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Lieu-ten'an-cy (lev-tSn'an-se or Iti-tgn'-
an-se), n. State or office of a lieutenant.

Lieu-ten' ant (lev-ten'ant or lii-ten'ant), n.
Ofiicer next below a captain : — deputy.

Lieve (lev), ad. Same as Kef.

Life, n. ; pi. Live?. State or duration of
being or existing : — that which exists ;
living being : — animating principle; spirit:
— vivacity : — manner or course of living ;
human affairs : — biography.

Life' -blood (llfblud), n. Vital blood;
blood necessary to life.

Life'-b5at, n. Boat for saving shipwrecked

Life'guard (llfgard), n. Body-guard of
soldiers, for a king, &c.

Life'-in-siir'ance, n. Contract to pay a cer-
tain sum on the death of a person, on the
condition of receiving a certain annual
premium for a specified time.

Life'l^ss, a. Without life : — wasting vigor
or spirit.

Life'like, a. Resembling life ; like a living

Life'-longr, a. Continuing tiirough life.

Life'-pre-§erv'er, n. Buoyant apparatus, as
of cort, to preserve persons from drown-

Life' time, n. Time during which a person

Lift, V. a. To raise ; to elevate : — to exalt :
— to steal. — 2, n. Act of lifting : — assist ■

Lig^a-mSnt, n. Band ; bond : — connective
tissue uniting the bones.

Ligr'a-tftre, n. Act of binding ; state of be-
ing bound ; that which binds ; cord.




Xi^ht (lit), n. Agent by which objects are
rendered visible : — that which gives light :
— place for admitting light : — means for
communicating fire or fight : — dawn of
day: — power of vision : — mental enlighten-
ment ; knowledge : — point of view : — illus-
trious person. — 2, a. Well lighted ; bright :
— not dark in color : — not heavy : — not
diflBcult : — slight ; trifling : — frivolous ;
wanton. — 3, v. a. To kindle ; to lighten.
— 4, r. n. To fall on : — to chance upon :
— to alight.

Light' en (li'tn), v. n. To flash, as lightning :
— to grow lighter. — 2, v. a. To make
lighter : — to illuminate : — to enUghten.

Light' er (lit'er), n. Boat for loading or
unloading a ship. — 2, v. a. To convey by
a lighter.

Light' -fin-gered (-fing-gerd), a. Thievish.

Light' -hSad-fd (lit'-), a. Dizzy: — thought-

Light' -heart-ed (lit'-), a. Gay; merry.

Light' -hodse (llt'hofts), n. Tower built on
a coast, with a powerful light to guide
ships in the night.

Light' -mind-ed, a. Frivolous.

Light' ness, n. State of being light : — lack
of weight : — wantonness.

Light'ning, n. Discharge of electricity in
the atmosphere, usually followed by

Light'ning-rod, n. Metallic rod to protect
a house from lightning.

Lights, n. pi. Lungs of animals.

Light'-ship, n. Ship serving as a light-

Lig'ne-ous, a. Made of wood ; woody.

Lig'nite, n. Brown coal ; fossilized wood.

Lig'num-vi'tae (lig'num-vl'tf),n. Tropical
American evergreen tree, with very hard

Like, a. Equal in quality or characteristics ;
resembling ; similar : — likely : — disposed
to. — 2, n. Thing similar : — liking. — 3, ad.
In the same manner as ; — ^probably. — 4, v.
To be pleased with ; to approve.

Like'li-hood (lik'le-bfid), n. Probability.

Like'ly, a. Probable ; credible : — promising.
— 2, ad. Probably.

Lik'en (li'kn), v. a. To compare.

Like'ness, n. State of being like ; resem-
blance; that which resembles, as a por-

Like'wige, ad. In like manner ; also.

Lik'ing, n. Preference ; incUnation : — sat-

Li'lac, n. Shrub with fragrant purple or
white flowers : — pale purple color.

Lil-i-pii'tian (-shan), a. Diminutive.

Lilt, n. Song ; cheerful tune. — 2, v. n. To
sing merrily.

Lil'x (111'?), «• Genus of bulbous plants
with showy flowers, usually fragrant.

Limb (lim), n. Branch of a tree ; bough :
— arm or leg of an animal : — member, or
part, of something else.

Lim'ber, a. Flexible ; supple. — 2, n. Fore

part of a gun-carriage, to which the horses

are attached.
Lim' bo, n. Indefinite region supposed to

border on hell.
Lime, n. Calcareous earth used for mortar,

&c. : — viscous substance for catching birds :

— kind of tree like the lemon, and its fruit :

— linden. [ing lime.

Lime'-kiln. (lim'kil), n. Furnace for burn-
Lime'stone, n. Stone from which lime is

obtained by burning.
Lime'-wS-ter, n. Water containing lime,

used in medicine.
Lim'it, w. Bound ; border ; utmost extent

of time, space, «fec. — 2, v. a. To set limits

to ; to confine ; to restrict.
Lim-i-ta'tion, h. Act of limiting ; state of

being limited ; that which limits.
Lim'it-ed, p. a. Having limits ; restricted ;

Lim'it-less, a. Unbounded ; unlimited.
Limn (lim), v. a. To draw ; to paint.
Limp, V. n. To walk or move lamely. — 2, n.

Halt ; act of limping. — 3, a. Lacking

stiffness ; flaccid.
Lim'pet, n. Small shell-fish.
Lim' pi d, a. Clear ; pure ; transparent. —

Lim-pid'i-tXi «•

Li'mjr, a. Containing lime : — viscous.

Linch'pin, n. Pin of an axle-tree.

Lin' den, n. European shade-tree ; bass.

Line, n. Extended mark : — string ; cord ;
rein : — verse of poetry : — outline ; linea-
ment : — lineage : — occupation ; field of
activity : — stock in hand : — regular series ;
row : — route ; direction : — connection, as
by telegraph : — short letter. — 2, v. a. To
mark with lines : — to cover the inside of :
— to align.

Lin'e-a^e, n. Family or race ; genealogy.

Lin'e-al, a. In direct line or descent : —
composed of lines.

Lin'e-a-mSnt, n. Feature ; form ; outline.

Lin'e-ar, a. Pertaining to, consisting of,
or like, lines.

Lin' en, n. Cloth made of flax or hemp : —
undergarments. — 2, a. Made of, or re-
sembling, linen.

Ling, n. Heath : — fish like the cod.

Lin'ger (ling'ger), v. n. To remain long;
to delaj'.

Lingerie (lan-zhe-re), n. Linen goods, es-
pecially women's underclothing.

Lin'§er-ing, a. Delaying ; protracted.

Lin'gual (ling'gwal), a. Pertaining to, or
uttered by, the tongue. — 2, n. Letter pro-
nounced mainly by the tongue, as t and d.

Lin'guist (ling'gwist), n. One skilled in

Lin-guis'tic, a. Relating to linguistics.

Liit-guis'tics (ling-gwlst'iks), Science
or study of languages.

Lin'i-ment, n. Thin or liquid ointment.

Lin'ing, n. Cover of the inner suriace of
any thing.







Link, n. Single ring of a chain : — any thing
which connects : — torch. — 2, v. To unite ;
to join.

LJn'net, n. Small singing-
bird, of many species.

Lin'seed, n. Seed of flax.

Lin' sey- wool' sey (1 i n's g-
wtd'sg), n. Stuff made of
linen and wool mixed. — 2,
a. Made of linen and wool

Lint, n. Flax: — lin^n scraped
into a soft substance, for
dressing wounds.

LIn'tel, n. Horizontal piece over a door or

Li'on, n. Large, powerful carnivorous
animal of Africa and
Southern Asia : — ob-
ject of interest or cu-
riosity, especially a
person. [lion.

Li'^n-ess, n. Female

Lip, n. Border of the
mouth : — edge of an
opening? — short spout.

Liq-ae-fEc'ti9n (lik-we-fak'shun), n.
of melting ; state of being melted.

Liq'ue-fy (lik'we-fi), v. To melt ; to make
or become liquid.

Li-queur' (le-kur'), n. Alcoholic cordial.

Liq uid (lik'wid), a. Fluid ; flowing : —
mellifluous. — 2, n. Flowing substance : —
letter with a smooth, mellifluous sound,
as I, m, M, and r.

Llq'ui-date (lik'we-dat), v. a. To clear : —
to adjust and settle, as an account.

LIq-ui-da'tion, n. Act of liquidating ; state
of being liquidated. [drink.

LIq'uor (lik'ur), «. Liquid : — spirituous

Ltq'u9r-ice, n. Same as licoriee.

Lisp, V. To articulate imperfectly, as a
child. — 2, n. Defective utterance or pro-
nunciation, as of a child.

Lis'som, or Lis' some, a. Lithe ; nimble.

List, n. Catalogue ; register : — selvage of
oloth : — inclination to one side, as of a
ship. — 2, V. a. To place in a list. — 3, v. n.
To listen : — to choose : — to incline to one
side, as a ship.

LIs'ten (lis'sn), v. n. To give attention, in
order to hear ; to attend.

Llst'l^s, a. Indifl'erent ; languid.

Lists, n. pi. Place enclosed for combats,

Lit, i. & p. from light. [races, &c.

Llt'a-nv, n. Form of supplicatory prayer.

Ll't§r, T «• Metric measure, of .908 quarts

Ll'tre, J dry, or 1.0567 quarts liquid.

LlVer-al, a. Consisting of letters : — accord-
ing to the letter ; not figurative : — accord-
ing to the exact words.

LIfer-al-lx, ad. Not figuratively :— word
for word.

LIt'er-a-rx, a. Relating to, composed of,
or' versed in, literature.

Xjt-^r-a'fi, n. pi. Men of learning.

Supple ; flexible.

Llt'er-a-tire, n. Ocanmunication of knowl-
edge "or emotions by means of writing or
publication ; body of such communica-
tions : — written productions upon any sub-
ject, characterized by beauty of form,
style, or treatment.

Lith'^rf e, n. Oxide of lead.

Lithe' some, J

LIth'i-iim, w. Alkaline metal of a silvery
color, the lightest known solid element.

Lith'o-graph, v. a. To draw or engrave on
stone, and print therefrom on paper. — 2,
n. Print so produced. [lithography.

Li-thog'ra-pher, n. One who practises

Lith-o-graph'ic, a. Relating to, or pro-
duced by, lithography. [graphing,

Li-thog'rai-phx, «• Art or process of litho-

Lit'i-gant, n. One engaged in a lawsuit.

Lit'i-gate, v. To contest at law.

Lit-i-ga'ti9n, n. Act of litigating ; lawsuit.

Li'tre, n. Same as liier.

LIt'ter, n. Stretcher ; carriage with a bed
in it : — bedding for horses, &c. : — scattered
objects or rubbish : — brood of young quad-
rupeds. — 2, V. a. To bring forth, as quad-
rupeds : — to scatter about ; to strew with
articles : — to provide with bedding, aa

Lit' tie, a. Small in extent, importance, <fcc. :
— short in time : — mean ; ungenerous. — 2,
n. Small space, part, or affair. — 3, ad.
In a small degree.

LIt'to-ral, a. Belonging to, or on, the shore.

Li-tiir'|-ic, 1 a. Relating to, or like, a

Li-tiir'gi-cal, J liturgy.

LIt'ur-gx, w. Formula for public worship.

Live (liv), V. n. To be alive ; to exist : — ta
pass one's life ; to dwell : — to subsist : — to
enjoy life : — to endure.

Live (liv), a. Alive; active.

Live'li-hood (-hM), n. Means of living;

LIve'long, a. Whole ; entire ; lasting
thEoughout. [cheerful.

Live'lx, a. Vigorous ; active : — sprightly ;

Live-oak', n. Evergreen oak.

Llv'er, n. Largest gland of the body, which
secretes bile.

LIv'§r-wort (-wiirt), n. Name for various
plants, of many species, [as for servants.

LIv'er-x, n. Distinctive garb, or uniform,

Llv'er-x-sta'ble, n. Stable where horses
are kept for hire.

Lives {^^^^)i »•>' i'^' of

Liv'id, a. Lead-colored :

— discolored, as flesh by

a bruise.
LIv'ing, n. Course of life :

— sustenance ; support ;

livelihood : — benefice.
Llz'^rd, n. Scaly four-
footed reptile, of various species.
Llama (la'mg^), n. Woolly beast of burden

of the camel kind, native to the Andes.





Lo, inteij. Look ! see !

Load (lod), n. Burden ; freight : — encum-
brance ; pressure : — charge of a gun. — 2, r.
a. [p. loaded or laden.] To burden : —
to encumber : — to charge, as a gun.

Load' star, n. Pole-star ; guiding star.

Load' stone, n. Magnetic ore of iron ; mag-

Loaf, «. ; pi. Loaveg. Mass of bread, &c. —
2, V. To be idle ; to loiter.

Loafer, n. One who loafs ; idler.

Loam (lorn), w. Bich earth or mould.

Loam'y (lom'g), o. Consifsting of, or like, ■

Loan (Ion), n. Any thing lent ; act of
lending. — 2, v. a. To lend.

Loath (loth), a. Unwilling ; reluctant ;

Loat&e, V. a. To feel arersion for ; to detest.

Loatfi'in^, n. Extreme disgust ; abhorrence.

Loath' some (loth'sum), a. Rousing disgust
and loathing.

L5ave§ (lovz), n. ; pi of loaf.

L5'bat-ed } ^' ^^^^^^ *^« ^o"^ o^ a ^o^^-

Lob' by, n. Ante-room : — small apartment :
— persons collectively who frequent the
lobbies of a legislative assembly. — 2, v. n.
To frequent lobbies, and solicit support of

Lob'by-ist, n. One who lobbies.

Lobe, M. Rounded section or division, as of
the lungs.

Lp-be'li-a, a. Medicinal flowering plant.

Lob'ster, n. Large marine shell-fish, used
for food.

Lob'iile, n. Little lobe.

Lo'caL, a. Relating to, or limited to, a place.

Lo'cal-i§m, n. State of being local : — local
word, custom, or interest.

Lo-cal'i-tx, n. Existence in place : — ^posi-
tion : — ^list^ict ; region.

Lo'cal-ize, v. a. To make local ; to assign
or restrict to a place.

Lo'cal-ljr, ad. With respect to place.

Lo'cate, v. a. To place ; to establish the
place of.

Lo-ca'ti9n, n. Act of locating ; that which
is located ; situation.

Lo^h (16k), n. Scotch word for lake.

L5ck, n. Device for fastening doors, &c., by
a bolt turned with a key ; any thing that
locks : — grapple : — enclosure in a canal for
raising and lowering beats : — firing device
of a gun : — tress of hair. — 2, v. a. To
fasten, as with a lock : — to link together.
— 3, V. n. To become fast, as with a lock :
— to unite.

Locked'-jtw, ) n. Spasmodic closure of the

LSck'-jSw, J jaws. [a lock.

Lock'er, n. Drawer, box, &c., closed with

Lock'et, n. Small ornamental case, worn
about the neck.

LSck'smlth, n. Maker and repairer of locks.

Lock'-stitch, n. Stitch of some sewing-ma-
ehises, two threads being locked together.

Lock'-fip, n. Temporary prison.

Lo-co-m5'tion,. n. Act or power of chang-
ing place. "

Lo-co-mo'tive, a. Changing, or having
power to change, place ; causing change
of place. — 2, «. Engine on wheels, usu-
ally run by steam, for drawing cars with
goods or passengers.

Lo'cust, n. Winged insect like the grass-
hopper : — North American flowering tree.

Lode, n. Metallic or mineral vein.

Lode star, n. Same as loadstar.

Lode'stone, n. Same as loadstone.

Lodge, V. To give lodging to : — to place : —
to reside : — to come to rest. — 2, n. Small
house ; abode : — society, as of freemasons.

Lodge'm^nt, n. Act of lodging ; state of
being lodged : — accumulation of some-
thing that remains at rest : — position held,
as by besieged soldiers.

LSd^'iner, n. Temporary abode.

Loft, n. Space or story next the roof: —

Lofty, a. High ; elevated : — sublime ;
— haughty.

Log, n. Bulky, unshaped piece of wood : —
instrument to measure a ship's speed : —
record of a ship's cruise.

Logr'a-rithm, n. Power to which a given
number must be raised to equal a second
number : — one of a series of numbers, by
the addition and subtraction of which
mathematical operations are simplified.

Log' -book (-biik), n. Record of a ship's

Log-cab'in, n. Hut of logs.

Log'ger-head, n. Blockhead : — ^iron used
for Eeating tar or liquids : — sea-turtle.

Log'-hoiise, n. House of logs.

LSpic, n. Science and art of reasoning.

Log'i-oal, a. Pertaining to, skilled in, or
conformed to, logic. — Lo|'-i-cal'i-tx, w.

Lo-|-i"cian (l9-ji6h'an),, m. One versed in

Log' wood (-wM), n. Red dye-wood.

Loin, n. Back of an animal : — pi. lower
part of the back.

Loi'ter, v. n. To linger ; to idle.

Loll, V. n. To lean idly ; to lounge : — to
hang, as the tongue. — 2, v. a. To put out,
as the tongue.

Lol'li-pop, n. Sweetmeat easily dissolved in
the mouth.

Lo'ment, n. Sort of seed-pod.

Lone, a. Solitary : — deserted : — ^unmarried
or widowed.

Lone'lXt a- Solitary ; retired ; lone : — ad-
dicted to solitude.

Lone's9me, a. Solitary ; lonely : — unhappy ;

LSng, a. Having length ; extended in space
or time : — dilatory ; slow : — protracted : —
tedious. — 2, ad. To a great extent in
space or time : — at a far distant time : —
throughout. — 3, v. n. To wish or desire




Lon-tev'i-tx, n. Length of life ; long life.

LSngr'-head-ed, a. Far-seeing ; sagacious.

Long'ing, n. Earnest desire. — 2, j). o.
Earnestly desiring.

Lon'g'i-tijde, n. Length : — distance of a
place east or west from a given meridian.

lon-f i-tu'di-nal, a. Eelating to length or
to longitude : — running lengthwise.

I5n-|i-t5'di-nal-lx, ad. Lengthwise.

longr" -lived (ibng'liTd) , a. Having long

Long' -prim'' er, n. gize of printing-type.

Long'-STiffer-ingr, a. Bearing patiently. —
2, n. Patience ; forbearance.

Long'-wJnd-ed, a. Tedious ; protracted.

Look (l^k), V- «. To direct the eye, or the
mind : — to expect : — to take heed or care :
— to front ; to face : — to seem ; to appear.
— 2, V. a. To influence by looks : — to view ;
to examine. — 3, interj. See ! lo ! behold !
—4, n. Act of looking : — appearance ;

Look'ing-gMss (llik'ing-), n. Mirror.

Look'Sflt (Itlk'oiit), n. Careful watch.

L88m, n. Machine for weaving cloth. — 2,
V. n. To appear large.

LoQm'ing, n. Indistinct view : — mirage.

L88n, n. Scoundrel : — dunce : — diver, a

L86p, n. Double or noose, as in a rope or
chain. — 2, v. a. To fasten or ornament
with loops, [arms : — evasion.

L8op'-hole, n. Aperture in a wall for fire-

L88se, V. a. To unbind ; to untie ; to relax :
— to release ; to set free : — to discharge, as
a missile weapon. — 2, v. n. To set sail ; to
leave port : — to discharge a missile weapon.
— 3, a. Untied ; unbound : — slack ; lax :
— not fixed or fast : — vague ; indefinite : —
not strict ; lax ; dissolute : — lax of bowels.

LdSs'en (lo'sn), v. To make or become
loose ; to relax ; to separate.

L88t, n. Plunder in warfare. — 2, v. a. To
plunder ; to sack.

Lop, V. a. To cut off" ; to detach : — to let fall,
aa the ears. — 2, v. n. To hang down loosely.

L5p'-sid-ed, a. Inclining to one side.

Lo-qua' clous (19-kwa'shus), a. Excessively
"talkative". — Lo-quag'i-tx, w.

L'drd, n. Monarch ; ruler ; master: — Supreme
Being : — husband : — nobleman ; peer ;
baron : — title of honor. — 2, v. n. To rule
despotically. [proud ; haughty.

Lord'ljr, a. Like, or becoming, a lord : —

Lbrd'g'-day, n. Sunday.

L'drd' ship, n. State or quality of a lord : —
dominion : — title given to lords.

Lore, w. Learning ; instruction.

Lorgnette (lor-nyef), n. Opera-glass.

Lorn, v. a. Forsaken ; lost.

L8§e (loz), V. a. \i. & p. lost.] To be de-
prived of : — to forfeit : — to employ ineffect-
ually ; to squander : — to fail to gain or ob-
tain : — to be rid of: — to ruin : — to bewilder,
— 2, ». n. To be defeated ; not to win : —
to forfeit any thing.

Loss, n. Deprivation ; forfeiture : — state of
being lost : — failure to win or gain : —
ruin ; damage : — waste.

Lost, i & jp. from lose.

Lot, n. Fortune ; destiny : — chance ; hazard:
— thing used in determining chances : —
portion or parcel : — great quantity or num-
ber: — piece of land. — 2, v. a. To assign ;
to set apart.

Loth, a. Same as loath.

Lo'tign (lo-shun), n. Medicinal wash.

Lo'tQS, n, Egyptian water-lily : — tree of
North Africa, whose fruit was fabled to
make strangers forget their homes : — genus
of leguminous plants.

Lot'ter-x, «• Distribution of prizes and
blanks by chance.

Lo'tus, n. Same as lotos.

Loi^d, a. Noisy : — clamorous ; turbulent. —
2, ad. With great sound.

Loiln§'e, v. n. To idle ; to loll. — 2, n. Lazy
stroll : — kind of couch.

Lo^se, «. ; pi. Lice. Small blood-sucking

L6fl'§x, a. Infested vnth lice : — vile.

Lo<lt, n. Low, clownish fellow.

Loiit'ish, a. Clownish ; awkward ; clumsy.

LSv'^-ble, a. Worthy to be loved.

Love*(lnv), V. a. To regard with affection
or passion ; to like ; to delight in. — 2, n.
Affectionate regard ; feeling of affection
or passion : — object of love : — word of en-
dearment :^-courtship.

L8ve'-let-ter, n. Letter of courtship.

LSve'lx, «• Worthy of love ; very beautiful.

'Lov'eT,'n. One who is in love ; friend.

LSv'ing, a. Kind ; affectionate.

Lov'ing-kind'ness, n. Tenderness ; mercy.

Low (16), a. Not high or tall: — near the
equator : — of small price or value : — not
high or acute : — not loud or noisy : — de-
jected: — ^ignoble: — base ; paltry: — humble:
— weak ; exhausted. — 2, ad. Not high : — ■
at a low price : — softly ; in a low tone or
sound : — in a state of dejection, degrada-
tion, or humiliation. — 3, v. n. To bellow
as a cow. — 4, n. Cry of a cow.

Low'-bred, a. Badly educated ; vulgar.

Low'er (lo'er), v. a. To make or bring low:
— to lessen. — 2, a. More low.

Lb^^'er (loii'er), v. n. To be clouded oC
gloomy : — to frown or be sullen.

Low'er-case, a. Noting small letters, a£
distinguished from capitals.

Low'er-most (lo'gr-most), a. Lowest.

Low'est, a. Most low ; deepest : — cheapest.

Low'ing (lo'ing), n. Cry of cattle.

Low'iand (lo'-), n. Low or flat country.

Low'lx (lo'le), a. Humble ; meek ; mild.

L6w'-spir'it-ed, a. Dejected ; depressed.

Loy'al, a. Faithful to a sovereign, to duty,
or to a friend ; constant. — Loy'al-tXi «•

Loy'al-ist, n. One who is loyal.

Loz'enf'e, n. Figure with four equal sides,
and oblique angles: — small cake of flavored
sugar, fruit, &c., sometimes medicated.




Ifib'ber, n. Idle clown.

Lub'ber-ljj, a. Clumsy ; awkward.

Lu'bri-cant, n. That which lubricates.

Lii'bri-cate, v. a. To make smooth or slip-
pery ; to grease, as a machine.

L5-bri-ca'tion, n. Act of lubricating.

Lii'cent, a. Bright ; shining.

Lii'cgrn, w. Alfalfa, a perennial leguminous
plant, valued for fodder.

Lu'cid, a. Shining ; bright : — clear ; trans-
parent : — sane ; reasonable : — easily under-
stood. — Lu-cid'i-tx, n.

Lii'ci-fer, n. Friction match, for producing
fire or light : — Satan : — ^morning-star.

Luck, n. Chance ; fortune, good or bad.

Liick'less, a. Unfortunate ; unhappy.

Liick'x, a- Fortunate ; happy by chanee :
— favorable.

Lu'cra-tive, a. Grainful ; profitable.

Lu'cre (lii'ker), n. Base or unworthy gain.

Lii'di-crous, a. Ridiculous ; comical.

liuS, V. To bring the head of a ship nearer
the wind.

Lug, V. To drag or move with dilficulty. —
2, n. Projecting piece or ear ; handle : —
heavy load.

Liigr'gra|-e, n. Thing cumbrous to be car-
ried • — effects of a traveller ; baggage.

Liigr'fer, n. Small vessel with two or three
masts carrying lug-sails.

Lugr'-sail, n. Square sail hoisted on a yard.

Lu-gru'bri-ous, a. Mournful ; sorrowful.

LQke'wSrm, a. Moderately warm ; tepid :
— indifferent.

Liill, V. a. To compose to sleep : — to quiet.
— 2, V, n. To subside ; to abate. — 3, n.
Abatement, as of a storm.

Lul'la-by, n. Song to compose babes to sleep.

Lnm-ba'go, n. Pain or rheumatic affection
about the loins, &c.

Liim'bar, a. Relating to the loins.

Lum'ber, n. Any thing useless ©r bulky: —
timber sawed or split for use. — 2, v. a. To
heap together irregularly. — 3, v. n. To
move heavily and slowly : — to fell trees for

Lum'ber-ing, n. Act or business of pro-
curing timber. — 2, a. Moving heavily or

Lu'mi-na-r3j, n. Body which gives light.

Lii' mi-nous,' o. Shining; bright: — lucid;
plain. — Lu-mi-nos'i-tj:, w.

Lump , n. Small, shapeless mass. — 2, v. a.
To unite or take in the bulk.

Liimp'x, a. Full of lumps.

Lii'na-cjj, n. Madness ; insanity.

Lu'nar, a. Relating to, measured by, or
caused by, the moon. [mad.

Lii'na-tic, n. Insane person. — 2, a. Insane ;

Lunch, n. Small meal between breakfast
and dinner. — 2, v. n. To eat lunch.

Lunch'e9n (lunch'un), n. Same as lunch.

Lung, n. Organ of respiration in man and
other air-breathing animals.

LGnfe, n. Thrust; push.— 2, r. n. To
make a lunge.

Liirch, n. Forlorn or deserted condition : —
heavy roll of a ship at sea. — 2, *. n. To
roU to one side ; to stagger.

LUre, n. Enticement ; bait "— 2, v. a. To
attract ; to entice.

Lii' rid, a. Of a pale, dull color; 'ghastly ;

Liirk, v. n. To lie hidden, or in wait.

Liis' clous (lilsh'us), a. Excessively eweet ;
cloying : — delicious ; palatable.

Lush, a. Juicy ; succulent ; luxuriant.

Liist, n. Evil desire or propensity. — 2, v. n.
To desire vehemently or in a bad sense.

Liis'tre (Itis'ter), n. Brightness; gUtter ;
radiance : — ^lendor of birth or deeds ;
fame ; renown : — nature of the reflection
from minerals.

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