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milk.

La-cii'na, n. Small opening ; gap ; hiatus.

La-cus' trine, a. Belonging to a lake.

Lad, n. Boy ; stripling ; youth.

Lad'der, «- Frame with steps for climbing :
— any thing by which one ascends grad-
ually.

Lade, v. a. [i. laded ; p. laden or laded.]
To load ; to freight : — to dip out.

La'den (la'dn), p. from lade and load.

Lad'ing:, n. Act of loading;
freight ; cargo ; burden.

La' die (la'dl), n. Large
deep spoon for dipping.
— 2, V. a. To dip out.

La'dx, n. Woman of re-
finement and culture : —
title of a woman of rank :
— female sweetheart.

La' dx -bird, ) n. Small red

La'dx-biig. / beetle that
feeds upon plant-lice.

La'djr-like, a. Becoming a lady ; elegant ;

, refined.

La'dy-love, n. Female sweetheart.

La'dy-ship, n. Title or state of a lady.

La'dx*9-slip'per, n. Plant of the orchid
kind, and its flower, shaped like a slipper.

Lapr, V. n. To loiter ; to stay or fall behind.

La^er-beer, n. Sort of light German beer.

Lag'gard, a. Backward ; sluggish ; slow.
— 2, n. One who lags ; lazy fellow.

La-gSon', n. Shallow pond or morass, espe-
cially one into which the sea flows.

La'ic, n. Layman.

La'ic, "I a. Belonging to the laity ; not

La'i-oal, / clerical.

Laid (lad), t. & p. from lay.

Lain (Ian), p. from lie.

likir, n. Couch or den of a wild beast.




Ladle.



LAIRD



175



LARVA



L&ird, n. Scottish title for a land-holder.

La'i-tx> «• People generally, as distin-
giii^ed from the clergy or other profes-
sional men.

Lake, n. Large body of inland water : — red
pigment.

L^kh, n. Same as lac.

La'ma, n. Buddhist priest in Thibet.

Lamb (lam), n. Young of a sheep.

lam'bent, a. Licking ; flickering ; gliding
over.

Lamb'kin (lam'kin), «. Little lamb.

Lam'bre-quin (lam,^ber-kin), n. Orna-
mental covering for a helmet : — drapery
over a shelf, the top of a window, &c.

Lame, a. Crippled, especially in the legs ;
disabled : — imperfect. — 2, v. a. To make
lame ; to cripple.

La-ment', v. To wail ; to grieve ; to de-
plore. — 2, n. Lamentation.

Lam'ent-a-ble, a. Deplorable ; pitiable.

Lam-en-ta'tion, n. Act of lamenting ;
wailing ; complaint.

Lam'i-na, n. Thin plate or scale.

Lam'i-nar, \ a. Plated ; consisting of

Lam'i-nat-ed, J layers laid one over another.

Lamp, n. Vessel with a wick and oil for
giving light ; light.

Lamp' -black, n. Fine soot or charcoal used
as a pigment.

Lam-pSon', n. Personal satire in writing ;
"abuse. — 2, v. a. To abuse with satire.

Lam' prey (lam'pre), n. Fish like the eel.

L^nce, n. Long, slender spear. — 2, v. a.
To throw ; to launch : — to pierce : — to
open with a lancet.

LSn'cer, n. Cavalry soldier armed with a
lance.

Lan'cet, n. Small, sharp knife used in
surgery : — narrow, pointed arch.

L^nce'-wood (-wud), w. Kind of evergreen
shrub, and its tough, elastic wood.

Land, w. Solid part of the earth, distin-
guished from water : — solid part of the
earth's surface, distinguished from water :
— region ; country ; nation : — real estate.
— 2, V. To go, come, or set on shore ; to
disembark.

Lan-d^u', \ n. Carriage with a cover that

LEn'd^u, J may be thrown back.

Land'ed, a. Consisting of, or having, land
or estates.

Land'ing:, n. Act of going on shore : — land-
ing-place : — floor at the head of stairs.

Land'ingr-place, n. Place to land.

Land'ia-dy, n. Mistress of an inn : — woman
who has tenants.

Land'less, a. Destitute of land.

Land'locked (land'lokt), a. Almost, or en-
tirely, shut in by land, as a harbor.

Land'lord, n. Keeper of an inn : — man who
has tenants.

Land'lub-ber, n. Contemptuous name for a
landsman.

L&nd' scape, n. Scenery of a tract of coun-
try comprehended in one view ; country.



Land' slide, 1 n. Land that slips or elidee

Land' slip, J down a mountain.

Lands'man, n. One who lives or serves on

Land'ward, ad. Toward the land. [land.

Lane, n.' Narrow street ; alley ; passage.

Lau'gua§°e (lang'gwaj), n. Means of com-
municating thought and feeling : — human
speech : — speech peculiar to a nation or
race : — diction ; phraseology.

Lan'gruid (lang'gwid), a. Feeble; ex-
hausted ; spiritless.

Lan'guish (lang'gwish), v. n. To grow
feeble" or dull ; to pine.

Lan'guor (lang'gwor), n. State of being
languid ; feebleness ; dreaminess.

Lan'guor-ous (liing'gwo-rus), a. Full of,
or producing, langTior.

La-nif er-ous, | ^ Bearing wool ; woolly.
La-mg'er-ous, J ^^ ' •'

Lank, 1 a. Tall and thin : — shrunken



Lank' 3:, J straight and flat.

Lan'tern, n. Transparent case for protect-
ing "or carrying a light.

Lan'yard, n. Small rope or piece of cord on
shipboard.

Lap, n. That part of a person sitting which
reaches from the waist to the knees : — loose
flap ; overlapping part : — one circuit, as
of a race-track. — 2, v. To wrap : — to lay
or extend over : — to lick up.

Lap'board, n. Board held on the lap by
tailors and seamstresses.

Lap'doff, n. Small pet dog.

La-pel , n. Part of the breast of a coat, &c.,
"which fv^lds back.

Lap'i-da-rj:, n. One who cuts and polishes
gems and stones : — dealer in gems. — 2, a.
Inscribed on stone : — pertaining to the
cutting of gems.

Lap'land-er, or Lapp, n. Native of Lapland.

Lapse, n. Flow ; passage : — slip ; mistake.
— 2, V. n. To elapse : — to fall from virtue :
— to become inoperative.

Lapsed (lapst),_p. a. Fallen: — inoperative.

Lap'wing, n. Small European bird of the
plover family, with long, broad wings.

Lar'bpard (lar'bord), n. Port or left-hand
side' of a ship, looking toward the bow —
opposed to starboard.

Lar'ce-nx, n. Legal term for stealing ; theft.

Larch, n. Large cone-bearing tree of sevef^l
species.

Lard, n. Fat of swine. — 2, v. a. To smear
with lard : — to stuff with bacon or pork.

Lard'er, n. Place for beeping provisions.

Larf'e, a. Of great size, extent, or number :
— liberal : — comprehensive.

Lar|-e'lX) o^d. Widely ; liberally : — chiefly.

Lar'i-ess, n. Present ; gift.

Lar'i-at, n. Lasso.

Lark, n. Small singing bird of many spe-
cies : — frolic.

Lark'spur, n. Plant with showy, spur-
shaped flowers.

Lar'va, n. ; pi. Lar'vae. Insect in its grub
or caterpillar state.



LAKYNGITIS



176



LAWYER



LSr-yn-^I'tia, n. . Inflammation of the

larynx,
larynx, I ^ Upper part of the windpipe.

Lash, n. Thong or flexible part of a whip :
— stroke with a whip : — stroke of sarcasm :
— eyelash. — 2, v. To strike with a lash,
or as with a lash : — to satirize : — to tie up
strongly. [girl.

JAss, n. Maid ; girl, especially a country

L5s'si-tude, n. State of relaxation caused
by weariness.

Las'so, M. Rope or strap with a running
noose, used for catching wild cattle. — 2,
V. a. To capture with a lasso.

LSst, a. Latest in time or place : — lowest :
— utmost : — most unlikely. — 2, ad. For
the last time ; lastly. — 3, v. n. To endure ;
to continue. — 4, v. a. To form on or by a
last. — 5, n. Mould to form shoes on.

LSst'ing:, n. Heavy, durable, woollen stuff.
— 2, jp. a. Permanent ; durable.

LSst'lj:, ad. In the last place ; finally.

Latch, n. Catch or fastening for a door. — 2,
V. To fasten with a latch.

Latch'et, n. Strap to fasten a shoe or sandal.

Late, a. After the usual time ; slow : — far
advanced, as an hour in the day : — recent :
— deceased. — 2, ad. Lately : — far in the
day or night : — tardily.

Late'lX) «d- Not long ago ; recently.

La' tent, a. Undeveloped : — hidden ; secret.
— La'ten-cj:, n.

La'ter, a. Subsequent ; more recent. — 2, ad.
Subsequently.

Lat'er-al, a. Of, or belonging to, the side ;
sidewise.

Lat'er-al-lx, ad. By the side ; sidewise.

LSth, «'. ; pi. LStfig. Thin, long piece of
wood. — 2, V. a. To cover with laths.

Lathe, n. Machine for producing articles
of wood or other material by revolving
them against a cutting-tool.

Latfi'er, V. To form a foam : — to cover with
foam of soap : — to be covered with foam of
sweat. — 2, n. Foam made of soap and
water, or of sweat.

LSt'in, a. Relating to the Latins, or to
races allied to the Latins by race, lan-
guage, or civilization, or to the Latin lan-
guage : — Roman. — 2, n. Latin or Roman
language : — member of a Latin race : —
Roman.

Lat'in-ist, n. One skilled in Latin.

Lat'i-tiide, n. Breadth ; extent : — freedom
from restraint : — loose signification : — dis-
tance north or south from the equator.

LSt'ter, a. Modem ; last of two.

Lat'ter-lxi a<^- Of l^t^ '■> recently.

LSt'tice (lat'tis), w. Net-work of slats or
rods. — 2, V. a. To furnish with lattice.

L^ud, V. a. To praise ; to extol. — 2, n.
Praise ; honor paid : — hymn of praise.

Liud'a-ble, a. Praiseworthy ; commendable.

L&ud'a-niim (or lod'a-num), n. Tincture of
opium, used in medicine.



LSud'a-to-rjr, a. Containing or giving
praise. "

Laugh (laf), v. n. To make an inarticulate
noise expressive of amusement, pleasure,
&c. : — to appear gay or radiant. — 2, v. a.
To deride ; to ridicule. — 3, n. Inarticulate
expression of mirth.

Langr^'a-hle (laf'a-bl), a. Ridiculous ; di-
verting ; comical.

Laugh'ing-gas (laf'ing-), n. Angesthetic
gas which excites laughter.

Laugh'ing-stock (laf'jng-stok), n. Object
of ridicule.

Laugh'ter (laf'ter), n. Act of laughing.

Launch "(lanch), v. To throw, as a lance :
— to plunge : — to set afloat, as a ship : — ^to
start. — 2, n. Act of launching : — large
open boat, propelled by oars, steam, elec-
tricity, &c.

Laun'der (lan'dgr), v. a. To wash and iron,
as clothes.

Laun' dress, n. Woman who launders.

Laun'drjj (lan'dre), w. Laundered clothes :
— room for laundering.

LSu're-ate, «. Crowned with laurel. — 2, n.
One" crowned with laurel ; poet-laureate.

Lau'rel (lor'gl or law'rel), n. Evergreen
treeor shrub, of many species : — ^bay-tree.

LSu'res-tine, n. European shrub of the
laurel kind, flowering in the winter.

La'va, \ n. Molten rock discharged by vol-

La'va, J canoes.

Lav'a-to-rx, «• Wash or lotion : — ^bathing-
place."

Lave, V. To wash ; to bathe.

Lav'en-der, n. Aromatic plant : — pale
purplish color.

La'ver, n. Washing-vessel.

Lav'ish, a. Scattering profusely ; prodigal ;
wasteful. — 2, v. a. To scatter profusely ;
to waste.

L^w, n. Rule, or system of rules, for human
conduct : — legislative enactment ; science
of such rules or enactments : — lawyers
collectively ; legal profession : — litigation :
— principle of science or art.

LSw'ffil, a. Conformable to law ; legal.

Ltw'-iiv-er, n. One who makes laws.

L^w'less, a. Not restrained by law ; uncon-
trolled.

LSw'-mak-er, n. One who makes laws.

L^wn, n. Open space between woods : —
ground about a house, covered with
smoothly mowed grass : — kind of fine,
thin, linen or cotton
fabric. — 2, a. Made
of lawn.

La wn'-mo w- er, n.
Machine for clipping
grass.

Lawn'-tSn-nis, n.
Game of tennis
played out-doors.

Law'siiit, n. Action at law ; litigation.

LSw'yer, n. One versed in law ; prac-
titioner of law.




Lawn-mower.



LAX



177



LEFT



Lax, a. Loose ; Black : — not exact : — not
strict. — Lax'i-tx, «•

Laz'a-tlve, a.' Tending to relax. — 2, n.
Aperient medicine.

Lay (la), i. from lie. — 2, v. a. [i. &p. laid.]
To put ; to place : — to cause to lie down :
— to calm : — to attribute, as a crime : — to
impose, as a command : — to wager : — to
spread in a layer : — to present : — to pro-
duce, as eggs. — 3, n. That which is laid ;
layer : — situation : — song ; ballad. — 4, a.
Kelating to the laity ; not clerical.

Lay'er, n. One whq lays : — stratum : — shoot
of a plant, bent dbwn and buried for prop-
agation.

Xay'man, n. One of the laity ; non-profes-
sional man.

Xa'zar, n. One afflicted with filthy sores,
or with a loathsome disease ; leper.

Laz-a-ret't9, n. Pest-house ; hospital for
infectious diseases : — quarantine station.

La'zi-ness, n. Idleness ; slothfulness.

Xa'zy, a. Sluggish ; indolent ; slow.

Lea (le), «. Meadow ; grassy plain.

Leach, v. a. To wash or dissolve out by
percolation, as ashes.

Lead (led), v. a. [i. & p. led.] To guide
by the hand ; to conduct ; to direct : — to
induce : — to precede. — 2, v. n. To tend :
— to be ahead. — 3, n. Guidance ; direc-
tion : — first place.

LSad (led), n. Soft, heavy, bluish metal:
— plummet : — thin metal strip to separate
lines of type. — 2, v. a. To fit with lead.

Lead'ea (led'dn), a. Made of, or like, lead.

Lead'er, n. One who, or that which, leads ;
conductor : — leading article in a news-
paper.

Lead'ingr (led'jng),j?. a. Important; chief;
controlling. — 2, n. Guidance ; conduct.

Lead' -pen' cil, «- Pencil made of graphite.

Leaf (lef), n. ; pi. Leave^. Green, decidu-
ous part of plants and trees : — any thing
beaten or rolled thin like a leaf : — sheet of
paper ; two consecutive pages in a book,
&c., printed on opposite sides of the same
sheet. — 2, v. u. To put forth leaves.

Leafless, a. Destitute or bare of leaves.

Leaflet, n. Small leaf : — tract ; small
printed sheet.

Leafy, a. Full of, or consisting of, leaves.

League (leg), n. Alliance ; union : — meas-
ure of three miles. — 2, v. n. To form a
league ; to confederate.

Leak (lek), «. Hole which lets a fluid in or
out : — oozing of fluid through an opening.
— 2, V. To let a fluid in or out.

Leak'a^Cj «• Act of leaking : — quantity lost
by leaking : — allowance for leaking.

Leak'x, a. Having leaks ; leaking.

Leal, a. Loyal ; true-hearted.

Lean (len), v. n. [i. & p. leaned or 16ant.]
To incline ; to bend : — to rest : — to have
an inclination. — 2, a. Not fat ; thin ;
barren.— 3, m. Part of flesh distinct from
fat.



Lean'ness, n. Want of flesh ; thinness.

Leap, V. To jump ; to spring ; to pass over
by jumping.— 2, n. Bound ; jump ; skip.

Leaped (lept or lept),") ^ ,

Leajt (lept or lep()," j^" ^^^0°^ ^^^i*-

Leap'-froff (lep'frog), n. Children's game,
one child stooping, while the others place
their hands on his shoulders and vault
over him.

Leap' -year, n. Every fourth year, which
has 366 days.

Learn (lern), v. [i. &p. learned or learnt.]
To gain knowledge or skill in ; to fix in
the mind.

Learn'ed (lern'gd ; as a part., lernd), a.
Having, or containing, learning ; well-in-
formed ; scholarly.

Learn'ing, n. Acquisition of knowledge ;
scholarship ; erudition.

Lease (les), n. Contract for temporary pos-
session of houses or lands ; time of such
contract. — 2^ v. a. To let or hire by lease.

Lease'hold (les'hold), n. Tenure held by
lease.

Leash, w. Leather thong : — band wherewith
to tie : — three things of a kind.

Least (lest), a. Smallest. — 2, ad. In the
smallest or lowest degree.

Least' wi§e, ad. At least ; at all events.

Leath'er (leth'gr), n. Dressed hides of ani-
mals. — 2, a. Made of leather ; leathern.

Leatfi'ern (leth'grn), a. Made of leather.

Leatfi'er-y. a. Resembling leather ; tough.

Leave (lev), n. Permission ; license : — fare-
well.— 2, V. a. [i. & p. left.] To quit ; to
forsake : — to allow to remain : — to permit :
— to bequeath : — to refer. — 3, v. n. To cease;
to desist : — \jp. leaved] to put forth leaves.

LSav'en (lev'vn), n. Fermenting substance
for raising dough, &c. — 2, v. a. To raise
with leaven : — to imbue.

Leaveg (levz), n. ; pi. of leaf.

Leav'ing§, n. pi. Remnants ; refuse.

Lee' tern, \ n. Reading desk, especially in a

Lee' turn, J church.

Lect'ire (lekt'yur), n. Discourse delivered
upon any subject : — reproof. — 2, v. To de-
liver lectures.

Led, i. & p. from lead.

Ledf e, n. Layer ; stratum : — ridge ; shelf.

Ledg'er, n. Chief book in merchants' ac-
counts.

Lee, n. Side opposite to the wind : — shel-
tered place.

Leech, n. Small blood-sucking worm: — phy-
sician : — edge of a sail, at the sides.

Leek, w. Plant of the onion kind.

Leer, n. Sly or sidelong glance. — 2, v. n.
To look askance or slyly.

Lees, n. pi. Dregs ; sediment of liquor.

Lee ward (le'ward or Iti'urd), a. Opposite
the wind. — 2, ad. Toward the lee. — 3, n.
Lee, side opposite the wind.

LSft, i. & p. from leave. — 2, a. Pertaining to
the side opposite the right. — 3, n. Side
opposite the right.



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178



LEVANT



LSff -hand. a. On the left side.

LSff -hand'ed, a. Using the left hand more

than the right : — awkward : — insincere.
Leg, n. Limb which supports the body : —

part of any clothing which is worn on the

leg : — long, slender support, as of a table.
Lepr'a-cjf:, n. Bequest ; gift made by will.
Le g:al, a. Pertaining to, or according to,

law; lawful. — Le-gral'i-tsj, n.
Le'gral-ize, v. a. To make lawful.
Leg' ate, «. Deputy ; ambassador.
Leg-a-tee', n. One to whom a legacy is left.
Le-ga'tion, n. Diplomatic representatives of

a nation, and their official residence.
Le'^end, \ n. Chronicle or story not yeri-
Le^end, J fied by history : — inscription ;

motto.
Le^en-da-rx, a. Consisting of, or like, a

legend ; mythical.
Lef-er-de-main', w. Sleight of hand.

tS^/IP' I a. Covering for the leg.
Leg'ging, J

Leg'i-ble, a. That may be read ; plain. —
Le^-i-biTi-tj!:, n.

Le'§^ion (le'jun), n. Body of Roman sol-
diers, about* 3000 to 6000 :— multitude.

Le§'is-late, v. n. To make laws.

Leg-is-la'tion, n. Act or process of making
laws ; laws enacted.

Le|^is-la-tive, a. Relating to a legislature,
or to legislation ; giving laws.

Lefis-la-tor, n. Law-giver ; member of a
legislature.

Le|-'is-lat-&re (led'jis-lat-yur), n. Body in-
vested with the power of making laws.

Le-i'it'i-mate, a. Lawful : — valid : — ^bom
in wedlock. — Le-§'it'i-ma-cx, n.

Le-f it'i-mate, v. a. To make'legitimate.

Le-gat-i-ma'tion, n. Act of legitimating.

Le-git'i-mize, v. a. To render legitimate.

Llg°ume (leg'yum), n. Pod, as of the pea
or bean ; pul^.

L^-gil'mi-nous, a. Belonging to pulse or
legumes ; bearing legumes.

Lei'f&re (le'zhur), n. Freedom from em-
ployment : — spare time : — opportunity. — 2,
a. Unemployed.

Lem'ming, n. Kind
of burrowing rat.

Lem'9n, n. Small tropi-
cal tree, and its acid 'a^^ww^iSKa^;^

LSm-^n-ade', n. Bev- *'

erage made of water, sugar, and lemon-
juice.

Le'mar, n. Ape-like animal.

Lend, v. a. [i. & p. lent.] To supply on
condition of return.

Length, n. Quality of being long : — ex-
tent ; duration : — longest dimension of
any thing : — definite portion, as of cloth.

Length'en (16ng'thn), «. To make or be-
come longer.

Length'wije, ad. In direction of the
length.

LSngtii'x, a. Long ; tiresomely long.






Leopard.



Le'ni-Snt, a. Softening ; mild : — indulgent.
— Le'ni-en-cjr, Len'i-tx, n.

Len§, TO. Piece of glass, so formed as to
magnify or di-
minish the ap-
parent size, or
to modify the
shape, of an
object.

Lent, l&i). from Lenses.

lend. — 2, n.

Fast of forty days, from Ash-Wednesday
to Easter.

LSn'til, n. Sort of pulse or pea.

Le'o, n. The Lion, the fifth sign of the
zodiac.

Le'o-mne, a. Belonging to, or like, a lion.

Leop'^^rd (lep'ard), n. Spotted beast of
prey, of the cat kind.

Lep'er, n. One infected
with leprosy.

Lep'ro-sx, TO- Loathsome
eruptive disease of the
skin. [with leprosy.

Lep'rous, a. Infected

Le §ion (le'zhun), n.
Injury ; hurt.

Less, a. Smaller. — 2, ad. In lower degree ;
not so much. — 3, n. Smaller portion : —
the inferior ; the younger.

Les-see', n. Person who holds a lease.

Les'sen (les'sn), v. To make or become
less.

Less'er, a. Less ; smaller.

Les'son (les'sn), n. Any thing to be studied
or learned ; exercise : — portion of some-
thing to be read, as a selection from Scrip-
ture : — instruction : — reproof ; salutary
experience.

Les sor, \ q^^ ^^^ grants a lease.

Les-sor,j °

Lest, canj. That not ; for fear that; in order
that not.

Let, V. a. [t. & p. let.] To allow ; to per-
mit : — to lease: — \i. & p. letted] to hin-
der ; to obstruct. — 2, v. n. To be let : —
to hinder. — 3, n. Hinderanee ; obstacle.

Le'thal, a. Deadly ; mortal ; fatal.

Le-thar f ic, a. Pertaining to, or affected by,
lethargy.

Leth'ar-I'x, n. Morbid drowsiness or slum-
ber ; dulness ; torpor.

Let'ter, «. Alphabetic character to repre-
sent a sound of the voice : — printing type :
— written message : — exact meaning. — 2,
V. a. To mark with letters.

Let'ter-car'ri-er, n. Deliverer of letters, &c.

Let'tered (IsVtgrd), a. Educated ; versed
in letters.

Let'ter-press, n. Print from types; read-
ing-matter of a book, &c.

LSt'terg, n. pi. Learning ; literature.

LSt'tuce (let'tis),n. Garden-plant for salad.

Le-vfint', n. Eastern coast countries of the
Mediterranean Sea.— 2, v. n. To run away
dishonestly or eurreptitioudy.



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179



LIGATUKE



Le-Tan'tine, "I a. Belonging to the Levant.

Xev'an-tine, j — 2, n. Kind of silk stuff.

Lev'ee (lev'g), n. Assembly ; reception : —
embankment along a river, to prevent in-
undation.

Xev'el, a. Flat and even; horizontal :■ — equal :
— well-balanced. — 2, v. To make level ;
to lay flat ; — to aim. — 3, w. Plane or plain;
flat surface : — state of being equal : — usual
elevation : — levelling instrument.

Le'ver, n. Bar turning on a fulcrum or
point, for applying or multiplying power
or motion ; any /instrument working on
this principle ; — ^any thing which exerts
influence.

Lev'er-a§e, «. Action of a lever ; advan-
tage gained by using a lever.

lev'er-et, n. Hare in its first year.

L§-vi'a-than, n. Great water-animal of un-
certain species mentioned in the Bible.

Le'vite, n. One of the Hebrew tribe of Levi.

Le-vit'i-c^l, a. Relating to Levites.

le-vit'i-cQs, n. Third book of the Old Tes-
tament.

Lev'i-tjj, n. Frivolity ; fickleness ; vanity.

Lev'X) V. a. To collect ; to impose. — 2, n.
Act of raising money or men ; quantity
raised. [ries.

lex-i-cog'ra-pher, n. Writer of dictiona-

Lex-i-cog'ra-phj, «. Art or act of making
dictionaries.

Xex'i-con, n. Dictionary ; word-book.

Li-a-bil'i-tie§, n. pi. Amount of indebted-
ness.

Li'a-ble, a. Answerable ; exposed to ; sub-
je'ct.— Li-a-bil'i-ty, n.

Li'ar, n. One who tells lies.

Ll-ba'tion, n. Offering of wine or other
liquid poured out before a god.

Li'bel, n. Malicious publication against
some person ; defamation : — legal com-
plaint. — 2, V. a. To defame maliciously :
— to proceed against in court.

Xi'b§l-lous, a. Defamatory ; abusive.

Xib'er-al, a. Generous ; munificent ; free : —
broad-minded : — extensive. — 2, n. Advo-
cate of liberal views, especially in politics ;
liberalist.

Xib'er-al-ist, w. Adherent to liberal opin-
ions. '

lib-er-al'i-tx, «• State or quality of being-
liberal ; generosity : — broad-mindedness.

Xib'er-ate, v. a. To set free ; to deliver.

Xib-er-a'tion, n. Act of liberating ; state
of being Uberated.

Xib'er-tx, «• Freedom ; independence : —
power of choice : — privilege : — ^unwarrant-
able freedom.

Xi'bra, n. The Balance, the seventh sign
of the zodiac.

Xl-bra'ri-an, n. One in charge of a library.

Xi'bra-rj, n. Collection of books for use ;
place where books are kept for use.

Xice, w. / pi. of louse.

Xi' cense, n. Authority given ; document
granting permission or authority : — abuse



of liberty : — departure from rule for the

sake of effect, as in poetry. — 2, v. a. To

give a license to ; to authorize.
Xi-cSn'ti-ate (li-sen'sh$-at), n. One who

has a license to practise an art or profes-
sion.
Li-cen'tious, a. Dissolute ; unrestrained.
LI'phen, \ n. Low order of plant life, grow-
Lich'en, J ing on the bark of tr^es, on rocks,

earth, &c.
Lick, V. a. To pass over with the tongue :

— to beat. — 2, n. Stroke with the tongue,

or as with the tongue : — blow : — salt

spring.
Lic'o-rice, n. Plant with a sweet medicinal

root, and the extract from it.
Lid, n. Cover for a pan, box, &c. : — eyelid.
Lie (li), «• Falsehood ; that which deceives

or tends to deceive : — charge of falsehood.

— 2, V. n. To utter falsehood : — [i. lay ; p.

lain] to rest horizontally : — to remain : —

to be situated-
Lief (lef), ad. Willingly ; gladly ; freely.
Liel'e (lej), a. Sovereign : — subject ; bound

by feudal tenure. — 2, n. Sovereign : —



T :,®"' l n. Legal claim upon property.

Lieii (lu), n. Place ; stead.



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