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He strugeles into breath, and cries for aid; I. A'PFUL. 1. s. (lap and full.] As mucha Then, helpless, in his mother's lap is laid. as can be contained in the lap. He creeps, he walks, and issuing into man,

One found a wild vine, and gathered thereof Grudges their life from whence his own began :

wils gourds his lapful, and shred them into the Retchless of laws, affects to rule alone,

pot of pottage.

2 Kings. Anxious to reign, and restless on the throne.

Will four per cent. increase the number of

Dryden. lenders? if it will not, then all the plenty of To Lap. v. a. [from the noun.]

money these conjurers bestow upon us, is but 1. To wrap or iwist round any thing: like the gold and silver which old women believe

He hath a long tail, which, as he descends from other conjurers bestow by whole lapfulls on poor a trce, he laps round about the boughs, to keep

credulous girls.

Locke. himself from falling, Greau's Museum. LA'PICIDE. n. s. [lapicida, Lat.) A stoneAbout the paper, whose two halves were cutter.

Dict. painted with red and blue, and which was stiff

LAPIDARY. 1. s. (lapidaire, Fr.] One like thin pasteboard, I loppet several times a

who deals in stones or gems. slender thread of very black silk. Newton. 2. To involve in any thing.

As a cock was turning up a dungbill, he espied

a diamond: Well (says he), this sparkling fooliery As through the fow'ring forest rash she fled,

now to a lapidary would have been the making In her rude hairs sweet flow'rs themselves did

of him; bui, as to any use of mine, a barley-corn lap,

had been worth forty on't. L'Estrange. And flourishing fresh leaves and blossoms did

Of all the many sorts of the gem kind reckenwrap.

Spenser. l'he thane of Cauder 'gan a dismal conflict,

oned up by the lapidaries, there are not above

three or four that are original. Till that Bellona's bridegroom, lapt in proof;

Woodward's Nat. Hist, Confronted him. Shakspeare's Macbeth.

To LA'PIDATE. v. a. [lopido, Latin.) To When we both lay in the field, Frozen almost to death, how he did lap me,

stone ; to kill by stoning. Dict. Hi’n in his garments, and did give himself, LAPIDAʼtion, n. s. [lapidatio, Lat. lapiAll thin and naked, to the numb cold night. dation, Fr.] A stoning.

Shakspeare. LAPÍDEOUS. adj. [lațiileus, Lat.] Stony i Ever against eating cares,

of the nature of stone. Lep me in soft Lydian airs.

Milton.

There might fall down into the lapidcows matIndulgent fortune does her care employ,

ter, before it was concreted into a stone, some And smiling, broods upon the naked boy;

small toad, which might remain there iniprisonHer garment spreads; and lays him in the folds,

ed, till the matter about it were condensed. Ray. And covers with her wings from nightly col

Dryden.

LAPIDE'SCENCE. n. s. [lapidesco, Lat.) Here was the repository of all the wise con

Stony concretion. tentions for power between the nobles and com- Ot lapis ceratites, or cornu fossile, in subtermens, lapt up safely in the bosom of a Nero and raneous cavities, there are many to be found in a Caligula.

Swift. Germany, which are but the lapidescencies, and To LAP. V. n. To be spread or turned

putrefaciive mutations, of hard bodies. Brown. over any thing.

LAPIDE'SCENT. adj. [lapidescens, Lat.) The upper wings are oracous; at their hinder

Growing or turning to stone. ends, where they lap over, transparent, like the LAPIDIFICA'Tion. n. s. [lapidification, wing of a fly.

Grew. French.) The act of forming stones. TO LAP. V. n. [larpian, Saxon ; lappen,

Induration or lapidification of substances more Dutch.) To feed by quick reciproca. LAPIDIFICK. adj. (lapidifique, French.]

soft is another degree of condensation. Bacon. tions of the tongue.

Forming stones. The dogs by the river Nilus' side being thirsty,

The atoms of the lapidifick, as well as saline lap hastily as they run along the shore. Digby. They had soups served up in broad dishes,

principle, being regular, do concur in producing and so the fox fell to lapping himself, and bade LA PIDIST. 7. s. [from lapides, Lat.) A

regular stones.

Grem. his guest heartily welcome. The tongue serves not only for tasting, but

dealer in stones or gems. for mastication and deglutition, in man, by lick- Hardness, wherein some stones exceed all ing; in the dog and cat kind by lapping:

other bodies, being exalted to that degree, that Ray on Creation

art in vain endeavours to counterfeit it, the face TO LAP. v. a. To lick up.

titious stones of chemists in imitation being ea

sily detected by an ordinary lapidist. For all the rest

Rey. They'll cake suggestion, as a cat laps mik.

LAPIS. n. s. (Latin.) A stone.
Sbakspeare.

LA'pis Lazuli.
Upon a bull

The lapis lazuli, or azure stone, is a copper Two horrid lyons rampt, and seiz'd, and tugg’d ore, very compact and hard, so as to take a high off, bellowing still,

polish, and is worked into a great variety of toys. Both men and dogs came; yet they tore the

It is found in detached lumps, of an elegant blue hide, and lapt their till. Chapman's Iliad. colour, variegated with clouds of white, and LA'PDOG. n. s. (lap and dog.) A little

veins of a shining gold colour: to it the painters dog, fondled by ladies in the lap.

are indebted for their beautiful ultra-marine coOne of them made his court to the lap-dog, to

lour, which is only a calcination of lapis lazuli. improve his interest with the lady. Collier.

Hill. These, if the laws did that exchange afford,

LA'pper. n. s. [from lap.] Would save their lap-dog sooner than their lord.

1. One who wraps up.

Dryden. They may be lappers of linen, and bailiffs of Lap-dogs give themselves the rousing shake,

the manor.

Szift. And sleepless lovers just at twelve awake. Popa. 2. Qne who laps or licks.

curse.

LA'??ET. K. s. [diminutive of lap.] The Asprout of that fig-tree which was to hide the part of a headdress that hangs loose.

nakedness of lapsed Adam. Decay of Piety. How naturally do you apply your hands to

All publick forms suppose it the most princieach other's iappets, and ruffles, and mantuas ?

pal, universal, and daily requisite to the lipsing

state of human corruption. Decay of Piety. Swift.

These were looked on as lapsed persons, and LAPSE. 2. 5. (lapsus, Lat.)

great severities of penance were prescribed them, 1. Flow; fall; glide ; smooth course. as appears by the canons of Ancyra. Stilling fleet. Round I saw

LAPWING. n. s. [lap and wing.) A Hill, dale, and shady woods, and sunny plains, clamorous bird with long wings. Ard liquid lipse of merm'ring streams. Milton. Ah! but I think him betrer than I say,

Notijns of the mind are preserved in the me- And yet would herein others eyes were worse : mory, noc withstanding 1.2pse of time. Hale. Far from her nest the lapwing cries away; 2. Petty errour; small mistake; slight of. My heart prays for him, though my tongue do fence; little fault.

Shakspeare. These are petty errors and minor lauses, not

And how in fields the lapwing Tereus reigns, considerably injurious unto truth. Brown.

The warbling nightingale in woods complains. The weakness of human understanding all

Drydes. will confess; yet the confidence of most practic La'PWORK. n. s. [lap and work.] Work cally disowns i: ; and it is easier to persuade in which one part is interchangeably them of it from other's lapses than their own. wrapped over the other.

Glanville's Scepsis. A basket made of porcupine quills: the ground This scripture may be usefully applied as a is a packthrcad caul woven, into which, by the caution to guard against those lapses and failings, Indian women, are wrought, by a kind of lapto which our iotirmities daily expose us. Rogers. work, the quills of porcupines, not split, but of It hath been my constant business to examine

the young onesintire; mixed with white and black whether I could find the smallest lapse in stile or in even and indented waves. Grew's Museum. propriety through my whole collection, that I LA'R BOARD. 11. s. The left-hand side of might send it abroad as the most finished piece.

a ship, when you stand with your face

Skrift. 3. Transition of right from one to an

to the head : opposed to the starboard.

Harris, other.

Or when Ulysses on the Lurboard shunn'd In a presentation to a vacant church, a layman

Charybdis, and by the other whirlpool stcor’d. ought to present within four months, and a

Milioni. clergy man within six, otherwise a devolution, or

Tack to the larboard, and stand off to sea, lapse of right, happens.

Aylife.
Veer starboard sea and land.

Dryden. T. LAPSE, V. n. (from the noun.] LA'RCENY. n. s. [larcin, Fr. latrociniuni, 1. To glide slowly; to fall by degrees. Lat.] Petty theft.

This di position to shorten our words, hy re- Those laws would be very unjust, that should trenching the vowels, is nothing else but a ten- chastize murder and petty larceny with the saine deocy to lipse into the barbarity of those north- punishment.

Spectator. ern dations from whom we are descended, and LARCH. 11. 5. (larix, Lat.) A tree. jose languages all labour under the same de- Some botanical criticks tell us, the poets have fect.

not rightly followed the traditions of antiquity, 2. To fail in any thing; to slip; to com. in metamorphosing the sisters of Phaëton into mit a fault.

poplars, who ought to have been turned into I have ever verified my friends,

lurch trees; for that it is this kind of tree which Of whom lie's chief, with all the size that verity

sheds a gum, and is commonly found on the Would without lapsing suifer. Sbakspeare.

banks of the Po.

Addison To lapse in fulness

LARD. n. s. [lardum, Lat. lard, French.) Is sorer than to lie for need; and falshood 1. The grease of swine.

is worse in kings than beggars. Shakspeare. So may thy pastures with their flow'ry feasts, 3. To sip, as by inadvertency or mistake. As suddenly as lard, fat thy lean beasts. Donne.

Homer, in his characters of Vulcan and Ther- 2. Bacon ; the flesh of swine. sites, has laosed into the burlesque character, By this the boiling kettle had prepar'd, ard departed from that serious air essential to an And to the table sent the smoaking lard; epilk poem.

Addison. On which with eager appetite they dine, Let there be no wilful perversion of another's A sav'ry bit, that serv'd to relish wine. Dryden. meaning; no sudden seizure of a lapsed syllable

The sacrifice they sped; to play upon it.

Chopp'd off their nervous thighs, and next pre4. To lose the proper time. Myself stood out:

T'involve the lean in cauls, and mend with lard. For which if I be lapsed in this place,

Dryden. I shall pay dear. Shakspeare's Twelfth Night. T. LARD. v.a. (larder, French; from the As an appeal may be deserted by the appel

noun.] Lani's loping the term of law, so it may also be deserted by a lapse of the term of a judge.

1. To stuff with bacon. Azliffe's Parergon.

The larded thighs on loaded altars laid. Dryd.

No man lards salt pork with orange peel, 5. To fall by the negligence of one pro

Or garnishes his lamb with spitch-cockt eel. prietor to another.

King. If the archbishop shall not fill it up within six

2. To fatten. months ensuing, it lapses to the king. Ayliff:.

Now Falstaff sweats to death, 6. To fall from perfection, truth, or faith. And lards the lean earth as he walks along. Once more I will renew

Shaispeare. His !apsad pow'rs, though forfeit, and inthrall'd

Brave soldier, doth he lie By sin to foul exorbitant desires, Milton. Larding the plain? Shakspeare's Henry v.

Saift.

Watts.

par'd

Wat

Old age,

tants,

s. To mix with something else by way of

Your zeal becomes iinportunate ; improvement.

I've hitherto permitted it to rave
An exact command,

And talk at large; but learn to keep it in, Laried with many several sorts of reasons.

Lese it should take more freedom than I'll gir

it. Sbakspeare.

Addi.. Let no alien interpose

6. At LARGE. Diffusely ; in the full ex: To lard with wit thy hungry Épsum prose.

tent.

Drydon. Helards with flourishes his long harangue,

Discover more at large what cause that was

For lanı ignorant, and cannot guess. Sbakspear 'Tis fine, say'st thou.

Dryden.

It does not belong to this place to have th Swearing by heaven; the poets think this no

Wuti thing, their plays are so much larted withit.Collier.

point debated at large. LA'RDER. n. š. (lar.dier, old French; from LARGELY. adv. (from large.]

lart.) The room where meat is kept 1. Widely ; extensively. or salted.

2. Copiously ; diffusely; amply. This similitude is not borrowed of the larder

Where the author treats more largely, it house, but out of the school house. Asebam. explain the shorter hints and brief intimations

Flesh is ill kept in a room that is not cool; whereas in a cool and wet lurder it will keep 3. Liberally ; bounteously. longer.

Bacon.

How he lives and eats: So have I seen in larder dark,

How largăly gives; how splendidly he treats. Of veal a lucid loin. Dorset.

Drya

Those, who in warmer climes complain Morose, perverse in humour, difħdent

From Phebus'-rays they suffer pain, The more he still abounds, the less content; Must own, that pain is larg ly paid His larder and his kitchen too observes,

By gen'rous wines beneath the shade. Sw. And now, lest he should want hereafter, starves. 4. Abundantly; without sparing.

King. They their till of love, and love's disport, LA'RDERER. 1. s. [from larder.] One Took largely; of their mutual guilt the seal.

who has the charge of the larder. LARDON. n. s. (Fr.) A bit of bacon.'

LA'RGENESS. n. s. (from large.]
LARGE. adj. (large, French; largus, 1. Bigness; bulk.
Lat.)

London excells any other city in the wh 1. Big; bulky:

world, either in largeness, or number of inha Charles II. asked me, What could be the rea

Spr

Nor must Bumastus, his old honours lose, son, that in mountainous countries the men were

In length and largeness like the dugs of cow's. commonly larger, and yet the cattle of all sorts smaller ?

Temple. Great Theron, large of limbs, of giant height.

2. Greatness; comprehension. Dryden.

There will be occasion for largeness of m Warwick, Leicester, and Buckinghain, bear a

and agreeableness of temper. large boned sheep of the best shape and deepest

Collier of Friends staple.

Mortimer. 3. Extension ; amplitude. 2. Wide ; extensive.

They which would file away moso from Their former large peopling was an effect of

largeness of that offer, do in most sparing te the countries impoverishing.

Caretu.
acknowledge little less.

Hoc Let them dwell in the land, and trade there

The ample proposition that hope makes, in; for it is large enough for them. Genesis.

In all designs begun on earth below, There he conquered a thousand miles wide

Falls in the promis'd largeness. Sbakso and large. Abbot's Description of the World.

Knowing hest the largeness of my own h 3. Liberal; abundant; plentiful.

towards my people's good and just contentm Thou shalt drink of thy sister's cup deep and

King Cha large.

Ezekiel.

Shall grief contract the largeness of that he

In which nor fear nor anger has
Vernal suns and showers

a part. Wa Diffuse their warmest, burgest influence. Thomson.

Man as far transcends the beasts in larg

of desire, as dignity of nature and employ in 4. Copious; diffusire.

'Glans Skippon gave a lirge testimony under his

If the largeness of a man's heart carry hin hand, that they had carried themselves with

yond prudence, we may reckon ic illusti great civility,

Clirendon.
weakness.

L'Estr I might be very large upon the importance and advantages of education, and say a great

4. Wideness. many things which have been said before.

Supposing that the multitude and largent Filton on the Clissics.

rivers ought to continue as great as now S. At LARGE. Without restraint; with.

can easily prove, that the extent of the o could be no less,

Bc out confinement.

If you divide a cane into two, and one speak LARGESS. 11. s. (largesse, French.) A at the one end, and you lay your car at the other, sent ; a gift ; a bounty. it will carry the voice farther than in the air at Our coffers with too great a court, large

Bacon. And liberal largess, are grown somewhat li 'i'nus incorporcal spirits to smallest forms

Shaks Reduc'd their shapes immense; and were at He assigned two thousand ducats, for a bi large,

to me and my fellows: for they give Though without number still. Milion. largesses where they come.

Bacon's Neri The children are bred up in their father's À pardon to the captain, and a lorgess way; or so plentifully provided for, that they are Among the soldiers, had appeas’d their fur left at large.

Sprati.

Dry Sbaksp.

The paltry largess too severely watch’d, which, over their cups, they pretend to have That no intruding guests usurp, a share. "Dryd. against christianity; persuade but the covetous Irus's condition will not admit of largesses. man not to deify his money, the lascivious man

Addison. to throw off his lewd amours, and all their giant LARCÍTION. 7. s. (largitio, Lat.) The like objections against christianity shall pre. act of giving: Dict. sently vanish.

South. LARK. a.s. (laberce, Saxon ; lerk, Da

2. Wanton ; soft ; luxurious.

Grim visag'd war hath smooth'd his wrinkl’d nish; lavrack, Scottish.] A small sing

front; ing bird.

And now, instcad of mounting barbed steeds, It was the lark, the herald of the morn. Sbak..

To fright the souls of fearful adversaries,
Look up a height, the shrill-gorg'd lark so far He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber,
Cannot be seen or heard. Sbaksp. King Lear. To the lascivious pleasing of a lute.
Th' example of the heav'nly lark,

LASCI'VIOUSLY. adv. [from lascivious.] Thy fellow poet, Cowley, mark. Cowley.

Lewdly; wantonly ; loosely:
Mark how the lark and linnet sing;
With rival notes.

LasciviousNESS. n. s. [from lascivious.] They strain their warb'ling throats,

Wantonness; looseness. To welcome in the spring.

Dryden. The reason pretended by Augustus was the LARKER. 7. s. (from lark.) A catcher lasciviousness of his Elegies, and his Art of Love. of larks. Dict.

Draden, LARKSPUR. n. s. [delphinium.] A plant. LASH. n. 5..[The most probable etymo. LARVATED. adj. Clarvatus, Lat.) Mask

logy of this word seenis to be that of ed.

Dict.

Skinner, from schlagen, Dutch, to strike;

whence slash and lash.] LA’RUM. 11. s. [from alarum or alarm.] 1. Alarm ; noise noting danger.

1. A stroke with any thing pliant and His larex bell might loud and wide be heard,

tough. When cause requir'd, but never out of time.

From hence are heard the groans of ghosts, Spenser.

the pains The speaking cornute, her husband, dwelling

Of sounding lashes, and of dragging chains. Dryd. in a concinual larum of jealousy, comes to me in

Rous'd by the lash of his own stubborn tail, the instant of our encounter.

Sbaksp. Our lion now will foreign foes assail. Dryden. How far off lie these armies?

2. The thong or point of the whip which Within a mile and half.

gives the cut or blow. -Then shall we hear their larum, and they ours. Her whip of cricket's bone, her lash of film,

Shakspeare. Her waggoner a small grey-coated gnat, Sbakspo. She is become formidable to all her neighbours, I observed that your whip wanted a lasb to it. as she puts everyone to stand upon his guard, and

Addison. have a continual larum bell in his ears. Horvel.

3. A leash, or string in which an animal 2. An instrument that makes a noise at a

is held ; a snare. Out of use. certain hour.

'The farmer they leave in the lasb, Of this nature was that larum, which, though With losses on every side. Tisser's Husbandry. it were but three inches big, yet would both wake 3 man, and of itself light a candle for him

4. A stroke of satire ; a sarcasm.

The moral is a lasb at the vanity of arrogating at any set hour.

Wilkins.

that to ourselves which succeeds well. I see men as lusty and strong that eat but two meals a day, as others, that have set their sto

L'Estrange brachs, like lerums, to call on them for four or

To LASH. v. a. [from the noun.] five.

Locke. 1. To strike with any thing pliant; to The young Æneas, all at once let down,

scourge. Stunn'd with his giddy larum half the town. Let's whip these stragglers o'er the seas again,

Pope. Lasb hence these over-weening rags of France. LARY'NGOTOMY. n. s. (aéçuys and thusw;

Sbakspeara Laryngotemie, French.) 'An operation He charg'd the flames, and those that disobey'd where the forepart of the larynx is di.

He lash'd to duty with his sword of light. Dryde vided to assist respiration, during large

And limping death, lash'd on by fate, tumours upon the upper parts ; as in a

Comes up to shorten half our date. Dryd. Hor.

Stern as iutors, and as uncles hard, quinsy.

Quincy. We lash the pupil, and defraud the ward. Dryd. LA'RYNX. n. s. [aaeguy. The upper part Leaning on his lance, he mounts his can

of the trachea, which lies below the His fiery courserslasbing through the air. Garth. root of the tongue, before the pharynx.

2. To move with a sudden spring or jirk. Quincy.

The club hung round his ears, and batter'd There are thirteen muscles for the motion of

brows; the five cartilages of the larynx. Darbam. He falls; and lashing up his heels, his rider

throws.

Dryden LASCIVIENT. adj. [lasciviens, Latin.] Frolicksome ; wantoning.

3. To beat ; to strike with a sharp sound,

The winds grow high, Lascivious. adj. [lascivus, Latin.]

Impending tempests charge the sky; i Lewd ; lustful.

The lightning kics, the thunder roars, In what habit will you go along?

And big waves lash the frighted shores. Priora. -Not like a woman; for I would prevent The loose encounters of lascivious mein Sbaksp. 4. To scourge with satire.

Could pension'd Boileau lush in honest strain, He on Eve Began to cast lascivious eyes; she him

Flatt'rers and bigots ev'n in Louis' reign. Pope. As wantonly repaid; in last they burn, Milton.

5. To tie any thing down to the side or Notwithstanding all their talk of reason and

mast of a ship; properly to lace. VOL. III.

с

itilosophy, and those unanswerable dificulties To LASH. von. To ply the whip,

Popis

They lash aloud, each other they provoke, Unhappy slave, and pupil to a bell, And lend their little souls at ev'ry stroke. Dryd. Unhappy to the last the kind releasing kneil. Gentle or sharp according to thy choice,

Corulers To laugh at follies, or to lash at viče. Dry. Pers. The swans, that on Cayster often try'd

Let men out of their way lasb on ever so fast, Their tuneful songs, now sung their last and they are not at all the nearer their journey's end.

dy'd.

Aldi: on. Soutb. O! may fam'd Brunswick be the last, Wheels clash with wheels, and bar the nar- The last, the happiese British king, row street;

Whom thou shalt paint, or I shall sing. Addison. The lasbing whip resounds. Gay's Trivia

But, while I take my last adieu, LA'S HER. 1. so [froin lash.] One that Heave thou no sigh, nor shed i tear. Pricr. whips or lashes:

Here, last of Britons, let your names be reid. Lass. n. s. (from lad is formed lediless,

Pops

Wit not alone has shone on ages past, by contraction lass. Hickes.] A girl; a

But lights the present, and shall warm the iast. maid ; a young woman : used now only

Popes of niean girls.

4. Lowest ; incanest. Now was the time for vig'rous lads to show

Antilochus What love or honour could invite them to; Takes the last prize, and takes it with a jest. Pope. A goodly theatre, where rocks are round

5. Next before the present; as, last week. With reverend age, and lovely lusses crown'd.

6. Utmost. If aller.

Fools ambitiously contend A girl was worth forty of our widows; and an honest, downright, plain-dealing lass it was.

For wit and pow'r; their last endeavours bend

T' outshine each other. l'Estrange.

Dryden's Lucretius. They sometimes an hasty kiss

7.

At LAST. In conclusion ; at the end. Steal from unwary lasses; they with scorn,

Gad, a troop shall overcome him; but he shall And neck reclin'd, resent.

Philips.
overcome at the last.

Genesis.

Thus weather-cocks, that for a while LA'SSITUDE. 1. s. [lassitudo, Latin, las

Have turn'd about with ev'ry blast, situde, French.)

Grown old, and destitute of oil, 1. Weariness ; fatigue; the pain arising Rust to a point, and fix at last. Freind. from hard labour.

8. The Last; the end. Lassitude is remedied by bathing, or anointing All politicians chew on wisdem past, with oil and warm water; for all lassitude is a And blunder on in business to the last. kind of centusion and compression of the parts; LAST. adv. and bathing and anointing give a relaxation or ergollition.

1. The last time; the time next before

Bacon. Assiduity in cogitation is more than our em

the present: bodied souls can bear without lassitude or distem- How long is't now since last yourself and I per.

Glaroille,
Were in a mask?

Shakspears She lives and breeds in air ; the largeness and When last I dy'd, and, dear! I die lightness of her wings and tail sustain her with- As often as from thee I

go, out lassitude. Mure's Antidote against Atheism. I can remember yet that I

Do not overfatigue the spirits, lest the mind be Something did say, and something did bestow. seized with a lassitude, and thereby be tempted

Dorine to nauseate, and grow tired.

2. In conclusion. From mouth and nose the briny torrent ran, Pleas'd with his idol, he commends, adniires, Aud lost in lassitude lay all the man. Pope's Odys. Adores; and last, the thing ador'd desires. Dryd. 2. (In physick.]

TO LAST. V. n. [lastan, Saxon.] ToenLassitede generally expresses that weariness dure ; to continue ; to persevere. which proceeds from a distempered state, and All more lasting than beautiful. Sidney. not from exercise, which wants no remedy but I thought it more agreeable to my affection to rest: it proceeds from an increase of bulk, from

your grace, to prefix your name before the ese a dimninution of proper evacuation, or from too says: for the Latin volume of them, being in great a consumption of the fluid necessary to the universal language, may last as long as books maintain the spring of the solids, as in fevers; last.

Bacor. or from a vitiated secretion of that juice wherc- With several degrees of lasting, ideas are inby the fibres are not supplied. Quincy. printed on the memory.

Locke LA'SSLORN. n. s. [lass and lorn.] For- These are standing marks of facts delivered saken by his mistress. Not used.

by those who were eye-witnesses to them, and Brown groves,

which were contrived with great wisdom to last Whose shadow the dismissed batchelor loves,

till time should be no more.

Addison Being lass-lorn.

Sbakspeare. LAST. n. s. [læst, Saxon.] LAST. adj. [latest, Saxon ; laetste,

s. The inould on which shoes are formed. Dutch.)

The cobler is not to go beyond his last. 3. Latest; that fellows all the rest in time.

A cobler produced several new grins, having Why are ye the last to bring the king back? been used to cut faces over his last. Spectator.

Samuel. Should the big last extend the shoe too wide O, may some spark of your celestial fire, Each stone would wrench th' unwary step asideThe last, the meanest of your sons inspire ! Pope. 3. Hindmost; which follows in order of 2. [last, German.] A load ; a certain place.

weight or measure. Merion pursued at greater distance still, LA'STERY. n.s. A red colour. Last came Admetus, thy unhappy son.

The bashful blood her snowy cheeks did spread. 3. Beyond which there is no more.

That her became as polish'd ivory, I will slay the last of them with the sword. Which curring craftsman's hand hath overlaid

Amos. With fair vermiliop, or pure lastery. Speriser

Waits.

L'Estrange

Gay

Pope.

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