.-To lead off or out, to -- Leading note, in music, the seventh or plomb gomme, white - lead, vitreous lead, begin.

last note of the ascending major scale: so phosphate of lead, chloride or horn lead, Lead (lēd), n. 1. Precedence; a going be called from its tendency to rise or lead up


the way.





to the tonic. -- Leading question. See under sheet containing two pages. (6) A side, divi. or states for their mutual aid or defence; a QUESTION. - Leading wind (naut.), a free sion, or part of a flat body, the parts of which national contract or compact. A league or fair wind, in distinction from a scant move on hinges, as folding-doors, window may be offensive or defensive, or both; it is wind.

shutters, a fire-screen, &c.; the part of a table offensive when the contracting parties agree Leading (led'ing), 1. Lead-work; the leads, which can be raised or lowered at pleasure. to unite in attacking a common enemy; deas of a house; articles of lead collectively. (c) A very thin plate of metal; as, gold-leaf. fensive, when the parties agree to act in Leading-hose (lēd'ing-hoz), n. The hose (d) A portion of fat lying in a separate fold concert in defending each other against an

from which the water of a fire-engine is or layer. (e) A tooth of a pinion, especially enemy.--Solemn League and Covenant. See discharged.

when the pinion is small. (1) In arch, an under COVENANT. -- Anti-cornlaw League. Leadingly (lėd'ing-li), adv. In a leading ornament resembling or made in imitation See ANTI-CORNLAW LEAGUE. -SYN. Allimanner; by leading.

of the leaves of certain plants or trees. ance, confederacy, coalition, combination, Leading-staff (lēd'ing-staf), n. Milit, the (9) The brim of a hat, especially of a soft compact. staff or baton of a field-marshal. hat.

League (lēg), v.i. pret. & pp. leagued; ppr. Their leading-staffs of steel they wield, Harry let down the leaf of his hat and drew it over

leaguing. To unite, as princes or states, As inarshals of the mortal field. Sir W. Scott. his eyes to conceal his emotions. Henry Brooke.

in a league or confederacy; to combine for Leading-strings (lēd'ing-stringz), n. pl.

(h) In weaving, the heddles attached to mutual support; to confederate.

the same shaft and moved at the same Strings by which children are supported

Where fraud and falsehood invade society, the when beginning to walk. time..--Simple leaf, in bot. a leaf consisting

band presently breaks, and men are put to a loss Was he ever able to walk without leading-strings,

of a single piece, the limb or blade not being where to league and to fasten their dependences. or swin without bladders?

articulated with the petiole. Compound

South. -To be in leading-strings, to be in a state

leaf, in bot. a leaf composed of several dis- League (lēg), n. (Sp. legua, Pg. legoa, legua,

tinct pieces or leaflets, each of which is Fr. lieue, from L. L. leuca, leuga, &c., and of infancy or dependence; to be a mere

either articulated to the petiole or con that from Gael. leac, a flag, a flat stone; puppet in the hands of others.

nected with it by a narrow part.- To turn W. llech, a tablet, a flat stone.] 1. OriginLeading-wheel (lēd'ing-whel), n. In loco. motives, one of the wheels which are placed

over a new leaf (fig.), to adopt a different ally, a stone erected on the public roads, and better line of conduct.

at certain distances, in the manner of the before the driving-wheels.

Leaf (lef), v.i. To shoot out leaves; to pro modern milestones. Hence-2. A measure Leadless (led'les), a. Having no lead; not

duce leaves; as, the trees leaf in May. of length varying in different countries. charged with a bullet.

Leafage (léf'āj), n. Leaves collectively; The English land league is 3 statute miles, Little's leadless pistol met his eye. Byron. abundance of leaves; foliage.

and the nautical league 3 equatorial miles, Leadmant (lēd'man), n. One who begins Soft grass and wandering leafirge have rooted or 3:457875 statute miles. The Italian league or leads a dance. B. Jonson.

themselves in the rents, but they are not suffered to is reckoned as equal to 4 miles, each of Lead-mill (led’mil), n.. A circular plate of grow in their own wild and gentle way, for the place 5000 feet. The Spanish league varies very lead used by lapidaries for roughing or is in a sort inhabited.

much according to the locality. On the grinding Leaf-bridge (lēt'brij), n. A drawbridge

modern Spanish roads the league is estiLead-mine (led'min), n. A mine containing

having a leaf or platform on each side which

mated at 7416 English yards. The Portulead or lead-ore.

rises and falls.

guese league is equal to 3.84 English miles. Lead-pencil (led'pen-sil), n. An instrument Leaf-bud (lēt’bud), n. A bud from which

In the old French measures the length of for drawing or making lines, usually made leaves only are produced; they are called the league was different in every district, by inclosing a slip of plumbago or graphite

normal when produced at the axils, adven but the three principal leagues were the (which is commonly called black-lead) in a titious when they occur in places not axil legal or posting league, equal to rather less casing of wood.

lary, and latent when they are undiscover

than 24 English miles; the marine league, Lead-plant (led’plant), n. A low-growing

able by the naked eye. Treas. of Botany. somewhat more than 3f English miles; and

Crowned leguminous plant of the genus Amorpha Leaf-crowned (lef’kround), a.

the astronomical league, equal to about (A. canescens), supposed to indicate the with leaves or foliage. Moore.

27 English miles. The metric league is presence of lead. It is a native of the

Leaf-cutter (lef'kut-ér), n. A name given reckoned as equal to 4 kilomètres or 4374 north-western states of America. to certain species of solitary bees, from their

yards. Lead-screw (lēd'skrö), n. In mech. the main

lining their nests with fragments of leaves League-long (lēgʻlong), n. The length of a screw of a lathe, which gives the feed-motion and petals of plants cut out by their man

league. League-long of rolling and breathto the slide-rest. dibles.

ing and brightening heather.' Swinburne. Leadsman (ledz'man), n. Naut. the man

Leafed (left), a. Having leaves: used fre- Leaguer (lēg'ér), n. One who unites in a who heaves the lead.

quently in composition; as, broad-leafed; league; à confederate. Royalists and Lead-spar (led'spår), n. A mineral, the thin-leafed, &c.

leaguers.' Bacon. carbonate of lead or cerusite.

Leaf-fat, Leaf-lard (lēt'fat, lēflärd), n. Lead-work (led'werk), n. 1. The part of a

Fat or lard which lies in the leaves or layers Leaguer (lēgėr), n. (D. leger, G. lager, a

bed, a couch, a camp; allied to lair, lie, lay. building or other structure in which lead is

within the body of an animal.

See BELEAGUER.) 1. Investment of a town the principal material used. -- 2. A place Leaf-gold (lef'gold), n. Gold-leaf. Addison.

or fort by an army; siege. (Rare.) where lead is extracted from the ore. Leaf-hopper (lef hop-ér), n. A name com

I'll tell you, gentlemen, it was the first, but the Leadwort (led'wert), n. [So named because

mon to the hemipterous insects of the genus best leaguer that ever I beheld with these eyes. the teeth acquire a lead colour by chewing Tettigonia, from their living mostly on

B. Jonson, its root.] The English name of Plumbago, Leafiness (lēt'i-nes), n. State of being leafy

leaves. T. vitis is very destructive to vines. 2. The camp of a besieging army, a camp. a genus of plants. See PLUMBAGO.

'Your sutler's wife in the leaguer.' B. Jori

or full of leaves. Leady (led'i), a. Pertaining to or resembling

The sidelong view of lead in any of its properties. swelling leasi ness.' Keats.

I have it in charge to go to the camp or leaguer Leaf-insect (lef'in-sekt), n. The popular

of our army.

Sir W. Scott. His ruddy lips (were) wan, and his eyen

leady and hollow

Sir T. Elyot.

name of insects of the genus Phyllium, from Leaguer (lēgʻér), n. A large sort of cask. Leaf (lef), n. pl. Leaves (lēvz) [A. Sax. leaf;

their wings resembling or mimicking leaves.

Leaguer (lēg'er), v.t. To beleaguer; to becomp. 6.Sax lof, Goth. laufs, Icel. laut, Leaf-lard (léf'lard), n.

Called also Walking-leaf. See PHYLLIUM.
Lard from the flaky Leaguerer (lēg’ér-ér), n.

siege. Pope. Dan. löv, D. loof, G. laub, a leaf; allied to

One engaged in a animal fat of the hog. Lith. lapas, a leaf.) 1. In bot. the green

leaguer. 'Roman leaguerers.' J. Webster. deciduous part of a plant, usually shooting Leaflegs (lēf'les), a. Destitute of leaves; as,

Leak (lėk), . [D. lek, Dan. læk, G. leck, a from the sides of the stem and branches, a leafless tree.

leak, leaky; Icel. leki, a leak, lekr, leaky. Leaflessness (lēffles-nes), n. The state of but sometimes from the root, by which the

See the verb.] 1. A crack, crevice, fissure, being leafless; destitution of leaves. sap is supposed to be elaborated or fitted

or hole in a vessel, that admits water, or for the nourishment of the plant by being Leaflet (lef'let), n. [Dim. of leaf. ) A little

permits a fluid to escape.—2. The oozing or

leaf; in bot. one of the divisions of a comexposed to air and light on its extensive

passing of water or other fluid or liquor surface. When fully developed the leaf pound leaf; a foliole.

through a crack, fissure, or aperture in a

A name common generally consists of two parts, an expanded Leaf-louse (lēf'lous), n.

to various insects of the family Aphides,

vessel, either into it, as into a ship, or out part, called the blade or limb, and a stalk

from their infesting the leaves of plants; a

of it, as out of a cask; as, a considerable supporting that part, called the petiole or

quantity was lost by the leak of the liquor. leat-stalk. Frequently, however, the petiole Leaf-metal (lēf'met-al), n.


Bronze in the

--To spring a leak, to open or crack so as to is wanting, in which case the leaf is said to

let in water; to begin to let in water.

form of thin leaves, used for giving a cheap Leak (lēk), v.i. [A. Sax. leccan, to wet, to be sessile. Leaves are produced by an ex

and brilliant surface to metal and other pansion of the bark at a node of the stem,

moisten ; Icel. leka, to leak, to drip or

substances. and generally consist of vascular tissue in Leaf-mould (lēf'möld), n. Leaves decayed

dribble, Dan. lække, D. lekken, to leak; allied the veins or ribs, with cellular tissue or

to G. lechzen, to open in cracks through

and reduced to the state of mould, used parenchyma filling up the interstices, and

dryness, and also to E. lack. See the noun.]

alone or mixed with soil or other substances an epidermis over all. Some leaves, however,

1. To let water or other liquor into or out as those of the mosses, are entirely cellular. Leaf-stalk (lēt'stąk), n. The petiole or stalk as manure for plants.

of a vessel, through a hole or crevice in the See extract which supports a leaf.

vessel; as, a ship leaks, when she admits A plant is composed of the axis and its append. Leaf-tobacco (lèf'to-bak-ko), n. Tobacco in

water through her seams or an aperture in ages: the axis appearing above ground as the stem

her bottom or sides, into the hull; a pail or and branches, below ground as the root; the ap.

the form of leaves.

a cask leaks, when it admits liquor to pass pendages being entirely above ground, and essen. Leafy (lef'i), a. Full of leaves; abounding

out through a hole or crevice. ---2. To ooze tially leaves; all organs which are not formed of the

with leaves; as, the leafy forest. "The leafy axis being modified leaves. The proof of this con.

month of June.'

or pass, as water or other fluid, through a

Coleridge. sists very much in the gradual transition of one

crack, fissure, or aperture in a vessel. organ into another, manifest in some plants, although League (lēg), n. (Fr. ligue; It. lega, from not in others; as of leaves into bracts, one of the L. ligo, to bind.) i. A combination or union

The water, which will perhaps by degrees dark into most frequently gradual transitions; of leaves into of two or more parties for the purpose of

several parts, may be emptied out again, Wilkins. sepals, as seen in the leaf-like sepals of many roses;

maintaining friendship and promoting their

3. To void water or urine. Skak.To leak of sepals into petals, as seen in the petal-like sepals

mutual interest, or for executing any design out, to find vent; to find publicity in a clanof lilies, crocuses, &c.; and even of stamens into pistils, often exemplified in the common houseleek. in concert.

destine or irregular way; to escape from Chambers's Ency.

And let there be

confinement or secrecy; as, the story leaked 2. Something resembling a leaf in any of its 'Twixt us and them no league nor amity. Denham. out. properties, as (a) the part of a book or folded 2. An alliance or confederacy between princes | Leakt (lēk), v. t. To let out.





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Leak,t Leaket (lėk), a. (See LEAK, 11. and Lean-witted (len'wit-ed), a. Having but or learn; Icel. læra, to teach, to learn; Goth. v.) Leaky.

little sense or shrewdness. 'Lean-witted laisjan, to teach ; allied to A. Sax. lesan, Yer is the bottle leake, and bag so torn, fool' Shak.

Icel. lesa, to gather.] 1. To gain or acquire That all which I put in falls out anon, Spenser. Leany + (lēn'i), a. Lean.

knowledge of or skill in; as, we learn the use Leakage (lēk'aj), n. 1. A leaking; also, the

They have fat kernes and leany knaves

of letters, the meaning of words, and the quantity of a liquor that enters or issues by

Their fasting flocks to keep. Spenser principles of science. leaking.–2. In com. an allowance of a cer- Leap (lēp), v.i. pret. & pp. leaped, rarely One lesson from one book we learned. Tennyson. tain rate per cent. for the leaking of casks, leapt (both pronounced leptor lépt). (A. Sax. or the waste of liquors by leaking.

2. To communicate knowledge to; to teach. hledpan, to leap, to bound, to run, pret. hleóp; Leakiness (lëk'i-nes), n. State of being

Hast thou not learned me how O. E. lepe, lepen, pret. leop, lope; Sc. loup,

To make perfumes ?

Shak. leaky.

pret. lap; D. loopen, to run (comp. E. elope, Leaky (lēk'i), a. 1. Admitting water or

interlope); Icel. hlaupa, to leap, and later (Learn is hardly used by good writers in other liquid to pass in or out; as, a leaky to run; Dan. lobe, to run; Goth. 118-hlaupan,

this sense now.) vessel; a leaky ship or barrel. -- 2. Apt to to spring up; G. laufen, to run. Allied

Learn (lérn), v. i. To gain or receive disclose secrets; tattling; not close. to Gr. kraipnos, karpalimos, swift, rushing

knowledge, information, or intelligence; to Women are so leaky, that I have hardly met with along; L. carpentum, a carriage, a chariot. ]

receive instruction; to take pattern; to be one that could not hold her breath longer than she

To spring or rise from the ground with both taught; as, to learn to read Greek or speak could keep a secret.

Sir R. L'Estrange.
feet, as a man, or with all the feet, as other

French; to learn to play the flute.
Leal (lēl), a.

[0. Fr. leal.
See LOYAL. )

animals; to move with springs or bounds; Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I Loyal; true; faithful; honest; upright. to jump; to vault; to bound; to skip; as, a

am meek and lowly in heart.

Mat. xi. 29. Yea, by the honour of the Table Round,

man leaps over a fence, or leaps upon a Learnable (lérn'a-bl), a. Capable of being I will be leal to thee and work thy work.

horse; to leap for joy.

learned. Lealness (lēl'nes), n. The state or quality

A man leapeth better with weights in his hands Learned (lérn'ed), a. 1. Possessing knowthan without

Bacon. of being leal; loyalty; faithfulness.

ledge acquired from books, as distinguished Leam, t Lemet (lēm), n. [A. Sax. leóma, a ray

He parted frowning from ine, as if ruin

from practical knowledge or natural shrewdLeaped from his eyes.

Shak. or beam of light.) A flash; a gleam. Holland.

ness; having a great store of information

My heart leaps up when I behold Leam (lēm), n. [ Fr. lien, a band, from L.

obtained by study; as, a learned man. A rainbow in the sky.

Word stvorth, ligamen, from ligo, to bind.) A cord or

All the white walls of my cell were dyed

Men of much reading are greatly learned, but may string to lead a dog.

Locke. With rosy colours leaping on the wall. Tennyson.

be little knowing. A large blood-hound tied in a leam or band. Leap (lēp), v.t. 1. To pass over by leaping; to

2. Well acquainted with arts; having much Sir W. Scott.

experience; skilful: often with in; as, learned spring or bound from one side to the other of; Leamer (lēm'er), n. A dog led by a leam.

in martial arts. Lean (lên), 0... [A. Sax. Clinian, hlumiam;

as, to leap a wall, a gate, or a gulf; to leap a 0. Sax. hlinon, O.H.G. hlinen, G. lehnen, D. stream.-2. To copulate with; to cover: said

Not learned, save in gracious household ways.

Tennyson. of the male of certain beasts.-3. To cause to leunen, to lean. Cog. with Gr. klino, to make to bend, and L. clino, inclino, to bend, to take a leap; to make to pass by leaping.

3. Containing or indicative of learning; as, a

learned treatise or publication. --4. + Derived incline.] 1. To deviate or move from a

He had leaped his horse across a deep nullah, and got off in safety.

W. H. Russell

from or characteristic of great knowledge straight or perpendicular position or line;

or experience; wise; prudent. to be in a position thus deviating; as, the Leap (lép), n. 1. The act of leaping; also, the column leans to the north or to the east; it space passed over or cleared in leaping; a

How learned a thing it is to beware of the humblest enemy!

B. Jonson. leans to the right or left. -2. To line in jump; a spring; a bound.

Learnedish (lérn'ed-ish), a. Somewhat feeling, inclination, or opinion; to tend 'Tis the convenient leap I mean to try. Dryden,

learned. (Rare.] toward; to conform, as in conduct; as, he Sudden leaps from one extreme to another are

unnatural. leans toward Popery.


And some more learnedish than those

That in a greater charge compose. Hudibras. They delight rather to lean to their old customs.

2. The act of copulating with or covering a

Spenser female, as of certain beasts.--3. Fig. a hazard- Learnedly (lern'ed-li), adv. In a learned 3. To depend, as for support, comfort, and ous or venturesome act; especially, an act

manner; with learning or erudition; with the like; to trust: usually with against, on, the consequences of which cannot be fore skill; as, to discuss a question learnedly. or upon; as, to lean against a wall; to lean seen; as, he made a leap in the dark.-4. In Every coxcomb swears as lear nedly as they. Swift. on one's arm. mining, an abrupt shift in the position of a

Learnedness (lérn'ed-nes), n. The state of Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not lode.---5. In music, a passing from one note

The learned

being learned; erudition. unto thine own understanding. Prov. iii. 5. to another by an interval, especially by a long

ness of the age.' Laud. 4. To bend; to be in a bending posture. one, or by one including several other and

Learner (lern'ér), nl. His arms rested carelessly on his knees as he leant intermediate intervals.

A person who learns; forward.

one who is taught; a scholar; a pupil. Dickens.

Leap (lēp), n. [A. Sax. a basket; a weel; Learning (lérn'ing), n. 1. Acquired knowLean (lēn), v.t. To cause to lean; to incline; Icel. laupr, a basket, a box.) 1.7 A basket.

ledge or ideas in any branch of science or to support or rest. 2. A weel or snare for fish. (Local.)

literature; more especially knowledge acSee, how she leans her cheek upon her hand! Leaper (lep'er), n. One who or that which

quired by the study of literary productions; Shak leaps; as, a horse may be called a good

erudition; as, a man of learning.-- 2. Skill Leant (lēn), v.t. [Icel. leyna, to conceal.] leaper.

in anything good or bad.-Literature, LearnTo conceal. Leap-frog (lēp'frog), n. A game in which

ing, Erudition. See under LITERATURE. Lean (lên), a. (A. Sax. læne or hlæne; M.H.G. one player, by placing his hands on the back Leary (lēr'i), n. (Prov. E. lear, G. leer, lin, L.G. leen, lean; allied to L. lenis, mild, or shoulders of another in a stooping possmooth, or to E. Lean, v.) 1. Wanting flesh;

empty.) In mining, an empty place or old ture, leaps over his head. meagre; not fat; having little or no fat; as, Leapfulf (lēpfyl), n. A basketful. "Seven

working a lean body; a lean man or animal;

Leasable (lēs'a-bl), a. That may be leased. leapful.' Wickliffe.

Lease (lēs), n. (Norm. lees, leez, a lease; meat. -2. Destitute of or deficient in good Leaping-fish (lēp'ing-fish), n. Salarias

L.L. Lessa, from Fr. laisser, to leave, to let qualities; not rich, fertile, or productive; tridactylus, a small fish of the blenny bare; barren; as, lean earth.

out=It. lasciare, to leave, from L laxare, family, having the power of leaving the What the land is, whether it be fat or lean. water for a time. It displays great agility

to slacken, to relax, from laxus, loose, lax,

from a root seen also in languid.) 1. A Num. xiii. 20. in moving on the damp shore by means 3. Low: poor: in opposition to rich or great;

demise, conveyance, or letting of lands, of its gill-covers and paired fins. It is

tenements, or hereditaments to another for as, a lean action. Shak. --4. Destitute of or abundant on the coast of Ceylon. deficient in that which improves or enter- | Leaping-house + slēp'ing-hous), n. A house

life, for a term of years, or at will, for a spetains; barren of thought, suggestiveness, or

cified rent or compensation.—2. The written of ill-fame; a brothel. Shak. the like; jejune; as, a lean discourse or dis- Leapingly slēp'ing-li), adv. In a leaping

contract for such letting.-3. Any tenure by sertation. --5. Among printers, a term applied

grant or permission.-4. The time for which manner; by leaps.

such a tenure holds good. to work that is not well paid. -SYN. Slender, Leap-weel (lēp'wēl), n. A weel or snare for spare, thin, meagre, lank, skinny, gaunt. fish. Holland.

Thou to give the world increase,

Shortened hast thy own life's lease. Milton. Lean (lēn), n. 1. That part of flesh which Leap-year (lēp'yēr), n. [Icel. hlaup-ár. ) Bigconsists of muscle without fat. sextile; a year containing 366 days; every

Lease (lēs), v.t. pret. & pp. leased; ppr. The fat was so white and the lean was so ruddy. fourth year, which leaps over a day more

leasing. (See the noun.) i. To grant the Goldsmith. than a common year. Thus in common years,

temporary possession of, as lands, tene2. Among printers, ill-paid work. if the first day of March is on Monday the

ments, or hereditaments to another for a Lean-faced (lēn'fäst), a. 1. Having a thin

present year, it will the next year fall on specified rent; to let; to demise; as, A. face. Lean-faced villain.' Shak.-2. In Tuesday, but in leap-year it will leap to

leased to B. his land in Derbyshire for the printing, applied to a letter whose strokes

Wednesday, for leap-year contains a day annual rent of a pepper-corn.-2. To occupy, and stems have not their full width; also, more than a common year, a day being added as lands, tenements, &c., in terms of a lease; said of any letter slender in proportion to to the month of February.

as, he leased the farm from the proprietor. its height.

Lear, Leare (ler), n. (A. Sax. lær, liêr, Lease + (lēz), v.i. pret. & pp. leased; ppr. Leanly (lēn'li), adv. In a lean manner or learning, lore. See LEARN, LORE.) Learn leasing. [A. Sax. lesan, to collect; Icel. condition; meagrely; without fat or plump ing; lore; lesson. [Old English and Scotch.] lesa, to glean; D. lezen, G. lesen, to gather, ness. She turns herself back to her wicked lears. Spenser,

to read, like L. lego.) To glean; to gather Leanness (lēn'nes), n. The condition or

'She in har

what harvestmen have left.

Thou clears the head of doited Lear. Burns. quality of being lean; want of fat or plump. Lear+ (lēr), v.t.

vest used to lease.' Dryden.

To learn. ness; meagreness; also, unproductiveness ;

Leasehold (lēs'hõld), a. Held by lease; as, poverty; emptiness. The leanness of his On that sad book his shame and loss he cared. Spenser. a leasehold tenement. purse. Shak.

Lear (ler), a. Empty; hollow. See LEER. Leasehold (lēs'höld), n. A tenure by lease. Lean-to (lēn'to), n. In arch. a building whose Lear-board (lēr'bord), n. Same as Layer- Leaseholder (lēs hõld-ér), n. A tenant under rafters pitch against or lean on to another board (which see).

a lease. building or against a wall.

Learn (lérn), v.t. (A. Sax. leornian, leornigan, Leasemonger (lēs'mung-ger), n. One who Lean-to (lēn'tö), a. Having rafters pitched to learn, to teach, læran, to teach, lær, lår, deals in leases. Landlords and leaseagainst or leaning on another building or doctrine, learning, lore: comp. G. lernen, to mongers.' Stow. wall; as, a lean-to roof.

learn, lehren, to teach ; D. leeren, to teach Leasert (lēz'er), n. (See LEASING.) A liar.





Leaser (lēz'er), n. A gleaner; a gatherer coatings of some resinous substance, as ca ceased has left his lands to his sons, but he after reapers.

outchouc, linoleum, &c., and, if required, has left a legacy to his only daughter. I looked upon all who were born here as only in by painting or embossing it.

That peace which made thy prosperous reign to the condition of leasers and gleaners. Swift. Leather-coat(lefH'ér-köt), n. An apple or

shine, Leash (lesh), n. [Fr. laisse, O.Fr. lessé, a potato with a tough coat or rind.

That peace thou leav'st to thy imperial line, thong to keep dogs together; from L. L. laxa,

That peace, O happy shade, be ever thine.

Leather-dresser (leth'ér-dres'ér), n.

Dryden. a loose cord, from L. laxus, loose. ) 1. A who dresses leather; one who prepares hides

7. To permit or allow. thong of leather, or long line by which a for use.

Whether Esau were a vassal, I leave the reader to falconer holds his hawk or a courser his dog. Leatherette (leth-er-et), n. A kind of imi


Locke. Een like a fawning greyhound in the leash, tation leather used in bookbinding.

8. To refer; to commit for decision; as, to To let him slip at will.

Shak. Leather-flower (leth'èr-flou-ér), n. A 2. Among sportsmen, a brace and a half; North American climbing plant of the genus

leave a question to an umpire.-9. To cease

or desist from; to forbear. three creatures of any kind, especially grey

Clematis (C. viorna), so named from its purhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the plish sepals being thick and leathery.

Let us return; lest my father leave caring for the

asses, and take thought for us. 1 Sam. ix. S. number three in general.

Leather-head (leth'ér-hed), n. An AustraYou shall see dame Errour so play her parte with a lian bird, the Tropidorhynchus cornicula

- To be left to one's self, to be left alone; to Leash of lovers, a male and two feniales.

be permitted to follow one's own opinions or Riche.

tus, a species of honey-eater. So called 1... kept my chambers a leash of days. B. Jonson. from its head being devoid of feathers and

desires. —To leave off, (a) to desist from; to presenting a leathery appearance. Called 3. A band tying or fastening anything.

forbear; as, to leave off work at six o'clock. also Friar-bird (which see).

(6) To cease wearing; as, to leave off a garThe ravished soul being shown such game would

ment. (c) To give up or cease to associate break those leashes that tie her to the body. Boyle. Leather-jack (lefl'èr-jak), n. A jug made

with. Leash (lesh), v.t. To bind; to hold by a

of leather; a black-jack (which see).

Leather-mouthed (leth'er-moutad), a. He began to leave off some of his old acquaintance. string.

Arbuthnot. And at his heels,

Having a mouth like leather; smooth and Leask'd in like hounds, should famine, sword, and fire without teeth.

--To leave out, to omit; as, to leave out a Crouch for employment.

By leather-mouthed fish, I mean such as have their

word or name in writing. -SYN. To quit, Leasing (lēz'ing), n. (A. Sax. leäsung, from

teeth in their throat, as the chub.

l'altor, depart from, forsake, abandon, relinquish, leisian, to lie, from leas, false. Allied to Leathern (leth'érn), a. Made of leather;

commit, intrust, give, bequeath, permit, lose, loose, lo83.) Falsehood; lies. consisting of leather; as, a leathern purse.

allow, desist, forbear, Thou shalt destroy them tha: speak leasing: the

A leathern girdle.' Mat. iii. 4.

Leave (lév), v.1. To give over; to cease; to

desist. Lord will abhor the bloody and deceitful man. Ps. v.6. Leather-winged (leth'ér-wingd), a. Having -- Leasing making, or verbal sedition, in wings like leather, as the bat.

He searched, and began at the eldest, and left at the youngest.

Gen. xliv. 12. Seots law, a crime punishable by fine and

Leather-wood (leth'er-wyd), n. Dirca imprisonment, consisting in slanderous and palustris, nat. order Thymelaceæ, a much

- To leave off, to cease; to desist; to stop. untrue speeches, to the disdain, reproach,

branched bush of the United States, with But when you find that vigorous heat abate, and contempt of the king, his council and small yellow flowers, very flexible jointed

Leave of, and for another summons wait.

Roscommon. proceedings, or to the dishonour, hurt, or

branches, and a tough, leathery, fibrous prejudice of his highness, his parents, and

bark, which is used by the Indians for Leave (lēv), vit. [Fr. lever, to raise.) To progenitors. thongs. The twigs are used for baskets,

raise; to levy. &c. Called also Moose-wood and Wicopy.

And after all an army strong she leav'd, Leasow(le'so), n. [A. Sax. loswe. ) A pasture.

To war on those which hin had of his realme be. Least (lèst), a. (A. Sax. læst, losüst, læsest, Leathery (leth'ér-i), a. Pertaining to or


Spenser, superl of Laessa, less (which see). ) Smallest; resembling leather; tough.

To send out, or become little beyond others, either in size, degree, Leave (lèv), n. [A. Sax. leuf, geleaf, leofa, Leave (lēv), v. i. value, worth, importance, or the like; as,

clothed with leaves; to leaf. leave, permission; lýfan, fan, to permit; the least insect; the least mercy. Least is O.E. leve, to permit, and to believe--the Leaved (lēvd), a. 1. Furnished with foliage often used without the noun to which it -lieve in believe; D. -lof in oorlof, Icel. leyfi,

or leaves.-2. Having a leaf, or made with refers

leaves or folds; as, a two-leaved gate. “I am the least of the apostles.' permission; leyfa, to permit; lof, praise, per

Leaveless (lév'les), a. Destitute of leaves.

mission; lofa, to permit; G. erlauben, to 1 Cor. xv. 9.

Allied to E. Of two evils I have chose the least. permit, glauben, to believe.

Leaveless, a. Without leave or permission. Prior. love, lief, G. lob, praise; L. libet, it is pleas: Leaven (lev'n), n. [Fr. levain, from lever,

- At least, at the least, to say no more; not
to demand or affirm more than is barely

ing. 1 1. Liberty granted by which restraint
or illegality is removed; permission; allow-

L. levo, to raise. ) 1. Any substance that sufficient; at the lowest degree; as, if he ance; license.

produces or is designed to produce fermenhas not incurred a penalty, he at least

Get leave to work

tation, as in dough ; especially, a mass of deserves censure.

In the world-'tis the best you get at all.

sour dough, which, mixed with a larger He who tempts, though vain, at least asperses

E. B. Browning. quantity of dough or paste, produces ferThe tempted with dishonour.

Millon. 2. The act of departing; a formal parting of mentation in it and renders it light; yeast; Least (lėst), adv. In the smallest or lowest friends or acquaintances; farewell; adieu : barm.--2. Anything that resembles leaven degree; in a degree below all others; as, to

used chiefly in the phrase to take leave. Acts in its effects, as by causing a general change, reward those who least deserve it.

xviii. 18. "Take last leave of all I loved.' Ten especially a change for the worse. Least 1 (lest), conj. Lest. Spenser. nyson. --- Leave, Liberty, License. Leave im Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the

Sadducees. plies that there is a choice in the matter; Leastways, Leastwise (lēst'wāz, lēst'wiz),

Mat. xvi. 6. adv. (Least, and wise, guise, manner.) At

that the permission granted may be used Leaven (lev'n), v.t. 1. To excite fermentaleast; however. Dickens.-- At leastways, or not; leave is employed on familiar occa tion in; to raise and make light, as dough or at leastwise, t at least. Fuller.

sions. Liberty is given in more important or paste. Leasyt (le'zi), a. (A. Sax. leás, false, counter matters, indicating complete freedom and

A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. feit.] Counterfeit; fallacions; misleading; that all obstacles are completely removed

1 Cor. v. 6. vague.

from the path. License, lit. the state of being 2. To taint; to imbue. He never leaveth, while the sense itself be left

permitted by law, implies that permission With these and the like deceivable doctrines he both loose and leasy. Ascham. is granted by public authority: it frequently leavens all his prayer.

Milton. Leat (let), n. (A. Sax. lædan, to lead. See

carries a much stronger meaning than li- Leavening. (lev'n-ing), n. 1. The act of LADE.) A trench to conduct water to or berty, implying that advantage to the very

making light by means of leaven; the act of from a millor mine. utmost may be taken of the permission even

exciting fermentation in anything.-2. That Leather (lefl'ér), n. (A. Sax. lether, L.G. to the verge of abuse.

which leavens or makes light. ledder, lier, Icel. lethr, Dan. læder, lær, G. No friend has leave to bear away the dead. Dryden. Leavenous (lev'n-us), a. Containing leaven; and D. leder, D. also leer. The root mean I am for the full liberty of diversion (for children).

tainted. Unsincere and leavenous doctrine. ing is not known. Similar forms are found

Locke. Milton. in w. llethr, Armor. lezr, ler- leather. ]

License they mean, when they call liberty. Milton.

Leaver (lēv'èr), n. One who leaves or relin1. The skin of an animal dressed and pre- Leave (lēv), v.t. pret. & pp. left; ppr. leaving. quishes; one who forsakes. pared for use by tanning, tawing, or other (A. Sax. lofan, to leave, to cause to remain, Leave-taking (lēv'tak-ing), n. Taking of processes.--2. Dressed hides collectively.-- from lifan, to remain; Icel. leifa, O. Fris. leave; parting compliments. 3. Skin: used ironically or ludicrously. leva, O.H.G. lipan, to leave, whence be

Low at leave-taking, with his brandish'd plume His body, active as his mind,

lipan, Mod. G. bleiben, not to leave, to re Brushing his instep, bow'd the all-amorous earl. Returning sound in limb and wind main. See LIVE.] 1. To withdraw or depart

Tennyson. Except some leather lost behind. Swift. from; to quit for a longer or shorter time Leaviness (lēv'i-nes), n. State of being Leather (lefH'er), a. Consisting of leather; indefinitely, or for perpetuity; as, we leave leavy or full of leaves. as, a leather glove.

home for a day or a year.

Leaving (lēv'ing), n. (Almost always in the Leather (leTH'ér), v.t. To furnish with Therefore shall a man leave his father and his plural.] 1. Something left; remnant; relic. leather; to apply leather to; hence, to beat mother, and shall cleave unto his wife.

Gen. ii. 24.

* The leavings of Pharsalia.' Addison. or thrash as with a thong of leather. (Vul 2. To forsake; to desert; to abandon; to re

2. Refuse; offal. The ugs of the feast. gar.)

linquish ; to resign; to renounce.

Somerville. Leather-back (lefH'er-bak), n. À marine

We have left all, and have followed thee. Mark x, 28.

Leaving-shop (lēv'ing-shop), n. A colloquial tortoise of the genus Sphargis (S. coriacea),

or slang name for an unlicensed pawnshop.

As the heresies that men do leave 30 called from its carapace being covered

Are hated most of those they did deceive. Shak.

Leavy (lēv'i), a. Full of leaves; covered with a leather-like skin. It is a common species in the Mediterranean, and has been 3. To suffer to remain; not to take or re

with leaves; leafy. Upon steep Ossa leavy

Pelion.' Chapman. move. occasionally taken on our own coasts.

Leban, Lebban (leb'an), n. A common Leather-cloth (leTH'er-kloth), n. The name

Let no man leave of it till the morning. Ex. xvi. 19.

Arabic beverage consisting of coagulated given to various fabrics made so as to re 4. To have remaining at death.

sour milk diluted with water. semble leather, and possess some of its There be of them that have left a name behind Lecanomancy (lē-kan'o-man-si), n. [Gr. qualities without being so costly. These


Ecclus. xliv, 8.

lekaně, a bowl or basin, and manteia, divinaare for the most part formed by varnishing 5. To commit or trust to, as a deposit; as, I tion.) Divination by throwing three stones some textile material, as unbleached cotton, left the papers in the care of the consul. - into water in a basin and invoking the aid linen, woollen, alpaca, &c., with various 6. To bequeath; to give by will; as, the de of a demon.

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