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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
The yellow curls in artful fillets lac'd.
Hoole. Jerusalem Delivered, b. IV.

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

Shakespeare uses the compounds lack-beard, Plinie.

By mercers, lacemen, mantua-makers pressid,
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 tree
proper unto the Alpes, not commonly knowne: the wood LACERATE, v.

Joy, incomparable myrth without heaviness,
Fr. Lacérer; It. Lace-

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.

Holland. Plinie, b. xvi. c. 18.
Lacerare, from the Gr. dak-

R. Gloucester, p. 548. App.
LACERABLE, 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.

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

Hem lackcd no vitaille that might hem plese.
L A'BYRINTH. Fr. Labyrinthe ; It. and And if the heat breaks through the water with such fury,

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
Drayton. Poly Olbion, s. 22. because of their thin and lacerablc coinposure.-Id. 16. Deuour'd is on every 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 lacerated 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. ? 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,

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 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,
That for to scape out of your lace I ment.

LA'CHRYMAL. Fr. Lachrymal; It. La- Intaglios, cameos, gems and bronzes,
Id. The Complaint of Venus. LA'CHRYMARY.

These eyes have read through many a crust

grimal ; Sp. Lacrymoso ; And plant my plaint within her brest,


Of lacker, varnish, grease and dust.
Lat. Lacrima; Gr. Aaxpu-

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,
That lased is within her chaine.
That can or may shed tears, that can or may

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

In shapely rim

Jag). Edge Hill, b. W

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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.
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
Than they of Heynnaulte bought lyttle dagges to ryde at ensue, when spirit

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.)

Id. Ib.

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.
Denham. A Dialogue between Sir J. Pooley & Mr. Killegrew.

Alas that he ne had hold him by his ladell
Then the babes be plukt from their mothers' bosoms) and

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,
Tharrhon that young ladkin hight

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,
had signified his desire, wrote to the abbot laconically.
Camden. Remaines. Allusions.
Full well could dance, and deftly tune the reed;

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.
For want of smooth hypocrisy undone.

Id. Ib.
Shuckford. On the Creation, vol. i. p. 79.

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.

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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.
To rede her sorrow, that by my trouth

Francis. Horace, Ep. 2. To Lollius. application is to-

A large expanse of water within land, or having
I farde the worse all the morrow

Superfluous lags the vet'ran on the stage,
After, to thinken on her sorrow.-Chaucer. Dreame.
Till pitying nature zigns the last release,

no immediate connexion with the sea.
And bids afflicted worth retire to peace.
And whan she goth to here masse

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
That time shall nought ouerpasse,
That I ne approche bir ladihede.--Gower. Con. A. b. iv.
LA'INER, Fr. straps or thongs, (Tyrwhitt.) furlongis a thousynde and sixe hundride

Wiclif. Apocalips, c. 14.
Now sonne tell me then so,

Skinner writes it lainers, thongs; and suggests the
What hast thou done of besiship

And sprincles eke the water counterfet,
Lat. Laminæ.
To loue, and to the ladiship

Like unto blacke Auernus lake in hell.
Of hir, whiche thy ladie is?

Id. Ib.
Nailing the speres, and belmes bokeling,

Surrey. Virgile. Æneis, b. iv.
Guiding of sheldes, with lainers lacing.

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.
Upon a lowly ass more white than snow;
Yet she much whiter ; but the same did hide

LAIR, or) Skinner writes it leer, - clearly Our spacious lakes; thee, Larius, first; and pext
Under a vele, that wimpled was full low.

Bonacus, with tempest'ous billows vext.
Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. i. c. I.
enough, he says, from Ger. Læger,

Dryden. Virgil, Geor. 2.
cubile, and this from liegen, to lay. It is imme-
To be plain
argues honesty, but to be pleasing argues diately from lay, or lai, layer or lair.

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.
That me with loue did wound.

ladykin, ( Steevens.)
Warner. Albion's England, b. xi. c. 64. The mynster church, this day of great repayre
Of Glastenbury, where now he has his leyre.

By our lakens brother husband (qh. slie) but as properlye
And now and then among, of eglantine a spray,

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.
He made a knight,
And your sweet mistress-ship ladyfied, you wore

Instead of his Æmylia faire

Gon. By'r laken, I can go no further, sir,
Satin on solemn days, a chain of gold,
This gyant's sonne that lies there on the laire

My old bones akes.-Shakespeare. Tempest, Act iii. sc. 3.
A velvet hood, rich borders, &c.

A headlesse heap, him unawares there caught.--Id. Ib.
Massinger. The City Madam, Act iv. sc. 4.
Haue the winters been so set,

LAMB, v. Goth. A. S. Dut. Ger. and
The soldier here his wasted store supplies,
To raine and snowe, they have wet

LAMB, n. Swed. Lamb, agnus. The origin

All his driest laire.
And takes new valour from his ladie's eyes.

LA'MBKIN. of the word, says Junius, im-
By which means his sheep have got
Wailer. Instructions to a Painter.
Such a deadly curelesse rot

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-
Fly where the man is found that I love best.

In forrest wilde, in thicket, brake or den.
Gay. The Shepherd's Week. Thursday.

ricos lamma notat saltare, which does not ill suit

Milton. Puradise Lost, b. vii. this kind of animal.
Such as your titled folks would choose

Minshew,-from lamb-ere, to
Where nature shall provide
And lords and ladyships might use,

lick. It is applied tom
Green grass and fat'ning clover for their fare!
Which style whoever would succeed in,
And mossy caverns for their noontide lare:

The young offspring of the sheep; (met.) to
Must have small wit and much good breeding.

With rocks above to shield the sharp nocturnal air. any one having the meekness, innocence of a
Lloyd. To G. Colman, Esq. 1761.

Dryden. Virgil, Geor. 3. lamb.
LAG, v. Skinner thinks lag is quasi lang,
But the sea-fowl is gone to her nest,

Non lyckore ys brother hym nas, than an wolf ys a lombe.

The beast is laid down in his lair ;
LAG, n.
(the n omitted,) from the A. Š.

R. Gloucester, p. 280.
Even here is a season of rest
Lao, adj. Lang, long; as we say, he stayes And I to my cabin repair.

And gaf the kyngdome to hus knave. that kept sheep &
LA'GGARD. long, hee's long a comming.
Min- Cowper. 'Verses, supposed to be written by A Selkirk.


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.
at rest, inactive, sluggish.
Incessantly busie her prey for to gete,

So 'twixt them both they not a lambkin left;
To bring to the lure whom she doth lait.
To move slowly or sluggishly, to tarry or remain

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.)
When with the luggage such as lagg'd behind,

Burton. Anatomy of Melancholy, p. 396.
And that were set the carriages to keep,
Fine cloth and lawn (says Skinner.) Somner hus

In the warm folds their tender lambkins lie
'Gainst God and Moses grievously repin'd,
lach, chlamys, a kind of garment.

Apart from kids, that call with human cry.
Wanting a little sustenance and sleep.
He didde next his white lere

Dryden. Ovid. Metam. b. xiii.
Draylon. Moses his Birth and Miracles, b. iii.
or cloth of lake fin and clere.

- 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,
sutcable for destruction.

LAKE. Fr. Lacque; It. and Low Lat. Lacca. And fill'd the air with perfume.
Shakespeare. Timon of Alhens, Act iii. sc. 6. (See Menage and Martinius.) A word, says the

Mason. The English Garden, b. ii.
There. I take it,
former, of Arabie origin. (And see the quotation Nor dread we more the rigour of the year,

Than the fell wolf the fearful lambkins dreads
They may cum priuilegio, wee (wear) away

from Boyle.) Fr. “ Lacque, sanguine ; rosie or
The lay end of their lewdnesse, and be laughed at. rubie colour. The true lacca is an Armenian gum,

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.

Id. Rich. III. Act ii. ac. I.

part. of lambere, to lick.

LA'MBATIVE, n. Lambere, from the Gr. Aant-
Yet not content, more to encrease his shame,

Architecture, who no less
Whenso she Ingged, as she needs mote so,
A goddess is, that painted cloth, deal board,

ELV, which means (Vossius) to lick or lap, or to
He with his speare (that was to him great blame)
Vermilion, lake, or crimson can afford

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.
Spenser. Faerie Queene, b. vi. c. 2. I met the other day, Pyrophilus in an Italian book, that Licking, touching lightly—as with the tongue;
To this, Idoineneus : " The fields of fight

treats of other matters, with a way of preparing what the
Have proy'd thy valour, and unconquer'd might;

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
Ev'n there, thy courage would not lag behind.

The star that did my being frame
Pope. Homer. Iliad, b. xiii. painters as a glorious red.-Boyle. Works, vol. I. p. 782.

Was but a lambent flame.

Cowley, Destiny
Docrepit winter, laggard in the dance,

LAKE. Fr. Lac; It. and Sp. Lago; Lat. Sudden a circling flame was seen to spread
(Like feeble age oppress'd with pain)
Lacus, which Vossius thinks may be from the Gr.

With beams refulgent round lulus' head;
A heavy season does maintain,

Then on his locks the lambent glory preys,
Aaris, hiatus terræ; and that it means, terra fissa
With driving snows, and winds, and rain.

And harmless fires around his temples blaze.
li ughes. Ode to the Creator of the World, ; recipiens aquam; and hence applied to other

Piti. Virgil. Æneid, bu 1188

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