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dinal extension; as, (a) a thread-like mark Line and new repair our towns of war Lineman (lin'man), n. 1. A man employed ing, as with a pen, pencil, or engraving

With men of courage.


on the railway to see that the rails are in tool; a mark having length with little or 4. To read out or repeat line by line, as a proper condition.--2. One who carries the no appreciable breadth; a stroke; a score. psalm or hymn, before singing.

line in surveying, &c. () A marking or furrow upon the hands This custom of reading or lining, or, as it was fre

Linen (lin'en), n. [A. Sax. Un, flax, or face. Though on his brow were graven quently called, 'deaconing 'the hymn or psalin in the linen, made of flax, linen, from L. linum, lines austere.' Byron. (C) In geog. a churches, was brought about partly from necessity. Gr. linon, flax, as are also G. lein, Icel. lin, circle of latitude or of longitude, as on a

N. D. Gould.

Fr. lin, and probably Ir. lion, Armor. lin, map; a mark traced or imagined' to show 5. To measure, as land with a line; to fix

W. Uin, flax.) 1. Thread or cloth made of temperature or the like: the line specifi

the boundaries of. (Scotch. ]-To line bees, flax or hemp, including shirting, sheeting, cally, the equator. When the sun below to track wild bees to their nests by follow damask, cambric, &c.; often used in the the line descends.' Creech. (d) In music, ing them in the line of their flight. - To line

plural; as, linens are largely made in Scotone of the straight, horizontal, and parallel men (milit.), to dress any given body of land. – 2. Underclothing, because chiefly prolonged strokes upon and between which men so that they shall all collectively form made of linen or similar materials, as cotton. the notes are placed. (e) In math. that an even line or lines.

-Fossil linen, a kind of amianth, with soft, which has length but is without breadth or Line (lin), v. t. pret. & pp. lined; ppr. lining. parallel, flexible fibres. thickness. U) A row; a continued series or [O. E. line, fax, the original meaning being Linen (lin'en), a. (A. Sax. linen, made of rank; particularly (1) a straight row of sol to double a garment with linen. The ulti flax.] 1. Made of flax or hemp; as, linen diers drawn up with an extended front; (2) a mate origin of the word is of course the cloth; a linen stocking. --- 2. Resembling similar disposition of ships in preparation for same as that of the preceding.). 1. To cover linen cloth; white; pale. an engagement; (3) a straight row of letters on the inside; to put in the inside of; as, to

Those linen cheeks of thine and words between two margins; as, a page line a garment with silk or fur; to line a

Are counsellors to fear.

Shak, of thirty lines; also, in poetry, the words purse with money.

Linendraper (lin'en-drā-per), n.

A person which form a certain number of feet; a

If I do line one of their hands? Shak. who deals in linen goods. verse. (9) Outline; contour; lineament; as, a ship of fine lines. Hence--2. To cover; as, to line a crutch.

Linener, t Linenmant (lin'en-er, lin'en

man), n. 3. To impregnate: applied to irrational

A linendraper. Massinger. The lines of my body are as well drawn as his.


If she love good clothes or dressing, have your 3. A short letter, one as it were consisting Linet (līn), n. (L. linum, flax. See LINEN.)

learned council about you every morning, your

French taylor, barber, linener, &c. B. Fonson. of only a line of writing; a note; as, I re Lint or flax; linen. ceived a line from my friend.-4. Course of Nor anie weaver, which his worke doth boast,

Linen-scroll (lin'en-skrõl), n. In arch, an thought, conduct, occupation, policy, or the In diaper, in damask, or in line. Spenser. ornament employed to fill panels: so called like, conceived as directed toward an end Lineage (lin'ē-aj), 12. [Fr. lignage, from

from its resemblance to the convolutions of or object; aim toward which or course in ligne, L. linea, a line.) Race; progeny;

a folded napkin. It bewhich one directs one's life; specialty. “No descendants in a line from a common pro

longs peculiarly to the line of policy adopted for the public good.' genitor.

latter part of the fif. Brougham. Perhaps, too, this noble sympathy may have been

teenth and the beginHe is uncommonly powerful in his own line, but it in some degree prompted by the ancient blood in his

ning of the sixteenth is not the line of a first-rate man, Coleridge. veins, an accident of lineage rather rare with the

centuries. The figure English nobility.


shows the scroll from a 5. A continuous or connected series, as of Lineal (lin'é-al), a. [L. linealis, from linea,

panel in Layer Marney progeny or relations descending from a line.) i. Composed of lines; delineated; as,

Hall, Essex. common progenitor; as, a line of kings; the lineal designs.-2. In a direct line from an

Lineolate (lin'é-o-lāt), a. male line. --6. A series of public conveyances, ancestor; hereditary; derived from ances

[From L. lineola, dim. of as coaches, steamers, and the like, passing tors; as, lineal descent; lineal succession.

linea, a line.) In bot. between places with regularity; as, a line * Lineal royalties.' Shak.

marked longitudinally of ships to New Zealand; the Cunard Line;

And for the same his lineal race the State Line.-7. The infantry of an army,

with slight lines; lineIn darkness found a dwelling-place. Byron.

ated. as distinguished from cavalry, artillery, militia, guards, volunteer corps, &c. : in 3. Allied by direct descent.

Liner (līn'er), n. 1. A ship

of the line; a man-of-war. some cases line is also applied to the ordi For only you are lineal to the throne. Dryden. nary regiments of cavalry. - 8. In fort. (a) 4. In the direction of a line; pertaining to Linen-scroll,

Fancy the sensations of a

man fighting his frigate des. a trench or rampart. (6) pl. Dispositions or ascertained by a line or lines; as, lineal

perately against overwhelmmade to cover extended positions, and measure; lineal magnitude.

ing odds, when he sees the outside of a huge liner, presenting a front in only one direction to Lineality (lin-ő-al'i-ti), n. The state of being

with English colours at the main, looming dimly through the smoke.

Lawrence. the enemy.-9. The twelfth part of an inch. 10. In mach. the proper position or adjust

lineal, or in the form of a line. Wright. (Rare.]

2. A vessel regularly trading to and from ment of parts, not as to design or pro: Linealiy (lin'é-al-li), adv. In a lineal certain ports; as, a Liverpool and New portion, but with reference to smooth manner; in a direct line; as, the prince is

York liner.-3. A thin piece placed between working; as, the engine is out of line. lineally descended from the Conqueror.

two parts to hold them, fill a space, &c. 11. In com. (a) an order given to a traveller

Liney (lin'i), a. Marked with fine lines.

From whose race of old for goods. (6) The goods received upon She heard that she was lineally extract. Spenser.

A fane of liney marble.' Keats. such order. (c) Any class of goods. - Line

Ling (ling), 1. (D. leng, ling; Dan. and N. or curve of swiftest descent. See CYCLOID. Lineament (lin'ē-a-ment), n. [Fr. linéa

lange; G. leng, langfisch, from lang, long.) Line of direction. See under DIRECTION. ment; L. lineamentum, from linea, a line.]

A fish of the genus Lota (L. molva), which Line of the nodes, the line which joins the The outline or exterior of a body or figure,

grows to the length of 4 feet or more, is nodes of the orbit of a planet. See NODE. particularly of the face; feature; form;

very slender, with a flat head. This fish --Hour lines, in dialling, the common secmake. "The lineaments of the body.' Locke.

abounds on the coasts of the British islands, tions of the hour circles of the sphere with

'Lineaments of a character.' Swift. the plane of the dial. -- Visual line, the line

Man he seems

In all his lincaments. or ray conceived to pass from an object to

Milton. the eye.--Line of dip, in geol. a line in the Linear (lin'é-ér), a. (L. linearis.] 1. Pertainplane of a stratum, or part of a stratum, ing to a line; consisting of lines; in the direcperpendicular to its intersection with a tion of a line; lineal.-2. In bot. like a line; horizontal plane; the line of greatest inclin slender; of the same breadth throughout, ation of a stratum to the horizon. See DIP. except at the extremities; as, a linear leaf. --Equinoctial line, (a) in geog. the equator, Linear equation, in math. an equation of a great circle on the earth's surface, at 90% the first degree between two variables: so distance from each pole, and bisecting the called because every such equation may be earth at that part. (6) In astron. the circle considered as representing a right line.which the sun seems to describe in March Linear numbers, in mathsuch numbers

Ling (Lota moltxt). and September, when the days and nights are as have relation to length only, as a number of equal length.-Meridian line, a meridian which represents one side of a plane figure.

and when salted and dried forms a con(which see). -A ship of the line, a ship of If the plane figure is a square the linear

siderable article of commerce. war large enough to have a place in the line side is called a root. - Linear perspective, Ling (ling), 1. (Icel. and Dan. lyng, heather.]

It of battle, formerly a ship with not less than

Common heather (Calluna vulgaris). that which regards only the positions, magtwo decks or two tiers of guns. - Line of nitudes, and forms of the objects delineated:

makes excellent and durable thatch, forms beauty, a fanciful sort of line to which distinguished from aerial perspective, which

excellent brooms, and furnishes a fine yellow different artists have given different forms. also exhibits the variations of the light, dye. See HEATH. It is frequently represented in the form of a shade, and colour of objects, according to -Ling (ling). A Saxon termination consisting very slender elongated letter S. their different distances and the quantity of

of a double diminutive composed of el, and Line (lin), v.t. (Directly from the noun light which falls on them.---Linear problem,

ing; as, darling, duckling, gosling, firstling, above.] 1. To draw lines upon; to mark with that which may be solved geometrically by

stripling. lines or threadlike strokes.

the intersection of two right lines, or alge- Lingam (ling gam), n. [Skr., a mark, a He had a healthy colour in his cheeks, and his

braically by an equation of the first degree. token; especially, the characteristic male

Linear-ensate (lin''ē-er-en'sāt), a. face, though lined, bore few traces of anxiety,

In bot.

generative organ. ] In Hind. myth. the Dickens. having the form of a long narrow sword.

male organ of generation, worshipped as 2. To delineate; to draw; to paint. Linearly (lin'é-ér-li), ado. In a linear being representative of God or of the ferAll the pictures fairest lined manner; with lines.

tility of nature. Are bat black to Rosalind. Shak.

Lineary t (lin'ē-a-ri), a. Linear. Holland. Lingel, Lingle (ling'gl), n. (Fr. ligneul, 3. To place in a line by the side of; to Lineate, Lineated (lin'é-āt, lin'ē-at-ed), a.

a lingel--dim. of ligne, a line. In second arrange along the side of for security or In bot. marked longitudinally with depressed

meaning perhaps from L. lingula, dim. of defence; as, to line works with soldiers. parallel lines; as, a lineate leaf.

lingua, tongue.] A shoe-latchet; a shoe[In this sense the word blends with the Lineation (lin-e-a'shon), n. Draught;

maker's thread. [Old English and Scotch.] next. ) delineation (which see).

Where sitting, I espy'd a lovely dame,




Whose master wrought with lingel, and with aul, Though he (Chaucer) did not and could not create Link (lingk), r.i. To be connected; to be And under ground he vamped iuany a boot.

our language (for he who writes to be read does not Beau, & FI.

joined in marriage; to ally one's seli. write for linguisters), yet it is true that he first made 2. A little tongue or thong of leather. it easy, and to that extent modern. 7. R. Lowell. Now, Warwick, tell me, even upon thy conscience,

Is Edward your true king? for I were loath Lingence (lin'jens), n. (L. lingo, to lick. ]

Linguistic, Linguistical (ling-gwis'tik, To link with him that were not lawful chosen. Shak. A liquid medicated confection taken by

ling-gwis'tik-al), a. Relating to language All the productions of the earth link in with each licking; a linctus. Fuller, or to the affinities of language. Lin other.

Burke. Linger (ling'gėr), v.i. (Probably from A. guistic knowledge.' Wedgwood.

Link (lingk), n. (Origin quite uncertain. Sax. lengra, compar. of lang, long, as G.

Linguistics (ling-gwis'tiks), n. The science Some connect it with Gr. lychnos, a light, a verlängern, to protract, from lang, in any

of languages, or of the origin, significations, lamp; Wedgwood connects it with D. lonte, case from same root. Comp. the verb lower,

affinities, and application of words; also lompe, a gunner's match of twisted tow from compar. of low.] 1. To delay; to

called Comparative Philology. The modern (See LUNT); others connect it with link, from loiter; to remain or wait long; to be slow.

science of linguistics, or comparative gram the parts being doubled or linked togther. ] Nor cast one longing, lingering look behind. Gray. mar and etymology.' G. P. Marsh.

A torch made of tow or hards, &c., and pitch. 2. To be slow in deciding; to be in suspense; A work containing a complete chronological ac.

The fact that such links were used to restore to hesitate.

count of English lexicography and lexicographers the colour of hats by smoking them explains

would be a nost acceptable addition to linguistics Perhaps thou linger'st, in deep thoughts detained.

the following passage in the Taming of the
and literary history.

S. 1V. Singer. Shrew:-
We have lingered about a match between Anne Lingula (ling'gu-la), n. [Dim. of lingua, Nathaniel's coat, sir, was not fully made,
Page and my cousin Slender, and this day we shall
a tongue.) A genus of molluscs of the class

And Gabriel's pumps were all unpink'd i the heel; have our answer. Shak,

There was no link to colour Peter's hat. Brachiopoda and family Lingulidu, a family 3. To remain long in any state; as, the that has survived with but little change

Link (lingk), v.i. To walk smartly; to trip: patient lingers on a bed of sickness. since the early Silurian period. These

to do anything smartly and quickly. (Old and SYN. To delay, loiter, lag, tarry, stay, stop, molluscs are one of the few examples of pe

Northern English or Scotch.) hesitate.

dunculated bivalve shells. It has two long Linkboy, Linkman (lingk’boi, lingkíman), Linger (ling'gér), v. t. 1. To delay the gra ciliated arms, which are curled up during

n. A boy or man that carries a link or tification of; to put off ; to defer; to pro repose. The members of the genus inhabit

torch to light passengers. tract. the Indian Archipelago and the Australa

Link-motion (lingk'mo-shon), n. Motion
She lingers my desires.

sian seas.

communicated by links, applied especially 2. To spend in a wearisome manner: with Lingulate (ling'gū lāt), a. (L. lingulatus, out, and sometimes away.

from lingua, tongue. ] Shaped like the Now live secure, and linger out your days. Dryden, tongue or a strap; ligulate. Better to rush at once to shades below,

Lingy (lin'ji), a. [In first sense perhaps Than linger life away, and nourish woe. Pope. allied to long. In second sense comp. Prov. Lingerer (ling'gér-ér), n. One who lingers. E. linge, to work hard.] 1. Tall; limber; Lingering (ling'ger-ing), p. and a. 1. Draw flexible. --- 2. Active; strong; able to bear ing out in time; remaining long; protracted;

fatigue. [A provincial word.) as, a lingering disease.

Linigerous (li-nij'ér-us), a. (L linum, flax, To die is the fate of man; but to die with lingering

and gero, to bear or carry. ) Bearing flax; anguish is generally his folly.

Kambler. producing linen. 2. Slow in producing an effect; as, lingering Liniment (lin'i-ment), n. (L. linimentum,

Link-motion. poisons.

from lino or linio, to besmear, to anoint. ] Lingeringly (ling'gėr-ing-li), adv. In a

In med, a species of soft ointment; a com

to a system of gearing for working the valves lingering manner; with delay; slowly; position of a consistence somewhat thinner

of a locomotive-engine. In the accompany. tediously. than an unguent, but thicker than oil. The

ing cut A is the rod by which the slide-valve To dwell lingeringly over those passages which

term is also applied to spirituous and is worked, and by which, accordingly, the excite pain without satisfying curiosity. Lord Lytton.

other stimulating applications for external admission of steam to the cylinder is regu

use. Linget, Lingot (ling'get, ling-got), n. [Fr. Linin, Linine (li'nin), n. The crystallizable

lated; B, the reversing rod, which is fixed lingot.' See INGOT.) A small mass of metal

to a cross-bar, one end of which is jointed bitter principle of Linum catharticum, or having the form of the mould in which it is

by means of another rod to a runner, which purging-flax. cast, and often tongue-shaped; an ingot.

slides up and down in the slit of the curved Lingism (lingʻizm), n. [From Ling, a swede, Lining (in'ing), n. .1. The act of covering

piece, and which is also jointed to the rod on the inside. -2. The covering of the inner

A. its proposer.] In therapeutics, kinesipathy

The curved piece is the link, and is surface of anything, as of a garment, a box, (which see).

jointed near the extremities to the rods of

a wall, or the like; as, the pleura is the Lingle, n. See LINGEL.

two eccentrics, an imer and an outer. lining of the thorax. Lingo (ling'gő), n. (L. lingua, a tongue.)

When the driver of the engine pushes forWas I deceived, or did a sable cloud Language; speech. (Vulgar.]

ward the rod B the runner is raised to the Turn forth her silver lining on the night? Milton.

top of the link, and therefore follows the I have thoughts to learn somewhat of your lingo before I cross the seas.

3. That which is within; contents.

motions of the upper end of the link, and Linguacious (ling-gwa'shus), a. (L. linguax,

The lining of his coffers shall make coats

places the slide-valve rod under the control To deck our soldiers.

Shak. of the inner eccentric. When he pushes it linguacis, loquacious, from lingua, a tongue. ) Given to the use of the tongue; talkative; Lining (līn'ing), n. The act of measuring,

back he similarly places the rod under the loquacious. as of land with a line; a fixing of boundaries;

control of the outer eccentric, which reLinguadental (ling-gwa-den’tal), a.

verses the engine. (L. specifically, permission granted by a dean lingua, tongue, and dens, a tooth.] Formed of guild to erect or alter a building accord

Links (lingks), n. pl. (A. Sax, hlinc, high land, or uttered by the joint use of the tongue and ing to specified conditions. [Scotch.)

a ridge of land left'unploughed, a balk; the teeth, as the letters d and t. Link (lingk), n. (A. Sax. hlenca, Sw. lünk,

south of England form is linch, a balk, a Linguadental (ling-gwa-den'tal), n.

bank forming a boundary, &c.] A stretch An Dan. laenke, Icel. hlekkr, a link, a chain; articulation produced by aid or use of the aliied to g. gelenk, a joint or joining, a

of flat or slightly undulating ground on tongue and teeth. link, from lenken, to bend, gelenk, supple,

the sea-shore, often in part sandy and Lingual (ling' gwal), a.

covered with bent-grass, furze, &c.; often [L. lingua, the pliable.] 1. A single ring or division of a tongue. ] 1. Pertaining to the tongue; as, chain. -- 2. Anything doubled and closed

with a good sward of grass on part of it at the lingual nerves, the ninth pair, which together like a link. 'A link of horsehair.'

least. (Scotch.) Mortiiner. - 3. Anything which serves to con

Link-work (lingk'werk), n. go to the tongue; the lingual muscle, or

Mechanism in muscle of the tongue.-2. Pronounced chiefly nect one thing or one part of a thing with

which links, or intermediate connecting by means of the tongue; as, a lingual letter. another; any constituent part of a con

pieces, are used to transmit motion from Lingual (ling gwal), n. A letter pronounced

nected series; as, links in a train of evi.

one part to another. chiefly by means of the tongue, as l, 7.

Love, the common link.' Dryden.

Linn (lin), n. See LIN.
* To burst all links of habit.' Tennyson.

Linnæa (lin-ne'a), n. A genus of plants of Linguatulidæ (ling-gwa- tūl'idē), n. pl.

The thread and train of consequences

the nat, order Caprifoliacere. It contains (L. lingua, a tongue, and Gr. eidos, resemb

intellectual ratiocination is often long, and chained to.

but one species (L. borealis), a creeping lance.) A family of parasitic vermiform

gether by divers links.

Sir M. Hale. arachnidans, found in the young state in the

evergreen plant found in woods and in 4. In land-measuring, a division of Gunter's mountainous places in Scotland and other lungs and liver, in the adult state in the

chain, having a length of 7.92 inches. The frontal sinuses and pharynx of various mam

northern countries, as well as in North chain is divided into 100 links, and is 66 feet America. Its trailing stems bear small darkmals, man included; the tongue-worms. In

in length. 100,000 square links make an green leaves in pairs, and send up erect the young condition they possess four arti

imperial acre.-5. A sausage: so called from flower-stalks which divide into two at the culated legs, but in the adult they have no

sausages being made in a continuous chain. top, each branch bearing a beautiful droopexternal organs except two pairs of hooks, ( Provincial English. )-6. In mach. any

ing fragrant pink flower. The plant was an representing limbs, placed near the mouth straight rod connecting two rotating pieces

especial favourite with Linnæus, and was Linguiform, Linguaform (ling'gwi-form, by flexible joints.—7. In a steam-engine, the

named in honour of him by Gronovius. ling'uwa-form), n. (L. lingua, and forma,

link-notion. - 8. A crook or winding of a Linnæan Linnean (lin-nē'an), a. Pertainshape.) Having the form or shape of a

river; the ground lying along such a wind ing to Linnæus, the celebrated botanist. tongue. ing; as, the links of the Forth. (Scotch.)

Linnæan system, in bot, the system of classiLinguist (ling'gwist), n. (L. lingua, the Link (lingk), v.t. To unite or connect by,

fication introduced by Linnæus, in which tongue.] 1. A person skilled in languages; one who knows several languages. — 2. A or as if by, a link or links; to unite by some

the classes are founded upon the stamens, master of language or tongue-fence; a ready thing intervening; to unite in any way; to

and the orders upon the pistils. couple; to join. "To a radiant angel linked.' Linnet (lin'net), n. (A. Sax. linet; Fr. linot, conversationalist.

Shak. Link towns to towns with avenues linotte, from L. linum, flax.) A small singI'll dispute with him,

of oak.' Pope. “And creature link'd to crea ing bird of the genus Fringilla. It is one of He's a rare linguist.

3. Webster.
ture, man to man.' Pope.

the commonest of British birds, everywhere Linguister (ling'gwis-tér), n. A dabbler in linguistics; a student of philology; a lin

They're so linked in friendship.

frequenting open heaths and commons, and That young prince Edward marries Warwick's breeding in the furze and other bushes. guist.


Shak. They are cheerful and lively birds, and very




sweet and pleasing songsters. Called also mane in the male, a tufted tail, and the Lioncelle (li'on-sel), nt. In her, a small lion, provincially Lintie and Lintwhite.

disappearance of the feline markings in especially one of several borne in the same Linoleum (li-nolē-um), n. (L. linum, flax, both sexes before they arrive at maturity. coat of arms. and oleum, oil.) 1. A preparation of linseed The largest lions are from 8 to 9 feet in Lion-dog (li'on-dog), 1. A variety of dog oil with chloride of sulphur, by which it is length. The lion is a native of Africa which has a flowing mane. rendered solid and useful in many ways. and the warm regions of Asia. He preys Lionel (li'on-el), n. [Lion, and el, dim.] A When rolled into sheets it is used as a sub chiefly on live animals, avoiding carrion, lion's whelp; a young lion. stitute for india-rubber or gutta-percha; unless impelled by intense hunger. He Lioness (li'on-es), n. The female of the lion dissolved it is used as a varnish for water approaches his prey with a stealthy pace, kind. proof textile fabrics, table-covers, felt car crouching when at a proper distance, when Lionet (li'on-et), n. A young or small lion. pets, and the like; as a paint it is useful he springs upon it with fearful velocity and

Like the young lionet, both for iron and wood, and for ships' bot force, emitting at the same time so terrible When first he bathes his murderous jaws in blood. toms; as a cement it possesses some of the a roar that his victim seems paralyzed be

Southey. qualities of glue; vulcanized or rendered fore it is struck. The whole frame is ex

Lion-heart (li'on-härt), n. One who has hard by heat it may be carved and polished tremely muscular, the foreparts being par

great courage. like wood for mouldings, knife-handles, &c.;

Lion-hearted (li'on-härt-ed), a. Having a and mixed with ground cork and pressed

lion's heart or courage; brave and magnaupon canvas it forms floor-cloth.-2. The

nimous. Richard the Lion-hearted.' Sir floor-cloth thus produced.

W. Scott. Linous (li'nus), a. Relating to or in a line.

Lionism (li'on-izm), n. The attracting of Sir J. Herschel

notice as a lion; the treating of a person as Lin-pin (lin'pin), 11. Same as Linchpin.

an object of curiosity; the pursuit of curioLinsang (lin'sang), 12. The Linsang gracilis,

sities or shows. See LION, 4. a pretty animal allied to the civets, a native


All common Lionism, which ruins inany men, was of Java and Malacca.

nothing to this.

Cariyle. Linseed, Lintseed (lin'sēd, lint'sēd), 12. The

Lionize (li'on-īz), v.t. 1. To visit, as the seed of lint or flax.

objects of curiosity in a place.- 2. To treat Linseed-cake (lin'sēd-kāk), 1. The solid

as a lion or as an object of curiosity and mass or cake which remains when oil is ex

interest. pressed from flax-seed. It is much used as

Can he do nothing for his Burns but lionize him? food for cattle and sheep. Called also Oil

Carlyle. cake.

3. To exhibit objects of curiosity to; to take Linseed-meal (lin'sēd-mēl), n. The meal of

to visit the lions. lint or flax seed; it is used for poultices.

Head of Gambian Lion (Felis l.eo gamoianus).

Mr. Southey very hospitably takes an opportunity Linseed-oil (lin'sēd-oil), n. A yellow oil

to lionize the ghost round the lakes, and directs hís procured by pressure from the seed of lint

attention to the most beautiful points of view. or flax. It is much used as a vehicle for ticularly so, giving with the large head,

Macaulay. colours by painters, in the manufacture of

flashing eye, and copious mane, a noble ap- Lionize (li'on-iz), v.i. To visit the lions or

pearance to the animal, which has led to linoleum, &c.

objects of interest or curiosity of a place.

his being called the king of beasts;' and to Lion-lizard (li'on-liz-érd), n. A name given Linsey (lin'si), n. (O. E. lin, linen, and term.

fancies of its noble and generous nature to the basilisk (Basiliscus americanus), from sey; comp. limpsey, flimsy.) Cloth made of

which have no real foundation. Of the Afri. linen and wool; linsey-Woolsey.

the crest (or mane) on its back and tail. Linsey-Woolsey (lin'si-wưl-si), n.

can lion there are several varieties, as the Lionly (li'on-li), a. Like a lion; fierce. 1. Stuff

Barbary lion, Gambian lion, Senegal lion, made of linen and wool; light coarse stuff.

The lionly form.' Milton. Cape lion. The Asiatic varieties are generally Lion's-foot (li'onz-fyt), 1. A name common 2 Anything unsuitably mixed; a motley composition; jargon; gibberish.

distinguished as the Bengal lion, the Persian to all the plants of the genus Leontopodium.

or Arabian lion, and the maneless lion of The name is also given to other plants of What linsey-woolsey hast thou to speak to us again?

different genera. Shak, Linsey-Woolsey (lin'si-wyl-si). a. 1. Made

Lionship (li'on-ship), n. The condition, posiof linen and wool mixed.--2. Of different and

tion, or personality of a lion (in senses 1 and unsuitable parts; neither one thing nor an

4); a ludicrous title of address to a lion. other; vile; mean.

Lion's-leaf (li'onz-lef), n. A name for plants

of the genus Leontice, especially L. leontoA lawless linsey-woelsey brother, Half of one order, half another. Hudibras.

petalon, the tuberous roots of which con

tain so much alkali that they are sometimes Linstock (lin'stok), n. (For luntstock-lunt,

used as a substitute for soap. a match for firing cannon, and stock for stick.) A pointed staff with a crotch or

Lion's-mouth (li'onz-mouth), n. A popular

name for the snap-dragon (Antirrhinum fork at one end to hold a lighted match, used in firing cannon.

majus). And the nimble gunner

Lion's-tooth (li'onz-töth), n. See LEONTOWith linstock now the devilish cannon touches,

And down goes all before them.

Lion-tiger (li'on-ti-ger), n. A cross-breed Lint (lint), n. (A. Sax. linet, L. linteum, lin

between a lion and a tiger. teus, from linum, flax. Line, linen, have

Lion-toothed (li'on-tötht), a. Having teeth the same origin.] 1. Flax.-2. Linen scraped

like those of a lion.

Head of Maneless Lion (Felis Leo gonjratensis). into a soft substance, and used for dressing

Lip (lip), n. (A. Sax. lippe, O.Fris. lippa, wounds and sores.

D. lip, Dan. and G. lippe; allied to E. verb

Gujerat. The American lion is the puma Lintel (lin'tel), n. (O. Fr. lintel, Fr. linteau,

to lap; Lith. lupa, Per. lab, Hind. lub, L. (Felis concolor).—2. A sign in the zodiac; Leo. from L. L. limitellus, dim. from L. limes, a 3. In her. a frequent charge in coat-armour,

labium, lip. L. lambo, to lap, is a nasalized limit or boundary, there being probably a

form of the root.] 1. The edge or border The attitudes are various, as rampant, pasconfusion with limen, a threshold. ) In

of the mouth. The lips are two fleshy or sant, regardant, gardant, couchant, salient, arch. a horizontal piece of timber or stone sejant, &c. The lion is the symbol of the

muscular parts composing the exterior of over a door, window, or other opening, to

the mouth in man and many other animals. British nation, and is borne in the royal discharge the superincumbent weight. arms, of which it forms one of the supporters,

In man the lips form the covering of the Lintie (lin'ti), n. A linnet. (Scotch.]

and a lion passant gardant, or, surmounts

teeth, and are organs of speech essential to

certain articulations. Hence, the lips by a But I dinna see the broom

the arms as crest.-4. An object of interest Wi' its tassels on the lea,

figure denote the mouth, or all the organs and curiosity; as, the lion of the day; to Nor hear the lintie's sang O' my ain countrie.

of speech, and sometimes speech itself.R. Gilfillan.

visit the lions of the place. [This use of the
term is derived from the lions kept as objects

2. Anything resembling a lip: the edge or Lint-scraper (lint'skrāp-ér), n. A young

border of anything; as, the lip of a vessel; the surgeon. Thackeray. (Slang.) of curiosity in the Tower of London.]

lips of a wound.-3. In bot. (a) one of the two Lintseed, n. See LINSEED.

Such society was far more enjoyable than that of

opposite divisions of a labiate corolla. The Lintwhite (lint'whit), n. A linnet.

Edinburgh, for here he was not a lion but a man.

Prof. Wilson.

upper is called the helmet, and the lower Her song the lintwhite swelleth. Tennyson. -Lion's provider, (a) a popular name for the

the beard. (6) The third petal of an orchid, Linum (II'num), n. [L., flax.) A genus of jackal (which see). (6) Any humble friend

which is usually turned towards the lower plants which gives its name to the nat. order or follower who acts as a tool, sycophant, or

front of the flower, and different in form Linaceæ; flax.

from the others.-4. One of the two sides of There are about eighty foil to another.-Lion's share, the whole or species, herbs or rarely small shrubs, chiefly a disproportionate share of the advantages

the aperture of spiral shells, that which found in the temperate and warmer extra of a contract claimed by one of the parties,

joins the columella being called the inner, tropical regions of both hemispheres. Few and supported by the right of the strongest:

and the opposite part of the circumference are of any importance, except the flax plant a phrase derived from Esop's fable of the

the outer lip.-To make a lip, to drop the (L. usitatissimum). (See FLAX.) Three lion, fox, &c., hunting together, and applied

under lip in sullenness or contempt. species grow wild in Britain, the most im to cases where most of what is gained by A letter for me! it gives me an estate of seven

years' health ; in which time I will make a lip at the portant of which is L. catharticum (purg parties acting together is taken by the


Shak. ing-flax), a small slender plant growing in strongest. - To put or run one's head into the damp meadows and fields and chalky pas lion's mouth, to put one's self into a position Lip (lip), v.t. 1. To touch, as with the lip;

to kiss, tures, having small drooping white flowers. of great danger.

As when
It is bitter, purgative, and diuretic.
Lion-ant (li'on-ant), n. A large species of

A stone is flung into some sleeping tarn, Lion (li'on), n. (O. E, leon, lyoun, &c., A. Sax. ant of the genus Myrmeleon, family Myr The circle widens till it lip the marge. lio, leo, leon, Fr. lion, from L. leo, leonis; Gr. meleonidæ. Called otherwise Ant-lion. See Spread the slow smile thro' all her company. leön.] 1. A quadruped of the genus Felis. ANT-LION.

Tennyson, F. leo, the largest apd most majestic of all Lionced, Leonced (li'onst, lē'onst), pp In 2. To speak; to utter. When I heard my carnivorous animals, distinguished by its her, adorned with lions' heads, as a cross pame most fondly lipped. 'Keats.-3.[Scotch.] tawny or yellow colour, a full flowing the ends of which terminate in lions' heads. To notch, as the edge of a sword or knife.





Liparocele (li-par'ö-sel), n. (Gr. liparox, Liquate (li’kwat), v.t. pret. & pp. liquated; tained from the Liquidambar styraciflua. fat, and kēle, tumour.) A tumour consist ppr. liquating. To melt; to liquefy; speci found in Mexico and the United States. ing chiefly or wholly of fat.

fically, in metal. to separate, as one metal L. orientale (oriental liquidambar tree) Lip-devotion (lip'de-vo-shon), n. Prayers from another less fusible, by applying just yields common storax, which is used as a uttered by the lips without the desires of sufficient heat to melt the more easily lique stimulant expectorant. the heart.

fiable, so that it can be run off from the Liquidate (lik'wid-at), v.t. pret. & pp. liquiLip-devotion will not serve the turn; it undervalues other.

dated; ppr. liquidating. [Fr. liquider, L the very thing it prays for. It is indeed the begging Liquation (li-kwā'shon), n. (L. liquatio, liquido.] 1. To make liquid. — 2. To clear of a denial, and shall certainly be answered in what

See LIQUATE. ) it begs. liquationis, from liquo.

from all obscurity. So. Lip-good (lip'gyd), a. Good in profession

1. The act or operation of liquating or melt Time only can liquidate the meaning of all parts ing.-2. The condition or capacity of being of a compound system.

Hamilton only. His grace is inerely but lip-good. B. Jonson.

melted; as, a substance congealed beyond 3. To ascertain or reduce to precision in Lip-laborioust (lip'la-bő-ri-us), a. Utter

liquation.-3. The process of separating by amount; to adjust. ing words without sentiments; hypocritical. a regulated heat an easily fusible metal

The clerk of the commons' house of assembly in from an alloy in which is a metal difficult

1774 gave certificates to the public creditors that The lower the tiines grew, the worse they were at of fusion

their demands were liquidated and should be prothe bottom: the Bramins grew hypocritical and die Liquefacient (lik-we-fā'shi-ent), n.

vided for in the next tax-bill.

Ramsay laborious. Lip-labour (lip'lā-bér), n. Labour or action which liquefies or serves to liquefy; in med 4. To dissolve or clear off; to pay, as a debt. of the lips without concurrence of the mind

an agent which augments the secretions and Fryburgh was ceded to Zurich by Sigismond to li

promotes the liquefying processes of the quidate a debt of a thousand florins. or heart; words without sentiments. Much

Coxe. animal economy. babbling and lip-labour.' Bale.

5. Specifically, in com. to wind up, as a firm Lip-language (lip'lang-gwāj), n. In the

Liquefaction (lik-we-fak'shon), n. [L. lique or company, by settling with its debtors and instruction of the deaf and dumb, oral or

factio, from liquefacio, to make liquid, to creditors, apportioning the amount of profit articulate language, in contradistinction to

melt - liqueo, to be fluid, and facio, to and loss of each partner or shareholder, &c. the language of signs or of the fingers.

make.] 1. The act or operation of melting 6. To make less harsh and offensive; as, to Liplet (lip'let). n. A little lip.

or dissolving; the conversion of a solid into liquidate the harshness of sound. Lipogram (lípô-gram), 1. [Gr. Leipõ, to

a liquid by the sole agency of heat or caloric: Liquidation (lik-wid-ä'shon), n. The act leave, and gramma, a letter.) A writing

sometimes specially applied to the melting of liquidating; the act of settling and adin which a particular letter is wholly

of substances which pass through interme justing debts, or ascertaining their amount omitted.

diate states of softness before they become or the balance of them due; specifically, in Lipogrammatic (li'po-gram-mat"ik), a.

fluid, as tallow, wax, resin, &c.—2. The state com, the act or operation of winding up the Pertaining to the writing of lipograms, a of being melted.

affairs of a firm or company by settling with term applied to compositions in which a Liquefiable (lik'we-fi-a-bl), a. Capable of

its debtors and creditors, apportioning the particular letter is omitted throughout, as

being liquefied, melted, or changed from a amount of each partner's or shareholder's in the Odyssey of Tryphiodorus, in which solid to a liquid state.

profit and loss, &c. there was no

in the first book, no B in Liquefier (lik'we-fi-er), n. One who or that Liquidator (lik'wid-āt-ér), n. One who or the second, and so on. which liquefes or melts.

that which liquidatos or settles; specifically, Lipogrammatism (li-po-gramı'mat-izm), n.

Liquefy (lik'wē-fī), v.t. pret. & pp. liquefied; in com. an officer appointed to conduct the The art or practice of writing lipograms

ppr. liquefying. [Fr. liquéfer, from L li winding up of the affairs of a firm or comor pieces with a particular letter omitted

quefacio. See LIQUOR.] To convert from a pany, to bring and defend actions and suits throughout.

Axed or solid form to that of a liquid, and in its name, and to do all necessary acts Lipogrammatist (li-po-gram'mat-ist), 7.

technically to melt by the sole agency of on behalf of the firm or company. One who writes lipogramsor pieces through- Liquefy (lik'we-fi), v.i. To be melted; to beheat; to melt; to dissolve.

Liquidity (lik-wid'i-ti), n. (Fr. liquidité, out which a particular letter is omitted.

fluidness.] 1. The state or quality of being Lipothymia, Lipothymy (li-po-thim'i-a, come liquid.

fluid or liquid; that condition of a material lī-poth'i-mi), n. Same as Leipothymia.

The blood of St. Januarius liquefied at the ap

substance in which the particles have a perproach of the saint's head.

Addison. Lipothymic, Lipothymous (li-po-thim'ik,

fect freedom of motion without any sensible li-poth'i-mus), a. Leipothymic (which see). Liquescency (li-kwes'sen-si), n. The condi tendency to approach or recede from one Lipped (lipt). a. Having lips; having a tion of being liquescent; aptness to melt. another except by the action of some ex

raised or rounded edge resembling the lip: Liquescent (li-kwes'sent), a. [L. liquescens, ternal power; fluidity.-2. The quality of often used in composition. --- Lipped and liquescentis, ppr. of liquesco, to become being smooth, flowing, and agreeable: said harled, in Scotland, an epithet applied to a flúid, inchoative from liqueo, to be liquid. ) of sound, music, and the like. wall built of stones without mortar, but Melting; becoming fluid.

Liquidize (lik'wid-iz), v.t. To make liquid. which has the joints afterwards filled with Liqueur (li-kūr'), 12. (Fr.) A spirituous Liquidly (lik'wid-li), adv. In a liquid or mortar, and the whole wall plastered over

compound of water, alcohol, sugar, and flowing manner; smoothly; flowingly. with what is called rough-cast or harling, some infusion or extract from fruits, spices, Liquidness (lik'wid-nes), n. The quality of Lippen (lip'en), v.t. [Allied to Goth. laub. and various aromatic substances.

being liquid; fluency. jan, to trust; G. glauben, to believe, to Liqueurs may be distinguished as of three qualities: Liquor (lik'er), n. [L. liquor, from liqueo, to trust.) To intrust; to trust; as, he lippened first, the ratatias, or simple liqueurs, in which the melt. From a root li, to flow, seen also in it to me. (Scotch.)

sugar, the alcohol, and the aromatic substances are L. lino, to smear, oblivio, forgetfulness, Gr.

in small quantities; such are anise water, noyau, the Lippen (lip'en), v.i. To rely upon; to trust

limen, a harbour, limnē, a marsh; Slav, lijati. apricot, cherry, &c., ratafias. The second are the to; to depend upon. [Old English and oils or fine liqueurs, with more saccharine and spirit.

to pour; Skr. li, to liquefy.] 1. A liquid or Scotch. ]

uous matter, as the anisette, curaçoa, &c. "The fluid substance, as water, milk, blood, sap, Lippening (lip'en-ing), a. Occasional; ac

third are the creams or superfine liqueurs, as rosoglio, juice, and the like. Especially-2. Alcoholic cidental. [Scotch.)

maraschino, Danzig water, &c. l'op. Ency. or spirituous fluid, either distilled or ferI aye telled the gudeman ye meant weel to him; | Liquid (lik'wid), a. [L. liquidus, from liqueo, mented.-In liquor, intoxicated. but he taks the tout at every bit lippening word. to melt. See LIQUOR.] 1. Composed of par- Liquor (lik’ėr), v.t. To moisten; to drench;

Sir W. Scott.
ticles that move freely among each other

also, to rub with oil or grease so as to renLippia (lip'i-a), n. (In honour of M. Lippi,

on the slightest pressure; fluid; flowing or der impervious to water. a French physician and traveller in Abys

capable of flowing; not fixed or solid. Li If it should come to the ear of the court ... they sinia.) A genus of plants, nat. order Ver


would melt me out of my fat drop by drop, and benaceæ, containing numerous species of

liquor fisherinen's boots with me.

Shak. The fields of liquid air, enclosing all, shrubs or undershrubs (rarely herbs) with

Surround the coinpass of this earthly ball. Liquor (lik'er), v.i. To drink; especially, to small flowers in dense heads or slender

Dryden. drink spirits: frequently with up. (Originspikes. They are natives of the warmer 2. Flowing smoothly or easily; sounding ally, United States.) regions of both hemispheres, especially of agreeably or smoothly to the ear; devoid Liquorice (lik'ér-is), n. [It. liquirizia, L. America. L. pseudo-thea, a native of Brazil, of harshness; as, liquid melody.-3. Pro glycyrrhiza, Gr. glykyrrhiza-glykys, sweet, is aromatic and fragrant, and when dried nounced with a slight contact of the organs and rhiza, root.) A plant of the genus forms an agreeable tea.

of articulation; smooth; as, a liquid letter. Lippie, Lippy (lip'i), n. [A. Sax. leap, a -Liquid debt, in Scots law, a term applied basket. See LEAP.) The fourth part of a to a debt, the amount of which is ascerpeck. (Scotch.)

tained and constituted against the debtor, Lippitude (lip'i-tud), n. [L. lippitudo, from either by a written obligation or by the lippus, blear-eyed.) Soreness of eyes; blear decree of a court. edness.

Liquid (lik'wid), n. 1. A substance whose Lip-reading (lip'rēd-ing), n. Reading or parts change their relative position on the understanding what one says by the move slightest pressure, and which therefore rement of the lips: used in regard to the deaf tains no definite form, except what is deterand dumb.

mined by the receptacle in which it is conLip-wisdom (lip'wiz-dom), n. Wisdom in

tained, as water, wine, milk, &c.; a nontalk without practice; wisdom in words not elastic fluid. See FLUID.-2. In gram, a letsupported by experience.

ter or sound pronounced with a slight conI find that all is but lip-wisdom, which wants ex. tact of the organs and with a smooth flowing perience.

Sir P. Sidney

Bound, as l and r in bla, bra.
Lip-workt (lip'werk), n. 1. Lip-labour. Liquidable (lik'wid-a-bl), a. Capable of

Milton.--2. The act of kissing. B. Jonson. being liquidated.
Lip-working ? (lip'werk-ing), p. and a. Pro- Liquidambar, Liquidamber (lik'wid-am-

fessing with the lips without corresponding bar, lik'wid-am-ber), n. [That is liquid am.
practice; lip-laborious. Milton.

ber, from the fragrant resin.) A genus of trees Liquable (lik'wa-bl), a. Capable of being of the nat. order Hamamelidace. They are

Liquorice Plant (Glycrrhiza glabra). liquated or melted.

handsome trees, with lobed shining leaves, Liquate (li'kwāt), v.i. (L. liquo, liquatum, and catkins or globular heads of monaci Glycyrrhiza (G. glabra), belonging to the to make liquid, to melt. See LIQUID.) To ous flowers. The fragrant liquid resin called nat. order Leguminosa. It is a perennial melt; to liquefy; to be dissolved.

oil of liquidambar and copal balsam is ob plant with herbaceous stalks, and bluish

quid air.'




papilionaceous flowers. The well-known Ligs, t v.t. (Probably from the noun, which List (list), v. t. To listen or hearken to. liquorice juice, black sugar, or Spanish may be from A. Sax. lithe, gentle; comp. Then weigh what loss your honour may sustain, juice, is extracted from the root. See GLY bliss, blithe.) To remit; to abate. Lissed If with too credent ear you list his songs. Shak. CYRRHIZA.

of his care.

Listel (list'el), n. [Fr. listel, lixteau, from Liquorish (lik'ér-ish), a. Same as Licker Liss, t v.i. *To grow easy; to obtain relief.

liste, a roll, a fillet.] In arch, a list or fillet. Chaucer.

Listen (lis'n), v.i. (A. Sax. hlystan, lystan, Lira (lē'ra), n. pl. Lire (lē'rā). [From L. Lissencephala (lis-en-sef'a-la), 1. pl. [Gr.

to listen; hlyst, gehlyst, hearing, the ear; libra, a pound, whence also Fr. livre.] An lissos, smooth, and encephalos, brain.) A

Icel. hlusta, to listen, hlust, an ear; allied Italian silver coin containing 100 centesimi primary division of mammalia, according

to 0. H. G. hlosen, G. lauschen, to listen, A. or centimes, and in value equivalent to a to Owen characterized by the fact that the franc, or 10d. nearly. cerebral hemispheres are smooth, and are

Sax. hlosnian, to hear, W. clust, Ir. cluas,

an ear; L. inclytus, famous, cluo, Gr. kluo, Lirella (li-rella), n. In bot. a term used in provided with few folds, and leave the cere

to hear, and to E loud (which see).] To describing lichens to denote a linear shield bellum and part of the olfactory lobes ex

attend closely with a view to hear; to give with a channel along its middle as found in posed. A corpus callosum is present. The

ear; to hearken. Opegrapha. division comprises the Cheiroptera, Insec

On the green bank I sat, and listened long. Dryden. Liricon-fancy, t Liricumphancy (liri. tivora, Rodentia, and Edentata. kon-fan"si, lir'i-kum-fan"si), n. A flower: Lissom, Lissome (lis'sum), a. [For lithe -To listen after, to be eager to hear or get supposed to be lily of the valley.

soine.) Limber; supple; flexible; lithe; lithe information regarding; to inquire after. The tufted daisy, violet, some; light; nimble; active.

Soldiers note forts, armouries, and magazines; Heartsease, for lovers hard to get; And lissome Vivien, holding by his heel,

scholars listen after libraries, disputations, and proThe honey-suckle, rosemary, Writhed towards hin, slided up his knee and sat,


Fuller. Liricumphancy, rose-parsley. Poor Robin.


Here comes my servant Travers, whom I sent Liriodendron (lir'i-o-den"drpn), n. (Gr. Lissomeness (lis'sum-nes),n. State of being On Tuesday last to listen after news. Shak. lirion, a lily, and dendron, a tree.) A genus lissome; flexibility; agility; lightness. Listen t (lis'n), v.t. To hear; to attend to. of North American trees belonging to the List (list). n. (A. Sax. list, a list of cloth;

He that no more must say is listen'd more nat. order Magnoliaceæ, and containing Sw. and 'Dan, liste, a fillet, a selvedge; G. Than they whom youth and ease have taught to only one species, the tulip-tree (L. tulipi. leiste, a strip, a border; D. lijst, border,


Shak. fera). It is a large and beautiful tree, with margin, catalogue. The Fr. liste, Sp. and It!

And now, Octavius,

Listen great things. lista, are from the Teutonic.] 1. The border,

Shak. large smooth lobed leaves, which are ab. ruptly notched at the apex, and large green edge, or selvedge of cloth; a strip of cloth Listener (lis'n-ér), n. One who listens; a ish-yellow flowers marked with orange. The forming the border, particularly of broad

hearkener. bark of the root is used as a tonic and feb. cloth, and serving to strengthen it; a strip Lister (list'er), n. One who makes a list or rifuge. It has been long cultivated in Bri. of cloth; a fillet. "Gartered with a red and roll. tain.

blue list.' Shak. -2. A line inclosing or Listera (lis'ter-a), n. (After Martin Lister, Liripoop (lir'i-pöp), n. [0. Fr. liripepion, forming the extremity of a piece of ground an English physician and naturalist.] A L L liripipium, probably a corruption of L. or field of combat; hence, in the plural, the genus of insignificant terrestrial orchids, cleri ephippium, the caparison of a cleric. ) ground or field inclosed for a race or com with two nearly opposite leaves, and slender 1. An ancient piece of dress proper to a

bat.-3. The outside or edge of anything; a racemes of small greenish flowers; natives clergyman; in early times probably a hood limit or boundary; a border.

of Europe, north Asia, and North America. or tippet, later a scarf or an appendage to

The very list, the very utmost bound

One species, the twayblade (L. ovata), is a the ancient hood, consisting of long tails or

of all our


common British plant. tippets, passing round the neck, and hang. Made her right (hand) a comb of pearl to part

Listfult (list'fyl), a. Attentive. Listful ing down to the feet, and often jagged. It The lists of such a beard as youth gone out

eares. Spenser. Had left in ashes.

Tennyson. may be simply the stole.

Listing (list'ing), n. In carp. the cutting Their lerripippes reach to their heels, all jagged.

4. In arch. a little square moulding; a fillet. away of the sapwood from the edge of a Peck.

Called also a Listel.-5. A roll or catalogue; board; also, the edge thus cut away. That they do not passe for all their miters, staves,

as, a list of names; a list of books; a list of Listless (list'les), a. (A. Sax. lyst, O. E. list, hats, crowns, cowles, copes, and liripippes. Bechive.

articles; a list of ratable estate.-Civil list, desire, pleasure. See the verb List, to de2. A degree of learning or knowledge worthy the civil officers of government, as judges,

sire.] Indifferent to or taking no pleasure the wearer of a liripoop; acuteness; smart ambassadors, secretaries, &c.; also, a yearly in what is passing ; languid and indifferent; ness; a smart trick.

sum of money for which the sovereign sur as, a listless hearer or spectator. Thou maist be skilled in thy logic, but not in thy renders the hereditary revenue of the crown His listless length at noontide would he stretch. liripoop

Spio Phao.
for life, which sum is to be devoted solely

Gray. 3. A silly person. A young lirrypoop.' Beau. to the support of the royal household and Syn. Heedless, careless, thoughtless, inat& Fl.

the honour and dignity of the crown.---Cata tentive, indifferent, vacant, uninterested, Lirocone (lir'o-kon), a. (Gr. leiros, pale, and logue, List. See under CATALOGUE.

languid, weary, supine. konia, powder.] In mineral. resembling a List (list), v.t. 1. To enrol; to register in a

In a listless

Listlessly (list'les-li), adv. whitish powder.

list or catalogue; to enlist; specifically, to manner; without attention; heedlessly. Lisbon (liz'bon), 1r. 1. A kind of white or engage in the public service as soldiers. Listlessness (list'les-nes), 11. The state of light-coloured wine produced in the pro

being listless; indifference to what is pass

They may be listed among the upper vince of Estremadura: so called from being of some great household.


ing; inattention; heedlessness. shipped at Lisbon.-2. A kind of soft sugar. These in iny name are listed, Dryden,

Lit (lit), pret. of light, to come upon by Lish (lish), a. (Written also Leesh.

chance, to alight. Here we lit on Aunt 2. To unite firmly to a cause; to enlist.leish, vigorous, active; perhaps allied to

Elizabeth.' Tennyson. 3. To inclose for combat; as, to list a field. lush, fresh, juicy, vigorous.] Stout; active.

* The listed plain.' Sir W. Scott.-4. To sew

Lit (lit), pret. & pp. of light, to kindle. (Local.]


I lit my pipe with the paper. together, as strips of cloth, so as to make a Lisk (lisk), n. (O. E. leske, liske, Dan. lyske,

party-coloured show, or to form a border. - How the lit lake shines! a phosphoric sea! Byron. the groin or flank.) The flank or groin.

5. To cover with a list or with strips of cloth; Litany (lit'an-i), n. (Fr. litanie; Gr. litaneia, [Old and Provincial English and Scotch.)

as, to list a door; hence, to mark as if with from litaneuo, to pray or entreat, lite, a Lisne,+ n. (Prov. E. lissen, and lisne, a cleft

list; to streak. The tree that stood white. prayer.) 1. A solemn form of supplication in a rock.) A cavity or hollow.

listed through the gloom.' Tennyson.To used in public worship. Lisp (lisp), v.i. [A. Sax. wlisp, wlips, lisp lixt a board, to reduce in breadth by cutting Supplications, with solemnity, for the appeasing of ing: 0.H.G. lisp, Sw. and Dan, liisp, lisping; off the sapwood from the edge.

God's wrath, were, of the Greek Church, termed O.H.G. lispian, G. lispeln, to whisper, to

Hooker. List (list), v.i. (See ENLIST.) To engage in

litanies, and rogations of the Latin. lisp.) 1. To pronounce the sibilant letters

public service by enrolling one's name; to Specifically-2. A collection of short prayers s and z inperfectly, as by giving the sound enlist.

or supplications in the Book of Common of th or dh. -2. To speak imperfectly; to

List (list), v.i. [A. Sax. lystan, to wish, to Prayer, in the morning service, which are utter in a hesitating modest way; to make

desire, to covet, from lyst, a desire; G. lus. said or chanted, the priest uttering one and feeble, imperfect, or tentative efforts at

ten, to desire, from lust, pleasure. See LUST.) the people responding with another alterspeaking.

To desire or choose; to be disposed; to nately. - 3. A parody of the litany, with I lisped in numbers, for the numbers came. Pope. please.

satirical allusions, recited by street patLisp (lisp), v.t. To pronounce with a lisp or The wind bloweth where it listeth, In. lii. 8. terers upon the occasion of some political imperfectly.

Let other men think of your devices as they list.

or religious demonstration. (Slang.) Another gift of God,

Whitgift. Litany (lit'an-i), v.i. To repeat or chant a Which, maybe, shall have learned to lisp you thanks. O maiden, if indeed you list to sing,

litany. Carlyle. Tennyson,

Sing, and unbind my heart that I may weep. Lisp (lisp), n. The habit or act of lisping,

Litarget (lit'árj), n. Litharge.

See LEECHEE. as in uttering an aspirated th for 8, dh for 2. It may be used with a clause as subject and Litchi, n.

[Fr.) I overheard her answer, with a very pretty lisp, one of the personal pronouns, as me, him, Lit-de-justice (lē - de-zhüs-tēs), n.

Bed of justice. See under BED. O Strephon, you are a dangerous creature."

&c., as an object. Taller.

Litet (lit), Little.

A wizard of such dreaded fame, Lisper (lisp'ér), n. One who lisps; one who

That when in Salamanca's cave,

From this exploit he sav'd not great nor lite, speaks with an affected lisp or imperfectly.

Him listed his inagic wand to wave,

The aged men, and boys of tender age. Fairfax.
The pretty lisper
The bells would ring in Notre Dame.

Lite (lit), t n. A little; a small portion. Feels her heart swell to hear all round her whisper,

Sir J. Scott.

Liter (li'tėr), n. Same as Litre.
How beautiful!'

List (list), n. (A. Sax. lyst, desire. See LUST.)

Literal (lit' ér-al), a. (L. literalis, from Lispingly (lisp'ing-li), adv. In a lisping

1. Wish; choice; desire; inclination.

litera, a letter.] 1. According to the letter or manner; with a lisp.

Liberty, list, and leisure to begin.

... this violent

verbal expression; formally expressed; real; schism.

Fuller. Lispund (lis'pund), n. (Dan. Sw. lispund,

not figurative or metaphorical ; as, the Icel lífspund. ) À Scandinavian weight 2. Naut. an inclination to one side; as, the literal meaning of a phrase. varying in different countries from 14 lbs. ship has a list to port.

Through all the writings of the ancient fathers we to 18 lbs. avoirdupois. List (list), v. i. (Shorter form of listen (which

see that the words which were do continue; the only Liss,+ n. (A. Sax. liss, forgiveness, grace, see).) To hearken; to attend; to listen. difference is, that whereas before they had a literal,

Hooker favour.

they now have a metaphorical use. See the verb.) Remission; abate

List to a tale of love in Acadie, home of the happy. ment. of penance had a lisse.' Chaucer,


2. Following the letter or exact words; not


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