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Gifford's Ben Jons. II, 224. From the gr. geno,

be there will assonate various words, the pogino, gigno.

pular wit being extremely humorous and desulto Kindle, to inflame; to incite, to stimulate. tory chiefly in matters of sex; for instance AL. 1, 1. M. 1, 3.

lost mutton, with an allusion to the scriptural Kindless, unnatural. H. 2, 2.

lost sheep; lashed, whipped in the house of Kindly, natural. MA. 4, 1.

correction ; laced in the meaning of embellish'd; Kindred, relations, affinity. MA. 2, 1; con- lust; nay Lacedemonian; s. Greek.

genial, related. KJ. 3, 4. where however Yoss Lackbeard, milksop, young coward. MA.5, 1. for who hath read or heard of any kindred To lack, kin to the gr. lēgõ, to want - Giffords action like to this reads kindled.

Ben Jons. VI, 5. - was prefixed to words of Kirtle, an upper garment, a sort of loose all kinds, to note deficiency; as lackbrain,

gown, sometimes the jacket merely, sometimes alld. 2, 3. lacklinen, lacklove. MD. 2, 3. for the train, or upper petticoat attached to it. lacklustre AL, 2, 7. bHd. 2, 4. Kin to gird, girdle, germ. Gürtel. Lackey, soldier's boy. He. 4, 4. Rc. 5, 3. Ah. & Giflord's Ben Jons. II, 260. V, 303.

1, 3. Properly a runner, from the goth. laeken Kissing comfits, sagarplombs perfumed, to to leap, kin to the gr. lax; pers. latschin, make the breath sweet. MW. 5, 5.

knave, servant. Knack, trick, display of dexterity; joke; toy, to Lade, or load, to drain, exhanst, heave

pretty trifle, nifle, bable, matter of small out. cHf. 3, 2. Gifford's Ben Jons. V, 25. exvalue. WT. 4, 3. TS. 4, 3. From the snapping plains it to do not spare. or knacking of the fingers by jugglers.

Ladies s mock, cardamine L. LL. in the endto Knap, to break short, to chew. MV.3, 1. song. Gr. gnao, gnapró, knuo, knapā.

Lag, late, last, slow._Rc. 2, 1. KL. 1, 2; the Knave, boy, servant. AC. 4, 12. 5, 2. also a last or lowest part. TA. 3, 6. lagend, latter

word of endearment. KL. 2, 2. Sax. cnafa, eod. a Hd. 5, 1. Kin to the sax. laet, engl. germ. Knabe, Knappe, Knecht, knight, from late, gr. loisthos. the gr. konein, to serve, to be basy. Horne to Lag, to tarry, last long. Rb. 1, 3; to be Tooke Div. of P. II, 425. derives it from nafath, the last. aHf. 3, 3. i. e. nehafath, genafath, qui nihil habet. Im- Lakin, for ladykin, diminutive of lady. Our probably! the notion of villainy and contemp- lakin, our dear lady, the Virgin Mary. T.3, 3. tibleness being no doubt a later one engendered MD. 3, 1. by feudal aristocracy.

Lambert's day, the seventeenth of September. Knife, sword, dagger. M. 1,5. chiefly the latter He was a native of Maestricht, in the 7th

bilf. 3, 2. They were commonly worn by ladies, century. Ro. 1, 1. chiefly in full dress. RJ. 4, 1. cf. 4, 3. where Lament, lamentation. Rb. 4, 1. the old quarto of 1597. reads This shall forbid Lamma stide, the first of August. RJ. 1, 8. it. Knife, lye thou there, perhaps to be re- From the sax, hlafmaes, that is loafmass, or stored: No, no, this shall forbid it. Knife, lye breadmass, a thankfeast for the premices of there. Fr. canif, germ. Kneif, kin to knað, grain, celebrated by bread or cake of wheat. and xiphos, dor. skiphos.

to Land d amn, to condemn to quit the land, to Knit up, to disentangle, untangle. T. 3, 3. to exile. WT. 2, 1. This is at least the simplest MD.5, 1. Kin to knot, lat. nodus, germ. knöt- interpretation, that makes supersede of hnöteln.

Malone's landdam, to bury in earth, to kill, to Knoll, to ring a knell, or funeral peal. M. Hanmer's lant dam, to stop his urine by total

5, 7; to sound as a bell. AL. 2, 7. Kin to mutilation, and Farmer's laudanum, to poison. knell, by the germ. knallen, hallen, schallen, Lene, narrow pass, or street. WT. 4, 3. Cy. gallen, gr. kalein, hebr. kol, voice, cambr. 5, 2. JC. 3, 1. No doubt from planus, span. cnul, sound of balls, sax. cnyll.

lluno, as platea from platys. Knotgrass, polygonum aviculare L. It was Languish, languishment. 1c. 5, 2. RJ. 1, 2.

anciently supposed, if baken in an infusion, Lank, slack. bhf. 1, 3. H. 2, 2. to have the power of stopping the growth of to Lank, to become meager, Jean. 10. 1, 4. any animal. MD. 3, 2.

Lank and lean , joined also in the before quot

ed b Hf seem to be kindred, also to the goth. L.

klahain, alem. chleno, germ. klein, provinc.

leinig, schlank, by the gr. leios.

Lap, to lie in, at a lady's feet, reclining the Label, scrowl; slip of parchment hanging on head on her lap, was not an unusual point of

a writing. RJ. 4, 1. Cy. 5,5. tow. end. Di- gallantry. H. 3, 2. MA. 5, 2. minutive of laburum, kin to the gr. lobos, lai- to Lap, to cover , wrap up, to involve. Cy. phos, germ. Lappen, Lace, or lash, leash, sometimes lease , cord, to Lapse, to fall, elapse, pass away; to for

rope, string. RJ. 1, 4. hence lash, a long line, feit by lapse, to be caught, surprized, overstring, thong, or rein to lead horses or dogs taken. TN, 3, 3. H. 3, 4. Co. 5, i. by, three together. He. 1, 2. WT. 4, 3; that Lapwing, green plover, or pewit, tringa what is led by, coupled, a rout, crew. Co. vanellus. She is said to cry out at distance 1, 6. aHd. 2. 4. Kindred to the lat. licium, from her nest, in order to draw the searchers ital. laccio, lista, germ. Leiste, Litze, fr. away from her young. This is what Shk. calls lacet, lat. lacinia, germ. Lasche. S. Horne crying tongue far froin heart. MM. 1, 5. MA. Tooke Div. II, 253.

3, !. CE. 4, 2. Gifford's Ben Jons. II, 492. Laced, striped, skirted, bordered, or embel- III, 141. cf. Euphues dedic. 2. Her young Jished (Steevens at S. 57.) Cy. 2, 2.

ones run out of the shell with part of it stickLaced mutton, a cantword for a prostitute, ing upon their hcads. It was generally used to giglot, strumpet. TG. 1, 1. with Malone. May

express great forwardness. H. 5, 2.


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Larder, battery. Hh. 5, 3.

Leaky, pierced so as to let water in or out. Lass, maid, doxy. (WT. 4, 2.) AC. 5, 2. Con

AC. 3, 11. traction of laddess.

to Lean, to be inclined, disposed. TA. 3, 4. Lasslorn, forsaken by his mistress. T. 4, to depend on. bhd. 1, 1. Kin to the gr, kliLast, form of the shoemakers. RJ. 1, 2. Sax. nein, to line , wh. s., germ. lehnen. hlaest.

Leapfrog, caper, capriole, gambol. He. 5, 2. to Latch, to catch, to lay hold of, in a general S. Gifford's Ben Jons. IV, 375.

sense. M. 4, 3. S. Malone at S. 113. In MD. Leaping house, brothel. ałd. 1. 2. 3, 2. it is explained to lick, or smear over, Lease, farm, contract to farm. TG. 5, 2. aHd. to anoint; a signification asked by the context, 2, 4. bilf. 4, 10. M. 4, 1. and not surprizing, provided that the assonance to Lease, to let by lease, to farm out. Rb. 2, 1; of this word to the gr. lio, lao, libō, leibo, to lie, brag. TN. 1, 5. hence leasing, lie. aleiphò, chliò, chlizē, leichō, lat. lingo, engl. Co.5, 2. Kin to the germ, lassen, to grant; leak, germ. lecken, lacus, lacuna, is con- List, art, cunning, sax. lytig, deceitful. sidered. Nowhere the disfiguration of words Leash. ș, lace. and roots is greater and easier than in mono-to Leash, to unite by a leash. He. 1. ch. S. syllables.

lace. Lated, arrived late, surprised by the night, Leathercoats, apples commonly called russetbelated. M. 3, 3.

ines, saurus L. BHD. 5, 3. Latten, old word for brass, used also as ad- to Leaven, to sour, ferment the dough. A jective. MW. 1, 1. Fr. laiton.

word kin to the fr. levain, lever Horne Tooke to Laud, to extol, praise, aHd. 3, 3. Lat. Div. of P. II, 71. to libum , germ. Lehin, laudare.

Laib, engl. loaf, goth. hlaibó, hlaifs, icel. Laud, praise. TC. 3, 3.

hleifr, leifr, boh. chleba, bread, westph. to Lave, to bath. M. 3, 2. TS. 2, 1.

Klobe. A leaven'd and prepared choice MM. Lavish, loose, untamable, unrestrained, wild, 1, 1. seemed a harsh metaphor to Johnson for

fierce. M. 1, 2. unthrifty, a Hd. 3, 2. aHf. 2, 5. a choice not hasty, but considerate, suffered Kin as well to lao, as to lyo, and lauros, to work long in the mind. Hence Warburton labros.

and Voss conjectured levell’d, aimed at, the to Launch, to ramble. TC. 2, 2. Another form metaphor being derived from an archer, as

of to lanch, to launce, to open with the lance. Rc. 4, 4. TA. 1, 1; how ingeniously ever, yet AC. 5, 1.

too glossematically. Laund, lawnd, lawn, a smooth open space Leaven, ferment, mixture. Cy. 3, 4.

of grass land. cHlf. 3, 1. S. Dlalone at V A. 136. Lecher, or letcher, riotous, wanton, lustful, Kin to lane, wh. s.

lewdman. MW. 3,5. TC. 4, 1. KL. 3, 4. Fr. Lavolta, lavolt, a kind of dance originally lêcheur, germ. Lecker, Schlecker.

italian for two persons, consisting a good deal Leek, the gr. luchunon, belg: look, dan. log, in high and active bounds. He. 3, 5. TC. 4, 4. germ. Lauch. At David's day in the year 1964 S. Douce's Ill, of Sh. I, 489.

the Welsh deserved well near to an orchard Lay,

, wager. Cy. 1, 5. 0. 2, 3. bHf. 5, 2. ditty. where they decked themselves with leek, as a bHf. 1, 3. Laythoughts, secular thoughts of a badge; whence leek was a token of honour. lay. Hh. 1, 4.

He. 4, 1.5, 1. to Lay for T4.3, 5. or about TC. 1, 2. or to Leer, complexion, colour, feature. AL. 4, 2.

H. 3, 4. to lay wail, ambush, to attempt by MIV. 1, 3. TAn. 4, 2. Sax. hledre, vultus, ambush, or insidious practices. To lay it on, facies, lows. Leer, cheek, therefore kin to to keep one's self well, to behave well. T. the gr. lao, lauo, glausso, engl. glare, wh. s. 3, 2.

To lay out, to spend, employ, sacri- to Leer, to wink with the eyes. bhd. 5, 5. fice, expose. TC. 2, 3. To lay out for, to TC. 5, 1. endeavour to gain or get. TA. 3,5. To lay, Leet, manor court, or private jurisdiction for to smooth, assuage. KL. 4, 6.

petty offences; also a day on which such courts Lazy, idle, lothful, tardy, sluggish. He. 1, 2. are held. TS. 2. ind. 0. 3, 3. Sax. lethe (kia

T.3, 1. MD.5, 1. AL. 3, 2. Kin to the lat. to leod, germ. Leute, like diet?) middlelat. laxus, lassus, laxare, fr. las, lâche, it. lascia- leta , held once a year, towards St. Michel. re, germ. lassen, lässig, sax. latjan, to $. Dufresne. Lit de justice undoubtedly is to tarry, pers. Luschan, to be idle, whence germ be derived thence, although the historical Lusche.

form and shape of it be different. Lea, field, or land closen with a hedge. TA. Leg, a bow, commonly an aukward clownish

4, 8. He. 5, 2. From to lay, a word, in which one made by throwing out the leg. AW.2, 2.
do assopate the gr. legein, lechos, lechesthai, TA. 1, 2.
leschē, lat. locare, fr. loger, sax. liegan, Leiger, leidger, ledger, resident, or ambas-
germ, legen.

sador at a foreign court, or a person stationed Leach, or leech, a physician, surgeon; par- to wait on the service of another. MM. 3, 1.

ticularly in the burlesque style. . 5, 6. Sax. Cy. 1, 6. Kin to liege, wh. s. and therefore
laece, icel. laeknir, swed, laekiare , goth. leik, properly engaged by allegiance, fealty.
lek, oldgerm. Lech, arab. alak.

Leisure, vacant time, space allowed for any Leads, balcony, gallery, roof of lead. Rc. 3, 7. purpose; short time, short leisure. Rc. 5, s.

Co. 2, 1. Sax. laed, lowsax. lood, probably MĀ. 3, 2. MV. 4, 1. Rb. 1, 1. Fr. loisir, from
from the gr. molybdos, molybos, molibos, germ. otium.
Loth, löche, löthen.

Leman, lemman, anciently leveman, lemmon, Leaguer, camp of the assailants in a siege. lover or mistress. MW. 4, 2. TN. 2, 3. with AW. 3, 6. Germ. Lager.

Malone. bhd. 5, S. From the holl. leefman, to Leak, to make water, to urine. aHd. 2, 1. sax. leof, germ. lieb. S. to latch; to become leaky. aHd. 4, 4.


limbec, alembic. M. 1, 7.


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Lemon, stuck with cloves was a common new-to Like, to please. He. chor. 3. TG. 1, 2. Goth. year's gift. LL. 5, 2.

leikan, galeikan, sax. lician, gelician, plaLenten, sparingly, niggardly, insufficient, like cere, gr. eoikenai. Douce's ml. of Sh. 1, 43.

the fare old times in Lent. H. 2, 2; short and Like. In Rb. 2, 1. for thy unkindness be like laconic, dry. TN. 1, 5; 1. pye a pye in Lent crooked age Johnson reads be Time's crooked out of a stale hare. RJ. 2, 4.

edge; needlessly, we believe. For Age is Time L'envoy, address, additional lines subjoined personified; crooked (wh. s.) is an epithet of

to a poem, as from the author, conveying the age, and in the same time could suggest to moral, or addressing the piece to some patron. the poet's fancy a sickle, or a scythe, as LL. 3, 1. French l'envoy.

emblem of Time; hence the subsequent image Leper, leprous man. bhf. 3, 2.

to crop at once a too long wither'd power, to let, to hinder. TG. 3, 1. A. 1, 4. Sax. Likeness, specious seeming virtue, form. MM. laetan.

3, 2. towards end, where Voss for How may Let, hinderance, impediment, rub. He. 5, 2. likeness, made in crimes, Mocking practise on Lethe, oblivion. TN. 4, 1. b Hd. 5, 2. Rc. 4, 4. the times proposes How may such likeness trade

AC. 2, 7. H. 1, 5. death. JC. 3, 1. From the in crimes Making practice on the times. See gr. lēthe, by lanthano, lateo.

however made. Lethe'd, absorbed in oblivion. AC. 2, 1. Liking, condition of body, good liking, good Let alone, stop, opposition, hinderance. KL. plighi. MW'. 2, 1. 5, .

Lilylivered, coward. KL. 2, 2. S. liver. Cf. Level, just, equitable. bhd. 2, 1. conform, bild. 4, 3. where liver white and pale , which

suitable. bhd. 4, 4. In the level within the is the badge of pusillanimity and cowardice. reach; a term of gunnery. WT. 3, 2. Hh. 1, 1. Limbmeal, in pieces, piecemeal. Cy. 2, 4. opp. out of the l. ib. 2, 3. To hold the level, Limbo, the borders of hell, sometimes hell to rise, to reach at, to come by. aHd. 3, 2. itself. TAn. 3, 1. AW.5, 3. Besides hell there From the lat. libella, diminutive of libra, gr. was supposed to be limbus puerorum for infants litra,

unbaptized; limbus patrum for church-fathers, to Level, to point in taking aim, to aim at. saints and martyrs awaiting there the general

Rc. 4, 4; to compare , to guess, gather, con- resurrection (whence Hh. 5, 3. for in confine

clude. MV. 1, 2. AC. 5, 2. towards end. ment); purgatory; and limbus fatuorum, or Lever, leaver, a bar to lift up things. afd. fool's paradise.

2, 2. From levure, fr. lcver, kin to lift. Limbs of Limehouse, Hh. 5, 3. race, breed, Levy, raising of money, or soldiers, recruiting;

hatch, progeny of Limehouse, the residence warlike power, assault. M. 3, 2.

of those, who furnish stores, sails etc. for Lewd, wicked, wanton, riotous. Ro. 1, 8;

shipping. In these manufactures number of ignorant, unlearned. Gifford's Ben Jons. III,

strangers was employed, who, clashing in prin208. V, 145. From the old germ. lud, kin to ciples, had frequent quarrels, whence the place los, lotter, lotterig, schlotterig, Loden, Ludel, has ever since been famous for the variety of pers. alude, stained. Horne Tooke Div. of P.

sects, and the turbulence of its inhabitants. II, 334. derives it from the sax. laeged, wicked, Malone doubted whether this passage was levelmisled, led astray, deluded, imposed upon, led at the spectators, or at some apprentices betrayed, from laevan, to mislead.

and inferior citizens, who used occasionally Libbard, leopard. LL. 5, 2.

to wear the sock or the buskin for their to Libel, to satirize, lampoon, slender. TAn.

4, 49 Libcral, libertine, licentious, too free or

Lime was put into liquor for adulteration, aHd. frank beyond honesty or decency. M4. 4, 1.

2, 4; birdlime. TG. 3,2. The lat. limus, germ. 0. 2, 1. TG. 3, 1. LL. 5, 2.

Lehm, Schlamm, Schleim, hebr. golem. Lief, or lieve, dear. 6Hf. 3, 1; willingly. Mw. to Lime, to besmear with birdlime," or to catch 4, 2. MA. 2, 3. Sas, leof, germ. lieb.

with it. bHf. 1, 3. 2, 4. TN. 3, 4. MA. 3, 1.

AW.3, 5. H. 3, 3. Liege, bound or held in feudal connection,

liegeman. (H. 1, 1.) WT. 2, 3; sovereign. Rb Limekiln, a kiln, where stones are burnt to 1, 8. From liga, ligius, leigium, by ligo, to

lime. In TC. 5, 1. however limekilns in the biod. Somewhat modified holí. leeg, low, base,

palm must be some loathsome malady. icel. logr, swed. log, engl. low.

Limit, limb, the limbs being the extremities, Life. Good life, full energy and bent of mind. outlines, or limits of the body. WT. 3, 2. So T. 3, 3; harmless mirth and jollity. TN. 2, 3.

Steevens and Nares. This may be the meaning Lifter, thief. TC. 1, 2.

or sense; the signification however and proto Light, to descend, dismount; to settle, rest, priety is time limited or appointed to women repose. AL. 2, 3.

after childbearing. Limits of the charge, aHd. Light of love, an old tune of a dance, the 1, 1. the appointed times for the conduct of Dame of which made it a proverbial expression

the business, for the assault, attack, not for of levity, especially in love matters. MA. 4, 3.

costs, as it seems. with Hawkins. TG. 1, 2.

to Limn, to paint. AL. 2, 7. Rather kin to Lightly, commonly, usually. Rc. 3, 1.

limus and the germ. schlämmen, than to enluLightning before death; a proverbial

miner. phrase, partly dedaced from observation of to Limp, to halt. MV. 3, 2. TS. 2, 1. AL. 2, 7. some extraordinary effort of nature, often made TA.4, 1. Sax. lempan, limpan, lowsax. lumin sick persons just before death, partly from pen, schlumpen, schlumpern. a superstitious notion of an ominous and pre- Line, of life, one of the lines in the hand, so terpatural mirth, supposed to come on at that termed in the cant of palmistry. MV. 2, 2. period, without any ostensible reason. RJ. By line and level, exactly, stricily. T. 4. tow. 5, S.

end. Under the line , the equator or equipoxial


Hh. 5, 3. T. I. c., where Steevens suspects an Lizards were believed to be venomous. bhf. equivoque between the equinoxial and the girdle 3, 2. cHf. 2, 2. From the fr. lézard, lisarde, ot' women. To give line. S. scope.

by lacertus, lacerta, celt. lagairt, gr. saura. to Line, to border, bestet, encompass, guard. Lo, see. WT. 1, 2, Hh. 1, 1. s. Horne Tooke KJ. 2, 2; to fur, to double. 0. 1, 1; to sup

Div. of P. I, 478. In the bohem. dialect lele. port, assist, back. M. 1, 3. aHd. 2, 3. bhd. Loach, fry or spawn of frogs. alld. 2, 1. From 1, 3. whence lined for living, i. e, supporting.

the goth. laikan, icel. leikan, germ. laichen, TA.5, 1. to line the hands, Cy. 2, 3. to fill the legen (said of hens pounding eggs), kin to läken,

hands with gold, to grease the fist, to bribe. to jump, used of carnal copulation, like beLineal, claimed by descent. b Hd. 4,4. He. 1, 2.

springen, and the gr. lako, lēkā, lēkað, lai

kazo. KJ. 5, 7.

Loaf, mass, lump of bread. TAn. 2, 1. Kin to Ling, stockfish, orkney. AW. 3, 2.

leaven, wh. s. Link, torch of pitch. TS. 4, 1. afd. 3, 3. Linsey woolsey, stuff made of linen and Loam, clay. Rb. 1, 1. Kin to lime, wh. s.

to Loath, lothe, to nauseale, abhor, detest. wool, the same as ropetricks, wh, s.; gibber

0.3, 3. MD. 4, 1. Kin to the germ. Leid, ishy Bibblegabble, twittletwattle, nousense. letzen in verletzen, lezzi, perverse, Laster, lat.

laedere. Linstock, lintstock, a carved stick, with a Loathly, hateful, detestable. T. 4, 1. 0. 3, 4.

cuck at one end, to hold a gunner's match, Loathly, unwillingly. KL. 2, 1. and a sharp point at the other, to stick it up; Loathness, unwillingness. T. 2, 1. AC. 3, 9. right in the ground, a stock or handle to hold Lob, lubber, clowo. Lob, lubber, loohy, loblint. He. 3. ch. From linteum, linum, and

cock denote both inactivity of body and dulness stock,

of mind. MD. 2, 1. Kio to lap, germ. schloff, Lip. To make a lip, to powt. Co. 2, 1.

schlapp, gr. laparos, lapā, laptā, laptaző. to Lip, to kiss. AC. 2, 5. 0. 4, 1.

lapasso, anglos. slaw, lowsax. Lubbe. Lipsbury pinfold, L. poand. A proverbiał say-to Lob, to drop, hang down in a sluggish and

ing, and perhaps a coined name, meaning the stupid manner. He. 4, 2.

teeth as being the pinfold within the lips. Lobby, passageroom, antichambre, withdrawLiquor. The grand liquor, the great elixir, or ing room, A. 2, 2. TA. 1, 1. bHf. 4, 1. From

aurum potabile of the alchymists. T. 5, 1. s. the germ. Laube, middlelat. lobium; whence gilded.

Laublein, Loblin, privy. List, boundary, limit. TN. 3, 1, altd. 4, 1. H. Lock, lovelock, a pendent loek of hair, often 4, 5. 0. 4, l. aHf. 5, 5. M. 3, 1; desire, in

plaited and tied with ribband and hanging at clination. 0.2, 1. From licium, fr. lice, licière,

the ear; a prevalent fashion in the age of Sh. Leis, Geleis, Leiste, and from Lust, by the

It was worn on the left side, and hung down by the shoulder. MA. 3, 3. 5, 1. Gifford's Ben

Jons. III, 463 to List, to be willing, to please. KL. 5, 3. to Listen, to attend to. Rb. 2, 1. M. 2, 2. Sax. Lockram, a sort of linen of a cheap kind, of hly stan, lystan, kin to the germ. losen, lau

various degrees of fincness, used for caps, schen, celt. llechu, francon. loschen, loscan,

shirts, shifts, and handkerchiefs, by the lower to be concealed , germ. List, gr, lað, leussā,

orders. Co. 2, 1. Kin to the gr. lakos, germ. lat. luscus, gr. loxos.

Laken, lako, lakeros, lat. lacer. Lither, luther, soft, pliable, flexible, yielding. Lodestar, leading or guiding star , polestar.

Locust tree, St. John's breadtree. 0.1, 3. aHf. 4, 7. Kin to lewd, wh. s. of course to loose, lazy.

MD, 1, 1. Sax. laedan, lade, germ. leiten,

Geleit. Litter, chair, sedan. KJ. 5, 3. KL, 3, 6; straw Lodge, hut, cabin, cottage. Tan. 2,4. Kin to laid under beasts. KJ. 5, 2. From the fr. litière,

the sax. logian, lat. locus, gr. leschē, germ. kin to the gr. lektron, and the engl. lisher,

legen, oldengl. loghe. Trist. 2, 73.

Lodged, lying fat by rain or hailstones, said to Litter, to bring forth, 'to teem, used of of corn. N. 4. 1. R6. 3, 3.

beasts or in contempt of men. T. 1, 2. WT. to Loffe MD. 2, 1. to laugh, of which it is 4, 2. Co. 3, 1.

probably different spelling. Littlest, meanest. H. 3, 2.

Loggat, logget, small log, or piece of wood. Livelihood, liveliness, active vigour, lively Loggats, name of an old game among the appearance. AW.1, 1.

common people; a stake is fixed into the ground; Liver, anciently supposed seat and cause of those who play loggats at it, and he that is

passions, as love, wrath etc. MW.2, 1. MA. nearest the stake, wins. H. 5, 1. S. Gilford's 4, 1. MV. 3, 2. WT. 1, 2. bHd. 1, 2. 5, 5. Ben Jons. VI, 218. Douce's Ill. of Sh. I, 61,

Loggerheaded, blockhead. TS. 4, 1. From Livery, clothes given to servants. TG. 2, 3.

MM. 2, 4. &, 1. AC. 5, 2. To sue one's livery to Loiter, to tarry. bhd. 2, 1. Ein to late, a phrase relative to the feudal tenures, accord- last, gr. loisthos, lazy, wh. s. ing to which the court of wards seized the lands to Eoll, to stretch out the tongue for 'mocking. of any tenant of the crown, upon his decease, Cy. 5, 3. Kia to the germ. lallen, lillen, lullet till the heir sued out his livery and by that gr. laā, laleo, alalaző. process came into possession.. Rb. 2, 1. 2, 3. Long. 'Tis long of you, it is your eager desire. aHd. 4, 3. The word is from the germ. liefern, LL. 2, 1. So at least explains it Horne Tooke to deliver , kig to leihen , lehnen, lend, loan. Div. of P. I, 430. deriving the word from the Servant's clothes 'were delivered with salary sax. lengian , to length, lengthen , stretch out, and victuals..

said of an eager desire. The interpretation

gr. lo.

wh. s.

log, block.

fault, or failure is Skinner's and Johnson's, but i wlaec and warm. S. Horne Tooke Div. of P. arbitrarious.

II, 329. Long tongued, inconsiderate, froward, pre- Lullaby, song to put a child in sleep. TAR. cipitate. cHf. 2, 2. TAn. 4, 2.

1, 3. From the lat. lallus, lallare, gr. lalein, to Long, to belong. He. 2, 4. Hh. 1, 2.

germ. ludeln, liedeln, lullen. Douce Ill. of Sh. Longing, longed for, or subject of longing. il, 112. deems it a contraction for lully baby. TG. 2, 7.

Lunes, lunacy, frenzy. MW.4, 2. WT. 2, 2. to Loof, to bring a vessel close to the wind. TC. 2, 3. A. 3, 3. In the three last passages Hence loof'd, absent, gone. AC. 3, 8.

this is the true reading for lines, vaine, brows Loon, lown, stupid rascal, or the like. M.5, 3. and lunacies, of the different editions. 0. 2, 3. Sax. laewend, traitor.

to Lurch, to gain a double game, to win a Loop, split, cleft, crevice, gap, fissure. a Hd. maiden set at cards. MW.2, 2. Co. 2, 2.

4,1; cord, string, lace, fringe. 0.3, 3. Kin Luscious, lushious, oversweet. 0.1, 3. From to the germ. glupen, gr. opeo, opeuā, ope, the gr. glykys, kin to gleukos, dalkos, delkos, optā, germ. Schluft, Schlucht; gr. lepadron, lat. dulcis. lõpos, lopē, lups.

Lush, rich, luxuriant, succulent, as applied to Loop’d, cleft. KL. 3, 4.

vegetation. T.2, 1. It is syponymous with loose, to Lop, to prune, cat away. Rb. 3, 4. aAd. 4, l. allf. 5., 3. cHf. 2, 6. TAn. 1, 2. 2, 5.

laxus, slack, expressing the fullest growth of

the grass, when the fibres are relaxed. S. From the sax. loppe, kin to the gr. lepis, lepos, Douce's Ill. of Sh. I, 13. lowsax. lubben, gr. lõban

Lusty, sound, stout, robust, bonny. OriginLop, bough. Hh. 1, 2. Lord. O Lord, Sir, a foolish and affected

ally it was wanton. TN. 4, 2. JC. 1, 2. KL.

2, 4. AL. 2, 3. phrase, used on all occasions, properly and Lururious, lustful. MA. 4, 1. TAn. 5, 1.

improperly, therefore ridiculed. AW.2, 2. Lored have mercy upon us,

Lurury, lewdness, incontinence. TC. 5, 2. H. was the in

1, 5. S. Gifford's Ben Jons. VIII, 274. scription formerly placed upon the doors of Lym, limehound, a sporting dog, led by a kind houses that were infected with the plague, as

of throng called a lyam, or lyme. KL. 3, 6. a warning not to approach them. LL. 5, 2.

Fr. limier.
Lordiog, diminutive of endearment. WT. 1, 2.
Losel, lozel, lorel, worthless fellow, one lost
to all goodness. IVT.2, 3. Sax. lorean, losian,

M. to perish, be ost. Douce's III. of Sh, I, 350. Losing, undoing, destroying, disadvantageous. Mab. Queen of the fairies. RJ. 1, 4. cf. Gifford's

bHd. 1, 1. Lost and won, a pleonastic expression, where

Ben Jons. VI, 471. one of those words sufficed. M. 1, 1.

Mabled, or mobled, attired in a large, coarse Lots to blanks (it is), laid gain against

and careless headdress, huddled, grossly coloss. Co. 5, 2. So 'tis ten to one. Ts. 5, 2.

vered. H.2, 2. To mab, in the North pronounced Lothbury, a street anciently inhabited by

mob, is to dress carelessly. Mabs are slatterns. turners of brazen candlesticks, and noisy trades,

Ray's dict. of north country words. Also the alluded to aHd. 3, 1. Gifford's Ben Jons. VII,

morning headdress of ladies was mub. 419.

Mace, anciently sceptre, staff. He. 4, 1. bHf. to Lour, or lower, to grow less, to diminish.

5,7. fl. 2, 4 ; club. JC. 4, 3. Ital. mazza, AC. 1, 2; to become dark, dim, or gloomy, Maculation, spot, staiq, corruption. TC. 4, 4.

. to be clouded. Rc.5, 3; to frown, look sullen, to pout. RJ. 4, 5. Rb. 1, 3. Assonance of low,

From the lat. macula. and an original root la, lal, lar, lat, implying

Mad, out of wits; KJ. 3, 4. TN. 4, 2. fond of; darkness, night, gloom, whence also the lai.

full of play. Kin to the ital. matto, fr. mnat, luridus.

germ. matt, gr. mataios, mētino, medomai; to Lout, lowt, to make a lout (KJ. 2, 2. 3, 1.

to meten, to dream, sax. maetan, gemaetan, Cy. 5, 2. that is lewd, lubber, lob, fool) of.

to have a vision, maetinge; gr. mētis, matho, atlf. 4, 3.

müsa, mao, , to be stirring organically; Love. Of all loves, or for all loves, a kind and

engl. mood, germ. Muth, Gemüth ; engl. mettle, tender adjuration, instead of by all means, for

metal. S. Hickes linguár. vett. septentr. thes. the sake of all love. MW.2, 2. MD. 2, 3.

1, 132. Love-in-idleness, pansy, heart's ease, viola Nade, perfect, happy. AW.4, 3. nearly synonytricolor. MD.2, 2.

mous with made up, finished, ready , prepared, Loveday, day of amity or reconciliation. TAn.. (Gifford's Ben Jons. III, 45. 284.) complete, 1, 2.

arraut. T1.5, 1. Hence may be defended MM. Lover, applied to a female. MM. 1, 5.

2 2. made in crimes, i. e. complete in crimes, Low, roaring. M2.5, 4.

for which Voss would correct trade. But besides Lowliness, humility, submission. JC. 2, 1. that this phrase is too studied and produced Lubber, sturdy, awkward fellow. TG. 2, 5. ouly by a needless rejection of mocking, reS. lob.

stored by Malone, this very Malone noted Luce, old name for a pike, or jack. MW. 1, 1. already the awkwardness of the expression From the lat. lucius, fr. lucel, lucet.

making practice, of which there is not to be to Lug., to tug, pull, hale, touze, drag, draggle. found an example. This awkwardness is in

TA. 4, 3. H. 3, 4. aIId. 1, 2. Goth. luggu, to creased yet by the meaning falsely given to the draw.

phrase to make practise on, for to make profit Luggage, burden. T.5, 1. ahd. 5, 4

of, when to practise on occurs. TS. ind. 1. 0. Lukewarm, between hot and cold, moderately 1, 2. AC. 2, 2. in the sense of setting on foot

warm. TA.3, 6. cHf. 1, 2. From the sax. intrigues, loose and foul tricks against, so

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