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Dictionary of the English Language,




The Words—with those of the same family, in German, Dutch and
Swedish, or in Italian, French and Spanish,

are traced to their Origin.

The ExplANATIONS are deduced from the primitive Meaning through

the various Usages.

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L A'BIAL, adj. Lat. Labium ; Fr. Lèvre ; I sente you to repe that whereon ge bestowed no labour LABIAL, N. } lt. Labbros labio; the lips other me laboured, & ye are entred into their labours.

Bible, 1551. John, c. 4. That may be, that are, (formed by, spoken by) the lips.

Dead be thei, that liue not to God, and in the space of

this temporall death laboriously purchase themself eternall The Hebrews have been diligent in it, and have assigned, death.-Sir T. More. Workes, p. 16. which letters are labiall, which dentall, which gutturall. Bacon. Naturall Historie, $ 198. With wery trauel, and with laborous paines

Alwaies in trouble and in tediousness. The labials are represented by two curve figures for the

Wyatl. Complaint upon Loue, &c. lips.--Wilkins. Real Character, pt. iii. c. 14.

He (Julius Cæsar) labourously and studiously discussed P and B are labial: Ph and Bh, or F and V. are labio- controversies.--Sir T. Elyot. The Governovr, b. iii. c. 10. dental.-Holder. Elements of Speecin

There is greater store growing in the tops of the mounLA'BILE. Lat. Labi, to fall or fail. See tains then below in the valleis : but it is wonderfull labourLABI'LITY. ) LAPSE.

some and also dangerous traueiling vp vnto them and downe

againe, by reason of the height and steepenesse of the hilles. But sensibility and intelligence, being by their nature and

Hackluyt. Voyages, vol. iii. p. 824. essence free must be labile, and by their lability may actually lapse, degenerat, and by habit acquire a second nature.

Adam, well may we labour still to dress
Cheyne. On Regimen, Dis. 5.

This garden, still to tend plant, herb and flower,

Our pleasant task enjoyn'd; but till more hands LA'BOUR, v. Fr. Labourer; It. Lavo

Aid us, the work under our labor grows,

Luxurious by restraint.-Milton. Paradise Lost, b. ix. LA'Bour, n. rare; Sp. Laborear ; Lat. LABOURER. Laborare; (of uncertain ety. When down he came like an old o'ergrown oak, LABO'RIOUS. mology.) Scheidius thinks His huge root hewn up by the labourer's stroke.

Drayton. David & Goliah. LABO'RIOUSLY. from Λαβ-ειν, whence ελαLABORIOUSNESS. Bov, used as the 2d Aor. of

Who but felt of late,

When the fierce foe hung on our brok'n rear LABORANT. Taubav-elv, to take, to seize.

Insulting, and pursu'd us through the deep, LA'BORATORY. Dixerunt (he adds) naubav- With what compulsion and laborious flight LA'BOURLESS. ELV Epyov, arripere opus : We sank thus low.

Milton. Paradise Lost, b. ii. LA BOUROUS. unde notio operis, s. laboris.

Besides, the king set in a course so right, LA'BOUROUSLY. To work hard; to work

Which I for him laboriously had tract. LA BOURSOME. with difficulty or diligence;

Drayton. Legend of Thomas Cromwell. to bear up against or support, or sustain with

And forget diligence, with difficulty, with pain; to exert, to Your laboursome and dainty trimmes, wherein persist, pursue, or prosecute with care or dili- You made great Juno angry. gence, pain or difficulty; to do any thing with

Shakespeare. Cymbeline, Act iii. &c. 4. exertion or effort.

I sing the conqueror of the universe.
To Frankis & Normanz, for thar grete laboure.

What can an author after this produce ?
R. Brunne, p. 72.
The labouring mountain must bring forth a mouse.

Dryden. The Art of Poetry.
Cometh now quath Conscience, ge cristyne, and dyneth
That han labered leely, at this Lente tyme.

Then we caused the laborant with an iron rod dexterously Piers Plouhman, p. 386. to stir the kindled part of the nitre.

Boyle. Works, vol. i. p. 604.
And right anon he changed his aray,
And clad him as a poure labourer.

For thankless Greece such hardships have I brav'd,
Chaucer. The Knightes Tale, v. 1411.

Her wives, her infants, by my labours sav'd;

Long, sleepless nights in heavy arms I stood, My lord is hard to me and dangerous,

And sweat laborious days in dust and blood. And min oflice is ful laborious.

Pope. Homer. Iliad, b. ix. Id. The Freres Tale, v. 7009.

Laboriousness shuts the doors and stops all the avenues of It maketh me drawe oute of the waie

the mind, whereby a temptation would enter, and (which is In soleyn place by my selfe,

yet more) leaves no void room for it to dwell there, if by any As doth a laborer to delfe. Gower. Con. A. b. iv. accident it should chance to creep in.-South, vol. vi. Ser.10. If thou wilt here

Whence labour or pain is commonly reckoned an ingreOf hem, that whilom vertuous

dient of industry; and laboriousness is a name signifying it. Were, and therto laborious. Id. Ib

Barrow, vol. iii. Ser. 18. 1185

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is called by B. Jonson a letter half-vowelish, which though the Italians (especially the Floren, tines) abhor, we keep entire with the Latins, and 39 pronounce. It is not used (says Wilkins) by the Brasileans, nor the men of Japan: others style it the sweetest of all letters. It melteth (B. Jonson adds) in the sounding, and is therefore called a liquid, the tongue striking the root of the palate gently; Wilkins,—the top of the tongue striking against the foremost part of the palate. It unites very easily with Cand G in pronunciation, as in Clinch, Gloom, (9qv.) It is doubled, where the vowel sounds hard upon it; with no necessity : unless a syllable follow which may require the continuance of its sound; as in kil-ling, fil-ling, wil-ling.

LAB. “I am no lab;” i.e. no be-lab, or blab ; Dut. Labberen. (See Blab.) Consequentially, —

To pour forth from the lips whatever occurs to B; to tell all that we think or know; to prate or tais, thoughtlessly, carelessly, without reserve or discrimination.

I am no labbe,
Nc though I say it, I n' am not lefe to gabbe.

Chaucer. The Milleres Tale, v. 5505,
I have a wif, though that she poure be ;
But of hire tongue a labbing shrewe is she.

Id. The Squieres Tale, v. 10,301. LABEL, PL. S or small piece of stuff. 2 Fr. “ Lambeau, a shread, rag,

Labels bancing downe on garlands or crownes, a labando of falling downe,” ( Minshew.) Skinner prefers

See Lap. Any thing falling or depending, suspended or a pended; a name, title or description, appended, FA, (és now used,) otherwise affixed. Teen taste thou a labell, that is shapen like a rule, saue tail is strait and hath no plates on either ende.

Chaucer. The Astrolabie. f: my beautie) shalbe inuentoried and euery particle and rasile lobelre to my will.

Shakespeare. Twelfth Night, Act i. sc. 5. The said Sir William said on his oth in the tenth yeare of Fennie the fourth, that before the times of Edward the third, lebell of three points was the different appropriat and Spuitenant for the cognizance of the next heire.

Holinshed. Rich. II. an. 1390. tatil the subtlest of their conjurors ad up the igdels to his soul-his ears.

Butler. On the Licentious Age of Charles II.


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L'aEL, O.

the Ger. Lapp.

They intend not your precise abstinence from any light And on her legs she painted buskins wore,

Nolamps, included liquors, lachrymatories, or tear-bottles, and labourless work.

Basted with bends of gold on every side,

attended these rural urnes, either as sacred unto the Manes Brerewood. On the Sabbath, (1630.) p. 48. And mailes betweene, and laced close afore.

or passionate expressions of their surviving friends. Spenser. Faerie Qucene, b. v. c. 5.

Browne. Urne-Burial, c. 3. The annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveni- For striving more, the more in laces strong

It is of an exquisite sense, that, upon any touch the tears encies of life, which it annually consumes, and which con- Himselfe he tide, and wrapt his winges twaine, might be squeezed from the lachrymal glands, to wash and sists always either in the immediate produce of that labour, In lymie snares the subtil loupes among.

clean it.-Cheyne. Philosophical Principles. or in what is purchased with that produce from other na.

Id. Muinpotmos. tions.-Smith. Wealth of Nations, vol. i. Introd.

What a variety of shapes in the ancient urns, lamps, laCooke. And whom for mutton and kid ?

chrymary vessels.-Addison. Italy. Rome.

Child. A fine lac'd mutton. The number of useful and productive labourers, is every where in proportion to the quantity of capital stock which is

B. Jonson. Neptune's Triumph. A Masque. The learned Mr. Wise, late Radclivian librarian, had a employed in setting them to work, and to the particular way He scratch'd the maid, he stole the cream,

glass lachrymatory, or rather a sepulchral aromatic phial, in which it is so employed.---Id. Ib.

He tore her best lac'd pinner.

dug up between Noke and Wood-Eaton. Prior. The Widow and her Cat.

Warton. History of Kiddington, p. 57. Why does the juice, which flows into the stomach, contain powers which make that bowel the great laboratory, as it is Mr. Nisby (is) of opinion that lac'd coffee is bad for the LACK, v. Dut. Laecken, minuere, dimiby its situation the recipient, of the materials of future nu- head.--Spectator, No. 317.

LACK, n.

puere, attenuare, extenuare, detrition ?-Paley. Natural Theology, c. 7.

He is forced every morning to drink his dish of coffee by LACKER. terere; deficere, deesse ;Those who have dragged their understanding laboriously itself, without the addition of the Spectator, that used to be along the tiresome circuit of ancient demonstration, may be better than lace to it.-Id. No.488.

To lessen or diminish, to weaken, to fail or be

deficient, to be faulty; to want or be wanting. unwilling to grant that they have taken all these pains to no

Swift from her head she loos'd, with eager haste, purpose.-- Beddoes. On the Elements of Geometry, Ded. 11.

To diminish, consequentially, to degrade, to find
The yellow curls in artful fillets lac'd.
Hoole. Jerusalem Delirered, b. xv.

fault with, to blame. LABU'RNUM. See the quotation from

Shakespeare uses the compounds lack-beard, Plinie.

By mercers, lacemen, mantua-makers press'd,
But most for ready cash for play distress'd,

-brain, -linen, -lustre. The cypresse, walnut, chesnut-trees, and the laburnum, Where can she turn ?--Jenyns. The Modern Fine Lady.

Where is & shall be eternall cannot in any wise abide waters. This last named, is a free proper unto the Alpes, not commonly knowne: the wood LACERATE, v. Fr. Lacérer ; It. Lace

Joy. incomparable myrtlı without heaviness,

Loue with charity and grace celestiall thereof is hard and white: it beareth a blossome of a cubite LACERATION. rare; Sp. Lacerar; Lat.

Lasting interminable, lacking no gondness.
long, but bees will not settle upon it.
Lacerative. Lacerare, from the Gr. Aak-

R, Gloucester, p. 548. App.
Holland. Plinie, b. xvi. c. 18.
LA'CERABLE. ELV, which not only denotes

Fair scho was, thei seiden, & gode withouten lak.
And pale laburnum's pendent flowers display
Their different beauties.-Dodsley. Agriculture, c. 2.
sonare, crepare, but also cum crepitu rumpi,

R. Brunne, p. 95. ut fit in iis, quæ lacerantur.

Ac ich wolle lacke no lyf. quath that lady sotthly.
Laburnum, rich
To rend or tear asunder; to sever—with the

Piers Plouhman, p. 18. In streaming gold.

Couper. Task, b. vi.
parts torn, (and not cut evenly.)

Hem lacked no vitaille that might hem plese.
LABYRINTH. Fr. Labyrinthe ; It. and And if the heat breaks through the water with such fury,

Chaucer. The Frankeleines Tale, v. 11,493. LABYRINTHIAN. Sp. Labarinto; Lat. Laby- as to lacerate, and lift up great quantities or bubbles of

I trowe that enuie I wis rinthus ; Gr. AaBupivous ; Locus viarum amba- what we call boyling. water, too heavy for the air to carry or buoy up, it causeth

Knew the best man that is gibus ad capiendum aptus, from Aaß-elv, to take.

Derham. Physico-Theology, 5. ii. c. 5. Note 2.

On this side or beyond the see, A place formed to take or hold, confine, or keep

Yet somewhat lacken hem would she.-Id. Rom. of the R. within ; difficult to pass through or escape from; way. not onely with the breaking of the cloud, but the They (nitrous and sulphurous exhalations) force out their

If I do that lakke. formed with many windings or turnings, or in- laceration of the air about it.

Do stripen me and put me in a sakke, tricate, involved, or perplexed ways or paths : as

Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. ii. c. 5.

And in the nexte riuer do me drenche.

Id. The Marchantes Tale, v. 10,073. applied generally,—intricacy, perplexity.

If there be no fear of laceration, pull it out the same way Since wee have finished our obeliskes and pyramides, let it went in.-Wiseman. Surgery, b. v. c. 1.

For lacke of answere, none of us shul dien.

Id. Ib. v. 10,145. us enter also into the labyrynthes; which we may truly say,

Some depend upon the intemperament of the part ulce. are the most nionstrous works that ever were divised by the rated, others upon the continual atllux of lacerative humours.

What helpeth a man haue mete. hand of man.-Holland. Plinie, b. xiii. c. 13.

Harvey. On Consumption.

Where drinke lackethe on the borde.-Gouer. Con. A. b.ir And like a wanton girl, oft doubting in her gate,

Since the lungs are obliged to a perpetual commerce with Lo thus to broke is Christe's folde, In labrinth-like turns, and twinings intricate.

the air, they must necessarily lie open to great damages, Wherof the Docke, without guide
Drayton. Poly Olbion, s. 22. because of their thin and lacerable cornposure.--Id. Ib. Deuour'd is on euery side,

In lacke of them, that be vnware
Mark, how the labyrinthian turns they take,
Hither the feble pair, by mutual aid,


Id. Ib. Prol. The circles intricate, and mystic maze.

The warrior's laceraled corpse convey'd.
Young. Complaint, Night 9.

Lewis. Stalius. Thebais, b. xii. Thereat the feend his gnashing teeth did grate,

And griev'd, so long to lacke his greedie pray. LACE, v. 1 Also, in old authors, written LACHE. Minshew derives from the Fr.

Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. ii. c. 7. Lace, n. | Las. Fr. Lacer, lacet, from the

The lack of one may cause the wrack of all; Lat. Laqueus, (Skinner.) The Lat. Laqueus, and slow, remisse. (See Lash.) Skinner,-from Although the lackers were terrestrial gods, It. Laccio, as well as the Eng. Latch, and lace, Lat. Laxus. Lache, in Chaucer, says Junius, is Yet will they ruling reel, or reeling fall.

Daries. Wit': Pilgrimage. are the past tense and past part. of the A. S. explained-sluggish, dull, heavie, lazie ; and he Læcc-an, læc-gan, lacc-ean, prehendere, appre- suspects that lache was the original way of writing Frugal, where lack, supplies with what redounds, hendere, to catch, to hold, (Tooke.) lazie. (See LAZY.) The Dut. Laecken. Eng.

And here bestows what noxious there abounds.

Brooke. Universal Beauty, b. i. A lace,--any thing which catcheth or holdeth, Lacke, is deficere, deesse ; the noun Larcke, detieth, bindeth, or fasteneth ; applied to cords, or fectus; and lache may be the same word, ke But tho' each Court a jester lacks,

To laugh at monarchs to their face, strings, or threads, plain or interwoven of various softened into che; meaning

(Yet) all mankind behind their backs materials ; also to the substance formed by such A defect or failure, a want, (sc.) of strength, of

Supply the honest jester's place. interweaving. activity, care, diligence: and thus, consequen.

Dödsley. The Kings of Europe. Laced, as laced coffee, i. e. coffee inter-laced, tially, slackness or sluggishness; remissness, neg

LA'CKER, v. To lay on, to cover with intermingled, or intermixed with some other ingre- ligence.

LA'CKER, or lacquer, or lacque, i. e. with a dient. The lord of hus lacchese, and hus luther sleuthe,

LACK, n.

preparation of lac. It. Lacca. Nailing the speres, and helmes bokeling, By nom hym al that he hadde.- Piers Plouhman, p. 141.

See Lake, and the quotation from Dampier. Guiding of sheldes, with lainers locing. Chaucer. The Knightes Tale, v. 2506. And if he be slowe, and astonyed, and lache, men shall

The lack of Tonquin is a sort of gummy juice, which holde him lyke to an asse.-- Chaucer. Boecius, b. iv.

drains out of the bodies or limbs of trees. The cabinets, Hire shoon were laced on hire legges hie. Id. The Milleres Tale, v. 3268.

Then cometh lachesse, that is. he that whan he beginneth desks, or any sort of frames to be lackered, are made of fir. any good werk, anon he wol forlete and stint it.

or pine tree. The work houses where the lacker is laid on, And therefore sith I know of love's peine,

Id. The Persones Tale.
are accounted very unwholesome.

Dampier. Voyages, an. 1638. And wot how sore it can a man destreine,

The first point of slouth I call
As he that oft has ben caught in his las,
Lachesse, and is the chief of all,

What shook the stage, and made the people stare ?
If you foryeve all holly this trespas.
And hath this properly of kinde,

Cato's long wig, dowr'd gown, and lacquer'd chair. Id. The Knightes Tale, v. 1888. To leuen all thyng behinde.-Gover. Con. A. b. iv.

Pope. Imitation of Horace, Ep. 1. And shode he was with maistrie,

The law also determines that in the king can be no negli- Alum and lacque, and clouded tortoiseshell. With shoone decoped, and with lace.-Id. Rom. of the R. gence, or laches, and therefore no delay will bar his right.

Dyer. The Fleece, b. iv.

Blackstone. Cummentaries, b. i. c. 7. But certes, loue, I say not in soch wise,

In vases, flow'r pots, lamps, and sconces,
That for to scape out of your lace I ment.

LACHRYMAL. Fr. Lachrymal; It. La- Intaglios, cameos, gems and bronzes,
Id. The Complaint of Venus.

These eyes have read through many a crust
grimal; Sp. Lacrymoso ;

Of lacker, varnish, grease and dust.
And plant my plaint within her brest,

| Lat. Lacrima ; Gr. Aaxpu-

Cawthorn. The Antiquariana
Who doutlesse may restore againe
My harmes to helth, my ruth to rest,
ua, & changed into I, a tear.

Or oblong buckle, on the lacker'd shoe.
That lased is within her chaine.
That can or may shed tears, that can or may

With polish'd lustre, bending elegant
Uncertaine Auctors. The Louer thinkes no paine, &c. weep.

In shapely rim

Jago. Edge Hill, b. ii.

LA CHINESE. } Lascineh

, or deaiche
, stacke, loose


Of altendant.

p. 219.

LXCKEY, v. ). Fr. Lacquay; It. Lacayo. ! After it hath been strained through those curious co- To lay or put on, to impose, a weight or burden; L»CEEV, 1. Junius (who proposes the verb landers, the lacteal veins, I might also observe its impregna- to put in, to take in, that which is to be borne or

tions from the glands and lymphæducts. to lacke ; 9. d, one who lacks, is poor or indigent,

Derhum. Physico-Theology, b. iv. c. 9. carried ;—the cargo. and therefore servile) interprets the Goth. Laika

I might next trace it through the several meanders of the And they laded their asses with the corne and departed ca, saltare, exultare. Wachter,—the Ger. Læk-en, guts, the lacteals, and into the blood.-Id. Ib.

thence.--Bible, 1551. Gen. c. 42. the same; and also currere, and lakei, curror.

This lactean whiteness ariseth from a great number of Pomegranets, lemons, citrons, so fore,—the Sw. Lacka, currere, and Lack-ere,

little stars constipated in that part of heaven, flying so Their laded branches bow, cursor, a runner. Hence also the Eng. Leg; and

swiftly from the sight of our vyes, that we can perceive Their leaves in nunc pel that outgo thence a lacquey, one who uses his legs, (a legger.) nothing but a confused light.-Muron. Astron. Cards, p. 13. Nor roomth will them allow A runner, a running follower or attendant, a Among pot-herbs are some lactescent plants, as lettice,

Drayton. I'le gription of Elysium. runner of errands, a footboy; generally, a follower endive, and dandelion, which contain a most wholesome But before they deuided themselues they agreed after the

juice, resolvent of the bile, anodyne and cooling, extremely lading of their goods at their seuerall ports to meet at Zante useful in all diseases of the liver.

Slow. Queen Elizabeth, an. 1585. Tuese luther lackes he adde wyth hym al out.

Arbuthnot. On Aliments, Prop. 4.
R. Gloucester, p. 389.

H'is growne too much the story of men's mouths
And this lactescence, if I may so call it, does also commonly To scape his lading.
Then they of Heynnaulte bought lyttle nagges to ryde at
ensue, wlien spirit of wine being impregnated with those

B. Jolison. The Divell is an Asse, Act i. sc. 6. theyt ease, and they sent back) theyr lackettes and pages.

parts of gums or other vegetable concretions, that are supBerners. Froissart. Cronycle, c. 18.

posed to abound with sulphureous corpuscles, fair water is No toiling teams from harvest-lahvur como To a prince of ours, a page of theirs they set, suddenly poured upon the lincture or solution.

So late at night, so heavy laden home. Ani a French lacquey to an English lord.

Boyle. Works, vol. i.

Dryden. Virgil, Geor, 3. Drayton. The Battle of Agincourt.

He makes the breasts to be nothing but glandules of that Some were made prize : while others burnt, and rent, Harp, To clear your doubts, he doth return in triumph, sort they call conglomeratæ, made up of an intimite number With their rich lading to the bottom went.

of little knots or kernels, each whereof hath its excretory Kings lackeyage by his triumphal chariot.

Waller. War wilh Spain, (1651.) Massinger. The Virgin Martyr, Act i. sc. I. vessel, or lactiferous duct.-Ray. On the Creation, pt. i.

I'll show thee where the softest cowslips spring What canse could make him so dishonourable

LAD, Junius derives from A. S. Læd-an,

And clust'ring nuts their laden branches bend. To drive you so on foot, unfit to tread

Warton, Ecl.
La'dkin. | ducere, to lead or guide ; because
And lackey by him, 'gainst all womanhead.

If large the vessel, and her lading large,
children are led or educated to manly virtues.
Spenser. Fuerie Qucene, b. vi. c. 2.

And if the seas prove faithful to their charge,
& dear to Heaven is saintly chastity,
Skinner and Lye prefer A. S. Leode, people, (see

Great are your gains.--Cooke. Hesiod. Works & Days, b. ii. That when a soul is found sincerely so,

the quotation from Piers Plouhman); also, as the A thousand liveried angels lackey her.-Milton. Comus.

latter asserts, signifying juvenis ; but leode means LADE, v. A. S. Hlad-an, to draw out. Lord of the Seasons! They in courtly pomp

a companion, follower, or attendant, and may itself LA'DLE. A.S. Hladle. Camden says—that Lxquay thy presence, and with glad dispatch

be from lud-an, to lead. Lad will thus mean- lade is a passage of water, and that aquæductus in Pour at thy bidding, o'er the land and sea.

One who, on account of his tender years, is the old Glossarie is translated water-lada. Hence Grainger. The Sugar Cane, b. iii.

under a leader, guide, or director : a male child, it appears that hladan, to draw out, is merely a LACO NICK. Fr. “ Laconizer, to live a boy; generally, a youth; or one acting in the consequential usage of læd-an, to lead, guide, or LACONICAL.

services usually performed by youth.

See Lass. conduct; and that water-lada is a conduit for strictly or sparingly, to speak LACO'SICALLY. briefly or pithily." And Hol- And the more he hath and wynneth the world at hus water; that by which water may be conducted or

wille LACONICISM. land–To laconize, to imitate

drawn off. The application is,

And loraeth in leedes the lasse good he needeth. Laconism. the Lacedæmonians, either in

To dip (sc. some vessel or implement) into

Piers Plounman, p. 187. LA CONIZE, v. short and pithy speech or in

water or other liquid, and throw out the contents

Be large ther of while hit laste to leedes that ben needy. bard life, (Plutarch, Explanation of Terms.)

or quantity received.

Id, Ib. Yon that were once so economic,

There is a lad here, which hath fiue barly loues and two And lerede men a ladel bygge. with a long stele. Quitting the thrifty style laconic, fishes; but what is that amog so many

Piers Pivuhman, p. 380. Turn prodigal in makeronic.

Bible, 1551. John, c. 6.

Alas that he ne had hold him by his ladel! Denkans. A Dialogue beiween Sir J. Pooley & Mr. Killegrew. Then the babes be plukt from their mothers' bosoms) and

Chaucer. The Manciples Prologue, v. 17,000. laddes but of their fathers handes to be slayne. At Gaunt we fell upon a Cappucine novice, which wept Literly, because he was not allowed to be miserable. His

Joye. Exposicion of Daniel, Epist. Ded. Some stirr'd the molten owre with ladles great. bead had not felt the razor, his back the rod : all that The russling northern lads, and stout Welshmen try'd it.

Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. ii. c. 7. laconical discipline plcased him well.

Drayton. Poly-Olbion, s. 22. Like one that stands vpon a promontorie,
Bp. Hall, Dec. 1. Ep. 5.
Tharrhon that young ladkin hight

And spyes a farre-off shore, where he would tread, Alerander Nequam, a man of great learning born at Saint He prayed his aged sire.-More. On the Soul, pt. iii. s. 31.

Wishing his foot were equall with his eye,

And chides the sea, that sunders him froin thence Aanes, and desirous to enter into religion there. after hee Young Colin Clout, a lad of peerless meed,

Saying hee'le lade it dry to haue his way. tad signified his desire, wrote to the abbot laconically. Full well could dance, and defiy tune the reed;

Shakespeare. 3 Pi. Hen. VI. Act ii,
Camden. Remaines. Allusions.

In every woud inis carols sweet were known,
At every wake his nimble feats were shown.

“Oh! may your altars ever blaze! The hand of providence writes often by abbreviatures,

Gay. The Shepherd's Week. Tuesday. A ladle for our silver-dish bereipricks, or short characters, which, like the Laconism

18 what I want, is what I wish." Ole wall (Dan iii 25) are not to be inade out but by a LA'DDER. A.S. Hladre; Dut. Ladder; Ger. " A ladie!" cries the man, "a ladle ! Liat or key from that Spirit which indited them.

Leiter ; from A. S. Lad-an; Dut. Led-en; Ger. Odzooks, Corisca, you have pray'd ill."-Prior. The Ladle. Brown. Christ. Mor. i. 25. And I gro* lacnic even beyond laconicisme, for someLeiten; to lead ; q. d. Ductor, scala etiam ad

LADY. altiora loca ducimur, ( Skinner :) quod scanden

Tooke has written more elaEl return only yes, or no, in questionary or petitionary epix des of half a yard long.- Pope. To Swisi, Aug. 17, 1736. tem ducunt et dirigant, (Kilian.) Wachter resorts

LA'DIED. borately than usual upon the to the Celtic) Klettern, to mount or climb. The

LA'DYFY, V. K: Agis therefore, when a certain Athenian laughed

origin of this word, and he traces tie Leibonian short swords, and said the jugglers name is given to- german

La'dily. it to the A. S. Hlaf, the past swallus them with ease upon the stage. answered in A machine formed of steps, supported at each part. of hlif.ian, to raise. He supposes hlas, b's iseenie way, And yet we can reach our enemies' hearts

end by upright side-pieces.

first, by receiving the common participial terFathed.-Langhorne. Plutarch, vol. i. Lycurgus,

The kyng by an laddere to the ssyp clam an hey.

mination, ed, to become hlaf-ed, then by conLACTAGE. Lat. Lac, απο του γαλακτος,

R. Gloucester, p. 333.

traction hlajd, and further by the addition of LA’TARY. the first syllable being cut Foure of his old foos han it espied, and setten ladders to

the common adjective termination ig, hlafd-ig, off;-guna, (lac,) says Len- the walles of his hous, and by the windowes ben entred, and

or by omitting the initial h, laf, la fed, lafd, LACTEAL, adj.

betep his wif.-Chaucer. The Tale of Melibeus. nep, appears to have its name

lafd-ig, the ig being as usual softened to y. By LA'CTEUN. froin its bright whiteness, and They sodainly with great force and outcry assayed to scale

the mere suppression of the f, lafid-y becomes LACTEOCS. to have sprung from (the ob

the trenches. the most part by setting vp ladders, others lady; meaning one lifted, raised or elevated, (sc.) LACTE'SCENT.

climing ouer the heads of their fellowes v pon a target fence. to the rank of her husband or lord, (see Lord.) solete primitive) ya-w, ab ex,

Savile. Tacilus. Historie, p. 150. LATESCENCE. plicandi notione translatum ad

Serenius finds the word written lafd-a in Goth.

But after they were come to Syria, men named them LACTIFEROIS.

and Dr. Jamieson lafd-e in Icelandic; and as in eam nitendi, splendendi; trans- Climacides, as one would say ladderesses, for that they used ted from the notion of explaining or making

to lie along, and to make their backs stepping stools or lad

R. Gloucester, it is written leuedy. See Jamiel'an and clear, to that of brightening, of shining. ders, as it were for queens and great men's wives to get son,

in v. Laird, upon, when they would mount into their coaches. Larreal-miky, bearing or producing milk, or

Hollund. Plutarch, p. 71.

That lieo comen alle to London the hey men of this londe, 2luid resembling milk.

And the leuedys al so god, to ys noble fest wyde. If the barren sound

R. Gloucester, p. 156. ! is thouilt that the offering of Abel, who sacrificed of of pride delights thee, to the topmost round Es ecki -14 onis wool, the fruits of his shearing; and

of fortune's Indder got, despise not one,

For mony was the faire ledy, that y come was therto.
rather crearn, a part of his lactage.
For want of smooth hypocrisy undone.

Id. Io
Skuckford. On the Creation, vol. i. p. 79.

Churchill, Sermons, Ded.

The eldre man to the chosun ladi and to hir children. Yet were it no easie probleme to resolve) why also from LADE, v. ? A. S. Lad-an; Dut. Laden ;

Wiclis. 2 Jon, c. 1 Un plants which have a white and lacteous

LA'Ding, n. | Ger. Laden; Sw. Ladda. See erred through every part, there arise flowers blew

The elder to the electe ladye and hir children. 2.j.d.-Brown. Vulgar Errours, b. vi. c. 10. To Load.

Bible, 1551. Ib. 1187

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