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Lecanora (lek-a-no'ra), n. (From Gr. lekané, same manner as the hangings of the altar. person who rents it, or a district ruled over a basin--alluding to the form of the shields.] In Scotland the same name is given to the by deputy; as, a led farm, &c. A genus of lichens of the order Parmeliaceæ, precentor's desk in front of the pulpit.

He transferred the Markgrafdom to Brandenburg, resembling Lecidea, but distinguished by Lectica (lek-ti'ka), n. [L.) În ancient probably as more central in his wide lands; Salzthe border being formed from the thallus. Rome, a kind of couch or litter in which

wedel is henceforth the led Markgrafdom or Marck, Several of the species furnish dyes. L. tar persons were carried. They were of two

and soon falls out of notice in the world. Carlyle. tarea gives cudbear. L. parella yields a classes, viz., those for the living, and those Leda (lē'da), n. 1. In classical myth, the purple dye, equal to that of archil.

L. es

for conveying the dead to the grave. The mother by Jupiter of Helen, Castor, and culenta and L. affinis grow in Armenia and latter were used also by the Greeks.

Pollux.--2. A small planet or asteroid, beAlgeria in such profusion that they are often Lection (lek'shon), n. [L lectio, from lego, tween the orbits of Mars and Jupiter, disfound drifted into heaps by the wind. They to read. ] 1. The act of reading. --2. A differ covered by Chacornac, 12th Jan. 1856. are eaten in times of famine, but are un ence or variety in copies of a manuscript or Led-captain (led’kap-tan or led kap-tin), n. wholesome. book; a reading.

An obsequious attendant; a favourite that Lecanorine (lek-a-nö'rin), n. A crystalline We ourselves are offended by the obtrusion of the

follows as if led by a string. substance obtained by Schunck from Lec new lections into the text.

De Quincey.

They will never want some creditable led-captain anora tartarea and other lichens employed

to attend them at a minute's warning to operas, 3. A lesson or portion of Scripture read in in the manufacture of cudbear.

plays, &c.

Chesterfield divine service. Lecht (lech), v. t. [Fr. lécher.) To lick.

Lectionary (lek’shon-a-ri), n. A book for Ledden, + Ledent (led'en), n. [A. Sax. leden, Leche,t n. A leech or physician. Chaucer. use in religious worship, containing por

lyden, language, à corruption of Latin.) Lecher (lech'ér), n. [0. Fr. lechierre, lecheor, tions of Scripture to be read for particular

Language; dialect. lecheur, gourmand, parasite, libertine; Fr. days.

Thereto he was expert in prophecies, lécher, 'to lick, from the German lecken, Lectisternium (lek-ti-stėr'ni-um), Il Ledge, t v. t. To allege. Chaucer.

And could the ledden of the gods unfold. Spenser. 0.H.G. leccôn, to lick. See LICK, also LICK lectus, a couch, and sterno, to spread out? Ledge (lei), n. [From A. Sax lecgan, to lay; ERISH.) A man given to lewdness; one ad

In class. antiq. a sacrifice in the nature of a dicted, in an exorbitant degree, to the indul. feast, in which the Greeks and Romans

comp. Sc. leggin, Icel. lögg, the ledge or rim gence of the animal appetite, and an illicit placed the images of their gods reclining on

at the bottom of a cask. ] 1. A shelf on which commerce with females. couches round tables furnished with viands,

articles may be placed; anything which reLecher (lech'èr), v.i. To practise lewdness; as if they were about to partake of them.

sembles such a shelf. to indulge lust.

Lector (lek'ter), n. (L. ] In the early Church, The lowest ledge or row should be merely of stone. Lecherous (lech'ér-us), a. 1. Addicted to

Wotton. a person set apart for the purpose of readlewdness, prone to indulge lust; lustful; ing parts of the Bible and other writings of

2. A prominent part; a part rising or prolewd.-2. Provoking lust. 'Lecherous drink. a religious character to the people.

jecting beyond the rest; a ridge; as, a ledge Piers Plowman.

of rocks. Lectorne, t n. A lectern (which see). ChauLecherously (lech'ér-us-li), adv. In a lech

Pines that plumed the craggy ledge. cer.

Tennyson. erous manner; lustfully; lewdly.

Lectual (lek'tū-al), a. (L. lectus, a bed. ] In 3. In arch, a small moulding; also, a string Lecherousness (lech'er-us-nes), n. The state med. confining to the bed; as, a lectual course. – 4. In joinery, a piece against or quality of being lecherous. disease.

which something rests, as the side of a Lechery (lech'ér-i), n. (O. Fr. lecherie. See

Lecture (lek'tūr), n. (Fr. lecture, from L. rebate, against which a door or shutter is LECHER.) 1. Lewdness; free indulgence of

lectura, from lego, to read.) 1.7 The act or stopped, or a projecting fillet serving the lust; practice of indulging the animal

practice of reading. In the lecture of Holy same purpose as the stop of a door, or the appetite.-2. Pleasure; delight.

Scripture.' S Browne. -- 2. A discourse Allet which confines a window-frame in its What ravishing lechery it is to enter

on some subject whether read or not; espe place. - 5. Naut. a small piece of timber An ordinary, cap-a-pie, triinined like a gallant. cially, a formal or methodical discourse placed athwart ships under the deck, be

Massinger. Lechour,t n. intended for instruction; as, a lecture on

tween the beams.-6. A bar for fastening a A lecher. Chaucer. Lecidinei, Lecidineæ (les-i-din'e-i, les-i

morals, &c. - 3. A reprimand, as from a gate. [Provincial.)
superior; a formal reproof.

Ledgement (lej'ment), n. din'é-ė), n. pl. A natural order of gymno

In arch. (a) a carpous lichens, in which the open orbicu. Numidia will be blest by Cato's lectures. Addison,

horizontal course of mouldings, as the base

mouldings of a building. (6) The developlar disc of the fruit is contained in a dis 4. In universities, the going over of a piece ment of the surface of any solid on a plane, tinct receptacle. It contains some of the of work with a professor or tutor; a profes so that its dimensions may be readily obmost obscure but, at the same time, some of sorial or tutorial disquisition.

tained. the most beautiful of lichens.

Lecture (lek'tür), v.t. pret. & pp. lectured; Ledger (lej'ér), n. [Ledger may be simply Leckstone (lek'ston), n. A granular variety ppr. lecturing. 1. To instruct by discourses. a book that rests on a ledge or shelf; in any of trap rock, originally volcanic ash, quar 2. To speak to dogmatically or authorita case from the same root. Comp. leger, leiger, ried among the carboniferous strata of Fife tively; to reprimand; to reprove; as, to leidger, formerly an ambassador resident at and the Lothians for the bottom slabs of lecture one for his faults.-3. To influence a foreign court, and so used by Shakspere, Ovens.

by means of a lecture or formal reprimand; and the adjective ledger, leger, resting in a Lectern (lek'tern), n. [0. Fr. lectrin; L.L. as, he was lectured into doing that.

place, whence ledger-bait, which is fixed lectrinum, from L. lego, lectum, to read.) Lecture (lek'tūr), v.i. 1. To read or deliver or made to rest in a certain place when you

a formal discourse.-2. To deliver lectures shall be absent from it,' Walton; and legerfor instruction; as, the professor lectures on book, a cartulary or register, so called from geometry or on chemistry.

lying permanently in the place to which it Lecturer (lek'tür-ér), n. '1. One who reads

relates.] 1. The principal book of accounts or pronounces lectures; a professor or any among merchants and others who have to instructor who delivers formal discourses

keep an accurate record of money transacfor the instruction of others. -2. A preacher tions, so arranged as to exhibit on one side in a church, hired by the parish or vestry all the sums at the debit of the accounts to assist the rector, vicar, or curate.

and on the other all those at the credit. Lectureship (lek'tür-ship), n. The office of

The ledger contains an abstract of all the entries a lecturer,

made in the journal classified under the heads of He got a lectureship in town of sixty pounds a-year, their respective accounts. It is an index to the inwhere he preached constantly in person, Swifi.

formation contained in the journal, and also a com

plete abstract of the actual state of all accounts. Lecturnt (lek’tern), n. A reading-desk. See

Pop. Ency. LECTERN.

2. In arch. a flat slab of stone, such as is laid Lecythidaceæ (lē-sith'i-dā"sē-ē), n. pl. [See horizontally over a grave; the covering-slab LECYTHIS.) A nat: order of South American of an altar-tomb. - 3. In building, a piece exogens, consisting of large trees with stipu of timber used in forming a scaffolding. late leaves and showy flowers, and closely Ledgers are fastened to the vertical bars or allied to Myrtaceæ, of which it is now usually uprights, and support the putlogs which lie regarded as a sub-order. The fruit is a at right angles to the wall, and carry the woody capsule often opening with a lid, and boards on which the workmen stand. the seed-vessels are used as cups. Brazil- Ledger - book (lej'èr-buk), n. Same as nuts and Sapucaia-nuts are the seeds of trees

Ledger. of this order. There are seven genera, of

Ledger-line (lej'ér-līn), n. which Lecythis may be regarded as the type.

1. In music, a short line See LECYTHIS.

added above or below the Lecythis (lēʻsi-this), n. [Fr. Gr. lēkythos,

staff for the reception of an oil-jar, in allusion to the form of the Ledger-lines. a note too high or too low seed-vessels.) A genus of American trees

to be placed on the staff. -belonging to the nat. order Lecythidaceæ 2. A kind of tackle used in fishing for barbel Lectern, Yeovil, Somersetshire.

(by some included in the nat. order Myr and bream.

taceæ). The species yield eatable seeds. Ledgment (lej'ment), n. Same as Ledgement. The desk or stand on which the larger books L. Ollaria is the most gigantic tree in the Ledgy (lej'i), a. Abounding in ledges. used in the services of the Roman Catholic ancient forests of Brazil: the fruit is a hard Led-horse (led'hors), n. A horse that is and similar churches are placed. Since capsule, furnished with a lid like a pot, con led; a spare horse led by a groom or servant, the Reformation they have been seldom taining large seeds in its interior, of which to be used in case of emergency; a sumpterused in this country, but are occasionally monkeys are fond, for which reason the cap horse; a pack-horse. employed to hold the Bible. The principal sules are often called monkey-pots and the Ledum (lē'dum), n. [Gr. lēdon, the name lectern stood in the middle of the choir, tree the monkey-pot tree. The seeds of this for a plant now known as the Cistus ledon.] there being sometimes others in different and other species are frequently sold in our A genus of plants belonging to the nat. places. It was usually of wood or brass shops under the name of Sapucaia-nuts. order Ericaceæ. The species are low shrubs and movable, but sometimes of stone or Led (led), pret. & pp. of lead.

with alternate entire leaves, clothed with marble and fixed. It was often covered Led (led), a. A term applied to a landed rusty wool underneath and small white with costly hangings, embroidered in the possession not occupied by the owner or the flowers in terminal clusters.




Lee (le), n. [A. Sax. hleo, a shade, a shelter, speckled, or English leech), used in the north Leert (ler), a. [A. Sax. lær, G. leer, empty.] refuge, asylum; the Icel. hlé (Dan. loe, G. of Europe. The latter variety is now rare 1. Empty; as, a leer stomach.' Gifford. lee) coincides, however, more closely with in this country by reason of the draining of 2. A term applied to a horse without a rider. the modern usage of the word; comp. sigla bogs and ponds where it formerly abounded.

But at the first encounter downe he lay, á hlé, to sail to leeward, hlé - borth, G. lee The horse-leech is Hæmopis sanguisorba, a The horse runs leere away without the man. bord, lee-board; connected with Goth, hlija, common native of Britain.

Harrington. a tent; comp. Sc. lythe, sheltered, or a spot Leech (lēch), n. [L. G. leik, Icel.lík, Sw. lik, 3. Uncontrolled: applied to a drunkard. sheltered from the wind, also W. clyd, shel Dan. lig, leech-line, bolt-rope.] Naut. the

Laugh on, sir, I'll to bed and sleep, tering, warm.] The quarter toward which border or edge of a sail which is sloping or And dream away the vapour of love, if the house the wind blows, as opposed to that from perpendicular; as, the fore-leech, the after And your leer drunkards let me, B. Jonson. which it proceeds; the shelter caused by leech, &c.

4. Devoid of sense; trifling; frivolous; as, an object interposed, and keeping off the Leech (lēch), v.t. 1. To treat with medica

leer words. wind: almost exclusively a nautical term. ments; to heal.

Leer (lēr), a. (See LARBOARD.] Left. Under the lee of (naut.), on that side which Let those leech his wounds for whose sake he en.

His hat turned up with a silver clasp on his leer side. is sheltered from the wind; on the side countered them.

Sir W. Scott.

B. Jonson. opposite to that against which the wind 2. To bleed by the use of leeches.

Leer (lēr), n. (Perhaps connected with Icel. blows; protected from the wind by; as, Leech (lēch), n. Same as Letch.

lerka, to lace tight.) A kind of tape or under the lee of a ship or of the land. --To Leech (lech), v.t. See LETCH.

braid. [Obsolete or local.) lay a ship by the lee, to bring her so that all

Leech-craft (lēch'kraft), n. The art of Leeringly (lēr'ing-li), adv. In a leering her sails may lie flat against the masts and healing.

manner; with an arch'oblique look or smile. shrouds, and the wind come right upon her We leech-craft learn, but others cure by it. Lees (lēz), n. [Fr. lie, Walloon lize, L. L. lias, broadside.

Sir 7. Davies. lees, sediment of wine. Origin doubtful. Lee (lē), a. Naut. of or pertaining to the Leechee, Litchi (le-chę), n. A Chinese fruit Some suggest the stem of E. lie.] The part or side towards which the wind blows;

having a sweet sub-acid pulp, the product grosser parts of any liquor which have settled opposite to weather; as, the lee side of a

of a tree, Nephelium Litchi. It is occasion on the bottom of a vessel; dregs; sediment; vessel.---Lee shore, the shore under the lee ally presented at table in Britain.

as, the lees of wine: properly the plural of of a ship, or that toward which the wind Leech-line (lēch'līn), n. Naut. a rope fas lee, but often used as a singular. blows. - Lee tide, a tide running in the same tened to the middle of the leeches of the The wine of life is drawn, and the mere lees direction as the wind is blowing. main-sail and fore-sail, serving to truss them Is left this vault to brag of.

Shak. Lee (le), n. [See LEES.] The coarser part of

up to the yards. a liquíd which settles at the bottom; sedi. Leech-rope (lēch'rop), n.

Leest (lez), n. [Fr. laisse, lesse. See LEASH.]

That part of the A leash by which dogs are held. ment: mostly used in the plural form, but bolt-rope to which the skirt or border of a frequently with a singular sense.

Lees, t n. (See LEASING.) Falsehood; lying. sail is sewed.

Withouten lees, without lying; truly. The woman, Henry, shall put off her pride Leeft (lēf), a. Kind; fond; pleasing; willing. Chaucer. For thee; my cloaths, my sex, exchang'd for thee, See LIEF. 171 mingle with the people's wretched lee. Prior.

Leeset (lēz), v.t. To lose. See LOSE.

For love of that is to thee most leef. Spenser, They think not then which side the cause shall leese, Leet (17), n. Same as Lea.

Leefange (lē'fanj), n. Naut. an iron bar Nor how to get the lawyer's fees. Leet (lé), v. To lie. See LIE.

B. Jonson. Lee-board (l&bord), n. A long flat piece of

across a ship's deck for the sheet of a fore- Leeset (lez), v.t. [L. lædo, læsum, to hurt.) and-aft sail to slip on during tacking.

To hurt. Lee-gage (lē gāj), n. Naut. a greater dis The princes of the people sought to reese him. tance from the point whence the wind blows

Widiff. than another vessel has.

Leesome (lē'sum), a. (Leef or lief, dear, Leek (lek), n. [A. Sax. ledc, an herb in gen and term. Some.] Pleasant; desirable. "The eral, and specifically a leek, an onion, garlic; tender heart o' leesome luve.' Burns.Leeit is the term. seen in hemlock, garlic; L.G. some-lane, dear self alone. [Scotch.] and D. look, Icel. lauker, Sw. lök, Dan. lög, Leet (lēt), n. [A. Sax. læth, leth, a territorial 0.H.G. louh, G. lauch, Rus. luk, O. Slav. division, a lathe; Icel. leith, a public assemlulců. . Root meaning doubtful.] A plant bly.) 1. A kind of court. See COURT-LEET. of the genus Allium, the A. Porrum. (See 2. The district subject to the jurisdiction of ALLIUM.) It is a well-known culinary vege a court-leet. table with a bulbous root. The leek has Leet (lēt), n. [A. Sax. hlet, a lot; Icel. leiti, long been the national badge of the Welsh. a share or part.] [Scotch.) 1. One portion; Leek to the Welsh, to Dutchmen butter's dear, Gay.

a lot. -2. A list of candidates for any office.

-short leet, a list of persons selected from -To eat the leek, to be compelled to with the candidates for any office in order that draw one's statements; to have to retract their claims may be more specially considone's words. See Shakspere's Henry V. v. 1. ered in nominating to the office. Leeket (lēk), a. Like.

Leet (lēt), n. A name for the whiting The true man and the thief are lecke,

used in the neighbourhood of Scarborough. For sword doth serve them both at need,

Dutch Galiot, with Lee-boards.
Save one by it doth safety seek,

Leet-ale (lētāl), n. A feast or merry-mak-
And th' other of the spoil to speed. Turbervile.

ing at the holding of a court-leet. wood attached to each side of a flat-bot- Leek-green (lēk'grēn), p. A green colour

Leet-ale, in some parts of England, signifies the tomed vessel (as a Dutch galiot) by a bolt resembling that of a leek.

dinner at a court-leet of a manor for the jury and cuson which it traverses. When close-hauled Leelane, Leefu'lane (lē'lān, lē'fö-län), adv. tomary tenants.

1. Warton. the one on the lee side is let down, and (Lee or le, formerly peace, quietness, and Lee-tide (lē'tid), n. A tide running in the reaching below the keel, when the ship is Tane, that is lone.) All alone; quite solitary. same direction that the wind blows. listed over by the wind, it prevents her [Scotch.)

Leet-man (lēt'man), n. One subject to the from drifting fast to leeward.

Leelang (lē'lang), a. Livelong. (Scotch.) jurisdiction of a court-leet. Leech (lech), n. [A. Sax. lọce, lece, a physi The thresher's weary Alingin-tree

Leeward (lē'werd or lū'werd), a. Pertaining cian, a leech; Goth. leikeis, lekeis, O.H.G. The leelang day had tired me. Burns to the part towards which the wind blows; lahhi, Icel. læknari, læknir, Sw, läkare, a

as, a leeward ship. By change of wind to physician; Sw. läka, Dan. laége, Icel. lækna, Leelite (lelīt), n. [After Dr. Lee, St. John's

College, Cambridge, and Gr. lithos, a stone.] leeward side.' Swift.-Leeward tide, a tide Å. Sax lacnian, lacnian, to heal, to cure. A variety of orthoclase felspar occurring at

running in the same direction that the wind Allied to Gael. leighis, to heal.] 1. A phy

Gryphyttan in Sweden, having a peculiar blows, and directly contrary to a tide under sician; a professor of the art of healing. "With the hie Godde that is our soulis Lee-lurch (lē'lèrch), n. waxy lustre and deep red colour.

the lee, which implies a stream in an oppoA sudden and vio

site direction to the wind. leeche.' Chaucer. [Antiquated.]

lent roll of a ship to leeward in a high sea. Leeward (lē'werd or lū'wérd), adv. Toward Thither came The king's own leech to look into his hurt. Leer (lēr), v.i. [See the noun, and comp.

the lee or that part toward which the wind Tennyson.

0.D. loeren, to look obliquely.) To look blows: opposed to windward; as, fall to lee2. The common name of several genera of obliquely; to look archly; to cast a look ex ward.

А discophorous hermaphrodite blood-sucking pressive of some feeling, as contempt, ma- Leewardly (lē'werd-li or lū'werd-li), a. worms of the order Suctoria, forming the fa lignity, &c., especially a sly or amorous ship is said to be leewardly which, when mily Hirudinidæ. Leeches chiefly inhabit look. Leering at his neighbour's wife.' sailing close-hauled, makes a great deal of fresh-water ponds, though some live among Tennyson.

leeway. It is opposed to weatherly. moist grass, and some are marine. The body | Leer (ler), v.t. 1. To allure with arch or en. Leeway (lē'wā), n. The

lateral movement is composed of many rings, and is provided ticing looks.

of a ship to the leeward of her course, or the with two suckers, one at either extremity. By To gild a face with smiles, and leer a man to ruin,

angle formed between the line of the ship's adhering with these suckers alternately the


keel and the line which she actually deanimal can draw itself backward or forward. 2. To give an oblique glance with. Leering scribes through the water; the deviation Aquatic leeches can also swim with conhis eye at his father.' Marryat.

from her true course which a vessel makes siderable rapidity. The mouth is situated Leer (ler), n. [A. Sax. hleor, O.E. lere, lire, by drifting to leeward. - To make up leeway, in the middle of the anterior suckers, and

0.Sax. hlear, Icel. hlýr, face, cheek. ) 1.7 The to make up for time lost; to overtake work is furnished with three small white teeth, cheek. "Tears trilling down his leers.' Hol which has fallen behind. serrated along the edges, and provided with inshed.-2. Complexion; hue; face. Leeze (lez). This word is used only in the muscles powerful enough to enable the ani It pleases him to call you so; but he hath a Rosa

phrase leeze me, a phrase implying a strong mal to inflict its peculiar triradiate wound. lind of a better leer than you.

Shak. affection or liking for something, and is supThe species generally employed for medical 3. A side glance expressive of malignity,

posed to be a contraction for lief is (me), purposes belong to the genus Sanguisuga, amorousness, or the like; an arch or affected

that is, dear is (to me); pleasure comes to of which genus there are two species em glance or cast of countenance.

me. (Scotch.] ployed in Europe, S. officinalis (the Hun

With jealous leer malign

O leeze me on my spinnin' wheel,


O leeze me on my rock and reel. garian or green leech), used in the south of

Eyed them askance.

Milton. Europe, and S. medicinalis (the brown, Damn with faint praise, assent with civil leer. Pope. Lefet a. (See LIEF.) Pleasing; agreeable;






dear; beloved; sometimes also willing or To fall on one's legs, to meet with a piece cording to the Mosaic dispensation, as displeased.

of good fortune; to make a lucky hit. tinguished from the Christian. - Legal debts, They brought the monk to the lodge door,

He has fallen on his legs, has Dan. Dickens. debts that are recoverable in a court of comWhether he were loath or lefe. Old ballad. --To feel one's legs, to begin to walk: said of

mon law, as a bill of exchange, a bond, a simLefe,t n. One loved or beloved; a friend. children.- To give a leg to, to assist, espe

ple contract debt. --Legal estate, an estate Chaucer. cially in mounting a horse and the like.

in land fully recognized as such in a court of Left (left), pret. & pp. of leave.

To have the legs of one, to be quicker in

common law. See ESTATE. --Legal fiction. Left (left), a. (Not found in A. Sax.; 0.E.

See FICTION. --Legal reversion, in Scots law, lift, luft, 0.D. lucht, luft, left; probably

the period within which a debtor, whose heriallied to A. Sax. lef, 0. Sax. lef, weak, infirm;

tage has been adjudged, is entitled to rePol and Bohem. lewy, left; L. Lævus, Gr.

deem the subject, that is, to disencumber laios, left.) Denoting the part opposed to

it of the adjudication by paying the debt

10 the right of the body; as, the left hand,

adjudged for.-SYN. Lawful, constitutional, arm, or side. -The left bank of a river, that

legitimate, licit, authorized, allowable, perwhich would be on the left hand of a person

missible. whose face is turned down stream: always


Legal (lē'gal), n. In Scots law, same as Legal applied to the same bank.

Reversion (which see under the adjective) Left (left), n. 1. The side opposite to the

Legalism (le'gal-izm), n. Strict adherence right; that part of anything which is on the

to law or prescription; legal doctrine. left side. -- 2. In politics, that section of a

Leave, therefore, ... mysticism and symbolism on legislative assembly which sits on the left

the one side; cast away with utter scorn geometry and legalism on the other.

Ruskin. side of the president; the opposition: so used only in speaking of the legislative as

Legalist (lē'gal-ist), n. A stickler for adhersemblies of the continent of Europe, and

ence to law or prescription; specifically, in since the opposition is there usually the

theol. one who relies for salvation upon the liberal or advanced party, the left has come

works of the law or on good works. to be synonymous with the advanced party.

Bones of the Human Leg.

Legality (le-gal'i-ti), n. 1. The state or qua-Over the left, a common colloquial expres

lity of being legal; lawfulness; conformity

A, Femur: 1, Head; 2, Neck; 3. Shaft; 4. Ex sion indicating negation, doubt of the truth teral condyle; 5. Internal do. B, Patella: 1, Apex

to law. of or disbelief in any statement, or the like: of the bone; 2, Surface of articulation with external The legality was clear, the morality doubtful. ofted used sarcastically; as, he's a very condyle of the femur; 3. Do. with internal condyle.

T. Hook. clever fellow-over the left. C, Fibula: 6, Shaft; ,, Lower extremity, the ex.

2. In theol. a reliance on works for salvaternal malleolus; ro, Upper extremity. D, Tibia : tion; a resting on the mere letter of the law Leftet (left), pret. Lifted.

1, Spinous process; 2, Inner tuberosity: 3. Outer

without sufficient regard to its spirit. She lefte her percing lance, do. 4. Tubercle: S, Shaft; 7, Internal surface of

The act And towards gan a deadly shafte advance. shaft;

the sharp border between 5 and 7 the crest of Legalization (lë'gal-iz-ā"shon), n.
tibia; 8, Internal malleolus.

of legalizing Left-handed (left'hand-ed), a. 1. Having

Legalize, Legalise (lē'gal-īz), v.t. pret. & the left hand or arm stronger and more

running. (Slang. ) - To put one's best leg pp. legalized, ppr. legalizing 1. To make capable of being used with facility than the

foremost, to take the best means to advance lawful; to render conformable to law, either right; using the left hand and arm with

one's cause. - To shake a loose leg, to lead an by previous authorization or by giving the more facility than the right. -2. Character independent and generally licentious life. sanction of law to what has already been ized by direction or position towards the

(Vulgar slang. )- To have not a leg left, to done; to authorize; to sanction; to justify; left hand; moving from right to left.


not a leg to stand on, to have exhausted as, what can legalize revenge? Herschel found that the right-handed or left.

all one's strength or resources.-On one's But I cannot legalise the judgment for which I handed character of the circular polarization corre

last legs. See under LAST, a.--On one's legs, plead, nor insist upon it if refused. Ruskin. sponded, in all cases, to that of the crystal, standing, especially to speak.

2. In theol. to interpret or apply in the spirit Whervell. Meanwhile the convention had assembled, Mac of the law of works, or the spirit of the 3. Insincere; sinister; malicious.

kenzie was on his legs, and was pathetically lament Mosaic dispensation. The commendations of this people are not always ing the hard condition of the Estates. Macaulay.

Legally (lē'gal-li), adv. In a legal manner; left-handed and detractive.


Legable (leg'a-bl), a. (L. legabilis, from L. 4. Clumsy; awkward; inexpert; unskilful. lego, to send, to bequeath.) Capable of being permitted by law.

lawfully; according to law; in a manner 5. Unlucky; inauspicious. -- Left-handed bequeathed.

Legalness (lē'gal-nes), n. Same as Legality. marriage. See MORGANATIC.

Legacy (leg'a-si), n. (An irregularly formed Legantine (leg'an-tin), a. A term applied Left-handedness (left'hand-ed-nes), n. word from L. legatum, a legacy, from lego, to certain ecclesiastical laws enacted in na

The state or quality of being left-handed; to bequeath.). 1. A bequest; a particular tional synods under the presidency of legates habitual use of the left hand, or rather the thing or certain sum of money given by last from the pope in the reign of Henry III. ability to use the left hand with more ease will or testament. Legacies are of, two Legatary (leg'a-ta-ri), n. (Fr. légataire, L. and strength than the right; awkwardness; kinds, general and specific or special. A

legatarius, from lego, to bequeath.) One to want of sincerity.

general legacy is that where a certain whom a legacy is bequeathed; a legatee. Although a squint left-handedness

sum of money or a certain amount of pro (Rare.) Be ungracious; yet we cannot want that hand. perty of any kind is bequeathed in general Legate (leg'āt), n. [L. legatus, from lego,

Donne. terms, and this is payable out of the movLeft-handiness (left'hand-i-nes), n.

to send; Fr. légat.] i. An ambassador. Awk

able estate of the testator. A legacy is wardness. [Rare.)

The legates from the Ætolian prince return; said to be special or specific where a par Sad news they bring.

Dryden. An awkward address, ungraceful attitudes and ticular subject or debt, or a specific part of actions, and a certain left-nandiness (if I may use the testator's estate, is bequeathed to the

Especially-2. The pope's ambassador to a the expression) proclaim low education.

legatee. -- Demonstrative legacy, one that

foreign prince or state; a cardinal or bishop Left-off (left'of), a.

sent as the pope's representative or comLaid aside; no longer partakes somewhat of the nature of both a

missioner to a sovereign prince. Legates worn; as, left-off clothes. general and a specific legacy, as a gift of so

are of three kinds: legates a latere, or counLeftward (left'werd), adv. Towards the much money with reference to a particular left; on the left hand or side. fund for payment.

sellors and assistants of his holiness, who Vested legacy. See

possess the highest degree of authority, beVESTED. Rightward and leftward rise the rocks. Southey.

Lapsed legacy. See LAPSED.--

ing sent on the most important missions to Legacy duty, a duty to which legacies, for Left-witted (left'wit-ed), a. Dull; stupid;

foreign courts or to the Roman provinces purposes of revenue, are subject, the rate of foolish. (Rare.)

as governors; legates de latere, next in rank

which rises according to the remoteness of Lefull, t a. Lawful. Chaucer. the relationship of the legatee, and reaches

to the former; and legati nati, or legates Leg (leg), n. (A Scandinavian word: Icel.

by office, who enjoy the titular distinction its maximum where he is not related

to the leggr, a leg, a hollow bone, a stem or trunk;

of legate by virtue of their dignity and rank testator.-2. Fig. anything bequeathed or Dan. læg, the calf or shin.] 1. The limb of handed down by an ancestor or predecessor.

in the church, but have no special mission.

See NUNCIO. an animal, used in supporting the body and in walking and running; in a narrower sense,

Good counsel is the best iegacy a father can leave Legatee (leg-a-të), n. One to whom a legacy a child.

Sir R. L'Estrange. that part of the limb from the knee to the

is bequeathed.

Leaving great legacies of thought.' Tennyson. foot. Annexed we give a figure showing

Legateship (leg’āt-ship), n. The office of a 3.1 A business which one has received from the bones of the human leg.--2. Anything

legate. another to execute; a commission. resembling a leg; as, (a) a long slender sup

Legatine (leg'at-in), a. 1. Pertaining to a

He came and told his legacy. Chapman, port, as the leg of a chair or table; () one

legate. Your power legatine within this

One of the sides of a triangle as opposed to the Legacy-hunter (leg'a-si-hunt-ér), n. kingdom.' Shak.-2. Made by or proceedbase. — 3. The part of a stocking or other who flatters and courts for legacies.

ing from a legate. 'A legatine constituarticle of dress that covers the leg.-4.1 A The legacy-hunter, however degraded by an ill.

tion. Ayliffe. bow or act of obeisance: usually in the

compounded appellation in our barbarous language, Legation (le-gā'shon), n. [L. legatio, from

was known, as I am told, in ancient Rome, by the phrase to make a leg.

lego, to depute, to send as an ambassador.) sonorous titles of'captator' and 'hæredipeta." He was a quarter of an hour in his legs and rever


1. A sending forth; a commissioning one or ences to the company.

Sir R. L'Estrange. Legacy-hunting (leg'a-si-hunt-ing), n. An more persons to act at a distance for another He that cannot make a leg, put off's cap, kiss his eager pursuit of legacies.

or for others. The divine legation of Moses.' hand, and say nothing, has neither leg, hands, lip, nor Legal (le'gal), a. (Fr., from L. legalis, from

Warburton. -2. The person or persons sent cap.

lex, legis, law.) 1. According to law; in con-

as envoys or ambassadors to a foreign court; 5. In cricket, (a) the part of the field that formity with law; as, a legal standard or

an embassy; a diplomatic minister and his lies to the left of and behind the batsman

test; a legal procedure. --- 2. Lawful; per suite; as, the legation of the United States as he faces the bowler; as, to strike a ball mitted by law; as, a legal trade; anything

at Paris. —3. A district ruled by a papallegate. to leg. (6) The fielder who acts in that part is legal which the laws do not forbid. The pope began his government of Ferrara, now of the field.-6. A blackleg; a disreputable 3. Pertaining to law; created by law,

become a legation like Bologna. Brougham. sporting character; a betting man.-7. Naut.

The exception must be confined to legal crimes.

Legato (le-gä'to). [It., tied.] In music, a a small rope put through one of the bolt

Paley term used to signify that the passage over ropes of the main or fore sail. - To change the 4. In theol. (a) according to the law of works, which it is placed is to be played and sung leg, to change the step: said of a horse. as distinguished from free grace. () Ac in an even, smooth, gliding manner. Groups





of notes meant to be played or sung in this usually worn over the trousers and reaching There ought to be a difference made between manner are often tied or joined by the marks up to the knee or higher.

coming out of pupilage, and leaping into legislator. above or below them. Leggism (leg'izm), n. The character or


Halifax, Legator (leg-a-tor), n. (L.) A testator; practices of a blackleg. Blackwood's Bag. Legislatress, Legislatrix (lej'is-lat-res, one who bequeaths a legacy. (Slang. )

lejʻis-lät-riks), n. A woman who makes laws. Legatura (leg-à-töfra), 1. (It.) In music, a Legey (legʻi), a. Long-legged; having legs

"The wholesome laws of this legislatress.” bind or ligature.

of a length disproportionate to the rest of Shaftesbury. Leg-bail (leg bål), n. Escape from custody; the body; run to legs; lanky. “Slapper's Legislature (lej'is-lāt-ūr), n. [Sp. legislaflight. -- To give or take leg

to escape
long-tailed leggy mare. Thackeray.

tura. See LEGISLATE.) The body of men from custody or from apprehension and run Leghorn (legʻlorn), n. 1. A kind of plait

in a state or kingdom invested with power away. It is also said of one who in any case for bonnets and hats made from the straw

to inake and repeal laws; the supreme power provides for his safety by flight. (Colloq.] of bearded wheat cut green and bleached: of a state, in this country consisting of the Leget (lej), v.t. 1. To allege. -2. To lighten; so named from being imported from Leg

Houses of Lords and Commons with the to allay. horn.--2. A hat made of that material.

sovereign. Legement. In arch. same as Ledgement. Legibility (le-ji-bil'i-ti), n. Legibleness; the Legist (le'jist), n. One skilled in the laws. Legend (lej'end), n. [Fr. légende, from L. le quality or state of being legible.

Such bold and eloquent legists as Thaddeus genda, lit. things to be read, from lego, to

of Suessa.' Milman.

His (C. Lamb's) badinage on his sister's handwrit. read, the term being originally applied to ing was in jest. It was remarkable for its perfect Legitim (lej'it-im), 12. [L. legitimus, accordnarratives of lives of the saints that had to legibility.

Talforord. ing to law, legal ] In Scots law, the share be read as a religious duty.) 1. A chronicle Legible (le'ji-bl), a. (L. legibilis, from lego,

of a father's movable property to which on or register of the lives of saints, formerly

his death his children are entitled. This to read.) i. That may be read; consisting read at matins and at the refectories of of letters or figures that may be distin

amounts to one-third where the father has religious houses. See Golden Legend under guished by the eye; as, a fair legible manu

left a widow, and one-half where there is GOLDEN.-2. A story generally of a marvelscript. -2. That may be discovered or un

no widow. The legitim cannot be diminished lous character told respecting a saint; hence,

or affected by any testamentary or other derstood by apparent marks or indications. any remarkable story handed down from

deed. By a statute passed in 1881 legitim early times; a tradition; a non-historical People's opinions of themselves are legible in their is also made payable on the mother's movnarrative; an incredible unauthentic nar

Feremy Collier. able estate. Called also Bairns' Part of Gear. rative of any kind.

Legibleness (le'ji-bl-nes), n. The quality Legitimacy (lē-jit'i-ma-si), 1.. The state of There are in Romne two sets of antiquities, th: or state of being legible.

being legitimate; specifically, (a) in politics, Christian and the heathen; the former, though of a Legibly (le'ji-bli), adv. In a legible manner;

the accordance of an action or of an instifresher date, are so embroiled with fable and Legend, in such a manner as may be read; as, a tution with the municipal law of the land; that one receives but little satisfaction. Advisor manuscript legibly written.

in a narrower sense, accordance with the 3. An inscription of any kind, especially the Legierdemaine,f n. See LEGERDEMAIN. doctrine of divine right. (6) In law, lawfulinscription or motto on a shield or coat of Spenser.

ness of birth: opposed to bastardy. (c) Genarms; specifically, in numismatics, the words Legion (lē'jon), n. (L. legio, from lego, to uineness: opposed to spuriousne88. round the field of a medal or coin, as dis collect.] 1. In Rom. milit. antig, a body of The legitimacy or reality of these marine bodies. tinguished from the inscription which is infantry consisting of different numbers of

Il'oodward. across it.

men at different periods, from 3000 to above (d) Correct logical sequence or deduction; The new inscription, Peffer and Snagsby, displac 6000, often with a complement of cavalry. conformity with correct reasoning; as, the ing the time honoured and not easily to be deciphered Each legion was divided into ten cohorts, legitimacy of a conclusion. legerd, Petier, only.


each cohort into three maniples, and each | Legitimate (lē-jit'i-mát), a. (L. L. legitimaLegend (lej'end), v.t. To tell or narrate, as maniple into two centuries. -2. Any mili tus, from legitimare, to legitimate, from L. a legend. [Rare.) tary force.

legitimus, lawful, from lez, law.) 1. Lawfully Legendary (lej'end-a-ri), a. Consisting of

I myself beheld the king

begotten or born; born in wedlock; as, legilegends; like a legend; strange; fabulous.

Charge at the head of all his Table Round,

timate heirs or children.-2. Genuine; real; Legendary (lej'end-a-ri), n. 1. A book of

And all his legions crying Christ and him.


proceeding from a pure source; not false or legends. Read the Countess of Pembroke's 'Arcadia,'a gal. 3. A great number.

spurious. 3. In politics, according to law

or established usage; in a narrower sense, Lant legendary, full of pleasurable accidents,

Where one sin has entered, legions will force their
James VI.
way through the same breach,


according to the doctrine of divine right.2. A relater of legends.

4. Following by logical or natural sequence; My name is Legion: for we are many.

Mark v. 9. Leger (lejér), n. [Connected with lay, v.t.

as, a legitimate result; legitimate arguments See LEDGER.) 1. Same as Ledger.--2. Same

4. In scientific classification, a term occa or inferences. --5. Recognized as in accordas Leiger.

sionally used to express an assemblage of ance with or conforming to a particular rule Leger 1 (lej'er), a. Resident; as, a leger am

objects intermediate between an order and or standard. bassador. Written also Leiger.

a class. Page.- Legion of honour, an hon Tillotson still keeps his place as a legitimate Eng. Leger (lej'ér), a. (Fr. léger, light, nimble; our instituted in France by Napoleon when lish classic.

Macaulay. It. leggerio, from a L.L. form leviarius, from first consul, as a reward for merit, both

---Legitimate fertilization (bot.), in dimorLevis, light.] Light; slight; unimportant; civil and military. The order consisted,

phous plants, the fertilization of a female trivial. 'Leger performances.' Bacon. (Rare.]

under the empire, of grand crosses, grand plant of one form by the pollen from a male Leger-book (lej'ér-byk), n. 1. Same as

officers, commanders, officers, and legiona

plant of the other form, as in the case of a Ledger, 1.-2. A cartulary; a register-book

ries, but has since been so thoroughly remo long-styled primrose fertilizing a shortof a church or monastery. delled as to have lost much of its original

styled one, this union being most fertile.

character. Legerdemain (lejer-de-mān"), n. (Fr. léger

Darucin, de main, light of hand.) Sleight of hand; Legionary (lē'jon-a-ri), a. 1. Relating to Legitimate (le-jit'i-māt), y.t. pret. & pp. a deceptive performance which depends on a legion or to legions.--2. Consisting of a

legitimated; ppr. legitimating. [L. L. legidexterity of hand; a trick performed with legion or of legions; as, a legionary force.-

timo, legitimatum, from L. legitimus, lawsuch art and adroitness that the manner or

3. Containing a great number. 'Legionary ful, from lex, legis, law.] 1. To make lawart eludes observation; trickery or decep- Legionary (lē'jon-a-ri), ?.. body of error.' Sir T. Browne.

ful. To legitimate vice.' Milton. -- 2. To tion generally.

One of a legion;

render legitimate; to communicate the rights To make it ground of accusation against a class of a Roman soldier belonging to a legion.

of a legitimate child to one that is illegitimen, thist they are not patriotic, is the most vulgar Legionry (lē'jon-ri), n. Legions collectively.

mate; to invest with the rights of a lawful legerdemain of sophistry.

Pollok. [Rare.)

heir. Legerdemainist (lej'èr-dē-mān'ist), n. One Legislate (lej'is-lāt), v.i. pret. & pp. legis- Legitimately (lē-jit'i-māt-li), adv. who practises legerdemain; a juggler; a lated; ppr. legislating. [L. lex, legis, law,

legitimate manner; lawfully; according to conjuror.

and fero, latum, to give, pass, or enact.] To law; genuinely; not falsely. Legerity (le-ger'i-ti), n. (Fr. légèreté, from

make or enact a law or laws.

Difficulties prove a soul legitimately great. Dryden. léger, light, nimble. See LEGER.] Light Solon, in legislating for the Athenians, had an idea Legitimateness (lē-jit'i-māt-nes), n.

The ness; nimbleness. (Rare.) With casted of a more perfect constitution than he gave them.

Bp. Watson. state or quality of being legitimate; legalslough and fresh legerity.' Shak.

Legislation (lej-is-la'shon), n. The act of Leger-Line (lej'ér-lin). Same as Ledger-line.

ity; lawfulness; genuineness.

Legitimation (le-jit'i-mā"shon), n. [Fr. ]

legislating or enacting laws. Legget (leg), v.t. (O.E. leggen. See LAT.)

1. The act of making legal or giving anyTo lay.

But there is nevertheless a science of legislation.

Dugald Stewart.

thing the recognition of law. The coinage Legge,tv.t. (See ALLAY.) To ease; to alle

or legitimation of money.' East. - 2. The viate; to allay. Chaucer.

Legislative (lej'is-lat-iv), a. (Fr. législatif. Legged (legd), a. 1. Having legs: used in

See LEGISLATE.] 1. Giving or enacting laws;

act of rendering legitimate, or of investing composition; as, a two-legged animal; a having power or authority to enact laws;

an illegitimate child with the rights of one bandy-legged person. -2. In her. same as as, a legislative body.-2. Pertaining to the

born in wedlock.–3. Lawful birth. [Rare.] Jembered

enacting of laws; suitable to the promulga I have disclaim'd Sir Robert and my land; Legger (leg'er), n. A man employed in protion of laws.

Legitimation, name, and all is gone:

Then, good my mother, let me know my father. pelling barges through low tunnels on The poet is a kind of lawgiver, and those qualities

Shak. canals, by pushing with his legs against the are proper to the legislative style. Dryden.

- Letters of legitimation, in Scots law, letters side walls.

3. Done by enacting; as, a legislative act. from the sovereign empowering a bastard Legget (leg'et), n. A kind of tool used by Legislatively (lej'is-lãt-iv-li), adv.

In a where he has no lawful children to dispose reed-thatchers. (Local.) legislative manner.

of his heritage or movables at any time Leggiadro (lej-jä'dro). (It.) In music, a Legislator (lej'is-lāt-er), n. (L.) A lawgiver; during his life, and to make a testament. direction that the music to which the word one who frames or establishes the laws and These privileges, however, he can now enis appended is to be performed gaily or polity of a state or kingdom; a member of joy without letters of legitimation. briskly.

a national or supreme legislative assembly, Legitimatist (lē-jit'i-ma-tist), n. Same as Leggiadrous (lej-i-ā'drus), a. (It. leggiadro, as our Houses of Lords or Commons.

Legitimist. graceful.) Graceful; pleasing. 'Beams of Legislatorial (lej'is-la-tö"ri-al), a. Relating Legitimatize (le-jit'i-ma-tiz), v.t. To make leggiadronis courtesy. Beaumont. to a legislature or legislator.

legitimate. Legging, Leggin (leg'ing, leg'in). n. (From Legislatorship (lej'is-lát-ér-ship), n. The Legitimism (le-jit'im-izm), n. The prinleg.] A long gaiter; a covering for the leg, ofice of a legislator.

ciples of the legitimists.

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Legitimist (le-jit'i-mist), n. 1. One who lary or terminal one or many flowered pe-, Leisured (lē'zhürd), a. Having leisure or supports legitimate authority; one who be duncles of often showy flowers, which are much unoccupied time; unemployed. lieves in the sacredness of hereditary mon succeeded by a leguminous fruit. Four

The court (of Queen Victoria) exhibited to the archical government; a favourer of the doc sub-orders are recognized : Papilionaceæ, nation and the world a pattern of personal conduct, trine of divine right. Specifically-2. In Swartziere, Casalpinies, and Mimosex. It in all the points most slippery and dangerous for a France, an adherent of the elder branch of contains a great variety of useful and beau

wealthy country, with a large leisured class, in a luxurious age.

Contemporary Rev. the Bourbon family, which was driven from tiful species, as peas, beans, lentils, clover, the throne in 1830. | lucern, sainfoin, vetches, indigo, logwood,

Leisurely (lē’zhūr-li), adv. Not in haste or Legitimize (lē-jit'i-miz), v.t. pret. & pp. le and many other dyeing plants, acacias,

hurry; slowly; at leisure; deliberately. gitimized; ppr. legitimizing. To legitimate. senna, tamarinds, &c.

We descended very leisurely, my friend being careful to count the steps.

Addison. She legitimized the issue of two persons who had Leguminosite (le-gu'min-Ōs-it), n. [L. leguexchanged wives.

Brougham. men, a pod.) One of a genus of fossil plants Leisurely (lē’zhūr-li), a. Done at leisure; Legless (legʻles), a. Having no legs.

apparently pod-bearing. They occur in the not hasty; deliberate; slow; as, a leisurely Leglin (legʻlin), n. (Icel. legill, G. lägel, a tertiary strata.

walk or march. small cask; perhaps from L. lagena, a wine Leguminous (le-gü'min-us), a. 1. Pertain The bridge is human life: upon a leisurely survey jar.] A wooden milk-pail.---Leglin girth or ing to pulse; consisting of pulse.-2. In bot.

of it, I found that it consisted of threescore and ten

entire arches. gird, the hoop of a milk-pail . (Scotch.] bearing legumes as seed-vessels; related to

Addison. Leg-lock (leg lok), n. A lock for the leg. plants bearing legumes, as peas.

Leite,t n. Light. -Thonder-leite, lightning. Legnotideæ (leg-no-tid'ê-e), n. pl. (Gr. leg. Leiacanthus (li-a-kan'thus), n. [Gr. leios,

Chaucer. notos, having a coloured border, and cidos, smooth, and akantha, a spine.] A genus of Leket n. A leek; sometimes used

proverresemblance.) A tribe of tropical trees or fossil fishes whose fin spines occur in the bially for a thing of small value. Chaucer. shrubs of the nat. order Rhizoporaceæ, and muschelkalk.

Leket (lēk), a. Leaky. Spenser. sometimes regarded as a distinct order. Leie, t v.t. To lay. Chaucer.

Leman (lé'man), n. [Contr. from lefman, Lego-literary (le'go-lit”ér-a-ri), a. Pertain. Leigert (lēj'ér), n. A resident ambassador. leveman, A. Sax. leof, loved, and man. See ing to the literature of law. An essay on See LEDGER and LEGER.

LOVE and LIEF.) A sweetheart of either this lego-literary subject. Lord Campbell. Lord Angelo, having affairs to heaven,

sex; a gallant or a mistress : usually in a Leguleiant (le-gū-lē'yan), n. [L. leguleius, Intends you for his swift ambassador,

bad sense. a lawyer, from lex, law.) A lawyer. Milton.

Where you shall be an everlasting leiger. Shak. And angry Jove an hideous storme of raine Leguleian (lo-gu-lē'yan), a. Like a lawyer; --Leiger-book, a leger-book.

Did pour into his lemar's lap so fast. Spenser. legal. In the classical English sense, or in Leigh (lē). [A form of lea, pasture.) A

Lemanieæ (le-ma'ni--ē), n. pl. A family of the sense of leguleian barbarism.' De Quin common suffix in English place-names, es

confervoid fresh-water alge, with fronds cey. (Rare.) pecially in Devon; as, Chudleigh, Chumleigh,

branched, hollow, and bearing within whorls Legume (legüm or le-gūm'), n. [L. legumen, Saterleigh. Written often Lea, Ley.

of wart-like bodies, consisting of tufted pulse--said to be from lego, to gather, because Leiodon (li'o-don), n. (Gr. leios, smooth,

necklace-shaped filaments. gathered by the hand. I 1. In bot. a dehis and odous, odontos, a tooth.) A fossil marine

Lemet (lēm), n. [A. Sax. leóma, a ray of cent pericarp or seed-vessel, of two valves, lizard closely allied to the Mosæsaurus,

light.] A ray of light; a gleam. in which the seeds are fixed to the ventral whose teeth have been found in the chalk, Lemma (lem'ma), n. (Gr. lemma, from lam.

Lemet (lēm), v.i. To shine. suture only. In the latter circumstance it especially of Norfolk. differs from a siliqua, in which the seeds Leiothrix (li'o-thriks), n. [Gr. leios, smooth,

bano, to receive.] In math, a preliminary are attached to both sutures. In popular and thrix, hair.) A genus of birds known

or preparatory proposition laid down and use, a legume is called a pod or a cod; as, by the name of silky chatterers, family Am

demonstrated for the purpose of facilitating pea-pod or pease-cod. See LEGUMINOSÆ. pellidæ, so called from their soft feathers.

or rendering more perspicuous the demon2. pl. The fruit of leguminous plants of the Leiotrichi (li-ot'ri-ki), n. pl. (Gr. leios,

stration of some other proposition or propopea kind; pulse. smooth, and thrix, trichos, hair.) Smooth

sitions, or the construction of a problem. Legumen (le-gū'men), n. Same as Legume. haired people. One of the two divisions Whatever is so much I conceive to have been a Legumin, Legumine (le-gü'min), n. A ni

fundamental lemma for Hazlitt-is wrong. into which Huxley has classified man, chartrogenous substance resembling casein ob acterized by the smoothness of the hair, the Lemman,t n.

De Quincey.

Same as Leman. Chaucer. tained from pease. Called also Vegetable other division being Ulotrichi, crisp or Lemming, Leming (lem'ing), n. [Dan. and Casein.

woolly haired people. The Leiotrichi com N.; Sw. lemel.) An English name applied Leguminosa (le-cü'mi-no"sē), n. pl. One of prise the Australioid, Mongoloid, Xanthothe largest and most important natural or

to a group of rodent mammals, very nearly chroic, and Melanochroic groups. See

allied to the mouse and rat, and constitutders of plants, including about seven thou separate entries.

ing the genus Myodes of some naturalists, Leiotrichous (li-ot'ri-kus), a. Of or belong. Lemmus of others. There are several speA ing to the Leiotrichi or smooth - haired

cies, varying in size and colour according 1 people.

to the regions they inhabit. They are found Leipoa (li-põ'a), n. [Gr. leipo, I leave, and

in Norway, Lapland, Siberia, and the northoon, an egg, from its supposed habits.) A

ern parts of America. Those of Norway genus of gallinaceous birds. L. ocellata,

are about the size of a water-rat, while those the only known species, is the native pheasant of the colonists of Western Australia,

which in its habits is very like the domestic 2

fowl. It does not sit on its eggs, but leaves them to be hatched by the heat of the sun. Leipothymia, Leipothymy (li-po-thim'i-a, li-poth'i-mi), n. Fainting; syncope. Leipothymic, Leipothymous (li-po-thim'. ik, li-poth'i-mus), a. (Gr. leipothymikos

leipo, to leave, to lack, and thymos, soul,

life.) Pertaining to or given to swooning;

Leiser, 7 n. Leisure. Chaucer. 3

Leister (lēs'tër), n. (Icel. ljóstr, Sw. ljustra,
a leister.) A spear, generally three-pronged Common Lemming (Myodes Lemmus).
and barbed for striking and taking fish; a
salmon-spear. 'A three-taed leister.' Burns. of Lapland and Siberia are scarcely larger

than a field-mouse. The most noted species Leisurable (lē'zhür-a-bl), a. Given up to is the common or European lemming (M. or spent in leisure; not occupied; as, leisur Lemmus). It is very prolífic, and vast hordes able hours. Sir T. Browne. (Rare.)

periodically migrate towards the Atlantic Leisurably (lē’zhūr-a-bli), adv. In a leisur and the Gulf of Bothnia, destroying all able manner; at leisure; without hurry. vegetation in their path. Vast numbers of Leisurably listen.' Barnes. (Rare.]

wild animals-bears, wolves, foxes-hang Leisure (lē’zhür), n. (O. E. leisere, leiser, laser, upon them in their march, making them

&c., Fr. loisir, from O. Fr. leisir, lesir, loisir, to their prey, thus tending to keep their num

be allowed, to be lawful, from L licere, to bers in some degree in check. Such migraLeguminosa

be permitted or allowed, to be lawful. Comp. tions are said to portend a hard winter.

pleasure, which is similarly formed.) 1. Free- Lemmus (lem'us), n. See LEMMING. 1, Papilionacex: a, Flower of the pea; S, Standard; w. Wings; k, Keel; 6, Stamina, nine connected, one

dom from occupation or business; vacant Lemna (lem'na), n. [Gr. lemna, a waterfree; s Legume, seeds fixed to the upper suture in time; time free from employment.

plant. ) A genus of well known aquatic 2, Swartzieæ: a, Flower of Swartzia

The desire of leisure is much more natural than of annuals, belonging to the nat. order Lemgrandiflora, with its single petal and hypogynous business and care.

Sir W. Temple. naceæ or duck-weed tribe. They consist of stamens; b, Calyx; C, Legume. 3. Caesalpinieæ : a, Flower of Poinciana pulcherrima, showing its

I shall leave with him that rebuke to be considered small or minute floating fronds, with simple difform interior upper petal; , Calyx; c, Legume.

at his leisure.

Locke, roots or rootless, usually propagated by 4. Mimoseze: a, One flower of common sensitive 2. Time which may be appropriated to any

budding, and almost destitute of vascular plant (Mimosa pudica), showing its regular corolla;

tissue. specific object; convenient opportunity; b, Stamina, hypogynous; c, Legume exterior;d, Le

The very minute flowers are progume interior; e, Legume of Acacia arabica. A, hence, convenience; ease.

duced from the edge or the middle of the Curved radicle, as in Papilionaceæ. B, Straight He sigh'd and had no leisure more to say. Dryden.

frond. Four species are natives of Britain, radicle, as in Swartzieæ and Cæsalpinieæ.

and are known by the common name of

- At leisure, free from occupation; not en Duck-meat, Duck's-meat, or Duck-weed. See sand species, which are dispersed throughout gaged.-At one's leisure, at one's ease or DUCK-MEAT. the world. They are trees, shrubs, or herbs, convenience; as, do it at your leisure. Lemnacea (lem-na'sē-ē), n. pl. A nat. order differing widely in habit, with stipulate, Leisure (lë'zhūr), a. Free from business ; of monocotyledons. They are floating plants, alternate (rarely opposite), pinnate, digi idle; vacant; as, leisure time. The leisure with lenticular or lobed leaves or fronds, tately compound or simple leaves, and axil hour.' Beattie.

bearing one or two moncecious flowers, in


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