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Lan'guish-ment, n. a state of pining.

Lan'guor, (lang'gwor) n. faintness.

Lank, a. loose ; lax ; not fat ; slender.

Lank'ness, n. want of plumpness.

Lan'tern, n. a case for a candle or lamp

Lan'tern, a. thin ; haggard.

Lap, 71. that part of one sitting, reach-
ing from the waist to the knees.

Lap, V. to spread over ; to lick up.

Lap'dog, n. a little dog to be fondled.

La-pel', n. a lapping part of a coat.

Lap'ful, n. as much as the lap holds.

Lap'i-da-ry, n. one who cuts and pol-
ishes stones ; a dealer in gems.

Lap'i-da-ry, a. inscribed on stone.

Lai-pid'i-fy, v. to turn into stone.

Lap'i-dist,ii. a dealer in stones or gems.

Lap'pet, n. a flap that hangs loose.

Lapse, n. flow ; glide ; fall ; mistake.

Lapse, V. n. to glide ; to slip ; to fall.

Lap'stone, n. a stone used by a cobbler
or shoemaker. [wings.

Lap'wing, n. a noisy bird, with long

Lar'board, n. the left-hand side of a
ship ; opposed to starboard.

Lar'ce-ny, n. theft ; petty theft.

Larch, n. a deciduous kind of fir-tree.

Lard, n. the fat of swine melted.

Lard, w, a. to stuff" with bacon.

Lard'er, n. a room where meat is kept.

Lar*e, a. big ; great ; wide ; liberal.

Large'ly, ad. widely ; amply ; liberally

Lar|e'ness, n. bigness ; greatness.

Lar'gess, ?i. a present ; gift ; bounty.

Lark, n. a small singing bird.

Lark'spur, n. a plant and flower.

Lar'va, n. an insect in its caterpillar
state. [pipe*

Lar'ynx, n. the upper part of the wind-

Las-civ'i-ous, a. lewd ; wanton ; loose.

Las-civ'i-ous-ly, ad. lewdly; wantonly.

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Lfis-cTv'j-ous-ness, n. wantonness.
lAsh, n. a stroke ; thong of a whip.
Lash, V a.\.o strike ; to scourge.
lAss, n. a girl ; a young woman.
Las'sj-tude, n. weariness ; languor.
LSst, a. latest ; hindmost ; lowest.
List, ad. the last time ; m conclusion.
List, V. n. to endure ; to continue.
List, V. a. to form on or by a last.
List, n. a mould to form shoes on.
List'ing, n. a woollen stuff.
List'ing, p. a. continuing ; durable.
Ijist'ly, ad. in the last place ; at lasL
L«tch, n. a fastening for a door.
L^tch, V. a. to catch ; to fasten, close.
Latch'et, n. a fastening for a shoe.
Late, a. not early ; slow ; tardy : — re-
cent : — deceased.
Late, ad. lately-; far in the day or night.
Late'Iy, ad. not long ago ; recently.
La'ten-cy, n. state of being hidden.
Late'ness, n. state of being late.
La'tent, a. hidden ; concealed ; secret.
Lat'er-al, a. of or belonging to the side.
Lat'er-al-ly, ad. by the side ; sidewise.
LSth, ?i. a thin, long piece of wood.
Lith, V. a. to fit up with laths.
Lathe, n. the machine of a turner.
Lath'er, r. a. to cover with soap.
Lath'er, n. foam made of soap and

Lith'y, a. thin, like a lath.

Lat'jn, a. relating to the Latins.

Lat'in, ri. Latin or Roman language.

Lat'in-ism, n. an idiom of the Latin.

La-tin'i-ty, n. the Latin language.

Lat'in-Izie, v. a. to turn into Latin.

Lat'ish, a. somewhat late.

Lat'i-tude, n. width ; space ; distance
north or south from the equator.

Lat-i-tu'di-nal, a. relating to latitude.

L^t-i-tii-di-na'rj-an, a. liberal ; free.

I^t-i-tu-di-na'ri-fin, n. one not rigidly
orthodox. [opinion.

LS.t-i-tu-di-na'ri-an-if m, n. freedom of

Lat'ten, n. iron plate covered with tin.

Lat'ter, a. modern ; last of two.

Lat'ter-ly, ad. of late ; recently.

Lat'tjce, n. a window of grate-work.

Lat'tice, v. a. to furnish with lattice.'

L§.ud, V. a. to praise ; to extol.

Liud'a-ble, a. praiseworthy.

Laud'a-hly, ad. in a laudable manner.

Laud'a-iium, n. a soporific tincture of
opium. [ing praise.

Laud'a-to-ry, a. containing or bestow-

Laugh, (laf) v. n. to make that noise
which sudden merriment excites.

Laugh,(r.if)n. a convulsive expression
of merriment ; laughter. [ter.

Laugh'a-ble,(raf'a-bl)a. exciting laugh-

Laugh'ter, (lifter) n. convulsive mer-

Launch, (lanch) v. n. to rove ; to dart.

Launch, (lanch) v. a. to push to sea.

Launch, (lanch) n. act of launching.

Laun'dress, n. a washerwoman.

Laun'dry, n. washing ; washing-room.

Liu're-ate, a. decked with laurel.

Lau're-ate, n. a poet-laureate.

Lau'rel, (lor'rel or ia.w'rel) n. an ever-
green tree ; the bay-tree.

L9.ii'rus-tine, n. an evergreen shrub.

La'v^tj or La'va, n. liquid matter dis-
charged by volcanoes.

Lave, V. a. to wash ; to bathe ; to lade.

Lav'en-der, n. a sweet-scented plant.

La'ver, n. a washing- vessel.

Lav'i'sh, a. prodigal ; wasteful ; profuse.

Lav'ish, V. a. to scatter ; to waste.

Lav'ish-ly, ad. profusely ; prodigally.

Law, Tu a rule of action ; a decree,
edict, statute, or custom.

Law'fiil, a. agreeable to law ; legal.

Law'ful-ly, ad. according to law.

Law'ful-ness, n. state of being lawful

Law'f iv-er, n. a legislator,

Law'iess, a. not restrained by law.

Lawn, 71. an open space ; a plain : — a
sort of fine linen.

Law'suit, n. legal process ; a litigation.

Liw'yer, n. one versed in law.

Lax, a. loose ; vague ; not exact.

Lax-a'tion, n. the act of loosening;

Lax'a-tive, a. relieving costiveness.

LSx'a-tive, n^ medicine that relaxes.

Lax'i-ty, n. state of being lax ; loose-
Lay, (la) I. from Lie. [ness.

Lay, V. a. [i. & p. laid ;] to place ; to
wager : —to produce eggs.

Lay, (la) n. a song ; a poem : — a layer.

Lay, (la) a. relating to the laity.

Lay'er, n. a stratum ; a bed ; a twig.

Lay 'man, n. one of the laity 3 a laic.

Lay'stall, n. a heap of dung.

Laz-a-ret'to, n. a hospital,

La'zj-ness, n. idleness ; slothfulness.

La'zy,a. idle; sluggish; slothful; slow.

Lea,"(15) v. a plain ; a meadow.

Lead), v. a. to pass water through
ashes ; to percolate.

Leach, or Leach'-tub, n. a vessel for

leaching ashe?.
Lead, (led) n. a hea^'j- metal.
Lead, (led) v. a. to fit with lead.

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Lead, (led) v. a. [i. & p. led ;] to guide

by the hand ; to conduct.
LSad, (led) V. n. to go first.
Lead, (led) n. guidance ; direction.
Lead'en, (led'dn) a. made of lead.
Lead'er, n. one who leads ; conductor.
Lead'jng, p. a. principal ; chief.
Leaf, M. ; pi. leavef ; the deciduous

part of plants ; a petal ; a part of a

book, door, table, &c.
Leaf, V. n. to put forth leaves.
Leafless, a. destitute of leaves.
Leaflet, n. a small leaf.
Leafy, a. full of leaves.
League, (leg) n. a confederacy ; a

union : — a measure of three miles.
League, v. n. to unite ; to confederate.
Leak, n. a hole which lets water in or
Leak, v. to let water in or out. [out.
Leak'age, n. allowance for leaking.
Leak'y, a. letting water in or out.
Lean, v. n. to incline ; to bend.
Lean, a. not fat ; wanting flesh ; thin.
Lean. n. the part of flesh distinct from
Lean'ness, n. want of flesh. [fat.

Leap, V. n. to jump; to bound; to spring.
Leap, n. a bound ; a jump; a skip.
Leap'-year,7i. every fourth year, which

has 366 days ; bissextile.
Lfeam, (lem) r. a. [i. & p. learned or

learnt ;] to gain knowledge or skill

in ; to copy.
Leam'ed, a. having learning ; literary.
Learn'er, (lern'er) n. one who learns.
Learn'ing, n. literature ; erudition.
Lease, n. a contract for a temporary

possession of houses or lands.
Lease, (les) v. a. to let by lease ; to let.
Lease'hold, n. a tenure held by lease.
Leash, n. a leather thong ; a band.
Least, a. superl. of Little; smallest.
Least, ad. in the smallest degree.
Leatli'er, n. dressed hides of animals.
Leath'ern, a. made of leather.
Leath'er-y, a. resembling leather.
Leave, n. permission ; license.
Leave, (lev) v. a. [i, & p. left ;] to

quit ; to forsake ; to desert.
Leav'en, (lev'vn) n. a fermenting mix-
ture, [imbue.
Leav'en, (ISv'vn) v. a. to ferment; to
Leave?, (levz) n. plural of Leaf.
Leav'ing^, n. pi. remnant? ; relics.
Lech'er, n. a lewd person ; fornicator.
Lech'er-oiis, a. provoking lust ; lewd.
Lech'er-y, n. lewdness ; last.
Lec'tion, n. a reading ; a variety in


LSct'ure, (lekt'yur) n. a discourse read
or pronounced : — a reproof.

Lect'ure, (lekt'yur) v. to give lectures 1

Lect'ur-er, n. one who lectures.

Lect'ure-ship, n. office of a lecturer.

Led, J. & p. from Lead.

Led*e, n. a layer; a stratum ; a ridge

Ledg'er, n. account-book. See Legetn

Led'-horse, n. a sumpter-horse.

Lee, 71. the side opposite to that from
which the wind blows.

Leech, n. a small blood-sucker.

Leek, n. a plant with a bulbous root.

Leer, n. an obliique cast of the eye.

Leer, v. n. to look obliquely or archly.

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

Lee'-shore, n. the shore on which the
wind blows.

Lee' ward, (le'ward or lu'urd) ad. to-
wards the lee ; relating to the part on
the lee.

Left, i. & p. from Leave.

Left, a. not right ; sinistrous ; weak.

Left'-hand'ed, a. using the left hand ;
awkward. [body.

Leg, n. the limb which supports the

Leg'a-cy, n. a bequest made by will.

Le'gal, a. authorized by law ; lawful.

Le-gal'i-ty, n. lawfulness.

Le'gal-ize, v. a. to make lawful.

Le'gal-ly, ad. according to law.

Leg'ate, n. a deputy ; an ambassador.

Leg-a-tee', n. one who has a legacy.

Le-ga'tion, n. a deputation ; embassy.

Leg-a-tbr', n. one Vv'ho bequeathes leg-
acies, [a story : — an inscription

Le'^end, or Leg'end, n. a chronicle j

Le^'en-da-ry, a. fabulous ; romantic.

Leg'er, (led'jer) n. an account-book.

Le|-er-de-main', n. sleight of hand.

Leg'ling, n. a covering for the leg.

Le|-i-bil'j-ty, n. state of being legible,

Leg'i-ble, a. capable of being read.

Le*'i-bly, ad. in a legible manner.

Le'lion, (le'jun) n. a body of soldiers.

Le|'is-late, v. n. to make or enact laws.

Leg-js-la'tion, n. act of making laws.

Le|'is-la-tive, a. enacting laws.

Le^'is-la-tor, n. one who makes laws.

Leg'is-lat-ure, (led'jis-lat-yur) n. the
body or bodies that make laws.

Le-*it'i-ma-cy, n. lawfulness of birth.

Le-*lt'i-mate, a. born in' marriage.

Le-§it'i-mate, v. a. to make legitimate.

Le-^Tt'i-mate-ly, ad. lawfully.

Le-git-i-ma'tion, 7(. act of le?;itim.atingi

Leg'Qine, 78. a bean ; pea ; pulse.

Le-gu'mj nous, u. belonging to pulse

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Lei^'ure, (le'zhur) n. freedom from

employment or business ; vacancy.
Lei^'ure, (le'zhur) a. unemployed.
Lei§'ure-ly, (le'zhur-le) a. deliberate.
Lei§'ure-ly, (le'zhur-le) ad. at leisure.
Lem'pn, n. an acid fruit. [on-juice.
Lem-on-ade', n. Abater, sugar, and lem-
Lend, v. a. [i. &. p. lent;] to afford or

supply on condition of a return.
Length, n. extent from end to end.
Length'en, (leng'thn) ». to extend in

length ; to make longer ; to protract.
Length'ened, (leng'thnd) a. prolonged,
Length'wi^e, ad. in direction of length.
Le'nj-en-cy, ru mildness ; gentleness.
Le'ni-ent, a. assuasive ; softening.
Len'i-tive, a. assuasive ; emollient
Leo'}-ty, n. mildness ; tenderness.
Len§, n. a piece of glass so formed as

to change the direction of the rays

of light passing through it.
Lent, i. & p. from Lend.
Lent, 71. a fast of forty days.
Len'til, n. a sort of pulse or pea.
Le'o-nine, a. belonging to a lion.
Leop'ard, (lep'ard) n. a spotted beast.
Lep'er, n. one infected with a leprosy.
Lep'o-rine, a. belonging to a hare.
Lep'ro-sy, n. a loathsome cutaneous

Lep'rous, a, infected with leprosy.
Le'^ion, (le'zhun) n. injury ; hurt.
Less, a. smaller.

Less, ad. in a smaller or lower degree.
Les-see', n. a person who has a lease.
Les'sen, (les'sn) v. a. to make less.
Les'sen, (les'sn) v. n. to grow less.
Less'er, a. less ; as. Lesser Asia.
Les'son, (les'sn) n. a task or any thing

to learn ; a piece to be read ; precept.
Les'sbr, or Les-sbr', n. one who lets

any thing by lease.
Lest, conj. that not ; for fear that.
Let, V. a, \i. & p. let 5] to allow ; to

suffer ; to permit ; to lease,
L§t, n. a hinderance ; an obstacle.
Le'thal, a. deadly ; mortal ; fatal.
L<e-tha.r'^ic, a. drowsy ; sleepy ; dull.
Lelh'ar-gy, n. a morbid drowsiness.
Le-the'an, a. causing oblivion or sleep.
Le-thif'er-ous,fl.deadly ; causing deatii.
Let'ter, n. an alphabetic character ; a

printing-type : — a written message.
Let'ter, v. a. to stamp with letters.
Let'tered, (let'terd) a. educated.
Let'ter-ing, n. a marking with letters.
Let'ter-press, n. print from type.
Let'teis, 71. pZ. learning; literature.

Let'tuce, (let'tis) n. a garden plant.

Le-vant', n. the eastern parts and
coasts of the Mediterranean Sea.

Le'vant, or Le-vant', a. eastern.

Lev'an-tine. v. a kind of silk stuff.

Lev'ee, (lev'e) n. an assembly ; a con-
course : — a bank of earth.

Lev'el, a. even ; flat ; smooth ; plain.

Lev'el, 71. a plain ; a flat surface.

Lev'el, V. a. to make even ; to aim.

Lev'el, V. n. to aim ; to direct the view.

Lev'el-ler, n. one who levels.

Le'ver, 7(. a mechanical power; a bar
used to elevate great weights.

Lev'er-et, n. a hare in its first year.

Lev'i-a-ble, a. capable of being levied.

Le-vl'at-than, n. a great water animal.

Le v'i-gate, v. a. to polish ; to pulverize.

Le'vite, 71. one of the tribe of Levi.

Le-vit'}-c5il, a. relating to the Levites.

Lev'i-ty, n, lightness ; vanity ; folly.

Lev'y, V. a. to raise ; to collect, impose.

Lev'y, 71, act of raising money or men.

Lewd, (liid) a. wanton ; dissolute.

Lewd'ness, 71. dissoluteness. [aries.

Lex-i-cog'ra-pher, n. a writer of diction-

Lex-i-co-graph'i-cal, a. relating to lexi-
cography, [tionaries.

LSx-i-cog'ra-phy, n. the writing of dic-

Lex'i-con, ti. a dictionary ; word-book.

Ley, (le) n. a field. See Lea.

Li-a-bil'i-ty, 11. state of being liable.

Li'a-ble, a. obnoxious ; not exempt.

Ll'ar, V. one who tells lies.

Li-ba'tion, n. an offering of wine.

Li'bel, n. a malicious or defamatory
publication ; lampoon.

Li'bel, V. a. to defame maliciously : —
to bring a suit against in court.

Li'bel-lant, n. one who brings a charge
in a chancery or admiralty case.

Li'bel-ler,w, one who libels or defames.

Li'bel-loiis, a. defamatory ; abusive.

Lib'er-al, a, generous ; bountiful ; free;
candid ; catholic ; free to excess.

Lib-er-al'i-ty,7i.quality of being liberal.

Llb'er-al-ize, v. a. to make liberal.

Lib'er-al-ly, ad. in a liberal manner.

Lib'er-ate, v. a. to free ; to set free.

Lib-er-a'tion, n. act of setting free.

Lib'er-a-tor, ti, a deliverer.

Lib'er-tine, n. a dissolute man; a rake

Lib'er-tine, a. licentious ; dissolute.

Lib'er-tin-i§m, n. licentiousness.

Llb'er-ty, v. freedom ; permission.

Li-bid'j-nous, 0. lewd.

Li-iMa'ri-an, n. one who has the care
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Lil'bra-ry, n. a collection of books ; a

Jiouse or an apartment for books.
Li'brate, v. a. to poise ; to balance.
Li-bra'tion, n. the act of balancing.
Li'bra-t9-ry, a. playing like a balance.
Lice, n. plural of Louse,
Li'cense, n. permission ; excess.
Li'cense, v. a. to permit by legal grant.
Li-cen'tj-ate, (li-sen'she-jt) n. one who

has a license.
Li-cen'tious, a. unrestrained ; loose.
Li-cen'lious-ness,w,disorderly conduct.
Li'ghen, 71. an order of plants ; moss.
Lick, ??. a. to pass over with the tongue.
Lick, n. a stroke : — a salt spring.
Lick'er-lsh, a. nice ; dainty ; eager.
Lic'o-rice, n. a sweet, medicinal root.
Lid, n. a cover for a pan, box, &c.
Lie, (li) n. a criminal falsehood.
Lie, V. n. to utter a criminal falsehood.
Lie, V. n. [i. lay ; p. lain ;] to rest

horizontally ; to remain.
Lief, ad. willingly ; gladly; freely.
Liege, (lej) a. bound by feudal tenure.
Liefe, n. a sovereign ; a superior lord.
Li'en, or Li'en, n. a legal claim.
Li'er, 71. one who rests or lies down.
Lieu, (15) n. place ; room.
Lieu-ten'an-cy, (lev-ten'an-se or IG-

ten'an-se) n. the office of a lieutenant.
Lieu-ten'ant, (lev-tgn'^mt er lu-ten'-

9nt) 71. an officer below a captain ; a

Lieve, ad. willingly ; lief. See Lief.
Life, n. ; pi. live? ; state of living ; vi-
tality ; animation ; conduct ; spirit.
Life'blood, (llf'blud) n. the vital blood.
Life'-boat, n. a boat to preserve life.
Life'guard, 71. the guard of a king, i&c.
Life'less, a. destitute of life ; dead.
Lift, V. a. to raise ; to elevate ; to exalt.
Lift, 71. act of lifting ; effijrt.
Lig'a-ment, n. an elastic membrane.
Li-ga'tion, n. the act of binding.
Lig'a-ture, n. a bandage ; band ; cord.
Light, (lit) n. that by which we see ;

illumination 3 a taper , day.
Light, (lit) a, not heavy; active; slight;

gay : — not dark ; bright ; clear.
Light, (lit) V. a. to kindle ; to fill with

light ; to enlighten.
Light, (lit) V. n. to fall on ; to dismount.
Light'en, (li'tn) v. n. to flash ; to shine.
Light'en, (ll'tn) v. a, to make light.
Light'er, n. one who lights : — a boat.
Light'-head-ed, a. delirious ; weak.
Light'-heart-ed, a. gay ; merry.
Light'-hbrse, n. light-armed cavalry.

Llght'-hoftse, n. a tower and light to

direct seamen.
Light'ly, (lit'le) ad. in a light manner
Light'-mind-ed, a. unsteady; giddy.
Light'ness, 71. state of being light.
Lightening, (llt'ning) v. the electric

flash that attends thunder.
Lights, (lits) 71. pi. lungs of animals
Light'some, (llt'sum) a. light ; gay.
Lig'ne-ous, a. made of wood ; wooden.
Lig'nj-fbrm, a. formed like wood.
Like, a. resembling ; similar ; alike.
Like, 71. a thing similar; near approach.
Like, ad. in the same manner; likely.
Like, V. to be pleased with ; to choose.
Like'li-hood, (-hud) ji. probability.
Like'ly, a. probable; credible.
Like'ly, ad. probably. [compare.

Li'ken, (li'kn) v. a. to make like ; to
Like'ness, n. resemblance ; similitude.
Like'wi^e, ad. in like manner ; also.
Lik'jng, n. inclination ; desire.
Li'lac, 71. a sweet-flowering shrub.
Lil-i-a'ceous,(lil-e-a.'shus)a. like a lily
Lil'y, (lil'e) n. a plant and flower.
Limb, (lim) n. a member ; a branch.
Limb, (lim) v. a. to tear ; to dismember.
Limbed, (limd) a. formed with limbs.
Lim'ber, a. flexible ; easily bent.
Lim'ber-ness, n. flexibility ; pliancy.
Limb'less, a. wanting limbs.
Lim'bo, 71. border of hell ; a prison.
Lime, n. a calcareous earth : — a tree ;

a fruit. [burning lime-

Lime'-kiln, (lim'kil) n. a furnace for
Lime'stone, n. a calcareous stone.
Lim'it, n. a bound ; a border ; extent.
Lini'it, V. a. to confine ; to restrain.
Lim'it-^-ble, a. that may be limited.
Lim-}-ta'tion, n. a restriction.
Lim'it-ed, p. a. having limits.
Lim'it-less, a. unbounded ; unlimited.
Limn, (lim) v. a. to draw ; to paint.
Lim'ner, n. a painter, picture-maker.
Limp, V. 11, to halt ; to walk lamely.
Limp, n. a halt ; the act of limping.
Lim'pet, n, a small shell-fish.
Lim'pid, a. clear; pure; transparent.
Lim'pid-ness, n, clearness ; purity.
Li'my, a, containing lime ; viscous.
Linch'pin, n. the pin of an axle-tree.
Lin'den, n, a large tree ; lime-tree.
Line, n. a string : — a verse : — a row ;

a course ; a business : — a limit ; the

equator : — one tenth of an inch.
Line, v. a. to guard within ; to cover.
Lin'e-5i*e, n. race ; genealogy.
Liii'e-al, a. descending in a line.

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Lin'e-?il-ly, ad. in a direct line.

Lin'e-9-ment, n. a feature ; an outline.

Lin'e-ar, a, composed of lines.

Lin-e-a'tion, n. delineation.

Lin'en, re. cloth made of flax or hemp.

Lin'en, a, made of linen. [linen.

Lin'en-dra'per, n. one who deals in

Ling, n. heath : — a kind of sea-fish.

Lin'ger, (ling'ger) v. n. to delay ; to

Lin'ger-ing, a. tardy : slow. [loiter.

LTn'gual, a. pertaining to the tongue.

Lin'gui-fbrm,a. formed like the tongue.

Lin'guist, (ling'gwist) n. one versed
in languages.

Lin-guis'tic, a. relating to language.

Lin'i-ment, n. ointment ; balsam.

Lin'ing, 7). an inner covering.

Link, n. a single ring of a chain.

Link, V. to complicate ; to unite, join.

Lin'net, n. a small singing bird.

Lin 'seed, n. seed of flax ; flaxseed.

Lint, n. soft scrapings of linen.

Lin'tel, n. a horizontal piece of tim-
ber or stone over a door or window.

Lint'stock, 11. a staff" with a match at

Li'on, 71. a fierce animal. [the end.

Li'on-ess, tj. a female lion ; a she-lion.

Lip, n. the border of the mouth ; edge.

Lipped, (lipt) a. having lips.

Lip'pi-tude, re. blearedness of eyes.

Liq-ne-fac'tion, re. act of melting.

Liq ue-fl-a-bie, a. dissolvable.

Liq'ue-fj', (lik'\ve-f I) v. a. &. n. to melt.

LT-ques'cent,(lI-kwes'sent) a. melting.

Liq'uid, (lik'wjd) a. fluid ; flowing.

Liq'uid, v. liquid substance ; liquor.

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

Liq-ui-da'tion, w. act of liquidating.

Li-quid'i-ty, re. state of being liquid.

Liq'uor, (lik'ur) re. liquid; strong drink.

Li^'bon, (liz'bun) n. a kind of wine.

Lisp. V. V. & a. to speak with a lisp.

Lisp, n. defective speech or utterance.

List, re. a roll: — a limit; an enclo-
sure : — a strip of cloth : — desire.

List, V. re. to choose ; to be disposed.

List, V. a. to enlist : — to sew.

Lis'tcl, re. a small band ; a fillet.

Lis'leii, (lis'sn) v. n. to hearken.

Lis'ten-er, (-sn-er) re. one wlio listens,

List'less, a. careless ; heedless.

List'less-uess, re. inattention.

Lit'a-ny, re. a form of public prayer.

I,iit'er-al, a. according to the letter.

Lit'er-al-ly, ad. in k literal manner.

Lit'er-a-ry, a. relating to literature.

Lit'er-ate, a. learned ; versed in bitters

Lit-er-a'ti, n. pi. men of learning.
Lit'er-a-ture, re. learning ; erudition.
Lith'fir*e, re. fused oxide of lead.
Lithe, a. limber ; flexible ; pliant.
Lithe'ness, re. limberness ; flexibility
Lithe'some, (llth'sum) a. pliant.
Lith'o-graph, re. a lithographic print.
Lj-thog'ra-pher, re. one who practises

lithography. [pl'y

Litii-o-grapli'ic, a. relating to lithogra-
Li-thog'ra-phy, re. engraving on stone.
Li-thol'o-gy,re. natural history of stones.
Lj-thot'o-my, re. art of cutting for the

stone in the bladder.
Lit'i-gant, n. one engaged in a lawsuit.
Lit'j-gant, a. engaged in a lawsuit.
Lit'i-gate, v. a. & re. to contest in law.
Lit-i-ga'tion, n. a judicial contest ; a

lawsuit. [litigation.

Li-ti^'ious, (le-tid'jus) a. inclined to
Li-tig'ious-ness, re. litigious habit.
Lifter, re. a carriage with a bed in it :

— straw; shreds : — a brood of young.
Lifter, v. a. to bring forth, as quadru-
peds : — to cover with straw.

Lit'tle, a. small ; diminutive.
Lit'tle, re. a small space, part, or affair
Lit'tle, ad. in a small degree.
Lit'tle-ness, w. state of being little.
Lit'to-ral, a. belonging to the shore.
Li-tUr'gi-cal, a. relating to a liturgy.
Lit'ur-|y, re. a formulary of prayer.
Live, V. n. to be alive ; to dwell, feed.
Live, a. not dead ; having life ; alive.
Live'li-hood, (-hud) n. maintenance.
Live'li-ness, re. state of being lively.
Live'long, a, tedious ; long in passing.
Live'ly, a. brisk ; vigorous ; sprightly.
Liv'er, re. one who lives : — one of the

Liv'er-wort, (liv'er-wUrt) re. a plant.
Liv'er-y, ji. a release from wardship :

— a dress worn by servants.
Live§, (livz) re. the plural of Life.
Liv'id, a. discolored ; black and blue.
Liv'ing, n. course of life ; sustenance ;

support ; maintenance ; livelihood.

Lix-iv'j-al, a. impregnated with lye.

Liz'ard, re. a reptile resembling a ser-

Lo, interj. look ! see ! behold ! [pent.

Loach, (loch) re. a sort of small fish.

Load, (lod) n. a burden ; a freight.

Load, V. a. \i. loaded ; p. loaded or la-
den ;] to burden ; to freight, charge.

Load'sfar, re. the pole-star. [iron.

Load'stSne, re. the magnet ; oxide of

Loaf, re. ; pi. loave^ ; a mass of bread.

Loam, V. rich earth or mould ; marl.

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Loam'y, a. containing loam 5 marly.

L5an, n. a Thing lent ; act of lending.

Loan, V. a, to lend.

Loath, (loth) a. unwilling; reluctant.

L5athe, (loth) v. a. to regard with nau-
sea or disgust ; to nauseate ; to hate.

Loathe, v. n. to feel disgust.

L5ath'ing, n. disgust; disinclination.

Loath'spme, (loth'suni) a. disgusting.

Loave§, (lovz) n. plural of Loaf.

Lob, n. a clumsy person : — a worm.

Lob'by, n. an opening before a roi ni.

Lobe, n. division ; a part of tlie lungs.

Lobe'let, n. a little lobe ; lobule.

Lob'ster, n. a crustaceous fish.

Lob'ule, n. a little lobe ; lobelet.

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