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Since the lungs are obliged to a perpetual He was not able to keep that place three da coinmerce with the air, they must necessarily for lack of victuals.

Knol lie open to great damages, because of their thin The trenchant blade, toledo trusty, and lacerable composure.

Harvey. For want of fighting was grown rusty, TO LA'CERATE. V. 13. [lacero, Latin.] And eat into itself, for lack

To tear ; to rend; to separate by vic- Of sonicbody to hew and hack. Hudile lence.

LA'CKBRAIN. n. s. [lack and brain.] 0 And my sons lacerate and rip up, viper-like,

that wants wit. the womb that brought them forth. Howel. What a lockbrain is this? Our plot is as goc 'The heat breaks through the water, so as to plot as ever was laid.

Sbakspee latérate and lift up great bubbles too heavy for LACKER. n.s. A kind of varnish, whic the air to buoy up, and causeth boiling. Derk.

spread upon a white substance, exhib Here lacerated friendship claims a tear. Vanity of Human Wishes.

a gold colour. LACERA’TION. N. s. [from laceratc.). The

To Lacker: v.ä. [from the noun.] ]

sinear over with lacker. act of tearing or rending; the breach made by tearing.

What shook the stage, and made the peo

stare? The effects are, extension of the grcat vessels,

Cato's long wig, flower'd gown, and lacker'dch: compression of the lesser, and lateralions upon

Pc small causes.


. 'L'A'CKEY. n. s. [laquais, Fr.) An atten LA CERATIVE. adj. [from leccrate.] Tear:

ing servant; a footboy. ing; having the power to tear.

They would shame to make me Some depend upon the intemperament of the Wait else at door: a fellow counsellor, part ulcerated, others upon the continual afflux

'Mong boys, and grooms, and lackeys! Sbal of lacerative humours. Harvey on Consumptions. Though his youthful blood be fir'd with wis LA'CHRYMAL. adj. [lachrymal, French.) He's cautious to avoid the coach and six, Generating tears.

And on the lackeys will no quarrel fix. Dryad It is of an exquisite sense, that, upon any Lacqueys were never so saucy and pragmati touch, the tear's might be squeezed from the las as they are now-a-days.

Addison's Special chrymal glands, to wash and clean it. Cheyne. To LACKEY. v. a. (from the noun.] I LA'CHRYMARY. adj. (lachryma, Latin.] attend servilely. I know not wheth Containing tears.

Milton has used this word very properl How many dresses are there for each particu

This common body, lar deity? what a variety of shares in the ancient Like to a vagabond Aag upon the stream,

urns, lainps, and lachrymar; vessels? Addison. Goes to, and back, eying the varying ride LACHRYMA’TION. n. s. [from lachryma,

To rot itself with motion.

Sbakspea Lat.] The act of weeping, or shedding So dear to heav'n is saintly chastity,

That when a soul is found sincerely so, tears.

A thousand liveried angels lackey her, LA'CHRYMATORY, n. s. [lachrimatoire,

Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt. M Fr.) A vessel in which tears are gathered To LA'CKEY. v. n. To act as a footboy to the honour of the dead.

to pay servile attendance. LACI'NIATED. adj. [from lacinia, Lat.) Oft have I servants seen on horses ride,

Adorned with fringes and borders. The free and noble lecquey by their side. Sand TO LACK. V. A. (laecken, to lessen, Dut.)

Our Italian translator of the Æneis is a fa To want; to need; to be without. poet; he lackeys by the side of Virgil, but neu

mounts behind him. Every good and holy desire, theugh it lack the form, hath notwithstanding in itself the sub- LACKLINEN. adj. (lack and linen.] Wan stance, and with him the force, of prayer, who

ing shirts. Tegardeth the very moanings, groans, and sighs You poor, base, rascally, cheating, backlin of the heart.

Hookcr. mate; aivay, you mouldy rogue, away. Sbai A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without LA'CKLUSTRE. adj.' [lack and lustre scarceness; thou shalt not lack any thing in it.

Wanting brightness.

Deuteronomy. And then he drew a dial from his poke, One day we hope thou shalt bring back,

And looking on it with lacklustre eye, Dear Bolingbroke, the justice that we lack. Dar,

Says very wisely, It is ten o'clock.

Shall Intreat they may; authority they lack. Daniel.

LACONICK. adj. (laconicus, Lat. lacone TO LACK, V. n.

que, Fr.) Short, brief; from Lacone1. To be in want.

the Spartans, who used few words, The lions do lack and suffer hunger. Com.Pray.

I grow laconick even beyond laconicisin ; f 2. To be wanting.

sometiines I return only yes, or no, to questio Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty

ary or petitionary epistles of half a yard long. Pe righteous; wilt thou destroy all the city for lack

LACONISM. n. s. [laconisme, Fr. lacon_ of five?

Genesis. There was nothing lacking to them: David

mus, Lat.) A concise style: called b recovered all.

1 Samuel, Pope, laconicism. See LACONICK. That which was lacking on your part, they have

As the language of the face is universal, so supplied.

1 Corinibians. is very comprehensive: no laconism can rea LACK. n. s. [from the verb.) Want ;

it. Ti is the shorthand of the mind, and crow need ; failure.

a great deal in a little room. Collier of the Aspre In the scripture there neither wanteth any

LACO'NICALLY. adv. [froin laconick. thing, the lack whereof might deprive us of life. Briefly ; concisely.

Hooker. Alexander Nequam, a man of great learnin Many that are not mad

and desirous to enter iuto religion there, writ Have sure morc lack of reason. Sbakspeare. the abbot laconically. Camden's Romaine



LA'CTARY. adj. [lactareus, Lat.) Milky; 1. A frame made with steps placed be. full of juice like milk.

tween two upright pieces. From lactary, or milky plants, which have a Whose compost is rotten, and carried in time, white and lacteous juice dispersed through every And spread as it should be, thrifi's ladder may part, there arise flowers blue and yellow. Brown.


Tusser. LA CTARY. 11. s. (lactarium, Lat.] А Now streets grow throng'd, and busy as by day, dairy-house.

Some run for buckets to the hallow'd quire;

Some cut che pipes, and some the engines play, LACTA'TION, .S. [lacto, Lat.] The act

And some more bold mount ladders to the fire. or time of giving suck.

Dryden. LA'CTEAL. adj. [trom lac, Lat.] Milky; Easy in words thy stile, in sense sublime'; conveying chyle of the colour of milk. 'Tis like the ladder in the patriarch's dream,

As the food passes, the chyle, which is the Its toot on earth, its height above the skies. Prior. nutritive part, is separated froni the excremcn- I saw a stage erected :: bout a foot and a half titious by the hitzal veins; and from thence from the ground, capable of holding four of the conveyed into the blood.

Locke. inhabitants, with two or three ladders to mount LACTEAL. n. 5. The vessel that conveys


Gulliver's Travels, chyle.

2. Any thing by which one climbs. The mouths of the lacteals may permit ali

Then took she help to her of a servant near meni, acrimonious or not sufficiently attenuated,

about her husband, whom she knew to be of a to enter in people of lax constitutions, whereas

hasty ambition; and such a one, who wanting their sphincters will shut against them in such as

true suffieiency to raise him, would make a lado have strong tibres.

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'I must climb her window, LACT['ous. adj. [lacteus.] Lat;

The ladder made of cords.

Sbakspeare 1. Milky

Northumberland, thou ladder, by the which Though se leave out the lacteous circle, yet are My cousin Bolingbroke ascends my throne. there more by four than Philo mentions. Brown.

Sbakspeare. 2. Lacteal ; conveying chyle.

Lowliness is young ambition's ladder, The lungs are suitable for respiration, and the Whereto the climber upwards curns his face. lacteous vessels for the reception of the chyle.

Sbakspeare, Bentley. 3. A gradual rise. LACTE'SCENCE.n.s. [lactesco, Lat.) Ten- Endow'd with all these accomplishments, we dency to milk, or milky colour.

leave him in the full career of success, mounting This lattes ince does commonly ensue, when fast towards the top of the ladder ecclesiastical, wine, being impregnated with gums, other which he hath a fair probability to reach. Swift. vegetable concretions, that abound with sulphu- LADE. 1. s. reous corpuscles, fair water is suddenly poured Lade is the mouth of a river, and is derived upon the solution.

Boyle on Colours. from the Saxon lade, which signifies a purging LACTE'SCENT. adj. [lactescens, Lat.) Pro- or discharging; there being a discharge of the ducing milk, or a white juice.

waters into the sea, or into some greater river. Amongst the pot-herbs are some lactescent

Gibson's Camden. plants, as lettuce and endive, which contain a To LADE. v. a. preter. laded; part. passive, wholesome juice.

Arbuthnot, laded or laden. (from hladen, Saxon.] It LACTI'FEROUS. adj. (lac and fere, Lat.) is now commonly written load. What conveys or brings nilk.

1. To load ; to freight; to burden. He makes the breasts to be nothing but glan- And they laded their asses with corn, and dedules, made up of an infinite number of little

parted thence.

Genesis. knots, each whereof hath its excretory vessel, or The experiment which sheweth the weights kectifersus duct. Ray on the Creation,

of several bodies in comparison with water, is LAD. 1. s. (leode, Saxon, which com

of use in lading of ships, and shewing what burden they will bear.

Bacon. monly signifies people, but sometimes,

The vessels, heavy laden, put to sea says Mr. Lye, a boy.]

With prosp'rous wind; a woman leads the way. 1. A boy; a stripling, in familiar lan

Dryden. guage,

Though the peripatetick doctrine does not We were

satisfy, yet it is as easy to account for the diffiTwo lads, that thought there was no more be- culties he charges on it, as for those his own hyhind,

pothesis is laden with.

Locko. But such a day to-morrow as to-day,

2. (hladan, to draw, Saxon.) To heave And to be boy eternal.

Sbakspeare. out; to throw out. The poor lad who wants knowledge must set He chides the sea that sunders him from them, his invention on the rack, to say something where he knows nothing:

Saying, he'll lade it dry to have his way. Shuksp. Locke.

They never let blood; but say, if the poc boils Too far from the ancient forms of teaching too fast, there is no need of lading out any of several good grammarians have departed, to the the water, but only of taking away the fire; and great detriment of such lud's as have been re- . so they allay all heads of the blood by abstinence, moved 19 other schools.

and cooling herbs.

Temple. 2. A boy'; a young man, in pastoral If there be springs in the slaçe marl, there

must be help to lade or pump it out. Mortimer, For griei shercof the lad pould after joy,

LA'DING. n. s. (from lade.) Weight; But pin'd away in anguish, and self-willid annoy. burden.

Spenser, Some we made prize, while others burnt and The shepherd lod, Whose offspring on the throne of Judah sat With their rich lading to the bottom went. Wel.

Miltoa. The storm grows higher and higher, and LADDER. 1. , (hladne, Saxon.)

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one way to save it, which is, by throwing its rich LA'DY-BEDSTRAW. n. s. (gallium.] It is lading overboard.


a plant of the stellate kind. Miller It happened to be foul weather, so that the

LA'DYBIRD. mariners cast their whole lading overboard to

A small red insec save themselves.


LA'DY-cow. Why should he sink where nothing scem'd to


vaginopennous. press?

Fly lady-bird, north, south, or east or west, His lading little, and his ballast less. Szvift. Fly where the man is found that I love best. LA'DLE. 7. s. [hlædle, Saxon, om

Gar hladan; leaugb, Erse.)

This lady-kv I take from off the grass,

Whose spotted back might scarlet red surpass. 1. A large spoon; a vessel with a long

handle, used in throwing out any liquid LA’DY-DAY, 11. s. [lady and day.) The from the vessel containing it. Some stirr'd, the molten ore with ladles

day on which the annunciation of the great.


Blessed Virgin is celebrated. When the materials of glass have been kept LADY-LIKE. adi. (lady and like.] Soft long in fusion, the mixture casts up the super- delicate ; elegant. fiuous sali, which the workmen take off with Her tender constitution did declare, ladles. Bogle. Too lady-like a long iätigue to bear.

Dryden A lade for our silver dish

LADY-MANTLE. Is what I want, is what I wish. Prior.

n. s. [alchimilla.] A 2. The receptacles of a mill wheel, into LA DYSHIP. n. s. [from lady.) The title


Miller which the water falling turns it. LA'DLE-FULL. n. s. [lodle and full.]

of a lady: If a footman be going up with a dish of soup,

Madain, he sends your ladysbip this ring.

Svakspeare let the cook with a ladlefull dribble his livery all If they be nothing but mere statesmen, the way up stairs.


Your ladyslip shall observe their gravity, LADY. n. s. (hlærdig, Saxon.)

And their reservedness, their many cautions, 1. A woman of high rank; the title of

Fitting their persons.

Ben Jonson's Catiline lady properly belongs to the wives of I the wronged pen to please, knights, of all degrees above them, and

Make it my humble thanks express to the daughters of earls, and all of

Unto your ladyslip in these. Wallr.

'Tis Galla; lei her ladyship but peep. Dryden higher ranks.

I am much afraid, my ladly, his mother, play'd LA'DY'S-SLIPPER. n. s. [calceolus.] A false with a smith.


Miller I would thy husband were dead; I would La'dY'S-SMOCK. 11. s. [cardamine.) A make thee my lady. I your lady, Sir John ? alas, I should be a pitiful lady.

Miller Sbakspcare.


When dazies pied, and violets blue, I am sorry my relation to so deserving a lady shouid be any occasion of her danger and a lic

And lady's-smocks, all silver white, tion.

King Charles.

Do paint the meadow's much bedight. Sbaksp2. An illustrious or eminent woman.

See here a boy gathering lilies and lady-smocksa

and there a girl cropping culverkeys and cowslips o foolish fairy's son, what fury mad

all to make garlands.

l'alton's Angler Hath thee incens'd to haste thy doletul fate ? Wcre it not better I that lady had,

LAG. adj. [læng, Saxon, long; laggThan that thou hadst repented it too late ? Swedish, the end.]

Spenser. Fcfore Homer's time this great lady was scarce

1. Coming behind; falling short.

I could be well content hcard of.

Raleigh. To entertain the lag end of my life
May every lady an Evadne prove
That shall diveri me from Aspasia's love.

With quiet hours. Shakspeare's Henry iv

The slowest footed who come lag, supply the Waller. show of a rearw rd.

Carew's Survey Should I shun the dangers of the war,

I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines Wich scorn the Trojans would reward my pains,

Lag of a brother. Sbükspeare's King Lear. And their proud ladies with their sweeping trains.


2. Sluggislı ; slow ; tardy. It is out of We find on medals the representations of

use, but retained in Scotlard. ladies, that have given occasion to whole volumes He, poor man, by your first order died, on the account only of a face.

And that a winged Mercury did bear; Addison on Ancient Medals. Some tardy cripple had the countermand, 3. A word of complaisance used of

That came too lag to see him buried. Sbcksp.

We know your thoughts of us, that laymen women. Say, good Cesar,

Lag souls, and rubbish of remaining clay, That I some lady writes have reserv'd,

Which Heav'n, grown weary of more perfect Immoment toys, things of such dignity

As we greet modern friends withal. Sbaksprare.
I hope I may speak of women without ostence

Set upright with a little puff of breath,
And bid us pass for men.

Dryden. to the ladies.

Guardian. ļ. Mistress, importing power and domi

3. Last; long delayed. nion : as, lady of the manor.

Pack to their old play-fellows; there I take

They may, cum priviligio, wear away, Of all these bounds, even from this line to The lag end of their lewdness, and be laugh'd

this, With shodou y forests, and with champaigns Lag, 9. s.

Sbakspeare. rich'u, With plenteous rivers, and wide-skirted meads,

1. The lowest class ; the rump; the famo We make the lady

Sbaksp. King besar, cnd.

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Toe rest of your foes, O gods, the senators of The more usual cause of this deprivation is a Athens, together with the common lag of peo- mere leity, or want of holy orders. ple, what is amiss in them, make suitable for de

dylife's Parerger. struction.

Sbakspeare. Lake. n. s. [lac, Fr. lacus, Lat.] 2. He that comes last, or hangs behind. 1. A large diffusion of inland water.

The last, the lag of all the race. Dryden's Virgil. He adds the running springs and standing lakes, What makes my ram the lay of all the flock? And bounding banks for winding rivers makes. Pope.

Dryden. TO LAG. V.R.

2. A small plash of water. 1. To loiter ; to move slowly.

3. A middle colour, between ultramarine Sae pass'd, with fear and fury wild; The nurse went lurging after with the child.

and yerinilion, yet it is rather sweet

than harsh. It is made of cochineal.

Dryden. The remnant of his days he safely past,

Dryden. Nor found they luged too slow, nor flew too fast. LAMB. n. s. (lamb, Gothick and Saxon.]

Prior. 1. The young of a sheep. 2. To stay behind; not to come in.

I'm young; but something Behind her far away a dwarf did lag.

You may deserve of him through me, and wise Fairy Queen.

dom, I shall not lag behind, nor err

To offer up a weak, poor, innocent lamb, The way, thou leading.

Milton. T"appease an angry god.' Shukspeare's Macbeth, The knight himself did after ride,

The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day, Leading Crowdero by his side,

Had he thy knowledge would he skip and play? Acd cou'd him, if he lagg'd behind,

Pope. Like boat against the cide and wind. Hudibras. 2. Typically, the Saviour of the world! If he finds a fairy lag in light,

Thou Lamb of God that takest away the sins He drives the wretch before, and lashes into of the world, have mercy upon us. night. Dryden.

Common Prayer. She hourly press'd for something new; LAʼMBATIVE. adj. [from lambo, Latin, to Ideas came into her mind

lick.] Taken by licking. So tast, his lessons ligg'd behind. Szift.

In attections both of lungs and weazen, physiLA'GGER. 13. s. [trom lag.) A loiterer ;

cians make use of syrups, and lambative mean idier; one that loiters behind.


Brown. LA'ICAL. adj. (laique, Fr. laicus, Lat. LAʼMBATIVE, n. s. A medicine taken by

há..] Belonging to the laity, or peo- licking with the tongue ple, as distinct from the clergy.

I stitch'd up the wound, and let him blood In all ages the clerical will flatter as well as in the arm, advising a lambative, to be taken the laical.

Camden. as necessity should require. Wiseman's Surg. LAID. Preterit participle of lay.

LA MBENT. adj. (lambens, Lat.) Playing Money laid up for the relief of widows and about ; gliding over without harm. fatherless children.

2 Maccabees.

From young lülus head A scheme which was writ some years since, A lambent fiame arose, which gently spread and laid by to be ready on a fit occasion. Swift. Around his brows, and on his temples fed. LAIN. Preterit participle of lie.

Dryden. Mary seeth two angels in white, sitting, the

His brows thick fogs, instead of glories, grace, one at the head, and the other at che feer, where And lambent dulness played around his face. the body of Jesus had lain. Jobn.

Dryden. The parcels had lain by before they were LA MBKIN. n. s. [from lamb.] A little opened, between four and five years. Boyle. . lamb. LAIR. n. s. (lai, in French, signifies a wild "Twixt them both they not a lambkin left, sow, or a forest : the derivation is easy

And when lambs fail'd, the old sheeps lives they in either sense ; or from leger, Dutch.]


Hubberd's Tale.

Pan, thou god of shepherds all, The couch of a boar, or wild beast.

Which of our tender lambkins takest keep. Out of the ground uprose,

Spens. Past. As from his lair, the wild beast, where he wons Clean as young lambkins, or the goose's down, In forest wild, in thicket, brake or den. Milton. And like the goldfinch in her Sunday gown. But range the forest by the silver side

Gay. Of some cool stream, where nature shall provide LAMBS-WOOL. n. s. (lamb and wool.] Ale Green grass and fate'ning clover for your fare,

mixed with the pulp of roasted apples. And mossy caverns for your noon-tide lair.


A cup of lambs-tuool they drank to him there. LAIRD. 1. s. [hlafond, Saxon.] The lord LAMDOIDAL. n. s. [náueda and side...]

Song of the King and the Miller. of a manor in the Scottish dialect. Shrive but their title, and their moneyş poize,

Having the form of the letter lambda

or 4. A laird and twenty pence pronounc'd with noise, When constru'd but for a plain yeoman go,

The course of the longitudinal sinus down And a good sober two-pence, and well so.

through the middle of it, makes it adviseable to Cleaveland,

trepan at the lower part of the os parietale, or

at least upon the lamdoidal suture. Shurp. LA'ITY, n. s. (na 3..]

LAME. adj. [laam, lama, Saxon ; lam, 1. The people as distinguished from the Dutch.) clergy

1. Crippled ; disabled in the limbs. An humble clergy is a very good one, and an Who reproves the lame must go upright. humble laity too, since humility is a virtue that

Daniel. equally adorns every station in life. Swift. A grey-hound, of a mouse colour, lame of a. The state of a layman.

one leg, belongs to a lady. Arbutinct and Popca

2. Mcurntut; sorrowful; expressing' sor

2. Hobbling; not smooth : alluding to As you are weary of this weight, the feet of a verse.

Rest you, while I lament king Henry's corse. Our authors write

Sbakspearea Whether in prose, or verse, 'tis all the same:

The pair of sages praise; The prose is tustian, and the numbers lame. One pity'd, one contemn'd the woful times,


One laugh'd at follies, one lamented crimes. 3. Imperfect; unsatisfactory.

Dryden. Shrubs are formed into sundry shapes, by LAME'NT. N. s. [lamentum, Lat. from the moulding them within, and cutting them with

verb.) out; but they are but lame things, being too 1. Sorrow audibly expressed ; lamentasmall to keep figure.

Bacon. tion ; grief uttered in complaints or Swift, who could neither fiy nor hide,

cries. Cane sncak:ng to the chariot side ; And offer'd many a lame excuse,

We, long ere our approaching, heard within

Noise, other incn the sound of dance, or song! He never meant the least abuse.

Swift. Torment, and loud lament, and furious rage. TO LAME. v.a. (from the adjective.] To

Milton. make lame ; to cripple.

The loud laneats arise I have never heard of such another encounter Of one distress'd, and mastiff's mingled cries. which lames report to follow it, and undoes de

Dryden. scription to do it.

Sbakspeare, 2. Expression of sorrow.
The son and heir

To aŭd to your laments
Affronted once a cock of noble kind,

Wherewith you now bedew king Henry's And either tam'd his legs, or struck him hlind.


Dryden. I must inforın you of a dismal fight. Shakse. If you happen to let the child fall, and lone LAMENTABLE. adj. (lamentabilis, Latin, it, never contess.


lamentobie, French, from lament.) LA MELLATID. adj. (lamella, Lat.] Co. vered with films or plates.

3. To be lamented ; causing sorrow.

The lamentable change is for the best ; The lamellated antenna of some insects are


. surprisingly beautiful, when viewed through a microscope.


row, LAʼMELY. adv. (from lame.]

A lamentable tune is the sweetest musick to 3. Like a cripple ; without natural force

a woful mind.

Sidney. or activity.

The victors to their vessels bear the prize, Those mueles become callous, and, having And hear behind loud groans, and lamentable yielded to the extension, the patient makes shift


Drydent to go upon it, though lamely. Wiseman. 3. Miserable, in a ludicrous or low sense; 2. Iinperficily; without a full or complete exhibition of all the parts.

pititul; despicable.

This bishop, to make out the disparity beLook not ev'ry lincament to see,

tween the heathens and them, flies to this laSome will be casi in shades, and some will be rentable refuge.


feet. So lamely drawn, you scarcely know ’ris she,

LAMENTABLY. adv. (from lamentavic.)

Dryden. 3. Weakly; unsteadily ; poorly.

3. With expressions or tokens of sorrow; LA MENESS. 1. s. (from lame.)

mournfully. 1. The state of a cripple ; Joss or inability

'I he matter in itself lamentable, lamentably

expressed by the old prince, greatly moved the of Jimnbs.

two princes to compassion.

Sidney, Let blindness, lameness come ; are legs and 2. So as to cause sorrow. eyes

Our fortune on the sea is out of breath, Of equal value to so great a prize! Dryden. And sinks most lamentably. Sbakspeart.

Lameness kept me at home. Digby to Pope. 3. Pititully; despicably. 2. Imperfection , weakness.

LAMENTAʼtion. n. s. (lamentatio, Lat.) If the story move, or the actor help the leme

Expression of sorrow; audible grief. mess of it with his performance, either of these are sufficient to effect a present liking. Dryden.

Be't lawful that I invocate thy ghost,

To hear the lamentations of poor Anne. Shaks. TO LAME'NT. v. n. (tamentor, Lat. His son buried him, and all Israel made great laminier, Fr.] To n:ourn; to wail ; to lameniation for him.

i Maccabees. grieve ; to express sorrow.

LAME'NTER. n. s. [from lament.] He who The night has been onruly where we lay; mourns or laments. And chimneys were blown down: and, as thiey Such a complaint good company must pity,

whether they think the lumenter ill or not. Lamentirig's heard i' th' air, strange screams of

Spectator. death.

Shakspeare: LA MENTINE. . s. A fish called a seaYe shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice.


cow or manatee, which is near twenty Jeremiah lamented for Josiah, and all the sing- feet long, the head reseinbling that of a ing-men and women spake of Josiah in their cow, and two short feet, with which it limentations.

2 Chronicles.

creeps on the shallows and rocks to get Far less I now lament for one whole world Of wicked sons destroyed, than 1 rejoice

food; but has no fins : the ftesh is comFor one man found so perfect and so just,

monly eaten.

Briley. That God vouchsafes to raise another world LAMINA. n. s. (Lat.) Thin plate ; one From him.

Milton. coat laid over another. 9. LAME'ST. v.a. To bewail ; to mourn; ĻA'MINATED. adj. (from lamina.] Plated;

to bemoan ; to express sorrow for, used of such bodies whose contexture


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