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LiK'iNG, n. Inclination ; desire ; delight in.

Li'LAC [ll'lak, S. W. P. J. F. Ja. Sm. fVb. ; lil'lak,
Kenrick], n. A beautiful, svveet-tiovvering tree;
a shrub : — often written lilach.

LtL-l-A'CEOUS (lil-e-a'shus), a. Like a lily.

LlL'JED (lil'jd), a. Embellished with lilies.

LlLT,j3.n. To skip or dance ; to be active. [Local.]

LlL'y (ITl'e), n. A plant and flower.

Lil'y-lTv-ered (lil'e-liv-erd), a. Cowardly.

I^l-MA'TIQN, n. Act of filing or polishing.

Lt'MA-TURE, n. Particles rubbed off by a file.

Limb (llm), n. A branch of a tree ; a jointed part
of an animal ; a member ; a branch : — border.

LiMB (lim), V. a. To tear ; to dismember.

LlM'BEC, ?i. A still ; an alembic

LIM'BEC, V. a. To strain as through a still.

LliYTBED (llmd), a. Formed with regard to limbs.

Lilvi'BER, o. Flexible; easily bent ; pliant.

LiM'BER-NESS, n. Flexibility ; pliancy.

LIm'ber§, m. p/. Two shafts, mounted on a pair
of wheels of a carriage for ammunition : — thills
or shafts.

LTmb'less, a. Wanting limbs ; deprived of limbs.

LlM'BO, n. [limbus, L.J ; pi. LiM'Bos. A border:
— a region bordering on hell : — a prison.

Lime, n. Calcareous earth obtained from lime-
stone, and used for mortar, &c. ; quicklime ; — a
viscous substance, properly bird-lime •■ — a tree ;
the linden-tree : — an acid fruit.

LIme, v. a. To ensnare ; to smear with lime.

Lime'-bOrn er, n. One who burns stones to lime.

LiME'-KiLN (llm'kil), ?!. A furnace for lime.

LiME'sTONE, n. A calcareous stone ; a carbonate
of lime ; the stone of which lime is made.

LlME'-WA-TER, 71. A water containing lime.

LIM'IT, n. That which terminates any thing ; a
bound ; a border; utmost reach ; term.

LlM'lT, B. 0. To set limits or bounds to; to con-
fine ; to restrain , to circumscribe ; to bound ; to

LlM'lT-A-BLE, a. That may be limited.

LTm-!-ta'ri-an, n. One who limits.

LTm-i-tA'ri-AN, a. Limiting; circumscribing.

LiM'l-TA-Ry, a. Placed at the boundaries.

LJm-i-ta'tion, n. A restriction ; a confinement.

LiM'lT-ED, p. a. Having limits ; circumscribed.

LTm'it-er, n. He or that which limits.

LiM'lTLESS, a. Unbounded; unlimited.

Limn (llni), v. a. To draw ; to paint any thing.

LiM'NER, B, A painter ; a picture-maker.

LI'm'ning, n. Art of painting in water-colors.

Li-MO'sis, n. (Med.) A morbid appetite.

Li'MOUS, a. Muddy ; slimy, [m.]

Limp, v. n. To halt ; to walk lamely.

LTmp, n. A halt ; the act of limping.

LTmp'er, n. One who limps in his walking.

Lim'pet, n. A small shell-fish.

LTm'pid, a. Clear; pure; transparent.

Lim-pTd'!-ty, n. State of being limpid.

Lim'pid-ness, n. Limpidity ; clearness ; purity.

Li'MY, a. Containing lime ; viscous ; glutinous.

LTn'a-Misnt, n. A tent made of lint for wounds.

LInch'pTn, v. The iron pin of an axletree.

LtNCT'URE (lingkt'yur), re. Medicine licked up.

LTn'den, n. A large, handsome tree ; lime-tree.

Line, n. Longitudinal extension: — a string;
lineament ; delineation : — a row ; a rank ; a

course: — a business: — as much as is wrlttpn
from one margin to another ; a verse : — a
trench : — a limit : — the equator : — progeny : —
one tenth of an inch.
LIne, v. a. To guard within ; to cover ; to double :

— to place along the side of.

Lin'e-a(^e, re. Family or race ascending or de-
scending ; race ; progeny ; family ; genealogy.

Lin'e-al, a. Descending in a line ; hereditary.

Lin-e-Xl'i-tv, n. State of being in a line.

LlN'F.AL-LY, a(/. In a direct line.

LIn'l-ament, n. A feature ; a form ; an outline.

LiN'E-AR, a. Composed of lines ; having lines.

Lin'e-ate, a. (Bot.) Marked longitudinally.

LiN-E-A'TioN, re. A draught of a line or lines.

LlN'EN, 11. Cloth made of flax or hemp: — the
under part of dress.

LlN'EN, a. Made of linen ; resembling linen.

Lin'en-Dra'per, re. One who deals in linen.

Ling, re. Heath : — a kind of sea-fish,

LiN'sER (ling'|er),D. re. To remain long ; to delay.

tLiN'eER, V. a. To protract ; to draw out.

Lin'ger-er (ling'ger-er), re. One who lingers.

LiN'fiER-TNG (llng'ger-ing), a. Tardy ; slow.

LfN'£tER-iNG-l.Y, arf. With delay ; tediously.

LiN'fijT, re. A small mass of metal : — a bird.

LI'n'GO (ling'go), re. [Port.] Language. [Vulrrar.']

LiN-GUA-DEN'TAE (ling-gwa-den'tal), a. UttereiJ
by the joint action of the tongue and teeth.

LIn'gual, a. Pertaining to the tongue.

LTn'gui-form, a. Formed like the tongue.

Ljn'GUIST (llng'gwjst), re. One versed in lan-

LlN-GUis'Tlc, a. Relating to language.

lIn-GUIS'tics, n. pi. The study or science of
languages, their origin, descent, and relationship.,

LiN'i-MiiNT, re. Ointment; balsam; unguent.

LIn'ing, re. The inner covering of any thing.

LiNli, n. A single ring of a chain : — a torch.

Link, v. a. To complicate ; to unite ; to join.

Link, v. n. To be connected.

LTnk'-boy^, re. A boy that carries a link or torch.

LiN'NET, re. A small singing-bird.

LiN'SEED, re. The seed of flax ; flaxseed.

Lin'sey-wool'sey (lin'se-wai'se), re. Stuff
made of linen and wool mixed ; a light stuff".

Lin'sey-wool'sey (lln'se-wul'se), a. JMade of
linen and wool mixed; vile; mean.

LTnt, re. Flax ; linen scraped into soft substance.

LIn'tel, re. (Mrcli.) A horizontal piece of timber
or stone over a door or window.

LlNT'STOCK, 71. [lint &^ stock.] A staff with a match
at the end, used by gunners in firing cannon.

Li'pN, n. The largest and most formidable of the
carnivorous animals : — a sign in the zodiac.

Ll'ON-ESS, n. A female lion ; a she-lion.

Li'oN-iZE, «. fl. To make a lion of.

LiP, n. The border of the mouth ; the edge._

Lip'qgrAm, h. a writi' g which omits or dispens
es with one of the letters of the alphabet.

Ll-POTH'v-MOUS, a. Swooning; fainting.

Li-POTll'y-MV, n. A swoon ; a fainting fit.

LiPPED (lipt), a. Having lips ; as, thick-lipped.

LiP'Pl-TUDE, n. Blearedness of eyes.

LiQ'tJA-BLE (lik'wa-bl), a. That may be melt«d-

LI QuA'Tlpiv (li-kwa'shun), re. Act of melting-

— a mode of purifying tin.
L'lQUE-FAC'TlpN (ITk we-fak'shun), re. Act of

melting ; state of being melted.
LTq'ue-fT ABLE (lTk'we-fl-?-bl), a. Dissolvable.
LiQ'UE FY (ITk' we-fr), V. a. To melt ; to dissolve.
LTq'ue-fy (lik'we-fi), v. re. To grow liquid.
LT-QUES'CEN-c Yj re. Aptness to melt.
LT-QUES'CENT (li-kwes'sent), a. Melting,
Lr-QUEVJi' {\e-kux'),n. [Fr.] A spirituous liquid.
LiiQ'uiD (ITk'wid), a. Not solid ; fluid ; flowing.
LlQ'uJD (ITk'wid), re. Liquid substance ; liquor: —

a letter. — The four liquids are /, m, re, r.
LTq'UIIJ-Am-bar, re. A plant ; the gum-tree.
LfQ'uj-DATE (ITk'we-dat), t). a. To clear ; tolas

sen : — to adjust and settle, as an account.

Z, E,l, 0,Vy,\,long; X,fi,T, o, \j, 'i, short j A, E, i, p, y,y, obscure. — fAre, fXr, FAST, ALL; HfilR, HER




LIQ-UI-Da'TION, n. The act of liquidating.
Ll-QUlD'l-TY, n. The state of being liquid.
LTq'uid-ness (lik'wid-nes), n. Liquidity.
LiQ'upR (lik'ur), n. Any liquid ; strong drinJk.
LiQ'uQ-RiCE (lik'g-ris), 71. A root. See Licorice.
LiQ'up-RlSH (lik'o-rlsh), a. See Lickerish.
Li^'BON (Iiz'bun), n. A kind of wliite wine.
Lisp, v. n. To speak with a lisp, like a child.
Lisp, v. a. To utter with a lisp.
Lisp, n. A defective speech or utterance.
List, n. A roll ; a catalogue : — a bound ; a limit :

— desire ; choice ; — a strip of cloth ; a border.

— (JVajit.) Inclination to one side, as a ship.
Syn. — A list of persons or subscribers ; a her-
ald's roll, muster-roM ; a catalogue of books or
students ; a register of births and deaths.

List, v. n. To choose , to desire ; to be disposed.

List, v. a. To enlist : — to sew • — to listen.

Lis'tel,^. (Arch.) A small lianii ; a fillet.

LTs'ten (lis'sn), 0. n. To hearken ; to attend.

Lis'ten-er flis'sn-er), n. One who hearkens.

LTst'less, a. Indifferent ; careless , needless.

LTst'LESS-LY, ad. Carelessly ; without attention.

LtsT'LESS-NESS, n. Inattention, want of desire.

Lists, n. pi. A place enclosed for combats, races,
wrestlings, &c.

Lit, (, &p. Vmra Light. Lighted. See Light.

Lit'a-ny, n. A form of supplicatory prayer.

Lit'er-al, a. Consisting of letters ; according to
the letter ; not figurative ; verbal ; — exact ; act
ual ; positive ; real.

LIt'er-al-i^m, n. Accordance with the letter.

Lit'er-al-ist, n. One who adheres to the letter.

LTt-er-X.l'i ty, n. Original or literal meaning.

LiT'ER-AL-LY, ai. [n a literal manner.

LTt'er-a-RY, a. Relating to letters or literature.

Lit'er-ate, a. Learned ; skilled in letters.

Lit'er-ate, n. One educated out of college.

LIt-eR'A'tt, n. pi. [literatus ; pi. literati, L.] The
learned ] men of learning.

LiT-ER-A'TiM,ad. [L.] Letter by letter; literally.

Lit'er-a-ture, n. Learning ; erudition ; letters.
Syn. — The literature of a nation ; the learning
or erudition of an individual. A man of learning
excels in what is taught in the schools ; a man of
literature or letters, in what is generally read ; a
man of erudition, in recondite information.

Lith'a-goGUE, n. (Med.) Medicine for expelling
calculous matter from the kidneys or bladder.

LTth'ar^-e, n. Fused oxide of lead.

LTthe, a. Limber ; flexible ; soft ; pliant.

Lithe, v. a. To smooth ; to soften , to palliate.

Lithe'ness, n. Liniberness ; flexibility

Lithe'some (llth'sum), a. Pliant ; limber.

LiTH'lc, a. Relating to the stone or calculus.

Li-th5d'o-mI, n. pi. Molluscous animals that in-
habit rocks.

LiTH'p-GRAPH, 71. A lithographic print.

LiTH'o-GRAPH, V. a. To draw and etch on stone.

Ll-THOG'RA-PHER, n. One who practises lithog-

LTth-o-GrXph'ic, a. Relating to lithography.

Li-Th6g'ra-phy, n. Art of engraving upon stone.

LiTH-p-L5(ji'l-CAL, a. Relating to lithology.

L!-TH6L'o-(^iST,7i. One who is versed in lithology.

Lj-THOL'o-fjrY, n. Natural history of stones.

LiTh'p-MXn-cy [lith'o-man-se, JV. J. F. Ja. Sm. ;
li'thp-man-se, S. ; le-thom'an-se, P. E.], n. Div-
ination or prediction by stones.

LlTH-QN-TRlP'Tlc, 71. A medicine proper to dis-
solve the stone in the kidneys or bladder.

LTth-ON-trip'tic, a. Dissolving the stone.

LlTH-ON-TRip'TisT, n. An operator for the stone.

Lith'p-phyte, n. A stone plant: — coral.

Ll-TiioT'p-MiST, n. One who performs lithotomy.

Lt-th6t'p-my, 71. Art of cutting for the stone.

LiTH'p-TRlp-.SY, 71. Same as Uthotrity.

Li-thot'ri-ty, n. (Med.) The art or act of break-
ing or bruising the stone in the bladder.

Li'thy (li'tfie), a. Pliable; bending easily.

L'1't'i-gant, n. One engaged in a lawsuit.

Lit'i-gSnt, a. Engaged in a juridical conte.'st.

LiT'i-GATE, V. a. To contest in law ; to debate.

LiT'i-GATE, V. n. To dispute or contend in law.

LiT-l-GA'TipN, n. Act of litigating ; a judicial
contest ; a suit at law ; a lawsuit.

Ll-Tiij'ioys (le-tid'jus), a. Inclined to litigation.

Lj-Ti^'lpos-LY (le-tid'jus-le), <irf. Wranglingly.

Li-Ti(^'lous-N£ss'{le-tid'jus-nes), n. Wrangling.

LiT'Jiys, n. [Bot.) A lichen; orchil: — a blue
pigment obtained from orchil. — Litmus paper, pa-
per tinged blue or red by litmus.

Ll'Tp-TE§, 77. (Rhet.) A figure by which a speak-
er seems to lessen what he says, though he means

LiT'TER, 71. A carriage with a bed in it : — straw
laid under animals: — scattered ,>hreds or frag-
ments : — a brood of young : — a birth of animals.

LiT'TER, 7). a. To bring forth, as quadrupeds: —
to scatter about : — to cover with straw.

LlT'TLE, a. I comp. less and lesseb ; supcrt. least.]
Small ; diminutive ; not great , not many.

Lit'tle, 7!. A small space, part, or affair,

Lit'tle, ad. In a small degree , not much.

Lit'tle -ness, 77. State of being little.

LlT'Tp-RAL, a. Belonging to, or near, the shore.

Li-TUR^ilc, ) a. Relating to a liturgy or for-

Ll TiJR'qil-CAL, j niulary of public prayer.

Lit'ur qtY, 77. A formulary of public devotions.

Live (llv), v. n. To be alive , to dwell , to feed.

Live, a. Not dead , active , having life ; alive.

Lived (Ilvd), a. Having life , as, '' short -/jved."

LivE'Li-HOOD (liv'le-hud), n. Support of life;
means of living ; subsistence ; maintenance.

LiVE'Ll LY, ad. In a sprightly or lively manner.

Live'L} NESS, 71. State of being lively , vivacity.

LivE'LoNG (liv'long), a. Tedious, .ongin passing.

LiVE'LY, a. Having life ; animated ; brisk ; vig-
orous ; sprightly ; gay ; cheerful.

Liv'ER, 77. One who lives : — one of the entrails.

Liv'ER-CoL-pR, 77. & a. A verj' dark red.

Liv'ER wort (liv'er-wUrt), n- A plant.

LTv'ER-v, 77. A release from wardship: — a writ
for possession: — a uniform or dress worn by ser-
vants : — the collective body of livery -men in

LTv'ER-Y, V. a. To clothe in a livery.

LTv'er y-Man, 77. One who wears a livery: —
one of a class of freemen, embracing the different
trades in London.

Liv'er-y-Sta'ble, 71. A stable where horses are
kept and let.

LiVEf (livz), 77. ; pi. of Life.

Liv'lD, a. Discolored ; black and blue.

Li-vid'i-ty, ) 77. State of being livid ; discolora-

Liv'iD-kEss, ) tion of the body.

Liv'JNG, «. Course of life : — sustenance ; support ;
maintenance ; livelihood : — a benefice.

Ll'VRE (ll'vur) [ll'vur, S. W. P J. F. Sm. .le'vur,
E. K. i ISvr, Ja.\, 77. [Fr. ) A French money of
account, now disused, of a little less value than a
franc, 80 francs being equal to 81 livres.

Lix-Tv'l -AL, I a. Impregnated with salts, like a

Lix-Tv'j-oOs ( lixivium ; obtained by lixivium.

Lix-iv'i-ate, 7). a. To impregnate with salts
from wood -ashes ; to form lye.

Llx-fv'l-^TE, ) a. Containing, or impregnated

Lix-iv'i-AT-ED, \ with, lixivium.

LfX-lr' f-UM,n. [L.] Lye made of ashes, water,
&c. ; an alkaline salt in solution.

L'iz'ARD, n. An animal resembling a serpent.

L6, interj. Look 1 see ; behold !

Loach (loch), 71. A sort of small fish.

Load (I6d), n. A burden ; a freight ; pressure : —
a metallic or mineral vein. See Lode.

Load (lod), v. a. ['. lcioed ; pp. lo.^divo, lo4D-
ed or LADEN.] To burden ; to freight , to encum-
ber : — to charge, as a gun.

Load'ing, 71. A burden ; a cargo , a load.

Load'star, 77. The pole-star ; the cynosure.

Load'stone, 71. The magnet ; an oxide of iron.

Loaf (lof), 71. ,- pi. loave?. A mass of bread, &c.

MlENjSIRj m6ve,NOR,s0nj BOll, BUR, rOle.— 9, 9, |, so/t; jG, fi, 2, |, Aard ; § as z ; :j: as gz : 11113.




LoAF'ER, n. An idler ; a vagrant.

Loam (lom), n. Eich earth or mould ; marl.

Loam (lom), v. a. To smear with loam or clay.

Loam'v (lo'me), a. Containing loam ; marly.

Loan (Ion), n. Any thing lent ; act of lending.

Loan, v. a. To deliver to another for temporary
use ; to lend. [Modern.]

LOAN'-OF'FICE, n. A public office in which loans
are negotiated for the public.

L5ATH (loth) [loth, S. fV. P. J. F. Ja. K. Sm. ; loth,
Wb.'\,a. Unwilling; reluctant; averse.

Loathe (loth), v. a. To regard with nausea, dis-
gust, or abhorrence ; to nauseate ; to abhor.

LOATHE, V. n. To feel abhorrence or disgust.

LoATH'ER (loth'er), n. One who loathes.

Loath'fOl (loth'ful), a. Abhorring; odious.

LoATH'lNG, n. Disgust ; disinclination.

Loath'ness (loth'nes), n. Unwillingness, [ble.

LOATH'SQME (loth'sum), a. Disgusting ; detesta-

Loath'some-ness, n. Ciuality of raising disgust.

LOAVE§ (lovz), n. ; pi. of Loaf.

Lob, n. A clumsy person : — a worm : — a prison.

Lob, v. a. To let fall carelessly.

Lo'BATE, a. {But.) Having the form of a lobe.

Lob'by, n. An opening before a room, or a way
or passage to an apartment ; a small hall.

Lobe, n. A division ; a part of the lungs.

LOBE'LET, n. A little lobe ; lobule.

L6b'l6l-ly, n. A tree. — (JVoMt.) Water-gruel.

LoB'STER, n. A well-known crustaceous fish.

Lob'uee, n. A little lobe ; lobelet.

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

Lo'cAL.-i§M, n. A word, phrase, custom, or in-
terest limited to a particular place.

Lp-CAL'l-TY, n. Existence in place ; position ;
place : — position of a plant or mineral.

Lo'c^L-LY, ad. With respect to place.

Lo'CATE, t). a. To place ; to fix. [Modem.]

Lq-ca'tion, n. The act of placing; situation.

LofJH (lok), M. A lake. [Used in Scotland.]

L6'f;Hi-AL, a. (Med.) Relating to lochia, or dis-
charges consequent on childbirth.

Lock, n. An instrument to fasten doors, &c. : —
part of a gun: — a grapple : — a tuft of hair: — an
enclosure in a canal to confine the water.

Lock, v. a. To shut or fasten with locks ; to close.

Lock, v. n. To become fast by a lock ; to unite.

Lock'a^e, 71. The construction of locks: — ma-
terials for locks : — water to fill a lock : — toll.

Lock'er, n. He or that which locks : — any thing
closed with a lock ; a drawer.

Lock'et, n. A small lock ; a catch : — a trinket.

L6cKED'-JAW, j 71. (Med.) A spasmodic aflfection

Lock'jAw, \ of the jaw; trismus; tetanus.

LocK'RAM, n. A sort of coarse cloth.

Lock'smith, 71. A man who makes locks.

Lock'-up, n. An enclosure for confinement.

Lo-co-Mo'TlQN, n. Act or power of moving for-
ward, or changing place.

Lo-cp-MO'TivE, n. A locomotive engine ; a car.

Lo-CQ-Mo'TiVE, a. Changing or able to change

I/O-cp-Mp-Tiv'i-TY, n. Power of changing place.

Loc'u-LA-MENT, 71. (Bot.) A seed- vessel

Lo'cum te'nenf, [L.] A deputy.

Lo'cusT, 7j. A devouring insect : — a tree. [load.

Lode, 7!. A metallicor mineral vein : — written also

LODE'STAR, n. The pole-star. See IjOadstar.

Lode'STONE, n. The magnet. See Loadstone.

LoDc^E, V. a. To afford a lodging ; to place ; to fix.

LoDqJE, V. 71. To reside ; to keep residence.

L6d(^e, 71. A small house ; tenement: — a society.

L6D^E'A-BLE,a. Capable of affording a dwelling.

Lod^e'ment, n. Act of lodging ; collocation ;
encampment : — written also lodgment

LoDqi'ER, 71. One who lodges, or lives at board.

LoD^'lNG, n. A temporary abode : rooms hired.

Loft, n. A floor ; a story ; a high room or place.

Lof'ti-LY, ad. On high ; proudly ; haughtily.

LOf'tj-nEss, n. State of being lofty ; highness;
elevation ; pride.

LoF'TY, fl. Elevated in place ; high; tall: — suh.
lime ; haughty.

LoGr, n. A bulky piece of wood : — a piece of wood,
which, with a line, serves to measure the course
of a ship at sea : — a Hebrew measure, less than
a pint.

LSg'a-rithm, n. A rational number : — logarithms
are a series of numbers in arithmetical progres-
sion, corresponding to another series in geomet-
rical progression.

L6g-a-rith'mic, ) a. Relating to, or consist-

L6g-a-rith'mi-cae ] ing of, logarithms.

LoG'-BOOK (log'buk), n. Register of a ship's way.

LoG'GATS, n. pi. A game ; called also skittles.

L6g'.ger-head, n. A dolt ; a thick-skull : — an
iron used for heating tar or warming liquids.

Log'ger-heau-ed, a. Dull ; stupid ; doltish.

LoG'-HotJSE, n. A house constructed of logs.

Loc^'ic, n. The art of rea.soning ; dialectics.

Lo^'l-CAL, a. Pertaining to, or skilled in, logic ;
conformed to logic.

Log'l-CAL-LY, ad. According to the laws of logic.

Lp-qii'"ciAN (lo-jish'an), n. One versed in logic.

LoG'-LlNE, n. A line to measure a ship's way.

LoG'MAN, 71. One who carries logs.

L6g-p-graph'ic, a. Relating to logography.

Lp-GOG'RA-PHY, n. A mode of printing, in which
a type contains a whole word.

Lp-GoM'A-jCHiST, n. A disputer about words.

Lo-gom'^-jEHY, n. A contention about words.

Log'p-type, 71. Two or more letters cast in one
piece ;_as, ff,ffl, a, ffi, &c.

L6g'-r6ll-ing, n. A cant term, denoting a sys.
tem of manoeuvring in legislation for carrying any
favorite measure.

Log'wood (log'wud), 71. A wood used in dyeing.

Loi'Mlc, a. Relating to contagious disorders.

Loin, n. The back of an animal ; the reins.

Loi'TER, V. n. To linger ; to be dilatory ; to idle.

LoI'ter, v. a. To consume in trifles ; to waste.

Loi'TER-ER, 7i. One who loiters ; a lingerer.

Loll, v. n. To lean idly : — to hang out the tongue.

LoL'LARD, 7!. A follower of Wicliffe.

Lo'ment, 7!. A kind of legume.

LoMP (liinip), 77. A kind of roundish fish.

Lone, a. Solitary ; lonely ; single ; unmarried.

Lone'li-ness, 7t. State of being lonely ; solitude.

Lone'ly, a. Solitary ; being alone.

Lone'ness, 7!. Solitude; dislike of company.

LoNE'spME, a. Solitary; lonely; dismal.

Lone'some-LY, ad. In a solitary manner.

LoNE'spME-NESS, n. Quality of being lonesome.

Long, a. Not short; having length; extended;
drawn out ; tedious ; dilatory.

Long, ad. To a great extent ; not soon.

Long, v. n. To wish or desire earnestly.

L6n-ga-nim'I-ty, 7j. Forbearance ; patience. [H.]

Long'-boat (long'bot), n. The largest boat ol a

LoNGE(\uni),n. [Ft.] A thrust ; allonge.

LpN-(;iE'VAL, a. Long-lived ; living long.

LpN-(jEV'l-TV, a. Length of life ; long life.

LpN-(p^E'vbus, a. Living long ; long-lived.

L6ng'-head-ed, a. Having forecast ; sagacious.

LpN-(^lM'A-NOLts, a. Having long hands.

LpN-^iM'E-TRV, n. Art of measuring distances.

LoNG'lNG, 71. Earnest desire ; continual wish.

Long'ing, p. a. Earnestly desiring ; craving.

L6ng'ing-ly, ad. With Incessant wishes.

L6n-(JI-ros'ter, n. A long-billed, wading bird.

Lon'c^ji-tOde, 77. Length: — the distance of any
part of the earth, easier west, from a meridian.

LoN-^l-Tfl'DI-NAL, a. Relating to length ; re-
lating to longitude.

L6n-<^i-tu'di-nal-ly, ad. In longitudinal direc-
tion ; lengthwise.

L6ng'-i>ived (long'lTvri), a. Having long life.

Long-Prim'er, 7). A kind of printing-type, inter-
mediate between small-pica and bourgeois.

LoNG'-siGHT-l2D, a. Seeing far ; far-sighted.

jLoNG'spME (long'sum), a. Tedious; wearisome.

A, £,I, OjtJ, Yjlong; A,E,I, 6, tj,^, short; A, E,I, p, \J,\, obscure. — fAre, far, fAsT, all; HfilR, HER;




LoNG-suF'FER'tNG, a. Patient ; not easily pro-

Long-suf'fer-ing, n. Patience ; clemency.

LoN&'-TONGUED (long'tungd), a. Having a long
tongue : — babbling.

Long'- WIND-ED, a. Long-breathed ; tedious.

L6ng'wi§e, ad. Lengtliwise. [R.]

Lon'ing, n. A lane. [Local, E7ig.]

L66, n. A game at cards.

L66, V. a. To beat by winning every trick at a
game of cards.

Loo'BI-LY, a. Avv^kward ; clumsy ; lubberly.

Loo'BY, n. A lubber ; a clumsy clown.

LoOF (liif), n. The after-part of a ship's bow.
See Luff.

LooF (mf or 1860 [luf, S. PT. P. J. ; loof, Ja. K. Sm.
C], V. a. To bring close to the wind ; to luff.

*LooK (luk) [luk, S. P. J. Sm. Wb. ; look, W. E.
F. Ja.], V. n. To direct the eye ; to see ; to ex-
pect ; — to appear.

*LooK (liik), V. a. To influence by looks.

*LooK (liik), inter). See ! lo ! behold ! observe I

*LooK (IGk), n. Air of the face ; mien ; aspect.

*Look'er (liik'er), n. One who looks.

*Look'ing-Gla'ss (Ifik'mg-glis), n. A glass
which shows forms reflected ; a mirror.

Loom, n. [fA piece of furniture ; heir-loom] ; — a
weaver's machine : — a bird.

Loom, v. n. To appear large at sea, as a ship.

Loom'ing, n. (JVaut.) An enlarged, indistinct
view of an object : — an optical illusion ; mirage.

Loon, n. A scoundrel ; a rascal : — a sea-fowl.

Loop, n. A noose or double in a string or rope.

L66PED_(16pt), a. Full of, or having, loops or holes.

Loop'hole,?!. An aperture : — a shift ; an evasion.

Loop'HOLED (lop'hold), a. Full of holes.

Loose, v. a. To unbind; to relax; to untie; to
set at liberty ; to release ; to free.

Loose, v. n. To set sail ; to leave a port.

Loose, a. Unbound ; untied ; not fast ; not close ;
slack : — lax in language ; vague ; not strict : —
lax in body ; not costive : — dissolute ; wanton.

Loose, n. Liberty ; looseness.

Loose'ly, ad. In a loose manner ; carelessly.

Loos'en (16'sn), V. n. To make loose ; to part.

Loos'en (16'sn), V. a. To relax ; to separate.

Loose'ness, n. State of being loose ; laxity ; ir-
regularity : — a flux.

Loose'strTfe, n. A four-leaved plant ; an herb.

Lop, v. a. To cut off; to bend ; to let fall.

LoP, n. That which is cut from trees : — a plea.

LoP'PlNGS, n. pi. Ends of branches lopped off.

Lp-QUA'ci'ous (lo-kwa'shus), a. Talkative ; noisy.

Lo-QUA'cioys-NESS, n. Loquacity.

Lo-QUic'l-TY (lo-kwas'e-te), n. Quality of being
loquacious ; too much talk ; talkativeness.

Lord, n. A monarch; a ruler; a master: — the
Supreme Being : — a husband : — a nobleman ;
a peer; a baron: — a title of honor, given to
English peers, bishops, &c.

Lord, v^ n. To domineer : to rule despotically.

Lord'like, a. Like a lord ; haughty ; lordly.

LoRD'LI-NESS, w. Dignity; pride; haughtiness.

Lord'ling, n. A little or diminutive lord.

Lord'ly, a. Like a lord ; haughty ; imperious.

Lord'shIp, n. State, quality, or dignity of a

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