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They intend not your precise abstinence from any light And on her legs she painted buskins wore,
No lamps, included liqnors, lachrymatories, or tear-bottlee, 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 Queene, 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. Muiopotmos. 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. The number of useful and productive labourers, is every
Child. A fine lac'd mutton. where in proportiou 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, dimi. by its situation the recipient, of the materials of future nu- head.-Spectator, No. 317.
LACK, n. nuere, attenuare, extenuare, detrition ?-Paley. Natural Theology, c. 7.
He is forced every morning to drink his dish of coffee by LA'CKER. terere; deficere, deesse ;Those who have dragged their understanding laboriously itself, without the addition of the Spectator, that used to be
To lessen or diminish, to weaken, to fail or be along the tiresome circuit of ancient demonstration, may be better than lace to it.-Id. No. 488.
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
fault with, to blame. LABU'RNUM. See the quotation from
Shakespeare uses the compounds lack-beard, Plinie.
By mercers, lacemen, mantua-makers pressid,
-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
Joy, incomparable myrth 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 goodness. long, but bees will not settle upon it.
R. Gloucester, p. 548. App.
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.
Cowper. Task, b. vi.
Hem lackcd no vitaille that might hem plese.
Chaucer. The Frankeleines Tale, v. 11,498. LABYRINTHIAN.
I trowe that if enuie I wis water, too heavy for the air to carry or buoy up, it causeth rinthus ; Gr. AaBupivdos; Locus viarum ambawhat we call boyling.
Knew the best man that is gibus ad capiendum aptus, from Aaß-elv, to take.
Derham, Physico-Theology, b. 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
They (nitrous and sulphurous exhalations) force out their within ; difficult to pass through or escape from ; way, not onely with the breaking of the cloud, but the
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. 1. v. 10,145, us enter also into the labyrynthes; which we may truly say, are the most monstrous works that ever were divised by the rated, others upon the continual afflux of lacerative humours.
Some depend upon the intemperament of the part ulce.
What helpeth a man haue mete. hand of man.-Holland. Plinie, b. xiii. c. 13.
Harvey. On Consumption.
Where drinke lackethe on the borde.-Gower. Con. A. b.iv 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 damagcs, Wlierof the flocke, without guide
In lacke of them, that be vnware
Id. Ib. Prol. The circles intricate, and mystic maze.
The warrior's lacerated corpse convey'd.
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. ? Also, in old authors, written LACHE.. Minshew derives from the Fr.
Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. ii. c. 7. Lace, n. 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. Larus. Lache, in Chaucer, says Junius, is
Yet will they ruling reel, or reeling fall.
Davies. Wit's Pilgrimage. are the past tense and past part. of the A.S. explained—sluggish, dull, heavie, lazie ; and he Læcc-an, lwc-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.
And here bestows what noxious there abounds. The Dut. Laecken, Eng. (See Lazy.)
Brooke. Universal Beauty, b. i. A lace,—any thing which catcheth or holdeth, Lacke, is deficere, deesse ; the noun Laecke, detieth, bindeth, or fasteneth ; applied to cords, or fectus; and lache may be the same word, ke
But tho' each Court a jester lacks, strings, or threads, plain or interwoven of various softened into che ; meaning
To laugh at monarchs to their face,
(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
Dodsley. The Kings of Europe. Laced, as laced coffee, i. e. coffee inter-laced, tially, slackness or sluggishness; remissness, neg
LACKER, v. intermingled, or intermixed with some other ingre- ligence.
To lay on, to cover with dient.
LA'CKER, or lacquer, or lacque, i. e, with a The lord of hus lacchese. and hus luther sleuthe,
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 lacing. 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 tir, 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. And wot how sore it can a man destreine,
Dampier. Voyages, an. 1638. 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, flowr'd gown, and lacquer'd chair. Id. The Knightes Tale, v. 1888. To leuen all thyng behinde.-Gower. 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. Commentaries, b. i. c. 7. But certes, loue, 1 say not in soch wise,
In vases, flow'r pots, lamps, and sconces,
LA'CHRYMAL. Fr. Lachrymal; It. La- Intaglios, cameos, gems and bronzes,
These eyes have read through many a crust
grimal ; Sp. Lacrymoso ; And plant my plaint within her brest,
Of lacker, varnish, grease and dust.
Cawthorn. The Antiquarians Who doutlesse may restore againe
ua, 8 changed into 1, a tear.
8 My harmes to helth, my ruth to rest,
Or oblong buckle, on the lacker'd shoe,
With polish'd lustre, bending elegant.
In shapely rim
Jag). Edge Hill, b. W
LACKEY, v. 1. Fr. Lacquay; It. Lacayo. After it hath been strained through those curious co- To lay or put on, to impose, a weight or burden; LA'CKEY, n. Junius (who proposes the verb landers, the factcal veins, I might also observe its impregna- to put in, to take in, that which is to be bome or
the glands and to lacke ; q. d. one who lacks, is poor or indigent,
Derham. Physico-Theology, b. iv. c. 9. carried ;—the cargo. and therefore servile) interprets the Goth. Laik
I might next trace it through the several meanders of the an, saltare, exultare. Wachter,-the Ger. Læk-en, guts, the lacteals, and into the blood.—Id. Ib.
And they laded their asses with the corne and departed
thence.-Bible, 1551. Gen. c. 42. the same; and also currere, and lakei, curror. Ihre,--the Sw. Lacka, currere, and Lack-ere, ' little stars constipated in that part of heaven, flying so
This lactean whiteness ariseth from a great number of Pomegranets, lemons, citrons, so
Their laded branches bow, cursor, a runner. Hence also the Eng. Leg: and swiftly from the sight of our eyes, that we can perceive Their leaves in number that outgo thence a lacquey, one who uses his legs, (a legger.) nothing but a confused light.-Moxon. 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. The Description of Elysium runner of errands, a footboy; geuerlly, a follower endive, and dandelion, which contain a most wholesome But before they deuided themselues they agreed, after the or attendant.
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. Queene Elizabeth, an. 1585. Tueye luther lackes he alco pyth 1.gor, al ont.
Arbuthnot. On Aliments, Prop. 4.
H'is growne too much the story of men's mouths
of wine being impregnated with
To scape his lading. theeyr ease, (and they sent back) theyr lackettes and pages.
B. Jonson. The Divell is an Asse, Act i. sc. 6. parts of gums or other vegetable concretions, that are supBerners. Proissart. Cronycle, c. 18. posed to abound with sulphureous corpuscles, fair water is No toiling teams from harvest-labour come To a prince of ours, a page of theirs they set, suddenly poured upon the tincture or solution.
So late at night, so heavy laden home. And 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 infinite number With their rich lading to the bottom went. Kings lackeynge by his triumphal chariot. of little knots or kernels, each whereof hath its excretory
Waller, War with Spain, (1651.) Massinger. The Virgin Martyr, Act I. sc. 1: vessel, or lactiferous duct.-Ray. On the Creation, pt. i.
I'll show thee where the softest cowslips spring What cause 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 And lackey by him, 'gainst all womanhead. LA'Dkin. } ducere, to lead or guide ; because
Warton, Ecl.v. Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. vi. c. 2. children are led or educated to manly virtues.
If large the vessel, and her lading large,
And if the seas prove faithful to their charge, So 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. Comu. 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. Hlædle. Camden says--that Lacquay thy presence, and with glad dispatch
be from læd-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. tit. | under a leader, guide, or director : a male child, it appears that hladan, to draw out, is merely a LACONICK. Fr. “ Laconizer, to live a boy, generally, a youth ; or one acting in the consequential usage of læd-an, to lead, guide, or LACONICAL. strictly or sparingly, to speak services usually performed by youth. See Lass. conduct; and that water-lada is a conduit for LACO'NICALLY. 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 LACONICISM. land–To laconize, to imitate wille
drawn off. The application is,LA'CONISM. the Lacedæmonians, either in And lordeth in leedes the lasse good he needeth.
To dip (sc. some vessel or implement) into LA'CONIZE, v. short and pithy speech or in
Piers Plouhman, p. 187.
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. You 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 Piouhman, p. 380. Tum prodigal in makeronic.
Bible, 1551. John, c. 6.
Alas that he ne had hold him by his ladell
Chaucer. The Manciples Prologue, v. 17,00 At Gaunt we fell upon a Cappucine novice, which wept laddes but of their fathers handes to be slayne. bitterly, because he was not allowed to be miserable. His
Joye. Exposicion of Daniel, Epist. Ded. Some stirr'd the molten owre with ladles great. head had now felt the razor, his back the rod : all that The russling northern lads, and stout Welshmen try'd it.
Spenser. Faerie Queene, b.fi. c. 7 laconical discipline pleased him well. Bp. Iall, Dec. 1. Ep. 5.
Drayton. Poly-Olbion, 8. 22. Like one that stands vpon a promontorie,
And spyes a farre-off shore, where he would tread, Alexander Nequam, a man of great learning born at Saint He prayed his aged sire. -More. On the Soul, pt. ill. s. 31. Wishing his foot were equall with his eye, Albanes, and desirous to enter into religion there, after hee
And chides the sea, that sunders him from thence
Young Colin Clout, a lad of peerless meed,
Saying hee'le lade it dry to haue his way.
Shakespeare. 3 Pt. Hen. VI. Act ii, In every wood his carols sweet were known, The hand of providence writes often by abbreviatures, At every wake his nimble feats were shown.
“Oh! may your altars ever blaze ! hieroglyphicks, or short characters, which, like the Laconism
Gay. The Shepherd's Week. Tuesday. A ladle for our silver-dish on the wall (Dan. iii. 25) are not to be made out but by a
Is what I want, is what I wish." hint or key from that Spirit which indited them.
LADDER. A. S. Hædre; Dut. Ladder ; Ger. "A ladle !" cries the man, "a ladle ! Brown. Christ. Mor. i. 25. | Leiter ; from A. S. Læd-an; Dut. Leed-en; Ger. Odzooks, Corisca, you have pray'd ill.”—Prior. The Ladle. And I grow laconic even beyond laconicisme, for some Leiten; to lead ; q. d. Ductor, scala etiam ad times I return only yes, or no, to questionary or petitionary altiora loca ducimur, ( Skinner :) quod scanden
LA'DY. Tooke has written more ela. epistles of half a yard long--Pope. To Swifi, Aug. 17, 1736. tem ducant et dirigant, (Kilian.) Wachter resorts
LA'DIED. borately than usual upon the King Agis, therefore, when a certain Athenian laughed to the Celtic Klettern, to mount or climb. The LADYFY, v. origin of this word, and he traces at the Lacedæmonian short swords, and said the jugglers name is given to
La'dily. it to the A. S. Hlaf, the past would swallow them with ease upon the stage, answered in kis laconic way, And yet we can reach our
enemies hearts | end by upright side-pieces.
A machine formed of steps, supported at each part. of hlif-ian, to raise. He supposes hlas, with them.-Langhorne. Plutarch, vol. i. Lycurgus.
first, by receiving the common participial terLA'CTAGE.
mination, ed, to become hlaf-ed, then by conLat. Lac, απο του γαλακτος, The kyng by an laddere to the ssyp clam an hey.
R. Gloucester, p. 333.
traction hlajd, and further by the addition of LACTARY. the first syllable being eut Foure of his old foos han it espied, and setten ladders to
the common adjective termination ig, hlafd-ig, LA'CTEAL, n. off ;-gara, (lac,) says Len- the walles of his hous, and by the windowes ben entred, and
or by omitting the initial h, laf, lafed, lofd, La'cteal, adj. nep, appears to have its name beten his wif.-Chaucer. The Tale of Melibeus.
lafd-ig, the ig being as usual softened to y By La'ctean. from its bright whiteness, and They sodainly with great force and outcry assayed to scale the mere suppression of the f, lafd-y becomes LACTEOUS. 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. solete primitive) ya-w, ab ex
climing ouer the heads of their fellowes vpon a target fence. to the rank of her husband or lord, (see Lord.)
Savile. Tacitus. Historie, p. 150. LACTE'SCENCE. plicandi notione translatum ad
Serenius finds the word written lafd-a in Goth, LACTI'FEROUS. eam nitendi,splendendi; trans- Climacides, as one would say ladderesses, for that they used
But after they were come to Syria, men named them and Dr. Jamieson lafd-e in leelandic; and as in ferred 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 Jamieplain 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.
Lacteal,-milky, bearing or producing milk, or upon, when they would mount into their coaches. a liquid resembling milk.
Holland. Plutarch, p. 71.
That heo comen alle to London the hey men of this londe If the barren sound
And the leuedys al so god, to ys noble
fest wyde. It is thought that the offering of Abel, who sacrificed of
R. Gloucester, p. 156 or pride delights thee, to the topmost round his flocks, was only wool, the fruits of his shearing; and or fortune's ladder got, despise not one, milk, or rather cream, a part of his lactage.
For mony was the faite ledy, that y come was therto.
Churchill. Sermons, Ded. (Yet were it no easie probleme to resolve) why also from
The eldre man to the chosun ladi and to hir children. LADE, v. 3 A. S. Lad-an; Dut. Laden ;
Wiclif. 2 Jor, c. 1. lactary or milky plants which have a white and lacteous Juice dispersed through every part, there arise flowers blew LA'DING, n. ) Ger. Laden ; Sw. Ladda. See
The elder to the electe ladye and hir children. and yellow.-Brown. Vulgar Errouri, b. vi. c 10. To Load.
Bidle, 1551. IS
Surh sorrow this lady to her tooke,
Whether you prove a lagger in the race.
recipients of liquid substances. Lake, in Wiclif, That truly I that made this booke,
Or with a vigorous ardour urge your pace,
is in the common version wine-press. The usual Had such pitie and such routh
I shall maintain my usual rate : no more.
Francis. Horace, Ep. 2. To Lollius. application is to-
A large expanse of water within land, or having
Superfluous lags the vet'ran on the stage,
no immediate connexion with the sea.
And the lake (lacus) was trodun withoute the citee, and
Johnson. Vanity of Human Wishes. the blood went out of the lake til to the bridelis of horsis bi
Wiclif. Apocalips, c. 14.
Skinner writes it lainers, thongs; and suggests the
And sprincles eke the water counterfet,
Like unto blacke Auernus lake in hell.
Surrey. Virgile. Æneis, b. iv.
So stretcht out huge in length the arch-fiend lay A lovely ladie rode him faire beside,
Chaucer, The Knightes Tale, v. 2507.
Chain'd on the burning lake. -Milton. Paradise Lost, b. i.
LAIR, or) Skinner writes it leer, - clearly Our spacious lakes; thee, Larius, first; and pext
Bonacus, with tempest'ous billows vext.
Dryden. Virgil, Geor. 2.
I started up, and looking out, observed by the light of the discretion. be
moon the lake [Desen sano) in the most dreadful agitation, pressure, but gently stroak'd with a ladied hand. 1. The place where any one (deer or other animal) and the waves dashing
against the wails of the inn, and Feltham, pt. i. Res. 8. ' lays or is laid. Applied to the land or pasture in resembling the swellings of the ocean, more than the petty More did I feare, than euer in
which they lie. In Hardyng's Chronicle (quoted agitation of inland waters.-Eustace. Italy, vol. i. c. 5. Your ladiship I found, by Dr. Jamieson) the place where Arthur was
LA'KENS. The diminutive of our lady, i. e. Disdainefull lookes from those faire eyes
laid in burial.
ladykin, ( Steevens.)
By our lakens brother husband (qh. slie) but as properlye
Harding. Chronicle, p. 77. breding wormes in my bely by eating of feshe without
as y' was preached, yet woulde I rather abyde the perill of By which again a course of lady-smocks they lay. Drayton. Poly-oibion, s. 15.
More hard for hungrey steed t'abstaine from pleasant lare. breadde, then to eate with my meate the breadde that I wist
Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. iv. c. 8. well wer poysoned.--Sir T. More. Workes, p. 849.
Instead of his Æmylia faire
Gon. By'r laken, I can go no further, sir,
My old bones akes.-Shakespeare. Tempest, Act iii. sc. 3.
A headlesse heap, him unawares there caught.--Id. Ib.
LAMB, v. Goth. A. S. Dut. Ger. and
LAMB, n. Swed. Lamb, agnus. The origin
All his driest laire.
LA'MBKIN. of the word, says Junius, im-
probably enough, is to be sought, prefixo l, from This lady-Ay 1 take from off the grass,
That none living are.-Browne. Shepheard's Pipe, Ec.. 3. the initial letters of the Gr. Auvos.' This etymoWhose spotted back might scarlet red surpass,
Out of the ground uprose
logy, says Wachter, Stiernhiem despises, but Fly, lady-bird, North, South, or East, or West,
As from his laire the wilde beast where he wonns suggests no other. Ihre remarks -- Apud Armo-
In forrest wilde, in thicket, brake or den.
ricos lamma notat saltare, which does not ill suit
Milton. Puradise Lost, b. vii. this kind of animal.
Minshew,-from lamb-ere, to
lick. It is applied tom
The young offspring of the sheep; (met.) to
With rocks above to shield the sharp nocturnal air. any one having the meekness, innocence of a
Dryden. Virgil, Geor. 3. lamb.
Non lyckore ys brother hym nas, than an wolf ys a lombe.
The beast is laid down in his lair ;
R. Gloucester, p. 280.
And gaf the kyngdome to hus knave. that kept sheep &
Piers Ploulman, p. 59. LAGGER. shew derives from log, truncus, LAIT, n. Perhaps from the A. S. Lat-an,
Go ye lo Y sende you: as lambren among woluys. and it is not improbable that it may have the 'æstimare, reputare, judicare. Skinner prefers the
Wiolif. Luke, c. 10. sume origin, viz. the Goth. Lag-yan, A. S. Lecg. Fr. Laicier, lactare.
Go your wayes: beholde, I sende you forthe as lambes an, to lay or lie; and, consequentially, to remain
among wolues.-Bible, 1551. Ib.
So 'twixt them both they not a lambkin left;
Chaucer. The Remedie of Loue.
And, when the lambs fail'd, the old sheepes lives they reft. behind, to come or follow slowly after; to come in
Spenser. Mother Hubberd's Tale. LAITY. See Lay. late or latteriy, at the latter end, after others.
I finde those that commend use of apples, in splenaticke LAKE. Tyrwhitt remarks, --it is difficult to and this kinde of melancholy (lambs-wool some call it) For a gunstone I say had all to lagged his cap.
which howsoever approved must certainely be corrected of Skelton. The Crowne of Laurell. say what sort of cloth is meant. Laecken, Belg: cold rawnesse and winde.
signifies both linen and woollen cloth, (Kilian.)
Burton. Anatomy of Melancholy, p. 396.
In the warm folds their tender lambkins lie
Apart from kids, that call with human cry.
Dryden. Ovid. Metam. b. xiii.
- Ev'n while I sing, O gods, the senators of Athens, together with the common
Chaucer. The Rime of Sire Thopas, v. 13,787. Yon wanton lamb has crop't the woodbine's pride, legge of people, what is amisse in them, you gods, make
That bent beneath a full-blown load of sweets,
LAKE. Fr. Lacque; It. and Low Lat. Lacca. And fill'd the air with perfume.
Mason. The English Garden, b. ii.
Than the fell wolf the fearful lambkins dreads
from Boyle.) Fr. “ Lacque, sanguine ; rosie or
When he the helpless fold by night invades. id. Hen. VIII. Act 1. sc. 3. used in the dyeing of crimsons, and afterwards
Beattie. Virgil, Past. 7. Some tardie cripple bare and countermand,
(grown artificial) employed by painters,” (Cot- LA'MBENT. Lat. Lambens, present That came too lagge to see him buried.
And see LACKER.
part. of lambere, to lick.
LA'MBATIVE, n. Lambere, from the Gr. Aant-
Architecture, who no less
ELV, which means (Vossius) to lick or lap, or to
drink by licking or lapping, and itself seems to be Would thumpe her forward and inforce to goe.
Expression for.B. Jonson. Expostulat. with Inigo Jones formed from the sound.
treats of other matters, with a way of preparing what the
author calls a lacca of vegetables. by which the Italians moving about or around, as if licking, or touching
mean a kind of extract fit for painting, like that rich lacca lightly. And were some ambush for the foes design'd,
iu English, commonly called lake, which is employed by
The star that did my being frame
Was but a lambent flame.
LAKE. Fr. Lac; It. and Sp. Lago; Lat. Sudden a circling flame was seen to spread
With beams refulgent round lulus' head;
Then on his locks the lambent glory preys,
And harmless fires around his temples blaze.
Piti. Virgil. Æneid, bu 1188