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urine. it becomes sour, but also in the fermentation of several vegetable juices, and in the putrefaction of some animal matters. The acid which is found in the fermented juice of beet-root, turnips, and carrots, in sourkrout, in fermented rice-water, in the fermented extract of nux vomica, and in the infusion of bark used by tanners, is for the most part pure lactic acid. It is a colourless, inodorous, very sour liquid, of a syrupy consistence. It coagulates milk. Lactide (lakotid), n. (CoH (O2.) A volatile substance, one of the products of the dry distillation of lactic acid. See LACTONE. erous (lak-tif’ér-us), a. [L. lac, milk, and fero, to bear.) 1. Bearing or conveying milk or white juice; as, a lactiferous duct. 2. Producing a thick white or coloured juice, as a plant. * Hool (lak-tif'ik, lak-tifik-al), a. [L. , lactis, milk, and facio, to make.] Causing, producing, or yielding milk. (lakti-fúj), n. [L. lac, lactis, milk, and fugo, to expel] . A medicine which checks or diminishes the secretion of milk in the breast. Lactine, Lactose (lak’tin, lak'tūs), m. [Fr. lactine, from L. lac, milk.) Sugar of milk (C12H22O11), a substance obtained by eva: porating whey, filtering through animal charcoal, and crystallizing. It forms hard, white, semi-transparent trimetric crystals, which have a slightly sweet taste, and grate between the teeth. It is convertible like starch into glucose by boiling with very dilute sulphuric acid. Nitric acid converts it into malic, oxalic, and mucic or saclactic
and metron, measure.] A kind of lactometer for ascertaining the quantity of buttery matter any particular milk contains. nsimeter (lakotó-den-sim’et-êr), m. (L. lac, milk, densus, dense, and Gr. metrom, measure.] A kind of hydrometer for finding the density of milk, and thus discovering whether it has been mixed with water. Lactometer (lak-tom'et-ér), n. [L. lac, milk, and Gr. metron, a measure.] An instrument for ascertaining the different qualities of misk. Several instruments of this sort have been invented. One consists of a glass tube 1 foot long, graduated into 100 parts. New milk is filled into it and allowed to stand until the cream has fully separated, when its relative quantity is shown by the num
ber of parts in the 100 which it occupies.
Called also Galactometer. Lactone (lakotón), n. (CoHs02.) A colourless volatile liquid, possessing an aromatic smell, ol. along with lactide, by the dry distillation of lactic acid. Lactoryt (lakoto-ri), a. Lactiferous; lactary. Lactoscope (lak’tó-sköp), n. [L. lac, lactis, milk, and Gr, skoped, to see. J. An instrument forestimating the quantity of cream in milk by to: opacity. Lactose. See LACTINE. Lactuca (lak-tū’ka), n. A genus of plants, nat order Compositae, sub-order Cichoraceae. It includes about sixty species of annual and biennial herbs, many of which are eminently useful as salad and culinary plants. They are smooth (rarely hispid) lants abounding in milky juice, of erect bit, having entire or pinnate leaves, and yellow or blue flowers in paniculate heads, and are chiefly natives of Europe, Asia, Africa, and the northern parts of America. Many varieties are cultivated in our gardens, and all of these are divided into two groups: cabbage-lettuces, with round deressed or spreading cabbage-like }. and cos-lettuces (which take their name from the island of Cos, in the Grecian Archipelago), growing erect and oblong. Four species are found wild in Britain. The milky juice of the different species is usually bitter, astringent, and narcotic, especially in L. virosa. L. satira (garden-lettuce) is one of the principal kinds of vegetables used for salads. See LACTUCARIUM. Lactucarium (lak-tū-kāori-um), n. [From L. lactuca, lettuce, from lac, lactis, milk.] The inspissated milky juice of Lactuca satica or garden-lettuce, and also of L. virosa, L. scariola, and L. altissima. It possesses slight anodyne properties, and is sometimes used as a substitute for opium.
It is not only formed in milk when Lactucic (lak-tū'sik),a. Pertaining to plants
Ceiling with Lacunars, Buckingham Palace.
arch. (a) the ceiling or under surface of the member of an order, of the corona of a cornice, or of the part of the architrave between the capitals of columns, and generally any ceiling having sunk or hollowed compartments without spaces or bands between the panels; a laquear having bands between the panels. Gwilt. (b) One of the coffers or sunk compartments in ceilings or the soflits of cornices. Lacunar o a. Pertaining to or having lacunae or lacunars; characterized by open spaces at intervals. cunaria, n. pl. See LACUNAR, n. Lacunette (la-kü-net'), n. In fort. a small fosse or ditch. Lacunoso-rugose (la-kün'ös-à-rö-gö5'), a. [L. lacuna, a pit, anything hollow, and ruga, a wrinkle..] In bot. marked by deep, broad, irregular wrinkles, as the shell of the walmut or stone of the peach. Lacunous, Lacunose (la-kün’us, la-kün'08), a. [L. lacunosus, from lacuna, a pit or hollow.] Furrowed or pitted; having a few scattered, irregular, broadish, but shallow excavations, as a surface; as, a lacunose leaf has the disc depressed between the veins. Lacustral (la-kus’tral), a. trime. Lacustrine (la-kus'trin), a. [L. lacus, a lake.) Pertaining to a lake. —Lacustrine deposits, deposits formed at the bottom of lakes, which frequently consist of a series of strata disposed with great regularity one
Same as Lacus
Lacustrine Dwellings restored.—loroin Troyon.
above the other. From the study of these numerous fresh-water deposits geologists obtain a knowledge of the ancient condition of the land.-Lacustrine or lake dwellings, the name given to ancient habitations
built on small islands in lakes, or on plat
forms supported by.. near the shores of lakes. . Herodotus describes certain dwellings of this kind on Lake Prasias in Thrace as being approached by a narrow bridge, each habitation having a trap-door in the floor, giving access to the water beneath, through which fish were caught. The remains of a great number of such dwellings, some of them o to prehistoric times, have been met w on Europe, among the first having been discovered in 1839 in the small lake of Lagore, in the county of Meath, Ireland, in which country they are styled crannogs or crannoges. Similar remains have since been discovered in lakes in Scotland, Switzerland, and elsewhere, the level of the lakes often having risen since the dwellings were inhabited. Dwellings not dissimilar are still constructed by the natives of Borneo, New Guinea, and other countries.
Lad,t Ladde, t pret. of lede.
Lad (lad), m. ladde is generally used of a man of inferior station. Perhaps modified by influence of ladde, led (as if one who is led), from 0. E. lede, a man, A. Sax. leód, ledda, a man, a countryman; leódan, Goth. liwdan, to grow. The W. llawd, a lad, is by some regarded as the original. Lass, supposed to be a contraction of ladess, or of W. llodes, a girl, is the feminine corresponding to lad.] 1. A young man or boy; a stripling.—2. Fellow; comrade: often used in addressing men of any age.
How now, old lad!
3. A male sweetheart. [Scotch..]
the resinous juice of a shrub lada, from Per ladan, the shrub.] The resinous juice which exudes from the Cistus ladaniferus, a cistaceous shrub which grows in Spain and Portugal, and from C. creticus, which grows in Crete, Syria, &c. It is collected with a kind of rake, with leather thongs attachel to it, with which the shrubs are brushed. The best sort is in dark-coloured or black masses, of the consistence of a soft plaster. The other sort is in long rolls coiled up, harder than the former, and of a paler colour. It was chiefly used in external applications, but is now in little request. Also called Labdanum. Ladanum-bush (lad 'a-num-bush), m. A name of the species of Cistus which yield
ladanum. [A. Sax hlaedder; cog. O. Fris. htadder, D. ladder, O.H. G. hleitra, hleitara, Mod. G. leiter, a ladder. The initial guttural is radical, and the word is connected by Grimm with L. clathri, a trellis or grate, Goth. hleithra, a tent or hut of wattles; by some it is ascribed to same root as Gr. klimaz, a ladder, klimein, to bend. I 1. A frame of wood, metal, or rope, consisting of two side-pieces connected by rounds or rungs inserted in them at suitable distances, and thus forming steps by which persons may ascend a building, &c.—2. Fig. any means of ascending; a means of rising to eminence. “Mounting fast towards the top of the ladder ecclesiastical.” Surift.— Accommodation ladder. See under Accommodation.—Companion ladder. See under Companion. Ladder-work (lad'dér-wérk), n. Work done on a ladder, as painting, stuccoing, and the like: a workman's term. Laddie (lad'i), n. [Dim. from lad.] A boy; a young man: often used as a term of endearment. [Scotch..] Lade (lād), v. t. pret. laded; pp. laded. laden (the former always in sense 2); ppr. lading. [A. Sax. hladan, to load; also to pump or convey water out of orinto any vessel; O. Sax, and 0.H.G. hladan, Icel. hlatha, Goth. hlathan, to load. Load is almost the same word. Hence ladle.] 1. To load; to ut a load or cargo on or in; as, we }. a ship with cotton; we lade a horse with corn. [In this sense load is now the form commonly used.] And they lated their asses with to corn, and departed thence. Gen. xlii. 26. Their oaded branches bow. Drayton. 2. To lift or throw in or out, as a fluid, with a ladle or other utensil; to lave; as, to lade water out of a tub or into a cisterm. And chides the sea that sunders him from thence, Saying he'll lade it dry to have his way. S/ork.
mera, or Pseudo-trimera. More than fifty species are known in Britain. Their larvae, which somewhat resemble small lizards, are very useful, especially in hop-growing countries, on account of the number of aphides or plant-lice which they destroy. Called also sady-coun, Lady-fly.
Lady brach (ladi-brak), n. A female harrier. Shak,
Lady Chapel, n. A chapel dedicated to the
Virgin Mary, frequently attached to large
churches. It was variously placed, but generally to the eastward of the high altar, and in churches of earlier (late than the thirteenth century the lady chapel is generally an additional building. The term is of modern application. See under CATHE1) H. A. L. Lady-court (lā'di-kört), n. lady of the manor. Lady-cow (la'di-kou), n. Same as Lady-bird. Lady-day (là'di-dà), n. The day of the annunciation of the Virgin Mary, March 25th. It is one of the immovable festivals of the English Church. Lady-fern (lā'di-fôrn), n. A species of poly
The court of a
2. Last: long delayed; as, the lag end. Lag (lag), n. 1. The lowest class; the rump; the fag end. The senators of Athens, together with the common Ray of people. ----2 + He who or that which comes behind; the last comer; one that hangs back. What makes my ram the lag of all the o: ore. 3. The Australian name for an old convict. 4. Technically, the quantity of retardation of some movement; as, the lag of the valve of a steam-engine; the lag of the tide, that is the time that the tide-wave falls behind the mean time in the first and third quarters of the moon: opposed to prinning of the tide, which denotes the acceleration of the tidewave, or amount of shortening of the tideday in the second and fourth quarters of the Ill () tour. Lag (lag), p. i. pret & pp. lagged; ppr. daagoing. [See the adjective..] To walk or move slowly; to loiter; to stay behind. I shall not for behind. Afrofor Superfluous tags the veteran on the stage
resemble the bottle-nose whale. Lager-beer (laogér-ber), n. [G. lagerbier — lago r, a magazine, a storehouse, and bier, beer. ) A popular German beer, so called from its being stored for some months before use. It is now largely manufactured in the United States. Lager wine (laçër-win), n. . [G. lagerwein —tor, a storehouse, and wein, wine. Bottled wine that has been kept for some time in the cellar. | Lagetta (la-getta), m. [From Lagetto, the name of the species in Jamaica. ) A genus of plants of the nat. order Thymeleaceae; the lace-bark tree. See LACE-BARK. Laggard (lag'ard), a. [Laos (which see), and suffix -ard | Slow; sluggish; backward. ‘This luggard age." Collins. Laggard ( ird), n. One who lags; a loiterer; a lazy, slack fellow. A for: in love, and a dastard in war. Sir Ji . Scott. Lagger (Iagor), n. A loiterer; an idler; one who moves slowly and falls behind. Lagging (laçoing), n. 1. The planking laid on the ribs of the centering of a tunnel to carry the brick or stone work. —2. In mach. the covering of a steam-boiler, and the like, to prevent the radiation of heat. Laggingly (la-'ing-li), adv. Loiteringly. Lagomys (lasgö-mis), n. (Gr. lagos, lagos. a hare, and mutts, a rat.) A genus of rodent animals, of the family Leporidae, forming a link between the hare and the rat. Lagun is alpina is found in Siberia, and the very fine hay it stores in small heaps for its winter use is often of great service to traveilers in that country. L. odotona is found in Central Asia, and L. pusilius is found in South-eastern Russia. They differ from the hares proper in having moderate-sized ears, less nearly equal, and iro tail. Lagoon (la-zon'). m. [It and Sp. lant not : L lacuna, from latents, a lake. 1. A shallow lake or creek connected with the sea or a river, found in low-lying regions, such as portions of the coasts of Italy, Holland, parts of South America, &c. In some cases they are completely dried up in summer; in others they become stagnant marshy pools, separated from the main iody of water by sand-banks or mud flats.-2. The sheet of water surrounded by an atoll orcoral island. See ATOLL. Lagophthalmia (lag-of-thal'mi-a), n. (Gr. lo, a hare, and ophthalmos, the eye. } The continued abnormal retraction of the upper eyelid which prevents it covering the eyeball during sleep, so called from the supposition that this is the natural condition of the eye of the hare when asleep. Lagopus (la-gū'pus), on. [Gr, lagos, a hare, and pots, foot...] I. The ptarmigan, a genus of birds formerly arranged under the genus Tetrao, and so called from their legs and toes being closely covered with hair-like feathers. See PTARMIGAN.—2. Hare's-foot (which see). Lagostoma (la-gos’tó-ma), n. (Gr. lagos, a hare, and stona, the mouth.) Hare-lip. Lagostomus, Lagostomys (la-gostó-mus, la-gos to - mis), al. (Gr. lagos, a hare, and
A genus of Foraminifera, so called from the
round, the nose flat, a thumb on the anterior hand, and the tail partly naked. Lagotis (la-gū'tis), n. (Gr. lagos, a hare, and ous, otos, an ear.] A genus of rodent mammals, belonging to the family Chinchillidae. They have long ears and a long tail, but otherwise, in form, size, and habit, they resemble the rabbit. Their fur is very fine, but is much less valued than it would be were the liair less liable to fall out. Two species are known, both natives of South America. La dao (la-gri'i-dé), m.pl. [Type-genus Lagria. | A family of small coleopterous insects, found in woods and hedges and on plants. They belong to the section Heteromera, and are generally more or less hairy. The elytra are soft, and the head and thorax narrow. Lagrimando (lag - ri-man' do). Same as Lagrimoso. Lagrimoso (lag-ri-mo'zö). [It., weeping, doleful, mournful. In music, a direction appended to a piece of music, denoting that it is to be performed in a weeping plaintive manner. Written also Lacrinoso. Lagune (la-gun"), n. Same as Lagoon. Lagurus (la-gu'rus), n. (Gr. lagos, a hare, and oura, a tail. J A genus of plants, belonging to the nat, order Graminese. See HARE's-TAIL GRASS. Laic (lā'ik), a. [L. la cuts, from Gr, laikos, from laos, people.) Belonging to the laity or people, in distinction from the clergy. “An unprincipled, unedified, and latch: rabble.' Milton. ‘Laic truth.” Lamb. Laic (lā'ik), n. A layman. The clergyman was now becoming an amphibious being, both an ecclesiastic and a saic.
Laisser-faire, Laissez-faire (lās-sà-fār). [Fr., let alone. J A term applied to that policy of government which allows the people to govern themselves as much as possible, and without much interference of their rulers. Laith, Laithly (läth, látholi), a. Loathsome; loath; unwilling; reluctant. [Scotch. I I wad be faith to rin an' chase thee. Aritratr. Laity (lā'i-ti), n. [From lay, the adjective.] 1. The people, as distinguished from the clergy; the body of the people not in orders. The progress of the ecclesiastical authority gave birth to the memorable distinction of the la toy and clergy. Gibbon. 2. People outside of any profession, as distinguished from those belonging to it. – 3 + The state of a layman, or of not being in orders. The more usual cause of this deprivation is a mere daily, or want of holy orders. 24 y.o.
Laive, Lave (lāv), m. The rest; the remainder, whether of persons, things, number, or quantity; other people. [Scotch. ) Weel pleased to think her bairn's respected like the zaze. Aurors. La-kao (la-kā’ô), n. The Chinese name of a green dye prepared from the plant Iohann us catharticus. Lake (lāk), m. [Fr. lac, L. lacus, a lake, a hole, a pit, a pond.) A large sheet or body of water, wholly surrounded by land, and having no director immediate communication with the ocean, or with any seas, or having so only by means of rivers. It differs from a pond in being larger. Lakes are divided into four classes: (1) Those which have no outlet, and receive no running water, usually very small. (2) Those which have an outlet, but receive no superficial running water, and are consequently fed by - (3) Those which receive and disstreams of water (by far the most us class). (4) Those which receive streams of water, and which have no visible outlet, as the Caspian Sea and Lake Aral. Lakes are sometimes divided into freshwater lakes and salt-water lakes. Lake (lāk), m. [Fr. Raque. See LAC 1 A compound of aluminous earth with red colouring matter of certain animal and vegetable substances; thus we have cochineal and lac lakes, madder lake, &c. Sometimes the term lake is indiscriminately applied to all compounds of alumina and colouring matter. Lake (lak), v. i. [.A. Sax. locan, locan, from loc, sport; Icel. leika, Goth. lakan, to play.] To play; to sport. Ray. [North of England. } Lake (lāk), n. [A. Sax. 14c, play, sport; Goth. laiks, Icel. leikr.) Play; sport. [Northern Fnglish.) Lake, m. [Flem. laecken, fine linen; D and G. lakem, cloth, linen, a bed-sheet.] A kind of fine linen for shirts. Chaucer. Lake-basin (làk'bā-sn), m. The basin in which the waters of a lake actually rest; the hollow surrounding and containing a lake; or the whole area drained by a lake. Miore technically it means a rocky basin whose hollow was not formed by a liver but by ice. Lake-dwellings (lāk'dwel-ingz), m. pl. under LACUSTRINE. Lakelet (lāk'let), n. A little lake. At the average low water shallow lake'e's glitter among its irregularly exposed fields of seaweed. A’zasz's ot. Lakelike (lāk'lik), a. Resembling a lake. 1. A poet who describes lake scenery.—2. A member of the Lake school of poets. Laker, Lakist (lak'êr, lak'ist), m. 1. A frequenter or visitor of lakes. –2. One of the Lake school of poetry: generally used contemptuously. And now, my Epic renegade' what are yeat? With ail the 1...ers in and out of place? By root.
Lake School, n. The name originally given by the Edinburgh Review in derision to a class of English poets who, at the beginning of the present century, endeavoured to substitute a simple and natural taste for the classicism of which Pope and Addison were leading examples. The name was applied from the fact that Wordsworth, Southey, and Coleridge, the leaders of the school, had fixed their residences in the
Lama of Tibet.
or ecclesiastic belonging to that variety of Buddhism which is known as Lamaism, and prevails in Tibet and Mongolia. There are several grades of lamas, of whom the dalailama and the tesho-lama are regarded as supreme pontiffs. Lama (lāomâ), m. In zool. same as Llama. Lamaism (lä’ mā-izm), , n. A variety of Buddhism, chiefly prevailing in Tibet and Mongolia: so called from the lamas or priests belonging to it. The highest object of worship is Buddha, who is regarded as the founder of the religion, and the first in rank among the saints. The other saints comprise all those recognized in Buddhism, besides hosts of religious teachers and pious men canonized after their death. The clergy are the representatives or re-incarnations of these saints on earth, and receive the homage due to them. Besides these saints a number of inferior gods or spirits are recognized by Lamaism and receive a certain worship. The Lamaists have a hierarchy in some respects resembling that of the Roman Catholic Church, and they have also monasteries and nunneries, auricular confession, litanies, &c., and believe in the intercession of the Saints and in the saying of masses for the dead. In the hierarchy there are two supreme heads, the dalai-lama and the tesho-lama. See DALAI-LAMA. Lamaist, Lamaite (lā'má-ist, lä'mā-it), n. One belonging to the religion of Lamaism. mantin, Lamentin (la-man'tin, la-men'tin), n. [Fr.; probably corrupted from manate, manatin, the native Antilles term still preserved in Spanish.) The popular name of the animals of the genus Manatus, an herbivorous genus belonging to the order Sirenia, comprising two species, M. a mericanus of South America, and M. senegalensis of Western Africa. Lamasery (lā'må-ser-i), n. A Buddhist religious society, presided over by its lama. Every such society has its lama, in the same way as our abbeys and priories had their * and priors. The lama is migrary. Lamasoolt (lam'a-sol), n. A beverage. See LAMB'S-W0OL. Lamb (lam), n. [A. Sax. O. Sax. Goth. Icel. Sw, and O.H.G. lamb; D. and Dan, lam, G. lamnon, lamb.] 1. The young of the sheep kind. –2. A person as gentle or innocent as a lamb. —The Lamb, the Lamb of God, the
the paschal lamb. Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world. John i. 29. Lamb (lam), v.i. To bring forth young, as sheep.
Lamo-are is still used at the village of Kirtlington
petition of the letter l in speaking or writ
ing, as in Martial's line— Soi et Muna ouce oucebant asha. Zevi, Jactea. 2. A faulty pronunciation of ll, as when the tongue is pressed against the palate and produces a sound similar to lli in million.— 3. An imperfect pronunciation of the letter r, which is made to sound like l; lallation. The defect is common among children. Lambdoidal (lam 'doid-al), a [Gr. lambdoeides — lambda (A), and eidos, resemblance.) In the form of the Greek letter lambda (A); as, the lambdoidal suture, or the union of the parietal with the occipital bones. Lamben, n. pl. Lambs. Chaucer. Lambent (lam'bent), a. [L. lambens, lambentis, ppr. of lambo, to lick with the tongue: a nasalized form of lap.] 1. Licking ; playing about; touching lightly; gliding over; as, a lambent flame. --2. Gleaming; twinkling; flickering. The lambent purity of the stars. It’. Irving. A great lamèent planet was shining in the northern
over the thighs. Lamboys seem to have been worn more particularly in Germany in the earlier half of the sixteenth century. Lambrequin (lam'bér-kin), n. [Fr.].1. A cowering for the helmet to protect it from wet and heat.—2. In her. (a) the point of a label. (h) The wreath of a helmet. Lambskin (lam'skin), n. 1. The skin of a lamb dressed with the fleece on, and often variously coloured, used for door-mats, &c.; also, the prepared skin, used largely in the manufacture of gloves.—2. Woollen cloth made to resemble the dressed skin of a lamb. Lamb's-lettuce (lamz'let-is), n. A British plant of the genus Valerianella, the V. olito7-ia, called also Corn-salad, as it is frequently cultivated as a salad, and grows wild in cornfields. It belongs to the mat. order Valerianaceae. See WALERIANELLA. Lamb's-quarters (lamz'kwar-térz), n. A plant, Atriplex patula. Lamb's-tongue (lamz’tung), m. Plantago nedia, the hoary plantain. See PLANTAIN. Lambs'-wool (lamz'wul), n. 1. Wool obtained from lambs.-2. [Probably from the
Saviour Jesus Christ, who was typified by
A spear Down-glancing lamed the charger. Tennyson. Lame (lām), n. [Fr., from L. lamina.] In armour, a plate of metal. e-duck (lām‘duk), n. A slang phrase for a defaulter on the stock-exchange. Lamella (la-melola), m. pl. Lamellae (lamel'lú). [Dim. of lamina (which see).] A thin plate or scale; specifically, in zool, one of the thin plates or scales which compose certain shells, or of which the gills of certain molluscs (for example the oyster) are composed ; in bot: (a) one of the gills forming the hymenium of an agaric; (b) one of the foliaceous erect scales appended to the corolla of many plants, as in Silene. Lamellar (la-mel’lér), a. [L. lamella, a plate.] Composed of thin plates or scales; disposed in thin plates or scales. Lamellarly (la-mel' lér-li), adr. plates or scales. Lamellate, Lamellated (lam'el-lāt, lam'ellāt-ed), a. Formed in thin plates or scales, or covered with them; furnished with lamellae or little plates. Lamellibranchiata (la-mel'li-brang'ki-à"ta), n. pl. L. lamella, a thin Iolate, and branchior, gills. J. The name given by De Blainville to the fifth order of molluscs (the Conchifera of Lamarck), of which mussels, cockles, and oysters are familiar examples. The animals are protected by a lateral bivalve shell, the two valves of which articulate over the back, and are opened by an elastic ligament and closed by one or two adductor muscles. The shell is secreted by a prolongation of the integument called the mantle or pallium, which laps round the body, its halves being either free or united so as to leave only three apertures for the inlet and outlet of water for respiration, and for the protrusion of a fleshy organ called the foot, when it is present. The muscular edge of the mantle leaves on each valve an impression called the pallial line. Respiration is effected by two pairs of lanellated gills (whence the name), occupying a large portion of the interior of the shell on each side. The mouth is a simple jawless fissure, furnished with one or two pairs of soft palpi, the food being conveyed to it by cilia on the gills. The heart has a single ventricle pierced by the intestine, and there are three double nerve-centres. Lamellibranchiate (la-mel'li-brang"ki-āt), a. Relating to the Lamellibranchiata. Lamellibranchiate (la-mel'li-brang"ki-āt), m. A member of the order Lamellibranchiata (which see). Lamellicorn (la-mel'li-korn), a. In zool. of or pertaining to the lamellicornes; as, a la melticorn beetle. Lamellicorn (la-mel'li-korn), n. A member of that section of beetles known as Lamellicornes (which see). Lamellicornes (la-mel'li - kor"nèz), m. pl. (L. lamella, a plate, and cornu, a horn.] In the system of Latreille, the sixth and last section of pentamerous coleoptera (beetles). in which the antennae are inserted into a deep cavity under the lateral margin of the head. The antennae are short, and the three last joints are plate-like and disposed somewhat like the teeth of a comb. This section is very numerous, including the dung
Some of the species feed upon vegetables, ing willows, &c. The male of L. aedilis has
and otherson decomposed vegetable matter. Lamelliferous (la-mel-if”er-us), a. [L. lainella, a plate, and fero, to produce..] Producing or composed of plates or layers; having a foliated structure. Lamelliform (la-mel'li-form), a [L. lamella, a plate, and forma, form.] Having the form of a plate or scale. Lamellirostral (la-mel'li-ros"tral), a. Pertaining to the lamellirostres. Lamellirostral (la-mel'li-ros"tral), n., . A member of the family Lamellirostres (which
see). Lamellirostres (la-mel'li-ros” trèz), m. [L. lamella, a plate, and rostrum, a beak.]. A family of natatorial birds, characterized by having the beak flattened and covered with a soft skin. The margins of the beak are furnished with numerous lamellae or dental plates, arranged in a regular series, as in the swan, goose, or duck. The family comprises the ducks, geese, swans, flamingoes, &c. Lamellose (la-melolós), a. Covered with or in the form of plates. Lamely (lām" li), adv. [See LAME.] . In a lame or imperfectmanner: @ like a cripple; in a halting manner; as, walk lamely. (b) Imperfectly; unsatisfactorily; weakly; feebly; as, a figure lamely drawn; a scene lamely described; an argument lamely conducted. Lameness (lām‘nes), n. The condition of being lame: (a) an impaired state of the body or limbs, especially the latter; loss of natural soundness and strength by a wound or by disease; as, the lameness of the leg or arm. (b) Imperfection; weakness; as, the * of an argument or of a descripon. If the story move or the actor help the lameness of it with his performance. Dryden. (c) Want of rhythmical correctness; as, the lameness of a verse or rhyme. Lament (la-ment'), v.i. [L. lamentor, to wail.) 1. To mourn; to grieve; to weep or wall; to express sorrow. Jeremiah lamented for Josiah. 2 Chr. xxxv.25. 2. To regret deeply; to feel sorrow. where joy most revels, grief doth most *:::::: .narrat. SYN. To mourn, grieve, sorrow, weep, wail, complain. Lament (la-ment'), v.t. To bewail; to mourn for; to bemoan; to deplore. One laughed at follies, one damented crimes. Dryden. Lament (la-ment'), n. [L. lamentum.] 1. Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints or cries; lamentation; a weeping. Torment, and loud lament, and furious rage. Milton.
2. An elegy or mournful ballad or air. Lamentable (lam'ent-a-bl.), a. [Fr., from L. lamentabilis.) 1. To be lamented; exciting or calling for sorrow; grievous; as, a lamentable declension of morals. Tell thou the namentable fall of me. Shak. 2. Expressive of grief; mournful; as, a lamentable tune; a lamentable cry. —3. Miserable; pitiful; low; poor. This bishop, to make out the disparity between heathens and them, flies to this lamentable refuge. Stillingfleet. Lamentableness (lam'ent-a-bl-nes), n. The state of being lamentable. Lamentably (lam'ent-a-bli), adv. In a lamentable manner: (a) mournfully; with expressions or tokens of sorrow. (b) So as
to cause sorrow. “Our fortune . . . sinks most lamentably." Shak. (c) Pitifully; despicably.
Lamentation (lam-en-tä'shon), n. (L. lamentatio. I 1. Expression of sorrow; cries of grief; the act of bewailing. In Rama was there a voice heard, or mentation, and weeping. Mat. ii. 18. 2. pl. A book of Scripture, containing the Lamentations of Jeremiah. —SYN. Mourning, complaint, moan, wailing, outcry. Lamenter (la-ment’ér), n. One who laments, mourns, or cries out with sorrow. Lamentin. ;" *:::::::ip ad Lamentingly (la-ment'ing-li), v. In a lamenting manner; with lamentation. ter. See LAMITER. Lametta (la-metta), n. [It lametta, dim. of lama, plate, from L. lamina, a plate.] Brass, silver, or gold foil or wire. Lamia (lā‘mi-a), n. (L.) 1. A hag; a witch; a demon. where's the lamin That tears my entrails? Massenger.
the antennae four times as long as the body. Lamiaceae (lā-mi-à'sé-é). See LABIATA:. (lam’i-na), m. pl. Laminae (lam'iné). [L.] 1. A thin plate or scale; a layer or coat lying over another: applied to the plates of minerals, bones, &c.—2. In amat. a bone, or part of a bone, resembling a thin plate, such as the cribriform plate of the ethmoid bone.—3. In bot: (a) the border, or the upper, broad, or spreading * of the petal in a polypetalous corolla. } ) The part of a leaf which is an expansion of the parenchyma of the petiole. It is traversed by veins. Laminability (lam'i-na-bil"i-ti), n., The quality of being laninable. ble (lam'i-na-bl), a. Capable of being formed into thin plates; capable of being extended by passing between steel or hardened cast-iron rollers, as a metal. Laminar (lam’i-nēr), a. In plates; consisting of thin plates or layers. Laminaria (lam-i-nā’ri-a), n. [L. lamina, a thin plate.] A genus of dark-spored seaweeds, plants belonging to the nat. order Laminariacete, having no definite leaves, but a plain ribless expansion, which is either simple or cloven. . digitata is the wellknown tangle so abundant on our coasts; L. buccinalis is a native of the Cape of Good Hope, and yields iodine; L. potatorum grows in Australia, and furnishes the aborigines with a proportion of their instruments, vessels, and food; L. digitata and L. bulbosa were formerly employed in the manufacture of kelp for the glass-maker and soap-boiler; L. saccharina is so called from the saccharine matter called mannite which it furnishes. This plant is abundant on the shores of Great Britain. Laminariaceae (lam-i-nā'ri-ā'sé-é), m. pl. One of the orders into which the Algae are divided. The fronds are of a dark olive green, have no articulations, bear patches of dark-coloured spores on their surface, and frequently attain a large size. The name is taken from the genus Laminaria
(which see). (lam-i-nā'ri-an), a. Pertaining to the genus Laminaria; specifically, noting that belt or zone of marine life which extends from low-water mark to a depth of from 40 to 90 feet, and which in British seas is characterized by the presence of Laminariaceae, as well as by that of star-fishes, the common echinus, &c. te. (lam'in-ar-it), n. A broadleaved fossil algal, found in the upper secondary, and tertiary formations. (lam'in-a-ri), a. Composed of
that is, loaf-mass, bread-mass, or bread-feast, so called from the fact that on this day offerings were formerly made of the firstfruits of harvest.] The first day of August.
Lammas (lam'mas), a. Belonging to the first of August.
Lammas-tide (lam'mas-tid), n. Lammasday. Shak.
family Vulturidae, forming a link between the vultures and the eagles. It inhabits the Swiss and German Alps, as well as the higher mountains of Asia and Africa, and is the largest European bird of prey, measuring upwards of 4 feet from beak to tail, and 9 or 10 in the expanse of its wings. Besides eating carrion, it preys on living chamois, lambs, kids, hares, and such like animals, but it does not disdain when pressed rats, mice, and other small quadrupeds. Written also Lammergeir, Lemmergeyer. Lamnidae (lam’ni-dé), m.pl. The porbeagles, a family of sharks. A nearly symmetrical tail, pectoral fins placed behind the gillopenings, two spineless dorsal fins and an anal fin, are the most prominent characteristics. The porbeagle shark and the basking shark or sun-fish belong to this family. The fossil teeth of sharks of the genus Lamna are plentiful in the chalk and tertiary formations. They are thin, smooth-edged but sharp, and have a process like a small tooth on each side near the base. Lamp (lamp), m. [Fr. lampe, L. Gr. lampas, from Gr, lampo, to shine.] 1. A vessel for containing oil or other liquid inflammable substance, to be burned by means of a wick: any contrivance for producing artificial light, whether by means of an inflammable liquid or of gas. Hence—2. Anything suggesting the light of a lamp, whether in appearance or use; anything possessing or communicating light, real or metaphorical. Thy #. eyes send forth a quickening spirit, And feed the dying lamp of life within me. Rowe. o o v.i. [A form of limp.] To walk quickly and with long strides. [Scotch.] It was all her father's own fault, that let her run damping about the country, riding on bare-backed nags. -Sir J. Scott. Lampad (lam'pad), n. (Gr. lampas, *::::: dos, a torch..] A lamp or candlestick. “Him who 'mid the golden lampads went.’ Trench. [Poetical and rare.] (lam'pad-ist), n. One who gained the prize in the lampadrome. Lampadrome (lam'pa-dröm), n. (Gr. lampadromnia—lampas, a torch, and dromos, a course, a race.) In Greek antiq. a race run by young men with lamps or lighted torches in their hands, the victor being the one who arrived at the goal first with his lamp or torch unextinguished. Lampas, Lampass (lam'pas), n. (Fr. lams.) In farriery, a swelling of the fleshy ining of the roof of the mouth immediatel behind the fore-teeth in the horse, which soon subsides if left to itself. Called also Lampers. Lampassé (läf-pas-sà), a. [Fr.] In her. langued (which see).