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urine. It is not only formed in milk when Lactucic (lak-tü'sik),a. Pertaining to plants built on small islands in lakes, or on platit becomes sour, but also in the fermenta of the genus Lactuca.

forms supported by piles near the shores of tion of several vegetable juices, and in the Lactumen (lak-tū'men), n. [L., from lac, lakes. Herodotus describes certain dwellputrefaction of some animal matters. The milk: so named from the white colour of ings of this kind on Lake Prasias in Thrace acid which is found in the fermented juice the pustules.] In med. the milk-scab, which as being approached by a narrow bridge, of beet-root, turnips, and carrots, in sour affects children at the breast.

each habitation having a trap-door in the krout, in fermented rice-water, in the fer- Lacuna (la-kū'na), n. pl. Lacunæ (la-kū'nē). floor, giving access to the water beneath, mented extract of nux vomica, and in the (L., a hollow.] 1. A pit or depression; a small through which fish were caught. The reinfusion of bark used by tanners, is for the blank space; a gap; a hiatus.-2. In bot. (a) mains of a great number of such dwellings, most part pure lactic acid. It is a colour one of the small hollows or pits on the some of them belonging to prehistoric less, inodorous, very sour liquid, of a syrupy upper surface of the thallus of lichens. (6) A times, have been met with in Europe, among consistence. It coagulates milk.

name given occasionally to the internal the first having been discovered in 1839 in Lactide (lak'tid), n. (C2H4O2.) A volatile organ, commonly called an air-cell, lying in the small lake of Lagore, in the county of substance, one of the products of the dry the midst of the cellular tissue of plants. - Meath, Ireland, in which country they are distillation of lactic acid. See LACTONE. 3. In anat. one of a multitude of follicles in styled crannogs or crannoges. Similar reLactiferous (lak-tif'er-us), a. (L. lac, milk, the mucous membranes, as in those of the mains have since been discovered in lakes and fero, to bear.] 1. Bearing or conveying urethra.-4. In physiol. one of the spaces in Scotland, Switzerland, and elsewhere, milk or white juice; as, a lactiferous duct. left among the tissues of the lower animals the level of the lakes often having risen 2. Producing a thick white or coloured juice, which serve in place of vessels for the cir since the dwellings were inhabited. Dwellas a plant. culation of the fluids of the body.

ings not dissimilar are still constructed by Lactific, Lactifical (lak-tif'ik, lak-tif'ik-al), Lacunal (la-kūn'al), a. Pertaining to or the natives of Borneo, New Guinea, and . (L. lac, lactis, milk, and facio, to make.] having lacuna.

other countries. Causing, producing, or yielding milk. Lacunar (la-kūn'ér), n. pl. Lacunars, La- Lad, t Ladde,t pret. of lede. Led; carried. Lactifuge (lak'ti-fuj), n. [L. lac, lactis, milk, cunaria (la-kūn'arz, la-kū-nā'ri-a). [L] In Chaucer; Spenser. and fugo, to expel.] À medicine which

Lad (lad), n. (Of doubtful origin. In 0. E. checks or diminishes the secretion of milk

ladde is generally used of a man of inferior in the breast.

station. Perhaps modified by influence of Lactine, Lactose (lak'tin, lak’tos), n. (Fr.

ladde, led (as if one who is led), from 0. E. lactine, from L. lac, milk.) Sugar of milk

lede, a man, A. Sax. leód, leóda, a man, (C12H2011), a substance obtained by eva

a countryman; leôdan, Goth. liudan, to porating whey, filtering through animal

grow. The W. llawd, a lad, is by some recharcoal, and crystallizing. It forms hard,

garded as the original. Lass, supposed to white, semi-transparent trimetric crystals,

be a contraction of ladess, or of W. llodes, a which have a slightly sweet taste, and grate

girl, is the feminine corresponding to lad.] between the teeth. It is convertible like

1. A young man or boy; a stripling.–2. Felstarch into glucose by boiling with very

low; comrade: often used in addressing dilute sulphuric acid. Nitric acid converts

men of any age. it into malic, oxalic, and mucic or saclactic

How now, old lad!

Shak. acid.

3. A male sweetheart. (Scotch.) Lacto-butyrometer (lak’to-bũ-ti-rom'et

Ladanum (lad'a-num), 12. [L.; Gr. ladanon, er), n. [L. lac, milk, Gr. butyron, butter,

the resinous juice of a shrub lada, from and metron, measure.) A kind of lactometer

Per. ladan, the shrub.] The resinous juice for ascertaining the quantity of buttery mat

which exudes from the Cistus ladaniferus, a ter any particular milk contains.

Ceiling with Lacunars, Buckingham Palace. cistaceous shrub which grows in Spain and Lacto-densimeter (lak’to-den-sim'et-er), n.

Portugal, and from C. creticus, which grows (L lac, milk, densus, dense, and Gr. metron, arch. (a) the ceiling or under surface of the in Crete, Syria, &c. It is collected with a measure.) A kind of hydrometer for find

member of an order, of the corona of a cor kind of rake, with leather thongs attachel ing the density of milk, and thus discover

nice, or of the part of the architrave between to it, with which the shrubs are brushed. ing whether it has been mixed with water. the capitals of columns, and generally any

The best sort is in dark-coloured or black Lactometer (lak-tom'et-ér), n. (L. lac, milk,

ceiling having sunk or hollowed compart-masses, of the consistence of a soft plaster. and Gr. metron, a measure.) An instrument for ascertaining the different qualities of

ments without spaces or bands between the ! The other sort is in long rolls coiled up,

panels; a laquear having bands between the harder than the former, and of a paler milk. Several instruments of this sort have

panels. Gwilt. (6) One of the coffers or colour. It was chiefly used in external ap. been invented. One consists of a glass tube

sunk compartments in ceilings or the soflits plications, but is now in little request. 1 foot long, graduated into 100 parts. New of cornices.

Also called Labdanum. milk is filled into it and allowed to stand Lacunar (la-kūn'er), a. Pertaining to or Ladanum-bush (lad'a-num-bụsh), n. until the cream has fully separated, when

having lacunæ or lacunars; characterized name of the species of Cistus which yield its relative quantity is shown by the num

ladanum. ber of parts in the 100 which it occupies. Lacunaria, n. pl. See LACUNAR, n. by open spaces at intervals.

Ladder (lad'der), n. [A. Sax. hlædder; cog. Called also Galactometer.

Lacunette (la-kū-net), n. In fort. a small 0. Fris. hladder, D. ladder, O.H.G. hleitra, Lactone (lak'ton), n. (C,1,0,.) A colourfosse or ditch.

hleitara, Mod. G. leiter, a ladder. The less volatile liquid, possessing an aromatic Lacunoso-rugose (la-kūn'os-ā-rö-gos'), a.

initial guttural is radical, and the word is smell, produced, along with lactide, by the

[L. lacuna, a pit, anything hollow, and ruga, connected by Grimm with L. clathri, a trellis dry distillation of lactic acid.

a wrinkle.) In bot. marked by deep, broad, or grate, Goth. hleithra, a tent or hut of Lactoryt (lak'to-ri), a. Lactiferous; lactary.

irregular wrinkles, as the shell of the wal wattles; by some it is ascribed to same root Lactoscope (lak'tó-skop), n. [L. lac, lactis, nut or stone of the peach.

as Gr. klimax, a ladder, klinein, to bend. ) milk, and Gr. skopeo, to see.) An instrument Lacunous, Lacunose (la-kūn'us, la-kūn'os). 1. A frame of wood, metal, or rope, consistfor estimating the quantity of cream in milk a. [L. lacunosus, from lacuna, a pit or ing of two side-pieces connected by rounds by ascertaining its opacity.

hollow.) Furrowed or pitted; having a few or rungs inserted in them at suitable disLactose. See LACTINE.

scattered, irregular, broadish, but shallow tances, and thus forming steps by which Lactuca (lak-tü'ka), n. A genus of plants,

excavations, as a surface; as, a lacunose persons may ascend a building, &c.—2. Fig. nat, order Compositæ, sub-order Cichor leaf has the disc depressed between the any means of ascending; a means of rising acea. It includes about sixty species of veins.

to eminence. Mounting fast towards the annual and biennial herbs, many of which Lacustral (la-kus'tral), a. Same as Lacus. top of the ladder ecclesiastical.' Sucift.are eminently useful as salad and culinary trine.

Accommodation ladder. See under Accomplants. They are smooth (rarely hispid) Lacustrine (la-kus'trīn), a. [L. lacus, a modation. - Companion ladder. See under plants abounding in milky juice, of erect lake.) Pertaining to a lake. - Lacustrine Companion. habit, having entire or pinnate leaves, deposits, deposits formed at the bottom of Ladder-work (lad'dér-werk), n. Work done and yellow or blue flowers in paniculate lakes, which frequently consist of a series on a ladder, as painting, stuccoing, and the heads, and are chiefly natives of Europe, of strata disposed with great regularity one

like: a workman's term. Asia, Africa, and the northern parts

Laddie (lad'i), n. (Dim. from lad.] of America. Many varieties are

A boy; a young man: often used as cultivated in our gardens, and all of

a term of endearment. (Scotch.) these are divided into two groups:

Lade (lād), v. t. pret. laded; pp. laded, cabbage - lettuces, with round de

laden (the former always in sense 2); pressed or spreading cabbage-like

ppr. lading. (A. Sax. hladan, to load; heads, and cos-lettuces (which take

also to pump or convey water out of their name from the island of Cos,

orinto any vessel; 0. Sax. and O.H.G. in the Grecian Archipelago), grow

hladan, Icel. hlatha, Goth. hlathan, ing erect and oblong. Four species

to load. Load is almost the same are found wild in Britain. The

word. Hence ladle.) 1. To load; to milky juice of the different species

put a load or cargo on or in; as, we is usually bitter, astringent, and

lade a ship with cotton; we lade a narcotic, especially in L. virosa.

horse with corn. [In this sense load L. sativa (garden-lettuce) is one of

is now the form commonly used. ) the principal kinds of vegetables

And they laded their asses with this used for salads. See LACTUCARIUM.

corn, and departed thence. Gen. xlii. 26. Lacustrine Dwellings restored.-- From Troyon.

Their laded branches bow. Drayton. Lactucarium (lak-tū-kä'ri-um), n. [From L, lactuca, lettuce, from lac,

2. To lift or throw in or out, as a lactis, milk.) The inspissated milky juice of above the other. From the study of these fluid, with a ladle or other utensil; to lave; Lactuca satica or garden-lettuce, and also numerous fresh-water deposits geologists as, to lade water out of a tub or into a cisof L. virosa, L. scariola, and L. altissima. obtain a knowledge of the ancient condi tern. It possesses slight anodyne properties, and tion of the land.- Lacustrine or lake duell

And chides the sea that sunders him from thence, is sometimes used as a substitute for opium. ings, the name given to ancient habitations Saying he'll lade it dry to have his way. Shak.





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Lade (lad), v.i. 1. To draw water,

mera, or Pseudo-trimera. More than fifty Lady's-slipper (la'diz-slip-ėr), n. The EngShe did not think best to lade at the shallow chan. species are known in Britain. Their larva, lish name of the genus Cypripedium, espenel.

6. Hall.

which somewhat resemble small lizards, cially of C. Calceolus, See CYPRIPEDIUM. 2. Vart to let in water by leakage. Wright. are very useful, especially in hop-growing 'Lady's-smock (la'diz-smok), n. A cruciLade (lādl), n. [A. Sax. lid, a canal, a lode.) countries, on account of the number of ferous plant, Cardamine pratensis. (alled 1. + The mouth of a river.-2. A water-course; aphides or plant-lice which they destroy. also Cuckoo-florer. See CARDAMINE. a channel for water; in Scotland, specifically Called also Jad-cow, Lady-sly.

Lady's-traces, Lady's-tresses (la'diz-trāsthe canal or channel which conveys water Ladybrach (la'dli-brak), n. A female har ez, la'rliz-tres-ez), n. The popular name of to a mill; a mill-race. rier. Shake

a British orchid, Spiranthes autumnalis, Lade, Laid (lád), n. A load. (Scotch.) Lady Chapel, n. A chapel dedicated to the known also as Veotlia spiralis. The name Lademan (läd'man), n. (Scotch.) 1. A per Virgin Mary, frequently attached to large lady's-tresses is also given to grasses of the son who has charge of a packhorse.--2. A churches. It was variously placed, but genus Briza (which see). servant employed by a miller to return to generally to the eastward of the high altar, Læmmergeyer (lem'mer-gi-er), n. Same as the owners their quantities of meal when

and in churches of earlier date than the Lammerguer. ground.

thirteenth century the laıly chapel is gene- Læmodipoda (lē - mo-dip'ö-da), n. pl. [Gr. Laden (lad'n), p. and a. 1. (Pp. of lade in rally an additional building. The term is laimos, the throat, and podox, feet.) An sense 1.) Loa led; charged with a burden or of modern application See under CATHE order of marine sessile-eyed crustaceans, freight. -2. Fig. oppressed; burdened DRAL.

which have the anterior pair of feet attached people laden with iniquity' Is. i. 4. •With Lady-court (lä'di-kort), 11. The court of a to the cephalic segment. They have no sorrow laden.' Poe, - Laden in bulk, a lady of the manor.

branchire appended to the posterior extrephrase designating the state of a ship loaded Lady-cow (la'di-kou), n. Same as Lady-bird. mity. The females have a kind of pouch with a cargo which lies loose in the hold. Lady-day (lälli-dla), n. The day of the an- ! under the second and third segments, in

1 as corn, salt, de.

nunciation of the Virgin Mary, March 25th. I which the ova are carried. The whale-louse Ladied (la'did), a. Lady - like; gentle. It is one of the immovable festivals of the (Cyamus) and Caprella are examples Stroked with a ladied hand.' Felthan. English Church.

Lætare, Lætare Sunday (le-ta'rē, le-tā'rēLadies'-man, Lady's-man (la'lliz-man), n. Lady-fern (lā'di-férn), n. A species of poly- ! sun'da), n. Eccles. the fourth Sunday after One who much affects the society of ladies; podiaceous fern, the Athyriuin Filix fæmi, Lent: so called because the ancient Chrisa beau.

na, common in Great Britain It has bi tian Church began its service on that day Charming person that Mr. Tupple-perfect ladies'. pinnate or tripinnate fronds of delicate tex with Latare, sterilis, or Lactare, Jerusaman.... Most delightful partner, Dickens. ture, and of a remarkably elegant plumy lem. (Rejoice, barren one, Rejoice, JeruLadify (la'dli-fi), v. t. To render lady-like; structure.

salem.) to make a lady of; to give the title or style Lady-fly (la'difli), n. Same as Ladybird. Lætitia (lë-tish'i-a), 11. A small planet or of lady to.

Ladyhood (la’di-hud), n. The condition or asteroid, between the orbits of Mars and He made a knight, rank of a lady. Thackeray.

Jupiter, discovered by Chacornac, 8th FebAnd your sweet mistress-ship ladify'd.

Ladyism (la'i-izm), 1. Airs or conceits

rary, 1856.

adopted by a lady: used contemptuously; as, Lævigate, Lævigatous (lē'vi-gāt, lē'vi-gatTading (lād'ing), n. That which constitutes fine-ladyism.

us), a. (L. levigo, larigatiin, to make a load or cargo; freight; burden; as, the Lady-killer (lā'di-kil-er), n. A person who smooth, from levis, smooth.] In bot. having lading of a ship. Acts xxvii. 10. Bill of

is dangerous to ladies, as a real or pretended a smooth polish: applied to seeds. lading. See under BILL.

juver; one who studiously practises to win Lævoglucose (le'vo-glü-kos), n. See LEVOLadkin (lat'kin), 1. A little lad; a youth.

at ns ladies; a man whose fas GLUCOSE * That young ladkin' Dr. II. More.

cinations are irresistible among the ladies; Lævogyrate (lē'vō-ji-rät), a. Same as LeLadle (la'al), n. [A. Sax. hlædel, from hladan, a general lover.

rogurate. to draw water. See LADE, v.t.] 1. A utensil

I'm a modest man. I don't set up to be a lady. Lævorotatory (lē- võ-rõ'ta-to-ri), a. IL. shaped like a dish, with a handle, generally killer.

Thackeray. lacus, left, and rota, a wheel.] Same as a comparatively long handle, used for lift- Lady-killing (lā'di-kil-ing), n. Act or prac

Levogyrate. ing or serving out liquids from a vessel.tice of a laily-killer; gallantry.

Lævulose (le'vū-los), a. Same as Lerulose. 2. The receptacle of a mill-wheel which

Better for the sake of womankind that this dun

Lafitte (la-fet), n. One of the four famous receives the water that moves it. - 3. In gerous dog should leave off lady-killing--this Blue

red Bordeaux wines, known in England as gun, an instrument for drawing the charge

Beard give up practice.

Thackeray. clarets, characterized by its silky softness of a cannon. ---4. In founding, an iron vessel,

Ladykin (la'di-kin), n. [Dim. of lady.) A on the palate, and a perfume partaking of often with two handles, in which liquid

little lady: applied by Elizabethan writers, violet and raspberry. It receives its name metal is carried from the furnace to the

under the form Lakin, to the Virgin Mary. from the extensive vineyard of Château mould Ladylike (la'di-lik), a. Like a lady in any

Lafitte in the Haut-Medoc. Ladle (la'dl), v.t. To lift or deal out with a

respect; genteel; well bred; refined, delicate Laft,t pret. & pp. of lere. Left Chaucer, laille; to lade.

or incapable of fatigue; also, affected ; ef Laft (laft), n. (Scotch.) 1. A loft; as, a corn Daly's business was to ladle out the punch. feminate. “Spruce and ladylike preachers.' laft.-2. A gallery, especially of a church.

7. Hook Ladleful (la'dl-fyl), n.

Jer. Taylor.
The quantity con-

I observed a peeress from her seat in front of the Lady-love (la'di-luv), n. A female sweet luft opposite to me, speaking vehemently to a fat tained in a ladle. heart; a lady who is loved.

lord at the table below.

Gall. Ladronet (la-dron'), n. [Sp. ladrone, from

Lady's-bedstraw (lā'diz-bed-stra), n. A L. latro, latronis, a robber.] A thief; a rob

Lag (lag), a. [Probably of Celtic origin; W. ber; a highwayman; a rogue. plant, Galiun verum. See GALIL.

llag, weak, slack, languid, llegu, to be slugLady's-bower (la'diz-bou-er), n. A plant, gish, to flag; Armor. lugud, slowness; Gael. Lady (la'lli), n. [A. Sax. hlaufdige, late A. Sax. hlærdie, lit. bread-maid, from hlæf, hlaf,

Clematis Vitalba. Called also Trareller's lag, feeble. The root is seen also in L. lazus, brenti, loaf, and dige, 0. E. and Sc. dey, serjoy. See CLEMATIS.

loose, languidus, languid.) 1. Coming aiter

or behind; slow; sluggish; tardy. vant-maid. (See DAIRY.) Others derive the Lady's-comb, Venus'-comb (la'diz-köm, word as if from hlofweardige, from hlaf.

vē'nus-köm), n. An umbelliferous plant, Some tardy cripple bore the countermand

Scandix pecten-Veneris. Called also Shep That came too lng to see him buried. and weardian, to ward or look after, and this

Shak. origin would make it a more natural fem

herd's neeile. It is a small annual plant, 2. Last: long delayed; as, the lag end. ivine to lord, the latter being derived from

with umbels of small white flowers, and Lag (lay), n. 1.7 The lowest class; the rump; hicefwcard. See LORD.) 1. A woman of dis

pale green finely divided leaves, which the fag end. tinction, correlative to lord; the proper title grows in cultivated fields. Its name is de

The senators of Athens, together with the common rived from the sharp and long points to the lag of people.

Slak. of any woman whose husband is above the rank of a baronet or knight, or who is the

fruit, which is laterally compressed and des 2. + He who or that which comes behind; the

titute of vitta or oil-vessels. daughter of a nobleman not lower than an

last comer; one that hangs back. earl, though often the wife of a baronet or

Lady's-cushion (la'diz-kush-on), n. A plant, a knight is called by this title. -2. A term Saxifraga hypnoides. (See SAXIFRAGA.) The

What makes my ram the lag of all the fock?

Pote. applied by courtesy to any woman; one of

name is also applied to Armeria vulgaris. 3. The Australian name for an old convict. the fair sex; specifically, a woman of good Lady's-fingers(la'diz-fing-gérz), n. A plant,

4. Technically, the quantity of retardation breeding, education, and refinement of mind: Anthyllis Vulneraria. Called also Kidney

of some movement; as, the lag of the valve the correlative to gentleman.-3. A wife; a vetch (which see).

of a steam-engine; the lag of the tide, that Lady's-gown (la'diz-goun), n. In Scots laur, spouse.

is the time that the tide-wave falls behind Yothing could now exceed my confusion upon

a gift sometimes made by a purchaser to a the mean time in the first and third quarters sceing the gentleman and his lady enter. vendor's wife on her renouncing her life

of the moon: opposed to priming of the tide, Goldsmith rent in her husband's estate.

which denotes the acceleration of the tideHe lost his lady while his boy was still in infancy. Lady's-hair (lā'diz-här), n. The quaking wave, or amount of shortening of the tide

Sir II". Scott.

grass (Briza media). 4. Mistress; the female who presides or has Ladyship (lá'di-ship), n.

day in the second and fourth quarters of the The condition or

moon. authority over a manor or family.

rank of a lady: employed as a title; as, her Lag (lag), v.i. pret. & pp. lagged; ppr. lag. Of all these bounds

ladyship was not at the ball. We make thee lady.

(See the adjective. ] To walk or Shak, Lady's-maid (la'diz-mád), n. A female at

move slowly; to loiter; to stay behind. 5. Among slaters, a small slate measuring tendant upon a lady.

I shall not lag behind.

Milton about 15 inches long by 8 broad. -Our Lady, Lady's-mantle (la'diz-man-t?), n. The popthe Virgin Mary. ular name of Alchemilla vulgaris. A decoc

Superfluous lags the veteran on the stage

Fohnson Lady-bird (la'di-bérd), n. [A corruption for tion of the plant is slightly tonic, and was

Lag (lag), r.t. 1. To slacken. lady-bug, another of its names-- Lady, from at one time believed to have the effect of

The hunter with an arrow wounded him in the leg. the Virgin Mary, and bug, a beetle, as in the restoring the faded beauty of ladies to its

which made him to halt and lag his fight. term horn-bug.) A small coleopterous in earliest freshness,

1!CY7ood. sect, belonging to the family Aphidiphagi Lady's-seal (la'iliz-sel), n. A plant, Tamus 2. To bring into the hands of justice: to of Cuvier. Various species are extremely communis. Called also Black Bryony. It cause to be punished for a crime. [Low common on trees and plants in gardens. belongs to the nat. order Dioscoreacex. It slang) - 3. To clothe, as a steam-boiler, to They form the genus Coccinella of Lin is a perennial climber, with greenish-white prevent radiation of heat. naus. The tarsi have apparently only three flowers and scarlet berries, and grows in Lagan (lä'gan), 7. See LIGAX. joints, bringing them into the section Tri hedges and woods in England.

Lagena (la-jo'na), n. [L. lagena, a flask. }





A genus of Foraminifera, so called from the round, the nose flat, a thumb on the anterior Laisser-faire, Laissez-faire (lás-să-fär). shape of the outer test. hand, and the tail partly naked.

(Fr., let alone.) A term applied to that Lagenaria (la-je-na'ri-2), 10. [L. lagena, Lagotis (la-gó'tis), n. (Gr. lagis, a hare, policy of government which allows the

a bottle, from the bottle-shaped fruit.) A and jus, otos, an ear.) A genus of rodent people to govern themselves as much as genus of plants, nat, order Cucurbitacere. mammals, belonging to the family Chin possible, and without much interference of There is only one species, L. vulgaris, chillidæ. They have long ears and a long their rulers, which occurs throughout tropical and sub tail, but otherwise, in form, size, and Laith, Laithly (láth, láth'li), a. Loathsome; tropical Asia and Africa, where it is com habit, they resemble the rabbit. Their fur loath; unwilling; reluctant. [Scotch.) monly cultivated. It is a downy, annual, is very fine, but is much less valued than it

I wad be laith to rin an' chase thee. Burns climbing herb, with broad leaves and large would be were the hair less liable to fall out.

Laity (la'i-ti), 12. (From lay, the adjective. ] white flowers. The fruit is extremely vari Two species are known, both natives of

1. The people, as distinguished from the able in size and shape, and is known as the South America.

clergy; the body of the people not in orders. bottle, club, or trumpet gourd. See GOURD. Lagriidæ (la-sri'i-dē), 12. pl. (Type-genus LaLag-end (lag'end), 11. The last or extreme gra.) A family of small coleopterous insects,

The progress of the ecclesiastical authority gave end of anything • The lag-end of life.' found in woods and hedges and on plants.

birth to the memorable distinction of the daily and clergy.

Gibbon. Shak. They belong to the section Heteromera, and

2. People outside of any profession, as distinLageniform (la-jē'ni-form), a. (L. lagena, are generally more or less hairy. The elytra

guished from those belonging to it. -- 3. The a Hask, a bottle, and forma, shape.] In are soft, and the head and thorax narrow. bot shaped like a Florence flask. Lagrimando (lag - ri- man'do).

state of a layman, or of not being in orders.

Same as Lagenorhynchus (la-je' no-ring" kus), 11. Luyrimoso.

The more usual cause of this deprivation is a mere

laity, or want of holy orders. Lagrimoso (lag-ri-moʻzo). [It., weeping,

Aylite. Lligenā, Gr. lagenos, lagymos, a flask, a bottle, and rhynchos, & snout.) A genus doleful, mournful.] In music, a direction Laive, Lave (līv), n. The rest; the remainof Cetacea, belonging to the family Del appended to a piece of music, denoting that

der, whether of persons, things, number, or phinidæ or the dolphin family. They it is to be performed in a weeping plaintive quantity; other people. [Scotch.) resemble the bottle-nose whale. manner. Written also Lacrimoso.

Weel pleased to think her bairn's respected like the Lager-beer (la'gér-ber), 1.. [G. lagerbier - Lagune (la-gun'), n, Same as Lagoon.


Burns. lager, a magazme, a storehouse, and bier, Lagurus (la-gu'rus), n. (Gr. layus, a hare, La-kao (la-kä'7), n. The Chinese name beer.) A popular German beer, so called and oura, a tail] A genus of plants, of a green dye prepared from the plant from its being stored for some months belonging to the nat. order Gramineæ. Rhamnus catharticus, before use. It is now largely manufac See HARE'S-TAIL GRASS.

Lake (lāk), n. [Fr. lac; L. lacus, a lake, tured in the United States.

Laic (la'ik), a. [L. laicus, from Gr. laikos, a hole, a pit, a pond.) A large sheet or Lagerwine (la'yér-win), n. [G, lagerwein from laos, people.) Belonging to the laity body of water, wholly surrounded by land,

-layer, a storehouse, and wein, wine. ] ! or people, in distinction from the clergy. and having no direct or immediate communiButiled wine that has been kept for some * An unprincipled, unedified, and laick cation with the ocean, or with any seas, or time in the cellar.

rabble. Milton. 'Laic truth.' Lamb. having so only by means of rivers. It differs Lagetta (la-get'ta), n. (From Lagetto, the Laic (lá'ik), nt. A layman.

from a pond in being larger. Lakes are name of the species in Jamaica. ] A genus The clergyman was now becoming an amphibious divided into four classes: (1) Those which of plants of the nat. oriler Thymeleacere; î being, both an ecclesiastic and a buic

have no outlet, and receive no running the late-bark tree. See LACE-BARK.

Sir 7. Hawkins.

water, usually very small. (2) Those which Laggard (lagard), a. [Lag (which see), Laical (lä'ik-al), a. Laic.

have an outlet, but receive no superficial and suthx -ar] Slow; sluggish; backward. Laicality (lä-ik-al'i-ti), n. The condition or

running water, and are consequently fed by “This lugyari age.' Collins. quality of being laical; the state of a layman.

springs. (3) Those which receive and disLaggard (lagari), n. One who lags; a , Laically (lā'ik-al-li), adv. After the manner

charge streams of water (by far the most lotterer; a lazy, slnck fellow. of a layman or the laity.

numerous class). (4) Those which receive Laid (lád), pret. & pp. of lay: so written for A lirard in love, and a dastard in war.

streams of water, and which have no visible Layed.--- Laid paper, writing paper with a Sirl. Scott

outlet, as the Caspian Sea and Lake Aral. Lagger (lag'er), 11. A loiterer; an idler;

ribbed surface as if inlaid, called cream. Lakes are sometimes divided into freshone who moves slowly and falls behind.

laid, blue-laid, &c., according to shade or water lakes and salt-water lakes.

colour. Lagging (lag'ing), n. 1. The planking laid

Lake (läk), n. [Fr. laque. See LAC] A

[A form of luathly, on the ribs of the centering of a tunnel to Laidly (lād'li), a.

compound of aluminous earth with red carry the brick or stone work. -2. In mach. laithly.) Repugnant to the sight; repul

colouring matter of certain animal and

[ Provincial the covering of a stenm-boiler, and the like, | sive: unsightly; loathsome.

vegetable substances; thus we have cochito prevent the radiation of heat. English and Scotch.)

neal and lac lakes, madder lake, &c. SomeLaggingly (lag'ing-li), adv. Loiteringly.

The King of Bamborough had a fair daughter, who times the term lake is indiscriminately

was transformed into this laidly or loathsome worn Lagomys (la'go-mis), n. (Gr. lagos, lagos, by her malicious stepmother.

Il. Hozit.

applied to all compounds of alumina and a hare, and mus, a rat.) A genus of rodent Laigh (lach), a.

colourins matter. animals, of the family Leporide, forming a

Low in situation; not high

Lake (lāk), v.i. (A. Sax. lacan, lacan, from or tall; as, a laigh man. (Scotch.) Imk between the hare and the rat. La

lúc, sport; Icel. leika, Goth. laikan, to play) Lain (lán), pp. of lie. gumi pa alpina is found in Siberia, and the

To play; to sport. Ray. [North of EngYou hare but fed on the roses, and lain in the lilies very fine hay it stores in small heaps for its

land.) of life.

Tennyson. winter use is often of great service to tra

Lake (lāk), n. (A. Sax. lac, play, sport; Goth. vellers in that country. L. ogotona is found Laine,t inf. of verb to lay. Chaucer.

laiks, Icel. leikr.) Play; sport. [Northern

[See LANIER.) Straps or in Central Asia, and 1. pusillus is found in Lainers, t n. pl.

English.) thongs. Chaucer. South-eastern Russia. They differ from

Lake,t n. [Flem. laccken, fine linen; D. and the hares proper in having moderate-sized Lair (lar), n. (A. Sax. leger, a bed, a couch,

G. loken, cloth, linen, a bed sheet.) A kind eirs, legs nearly equal, and no tail.

a grave, from the root of lay, lie. See LAY) of fine linen for shirts. Chaucer. Lagoon (la-con'), n. [It and Sp. laguna;

1. A place to lie or rest, especially the Lake-basin (lak’bā-sn), 9. The basin in L lacun, from lacus, a lake.) 1. A shallow resting place of a wild beast, &c.

which the waters of a lake actually rest; lake or creek connected with the sea or a

Out of the ground up rose,

the hollow surrounding and containing a

As from his lair, the wild beast. Alilton. river, found in low-lying regions, such as

lake; or the whole area drained by a lake. portions of the coasts of Italy, Holland, 2. Any couch or resting-place.

Viore technically it means a rocky basin parts of South America, &c. In some cases l'pon a lair composed of straw, with a blanket whose hollow was not formed by a river they are completely dried up in summer; in

stretched over it, lay a figure. Sir II. Scott. but by ice. others they become stagnant marshy pools, 3. + Pasture or grass land; pasture.

Lake-dwellings (lāk'dwel-ingz), n. pl.

under LACUSTRINE. separated from the main body of water by More hard for hungry steedt abstain from sand-banks or mud flats.--2. The sheet of pleasant lair.

Spenser. Lakelet (läk'let), n. A little lake. water surrounded by an atoll orcoral island. 4.4 A burying-place; a grave or tomb.

At the average low water shallow la kelels glitter See ATOLL.

The minster church, this day of great repair,

anong its irregularly exposed fields of seaweed.

R 115min. Lagophthalmia (lag-of-thalmi-a), n. (Gr. Of Glastonbury, where now he has his lair. lap, a hare, and ophthalmos, the eye.)


Lakelike (lak'lik), a. Resembling a lake. The continued abnormal retraction of the 5. In Scotland, a portion of a burying.ground Lake-poet (lak' po-et), n. 1. A poet who upper eyelid which prevents it covering affording space suficient for one grave.

describes lake scenery. ---2. A member of the eyeball during sleep, so called from the Lair (lar), n. (Icel. leir, Dan. leer, Sw. ler,

the Lake school of poets. supposition that this is the natural condi clay, mire.] A mire; a bog (Scotch.) Laker, Lakist (lak'er, lak'ist), n. 1. A fretion of the eye of the hare when asleep. Lair (lär), r.i. To sink when wading anong

quenter or visitor of lakes.--2. One of the Lagopus (la-go'pus), [Gr. lagos, a hare, snow or mud. [Scotch.)

Lake school of poetry: generally used conand pulls, foot.] 1. The ptarmigan, a genus And thro' the drift, deep lairing, sprattle. Burns.

temptuously. of biriis formerly arranged under the genus | Lair, Lear (lar), n. Learning; education. And now, my Epic renegade! what are ye at? Tetrao, and so called from their legs and (Scotch]

With all the lakers in and out of place? Byron. toes being closely covered with hair-like Laird (lārd), n. (A form of lord. ) In Lake School, n. The name originally given ft athers. See PTARMIGAX.-2. Hare's-foot Scotland, a land-owner or house-proprietor. by the Edinburgh Review in derision to a (which see).

Anciently, the title of laird was given only class of English poets who, at the beginLagostoma (la-gos'to-ma), n. [Gr. lagõ8, to those proprietors who held immediately ning of the present century, endeavoured a hare, and stoma, the mouth.) Hare-lip. of the crown.

to substitute a simple and natural taste for Lagostomus, Lagostomys (la-gos'to-mus, Our old llixhland laini's, who found in the day of the classicism of which Pope and Addison la gosto-mis), n. (Gr. lagós, a hare, and need that pedigree was a very pretty thing to boast were leading examples. The name was stoma, mouth.) A genus of rodent mam

of, but a very sorry thing to feed on. Prof. Blackie. applied from the fact that Wordsworth, malz. The only known species is the L. Lairdship (lārd'ship), n. An estate; landed Southey, and Coleridge, the leaders of the trichorlactulose, a native of Chili and Brazil. property. (Scotch]

school, had fixed their residences in the It is about the size of a hare, and is called A lairdship is a tract of land with a mansion-house

lake district of Cumberland and Westthe risc icha.

upon it, where a gentleman hath his residence, and the moreland Lagothrix (la'go-thriks), n. (Gr. lagos, a

name of that house he is distinguished by. Defoe. Lakewake+ (lāk'wák), n. Same as Lichhare, and thrir, hair. ] "A genus of South Laism (lā'izm), n. Same as Lamaism. scake. American monkeys, in which the head is Реппу Сус. .

Lakh (lak), n. See LAC.




A spear


Lakint (lā'kin), n. Abbreviated form Saviour Jesus Christ, who was typified by appearance of the pulp of roasted apples. ] of Ladylin (which see): applied to the the paschal lamb.

Ale mixed with sugar, nutmeg, and the Virgin Mary; as, 'by'r Lakin.' Shak.

Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin pulp of roasted apples. Lakke,t n. (See LACK.) A fault; a dis of the world.

John i. 29. The lamb's-wool, even in the opinion of my wife: graceful action; want. Chaucer. Lamb (lam), v.i. To bring forth young, as

who was a connoisseur, was excellent. Lakke, t v.i. To find fault; to blame. sheep.

Lambs'-wool (lamz'wul), a. Made of the Chaucer.

Lamb-ale (lam'āl), n. A country feast at wool of lambs. Lakshmi (laksh’mē), n. In Hind. myth. lamb-shearing.

Lamdoidal (lam'doid-al), a. A corrupt the consort of the god Vishnu, and rega

Lamb-ale is still used at the village of Kirtlington spelling of Lambdoidal (which see). as his female or creative energy.

in Oxfordshire, for an annual feast or celebrity at Lame (lām), a, (A. Sax. D. Dan and Sw Laky (lāk'i), a Pertaining to a lake or lainb-shearing

T. Harton,

lam, G, lahm, lame; Icel. lama, a lame perlakes.

Lambative (lam'ba-tiv), a. (See LAMBENT.) son. See LAMM.) 1. Crippled or disabled in Lallation (lal-la'shon), n. [Fr. lallation, That may be licked up; to be taken by lick one or more of the limbs or members ; in

from the letter l.] The imperfect pronun ing Sirups and lambative medicines.' jured so as to be unsound and impaired in ciation of the letter 1, which is made to Sir T. Browne. (Rare.)

strength; crippled; disabied; as, a lame arm sound like l. Lambative (lam'ba-tiv), n. A medicine

or leg, or a person lame in one leg. Lalo, n. See COUS-COUS.

taken by licking with the tongue. “A lamLama (lä'mä), n. [Tibetan, a lord, a spiri

Myself would work eye dim, and finger lame. balive of alum.' Wiseinan.

Tyson. tual teacher or pastor of souls.) A priest Lambdacism (lam'da-sizm), n. [L. lamb. 2. Imperfect; defective: not satisfactory:

dacismus; Gr. lambdakismos, from lambda, as, a lame excuse. "O, most lame and imthe Greek letter L.] 1. A too frequent re potent conclusion!' Shak. --3. Defective petition of the letter l in speaking or writ in rhyme or rhythm; halting; hobbling; not ing, as in Martial's line

smooth; as, a couple of lame verses. Sol et luna luce lucebant a/ba, levi, lactea.

The prose is fustian, and the numbers lame, 2. A faulty pronunciation of II, as when the

Pryden. tongue is pressed against the palate and laming. To make lame; to cripple or dis

Lame (lãn), c.t. pret. & pp. lamed; Pr. produces a sound similar to lli in million. 3. An imperfect pronunciation of the letter

able; to render imperfect and unsound; as,

to lame an arm or a leg.
r, which is made to sound like l; lallation.
The defect is common among children.

Down-glancing lamed the charger. * Tenny 50%,
Lambdoidal (lam'doid-al), a. (Gr. lamb.
doeilės - lambda (A), and eidos, resem-

Lame (lām), n. [Fr., from L. lamina.] In blance.) In the form of the Greek letter armour, a plate of metal. lambda (A); as, the lambdoidal suture, or

Lame-duck (lãmoduk), 1. A slang phrase the union of the parietal with the occipital

for a defaulter on the stock-exchange. bones.

Lamella (la-mel'la)n. pl. Lamellæ (laLamben,t n. pl. Lambs. Chaucer.

melle). [Dim. of lamina (which see).] A Lambent (lam'bent), al. [L. lambens, lam thin plate or scale; specifically, in zool. one bentis, ppr. of lambo, to lick with the tongue:

of the thin plates or scales which compose a nasalized form of lap.) 1. Licking; play

certain shells, or of which the gills of cering about; touching lightly; gliding over;

tain molluscs (for example the oyster) are as, a lambent flame. -- 2. Gleaming; twink

composed; in bot. (a) one of the gills formling; flickering

ing the hymenium of an agaric; (6) one of

the foliaceous erect scales appended to the The lambent purity of the stars. W. Irving:

corolla of many plants, as in Silene. A great lambent planet was shining in the northern Lama of Tibet.

IV. Black

Lamellar (la-mel'ler), a. (L. lamella, a Lambkin (lam'kin), 1. (Lamb and dim. plate.] Composed of thin plates or scales; or ecclesiastic belonging to that variety of ending kin.] 1. A small lamb.

disposed in thin plates or scales.

In thin Buddhism which is known as Lamaism, and

In their warm folds their lambkins lie.

Lamellarly (la-mel' lėr-li), adv.

Dryden. prevails in Tibet and Mongolia. There are 2. One treated as gently as a lamb ; one

plates or scales. several grades of lamas, of whom the dalai fondly cherished. Shak.

Lamellate, Lamellated (lam'el-lāt, lam'el

låt-ed), a. Formed in thin plates or scales, lama and the tesho-lama are regarded as Lamblike (lam'lik), a. Like a lamb; gentle;

or covered with them; furnished with lasupreme pontiffs. humble; meek; as, a lamblike temper.

melle or little plates. Lama (lä'ma), n. In zool. same as Llama. Lambling (lam'ling), n. [Dim. of lamb.) A

Lamellibranchiata (la-melli-brang'ki-a". Lamaism (la'mä- izm), n. A variety of young or small lamb.

ta), n. pl. (L. lamella, a thin plate, and branBuddhism, chiefly prevailing in Tibet and

It was over the black sheep (negroes) of the Cas!

chia, gills. ] The name given by De Blaintlewood flock that Mr. Ward had the most influence. Mongolia: so called from the lamas or These woolly lamblings were immensely affected

ville to the fifth order of molluscs (the priests belonging to it. The highest object by his exhortations.


('onchifera of Lamarck), of which mussels, of worship is Buddha, who is regarded as

cockles, and oysters are familiar examples. the founder of the religion, and the first in Lamboys (lam'boiz), n. pl. [Fr. lambeau, a

The animals are protected by a lateral birank among the saints. The other saints rag, a shred; pl. lambeaux.] In anc, armour,

valve shell, the two valves of which articucomprise all those recognized in Buddhism, the imitation in steel of the plaited skirts or

late over the back, and are opened by an besides hosts of religious teachers and pious bases' at one time worn, and which hung

elastic ligament and closed by one or two men canonized after their death. The

adductor muscles. The shell is secreted by clergy are the representatives or re-incar

a prolongation of the integument called nations of these saints on earth, and re

the mantle or pallium, which laps round the ceive the homage due to them. Besides

body, its halves being either free or united these saints a number of inferior gods or

so as to leave only three apertures for the spirits are recognized by Lamaism and re

inlet and outlet of water for respiration, and ceive a certain worship. The Lamaists have

for the protrusion of a fleshy organ called a hierarchy in some respects resembling

the foot, when it is present. The muscular that of the Roman Catholic Church, and

edge of the mantle leaves on each valve an they have also monasteries and nunneries,

impression called the pallial line. Respirauricular confession, litanies, &c., and be

ation is effected by two pairs of lamellated lieve in the intercession of the saints and 1, Lamboys (time of Henry VIII.). 2, Lamboys from gills (whence the name), occupying a large in the saying of masses for the dead. In

a German suit (early sixteenth century).

portion of the interior of the shell on each the hierarchy there are two supreme heads,

side. The mouth is a simple jawless fissure, the dalai-lama and the tesho -lama. See over the thighs. Lamboys seem to have been

furnished with one or two pairs of soft DALAI LAMA. worn more particularly in Germany in the

palpi, the food being conveyed to it by cilia Lamaist, Lamaite (lä'mä-ist, lä’mä-īt), n. earlier half of the sixteenth century.

on the gills. The heart has a single ventricle One belonging to the religion of Lamaism. Lambrequin (lanı'bér-kin), n. (Fr.) 1. A cov.

pierced by the intestine, and there are three Lamantin, Lamentin (la-man'tin, la-men' ering for the helmet to protect it from wet

double nerve-centres. tin), n. (Fr.; probably corrupted from man and heat. -2. In her. (a) the point of a label. Lamellibranchiate (la-melli-brang'ki-āt), ate, manatin, the native Antilles term still (b) The wreath of a helmet.

a. Relating to the Lamellibranchiata. preserved in Spanish.) The popular name Lambskin (lam'skin), n. 1. The skin of a

Lamellibranchiate (la-mel'li-brang ki-át), of the animals of the genus Manatus, an lamb dressed with the fleece on, and often

n. A member of the order Lamellibranchiherbivorous genus belonging to the order variously colonred, used for door-mats, &c.;

1 ata (which see). Sirenia, comprising two species, M. ame also, the prepared skin, used largely in the

Lamellicorn (la-mel'li-korn), a. In zool. ricanus of South America, and M. sene manufacture of gloves.--2. Woollen cloth

of or pertaining to the lamellicornes; as, a galensis of Western Africa.

made to resemble the dressed skin of a lamellicorn beetle. Lamasery (la'mä-sér-i), n. A Buddhist re


Lamellicorn (la-melli-korn), n. A member ligious society, presided over by its lama. Lamb's-lettuce (lamz'let-is), n. A British

of that section of beetles known as Lamel. Every such society has its lama, in the same plant of the genus Valerianella, the V. olito

licornes (which see). way as our abbeys and priories had their ria, called also Corn-salad, as it is frequently Lamellicornes (la-mel'li - kor"nēz), n, pl. abbots and priors. The lama is migra cultivated as a salad, and grows wild in corn

(L. lamella, a plate, and cornu, a horn.) In tory. fields. It belongs to the nat. order Valerian

the system of Latreille, the sixth and last Lamasoolt (lam'a-söl), n. A beverage. See aceae. See VALERIANELLA.

section of pentamerous coleoptera (beetles). LAMB'S-WOOL.

Lamb's-quarters (lamz'kwar-térz), n. A in which the antenna are inserted into a Lamb (lam), n. [A. Sax. 0. Sax. Goth. Icel. plant, Atriplex patula.

deep cavity under the lateral margin of the Sw, and O.H.G. lamb; D. and Dan, lam, G. Lamb's-tongue (lamz'tmg), n. Plantago head. The antenna are short, and the three lamm, lamb.] 1. The young of the sheep media, the hoary plantain. See PLANTAIN. last joints are plate-like and disposed somekind.-2. A person as gentle or innocent as Lambs'-wool (lamz'wyl), 1. 1. Wool ob what like the teeth of a comb. This section a lamb.-The Lamb, the Lamb of God, the tained from lambs.-2. [Probably from the is very numerous, including the dung




beetles, stag-beetles, cockchafers, &c., and 2. A genus of longicorn beetles belonging to Lammas, Lammas-day_lam_mas, lam/masis one of the most beautiful of the order. the family Cerambycidæ, and living in decay dā), n. (A. Sax. hlas-maesse, hlam-maesse, Some of the species feed upon vegetables, ing willows, &c. The male of L. ædilis has that is, loaf-mass, bread-mass, or bread-feast, and others on decomposed vegetable matter. the antennæ four times as long as the body. so called from the fact that on this day Lamelliferous (la-mel-if'er-us), a. (L. la- Lamiaceæ (lă-mi-a'sė-ė). See LABIATÆ. offerings were formerly made of the firstinella, a plate, and fero, to produce.) Pro- Lamina (lam'i-na), n. pl. Laminæ (lam'i fruits of harvest.] The first day of August. ducing or composed of plates or layers; nē). (L.) 1. A thin plate or scale; a layer Lammas (lam'mas), a. Belonging to the having a foliated structure.

or coat lying over another: applied to the first of August. Lamelliform (la-melli-form), a. (L. lamella, plates of minerals, bones, &c.-2. In anat. Lammas-tide (lam'mas-tid), n. Lammasa plate, and forma, form.) Having the form a bone, or part of a bone, resembling a thin day. Shak. of a plate or scale.

plate, such as the cribriform plate of the Lammer, Lamer (lam'er), n. Amber. Lamellirostral (la-mel'li-ros"tral), a. Per ethmoid bone.-3. In bot. (a) the border, or [Scotch.) taining to the lamellirostres.

the upper, broad, or spreading part of the Lammer, Lamour (lam'er), a. Pertaining Lamellirostral (la-melli-ros''tral), n. A petal in a polypetalous corolla. (6) The part to or consisting of amber. [Scotch.] member of the family Lamellirostres (which of a leaf which is an expansion of the paren Dinna ye think puir Jeanie's een wi' the tears in see).

chyma of the petiole. It is traversed by them glanced like lamour beads, Sir Il. Scott. Lamellirostres (la-melli-ros" trēz.), n. (L. veins.

Lammergeier, Læmmergeyer (lam'merlamella, a plate, and rostrum, a beak.) A Laminability (lam'i-na-bil'i-ti), n. The

gi-ér, lem'mer-gi-er), n. [G. lämmergeierfamily of natatorial birds, characterized by quality of being laminable.

lämmer, pl. of lamm, a lamb, and geier, a having the beak flattened and covered with | Laminable (lam'i-na-bl), a. Capable of being

vulture.] The bearded vulture, a bird of a soft skin. The margins of the beak are formed into thin plates; capable of being prey of the genus Gypaetos (G. barbatus), furnished with numerous lamellæ or dental extended by passing between steel or harplates, arranged in a regular series, as in the dened cast-iron rollers, as a metal. swan, goose, or duck. The family comprises Laminar (lam'i-nėr), a. In plates; consistthe ducks, geese, swans, flamingoes, &c. ing of thin plates or layers. Lamellose (la-mellos), a. Covered with or Laminaria (lam-i-nā'ri-a), n. [L. lamina, a in the form of plates.

thin plate.) A genus of dark-spored seaLamely (lám'li), adv. (See LAME.) In a weeds, plants belonging to the nat. order lame or imperfect manner: (a) like a cripple; Laminariacere, having no definite leaves, in a halting manner; as, to walk lamely but a plain ribless expansion, which is either () Imperfectly; unsatisfactorily; weakly; simple or cloven. L. digitata is the wellfeebly; as, a figure lamely drawn; a scene known tangle so abundant on our coasts; lamely described; an argument lamely con L. buccinalis is a native of the Cape of ducted

Good Hope, and yields iodine; L. potatoLameness (lām'nes), n. The condition of rum grows in Australia, and furnishes the being lame: (a) an impaired state of the aborigines with a proportion of their inbody or limbs, especially the latter; loss of struments, vessels, and food; L. digitata natural soundness and strength by a wound and L. bulbosa were formerly employed in or by disease; as, the lameness of the leg or the manufacture of kelp for the glass-maker arm. () Imperfection'; weakness; as, the and soap-boiler; L. saccharina is so called lameness of an argument or of a descrip from the saccharine matter called mannite

Lammergeier or Beard l Vulture (G. barbatus). tion.

which it furnishes. This plant is abundant If the story move or the actor help the lameness of on the shores of Great Britain.

family Vulturidæ, forming a link between it with his performance.


Laminariaceæ (lam-i-ná'ri-ā"sē-ė), n. pl. the vultures and the eagles. It inhabits (c) Want of rhythmical correctness; as, the One of the orders into which the Algæ are the Swiss and German Alps, as well as the lameness of a verse or rhyme. divided. The fronds are of a dark olive

higher mountains of Asia and Africa, and Lament (la-ment'), v.i. [L. lamentor, to green, have no articulations, bear patches

is the largest European bird of prey, measurwail.] 1. To mourn; to grieve; to weep or of dark-coloured spores on their surface, ing upwards of 4 feet from beak to tail, and wall; to express sorrow,

and frequently attain a large size. The 9 or 10 in the expanse of its wings. Besides Jeremiah lamented for Josiah. 2 Chr. xxxv. 25. name is taken from the genus Laminaria eating carrion, it preys on living chamois, 2. To regret deeply; to feel sorrow. (which see).

lambs, kids, hares, and such like animals, Laminarian (lam-i-nā'ri-an), a. Pertaining Where joy most revels, grief doth most lament.

but it does not disdain when pressed rats, Shak.

to the genus Laminaria; specifically, noting mice, and other small quadrupeds. Written Syy. To mourn, grieve, sorrow, weep, wail,

that belt or zone of marine life which ex also Lammergeir, Lemmergeyer. complain.

tends from low-water mark to a depth of Lamnidæ (lam'ni-dē), n. pl. The porbeagles, Lament (la-ment), v.t. To bewail; to mourn from 40 to 90 feet, and which in British seas a family of sharks. A nearly symmetrical for; to bemoan; to deplore.

is characterized by the presence of Lamina tail, pectoral fins placed behind the gillOne laughed at follies, one lamented crimes.

riacea, as well as by that of star-fishes, the openings, two spineless dorsal fins and an Dryden. common echinus, &c.

anal fin, are the most prominent characterLament (la-ment'), n. [L. lamentum.] Laminarite (lam'in - ar-īt), n. A broad istics. The porbeagle shark and the basking 1. Grief or sorrow expressed in complaints leaved fossil algal, found in the upper shark or sun-fish belong to this family. The or cries; lamentation; a weeping. secondary, and tertiary formations.

fossil teeth of sharks of the genus Lamna Torment, and loud lament, and furious rage. Milton. Laminary (lam'in-a-ri), a. Composed of are plentiful in the chalk and tertiary for2. An elegy or mournful ballad or air. _layers or plates.

mations. They are thin, smooth-edged but Lamentable (lam'ent-a-bl), a. (Fr., from Laminate, Laminated (lam'in-āt, lam'in

sharp, and have a process like a small tooth L. lamentabilis.) 1. To bé lamented; ex

āt-ed), a. Plated; consisting of plates, scales, on each side near the base. citing or calling for sorrow; grievous; as, a or layers, one over another.

Lamp (lamp), . [Fr. lampe, L. Gr. lampas, lamentable declension of morals.

Laminate (lam'in-āt), v.i. pret. and pp. from Gr. lampo, to shine.] 1. A vessel for

laminated; ppr. laminating. [L. lamina, a Tell thou the lamentable fall of me.

containing oil or other liquid inflammable Shak.

thin plate.] To separate or split up into substance, to be burned by means of a wick; 2. Expressive of grief ; mournful; as, a la thin plates or layers.

any contrivance for producing artificiallight, mentable tune; a lamentable cry.-3. Miser- Lamination (lam-in-a'shon), n. [L. lamina, whether by means of an inflammable liquid able; pitiful; low; poor.

a thin plate.) State of being laminated; or of gas. Hence-2. Anything suggesting This bishop, to make out the disparity between arraitgement in layers or thin plates. La the light of a lamp, whether in appearance heathens and them, flies to this lamentable refuge. mination prevails amongst all the varieties or use; anything possessing or communicat

Stillingfieel. Lamentableness (lam'ent-a-bl-nes), n. The

of gneiss, mica schist, chlorite schist, horn ing light, real or metaphorical.

blende schist, &c. state of being lamentable.

Thy gentle

eyes send forth a quickening spirit, Lamentably (lam'ent-a-bli), adv. In a laLaminiferous (lam-in-if'er-us), a. [L. la


And feed the dying lamp of life within me. mina, a thin plate, and fero, to bear. ] Lamp (lamp), v.i. (A form of limp.) To walk mentable manner: (a) mournfully; with

Having a structure consisting of laminæ or expressions or tokens of sorrow. () So as

quickly and with long strides. [Scotch.] layers. to cause sorrow. Our fortune sinks Lamish ( lãmỏish ), a. Somewhat lame.

It was all her father's own fault, that let her run most lamentably.' Shak. (c) Pitifully; des

lamping about the country, riding on bare-backed A. Wood.


Sir Il. Scott. Lamentation (lam-en-tā'shon), n. [L. la- Lamiter, Lameter (lām'it-ér), n. A cripple. Lampad (lam'pad), n. [Gr. lampas, lampamentatio. ) 1. Expression of sorrow, cries

Though ye may think him a lamriter, yet, grippie

dos, a torch.) A lamp or candlestick. Him of grief, the act of bewailing. for grippie, friend, I'll wad a wether he'll gar the

who'mid the golden lampads went.' Trench. In Rama was there a voice heard, lamentation, blude spin frae under your nails. Sir IV. Scott. (Poetical and rare.) and weeping.

Mat. ii. 18. Lamium (lā'mi-um), n. [Gr. laimos, the Lampadist (lam'pad-ist), n. One who gained 2. pl. A book of Scripture, containing the throat: on account of the form of the flowers. ] the prize in the lampadrome. Lamentations of Jeremiah. - SYN. Mourn A genus of annual and perennial herbs, be- Lampadrome (lam'pa-drom), n. [Gr. laming, complaint, moan, wailing, outcry. longing to the nat. order Labiatæ. It in padromia-lampas, a torch, and dromos, a Lamenter (la-ment'er), n. One who laments, cludes about forty species, natives of Europe, course, a race.] In Greek antiq. a race run mourns, or cries out with sorrow.

North Africa, and extra-tropical Asia, of by young men with lamps or lighted torches Lamentin. See LAMANTIN.

low habit, having cordate or dentate leaves, in their hands, the victor being the one who Lamentingly (la-menting-li), adv. In a and many-flowered whorls of white, purp

arrived at the goal first with his lamp or lamenting manner; with lamentation. lish-red, or rarely yellow blossoms. Five

torch unextinguished. Lameter. See LAMITER.

species are found in Britain, and are com- Lampas, Lampass (lam'pas), n. [Fr. lamLametta (la-met'ta), n. [It. lametta, dim. monly known as dead-nettle.

pas.] In farriery, a swelling of the fleshy of lama, plate, from L lamina, a plate.] Lamm (lam), v.t. (Icel. lemja, to beat, lam

lining of the roof of the mouth immediately Brass, silver, or gold foil or wire.

ning, a beating; perhaps allied to Icel. behind the fore-teeth in the horse, which Lamia (läʻmi-a), 1.. (L.) 1. A hag; a witch; lama, to bruise, and E. lame.) To beat. soon subsides if left to itself. Called also a demon. [Old and provincial English.]

Where's the lamin

Lammed you shall be ere we leave ye;

Lampassé (län-pas-să), a. (Fr.) In her. That tears my entrails? Massenger.

You shall be beaten sober. Bean. G FI. langued (which see).

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