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1. Supposed appearance of an ancient pile village. 2. Present

lo Drilled implements. 34, 66-68, 70, Stone wedges inserted in 56 Hazelnuts. 57 Bread. 58. Two- and six-rowed barley. 59. Cherry-stones. 60, 61, 84, 87. Clay beads. 02. Club, from Wangen (Lake 74, 75. Saw-like implements. 76, 82. Needles. 77, 78. Shuttles. 79. Bone hook. 80. Flint knife with wooden handle. 81. Arrow-point. I of Lake Fimona, near Vicenza (Italy).

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candition of a pile structure. 3. Ground-plan of a pile structure. 4. Plle structure at Hauteville (France). 5-32. Stono implements. 33, 30. in der's horn. 35, 37-49, 64. Awls and gouges. 50-53. Earthen vessels, from Lake Constance. 54. Plaited stuff made from flax. 55. Flax, oke Constance). 63. Stone sinker for the nets. 65. Bow. Ircm p le dwelling of Wangen. 69, 71-73. Stone wedges inserted into wooden shanks.

83, 88. Pendants. 85. Hoe. 86. Twirling-stick. 89. Harpou n-point. 90. Plaited stuff of flax. 91-95. Earthen vessels, from pile dwellings

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la-goôn', *la-güne', s. (Ital. lagone, lagunara lãid, pret. & pa. par. of v. & a. (LAY, v.]

2. Geol.: As Professor (now Sir Andrew) Ramsay pool; the former is an augmentative form of Ital. A. As pret. & pa. par.: (See the verb.)

first pointed out in 1862, many lakes are of glacial lago=a lake; the latter from Lat. lucunara pool; B. As adjective:

origin, an hypothesis illustrated by the fact that on buth ultimately from Lat. lacus=a lake.

a inap of the world it is chiefly northern lands like 1. A shallow lake or sheet of water, connected

1. Ord. Lang.: Placed, set, put down.
2. Paper-making: Applied to paper having the Russia. North America, and iountain-lands like

Scotland, Scandinavia, or the more Arctic parts of with the sea or a river, found on the coasts of Hol.

marks made by the wires of the deckle. The choice land, Italy, South America, &c. They sometimes

Switzerland and the north of Italy that are characof coloring matter gives rise to the names creamare almost dried up in summer, and become stag. laid, blue-laid, &c. I Wove.)

terized by the presence of lakes. Others are of Dant marshy pools.

volcanic or earthquake origin. 2. A sheet of water surrounded by an atoll (q.v.). laid-on, a.

lake-basin, s. iagoon-reef, s. The same as an atoll (q. v.).] Joinery: A term applied to moldings which are

Geography and Geology: got out in strips and nailed on to the surface of the lăg-õph-thăi-mi-a, s. (Gr. lagos=a hare, and object.

1. The bed of a lake. ophthalmiasa disease of the eyes, accompanied by

2. The whole area drained by the streams which

laid-paper. s. Paper made with a ribbed sur. fall into a lake. a discharge of humor, ophthalmia (q. v.).)

face like that formerly made in the hand-frame. Pathol.: (For def. see etym.) laid-up, a. Unwell; incapacitated from exer

lake-crater, 8. lag-o-poňs, a. (LAGOPUS.) tion or labor by illness.

Geog. & Geol.: The crater of a dormantor extinct Bot.: Hare-footed; so hairy as to be like a hare's

volcano now converted into a lake. The lake ot

lāid -1ỹ, adj. (A variant of loathly, (q. v.).] Laach in the Eifel, and perhaps the Lonar lake in foot, as the inflorescence of some grasses and the Loathsome. unsightly; repugnant to the sight. rbizomes of certain ferns.

the Deccan, &c., had such an origin. (Scotch.) lag-o-půs, s. [Gr. lagosra hare, and pourra *laie, a. (Lay, a.)

lake-dwellers, s. pl. foot.)

lãigh (gh guttural), a. (Low.) Low; low-lying. +

Anthrop.: A generic term applied to the prehis. Ornithology: Ptarmigan, a genus of Tetraonide

toric inhabitants of the lake-dwellings of Switzer(Grouse). The bill has the base thickly feathered,

läin, pa. par. of v. (LIE (2), v.]

land, whether of the Stone or Bronze period. the əyebrows are naked and smooth, the tarsus and *lāine, v. i. (LIE (2), v.]

"The works of the ancient lake-dwellers of Switzer. toes thickly covered with feathers in winter. Lago- *läin-ēr, s. (LANIER.) A strap, a thong, a lace. land.”-D. Wilson: Prehistoric Man, i. 119. pus scoticus is the Red Grouse (q. v.). L. mutus, or Tulgaris, is the Ptarmigan (q. v.). L. albus is the

läir, v. i. (LAIR (3), 8.] To wade; to sink in lake-dwelling, 8. & a. Willow Grouse of the Swedish Peninsula, Russia, snow,

A. As substantive: and Siberia.

laïr (1), *leir, *layere, *laire, *leyre, s. (A.S. Anthrop. (pl.): The Pfahlbauten of German, the

leger=a lair, a couch; from licgan=to lie; cogn. habitations lacustrines' of French writers. la-gõs-to-ma, s. [Gr. lagos=a hare, and stoma

The with Dut. leger=a couch, a lair, from liggen=to lie; earliest account of similar dwellings is to be found =a mouth.] Hare-lip.

M. H. Ger. leger; O. H. Ger. legar; Ger. lager, from

n in Herodotus (Terps. v. 14), who describes a Thrala-gós -to-mŭs, la-gos'-to-mỹs, 8. [Gr. lagõs= O. H. Ger. liggan=to lie; Goth. ligrs=a couch, from

cian tribe living, in 520 B. C., in a small mountaina hare, and stoma=mouth.). . ligan=to lie.]

lake of what is now Roumelia. The custom of 1. Zool.: A genus of Chinchillidæ. Lagostomus

*1. A place to lie or rest on; a bed.

constructing these habitations has come down to trichodactylus is the Viscacha (q. v.).

2. The bed or resting place of a wild beast.

the present day. The fishermen of Lake Prasias, 2. Palæont.: The genus is found in the Pliocene 3. A stall or small inclosure for cattle to lie in.

near Salonica, still inhabit wooden cottages built and Post Pliocene beds of South America.

*4. A camp.

over the water, as the Thracian tribes did, and in lăg-o-thrix, 8. (Gr. lagos (genit. lago)=a hare,

*5. Any couch or resting-place.

the East Indies the practice of building lake-settle

*6. Pasture or grass land; a plain; grass. and thrix=hair. So named from its fur like that of

ments is very common.

*7. A tomb; a burying-place. a hare.)

1. The lake-dwellings proper of Switzerland came *8. A portion of a burying-ground sufficient for a Zool.: Woolly Monkey; a genus of Monkeys, family single grave.

or a to light during the winter months of 1853-4, when

+ Cebidæ. They have a long, prehensile tail. They

the water of the lakes fell much below its ordinary are akin to Howlers and the Spider Monkeys. Five

läir (2), leär, 8. (LORE, 8.] Learning.

level. Dr. Keller, who first described these lakeare known. Lagothrix humboldtii is the Caparro, läir (3), s. [Icel. leir; Dan. leer: Sw. ler=mud, dwellings, says that the main platform was made of

round timbers, rarely of split boards, covered with and L. olivaceus, the Barricudo. They are from the slime.] A bog, a mire, a swamp. (Scotch.)

a bed of mud; the walls and sides were in great Upper Amazon and the adjacent regions.

läird, s. (LORD.] A lord of the manor; a squire.

measure of interlaced branches, the interstices la-go-tis, s. (Gr. lagos (genit. lago) = a hare, (Scotch.)

filled with moss, and dau bed with clay. In his and ous (genit. Ötos)=an ear.)

läird-ship, 8. [Eng. laird; -ship.] An estate; opinion, all the evidence goes to show they were Zról.: The same as LAGIDIUM (q. v.). landed property. (Scotch.)

rectangular in shape. It is probable that the huts lăg'-ri-a, 8. [Etym. doubtful; Agassiz suggests

lā'-Ism, 8. (LAMAISM.)

were thatched, and the parts used as dormitories

la -1şm, 8. ILAMAISM Gr. lachne=soft, woolly hair, down.)

läis'-sêz fäire (z silent), phr. [Fr. (lit.)=let itations Lacustrines) thinks they were round, as

strewn with straw or hay. M. Troyon (Sur les HabEntom.: The typical genus of the family Lagridæ. alone.) A term applied to that manner of conduct

were the huts of many nations on the shore. It has 1-de 8. pl. 1. Latin ing a government in which the people are allowed

not been ascertained whether the huts were divided lagri(a); Lat. fem. pl. adj. suff. -idæ.

to regulate themselves with as little interference into rooms, or whether they contained a single Entom.: A family of Coleoptera (Beetles), section from the supreme authority as possible.

chamber. Keller (Lake-dwellings of Switzerland Heteromera. The elytra are soft, the head and lãit'-ance, 8. (Fr. lait=milk.) The milky hue (ed. Lee), p. 3) distinguishes three modes of conthorax considerably narrower than the elytra, the given to water when concrete is deposited in it. It struction: latter nearly cylindrical, ovate, or truncated, the is generally advantageous to remove this, as the (1) Pile : The anteonæ filiform or swelling toward the apex. precipitate is light, spongy, and sets imperfectly. platform laid

on piles driven lăg-ri-man-do, adv. (Ital.)

lãith, a. & 8. (Irish.]

into the mud at Mus.: The same as LAGRIMOSO (q. v.).

A. As adj.: Loath; unwilling. (LOATH.]

regular interlăg-ri-mo-so, adv. (Ita!.]

B. As subst.: A name given in Ireland to the Pol. vals, the spaces lack, Merlangus pollachius.

between the Music: A word directing that the piece or part to láith-fúi. a. [Scotch laith=loath, and Eng. piles being which it is appended is to be played in a mournful,

Pile Construction. 11, •ful().] Bashful, sheepish.

filled up with solemn, or plaintive manner.

lã-1-tơ, 8. [Formed from lay, a., with suff. -ty, translator notes that a somewhat similar process

of stones, to give solidity to the structure. Keller's la-gune', 8. (LAGOON.] on analogy with gaiety, &c.] [LAY, a.)

was adopted at Portland Breakwater. la-gů -nite, 8. [Sp. laguna; Fr. lagune; Ger. 1. The people, as distinguished from the clergy; W

(2) Frame-pile: A comparatively rare for lagune=a lake; suff -ite (Min.).) la ymen collectively,

known to have existed in the Lake of Zurich, and Min.: The same as LAGONITE (q. v.).

2. The state or condition of a layman.

possibly in other places.

3. Persons who do not belong to a particular pro- An la-gür -ŭs, 8. [Gr. lagos=a hare, and oura=a fession, as distinguished from

0 The piles to support the

those regularly platform were fixed by a tail.)

engaged in it. Bot.: Hare's-tail grass, a genus of Graminacex,

mortise and tenon ar

The term was first used in the second century. tribe Avenea. Lagurus ovatus is a soft, hairy, At a council held at Rome in 502, laymen were pro

rangement into split annual, tufted grass, with short, flat leaves, a short hibited from interfering with the affairs of the

trunks, lying horizontally

on the bottom of the lake. ligule and long awas. Found in Guernsey, and Church. naturalized near Saffron Walden. It is more com

This plan was chiefly fol.

läive, läve, s. (LEAVE, v.) The rest; the remain- lowed where the bottom of Frame-pile Construcmon in Southern Europe and in parts of Asia. der; the residue, whether of persons, things, or the lake was of soft sand,

tion. la-ic, *laick, a. & 8. (Lat. laicus, from Greek number.

giving no hold for the laikos=pertaining to the people, laos=the people; la-kâ'-o, 8. [Chinese.] A green dye prepared piles. Timbers, similar to the one here reproduced, Fr. laique; Sp. laico; Ital. laico, laicali; Port. from Rhamnus catharticus.

are known to be at the bottom of several of the leigo.]

lāke (1), *leike, v. i. [A. S. lácan; O. Icel. Swiss lakes, so that this mode of construction may! •A. As adj.: Of or pertaining to the laity or leika; 0. H. Ger. leichen.] To play, to sport.

have been widely spread.

(3) Fascine: Here the people, as distinct from the clergy; lay.

*lāke (2), *lakke, v. t. [O. Fris. lakia ; 0. Dan.

necessary foundation for "Mysteries are barred from laio eyes."

lacken.]. (LACK, v.).

1. To blame; to find fault with. Rochester: Upon Nothing.

the platform was obtained

by layers of sticks, or the B. As substantive; One of the people; a layman.

2. To lack; to be wanting, to fail.

stems of small trees. (The (LAITY, 8., 3.)

lāke (1), 8. (Lat. lacus; Fr. lac.]

chief authorities are Keller, Split Trunk. 1. Geog.: A large sheet or expanse of water en- op.cit.; Dr. Heer (Die Pflan. (Dredged from the Lake la-1-cal, a. [Eng. laic; -al.] The same as tirely surrounded by land, and having no direct or zen der Pfahlbauten); Rüt

of Zurich.) LAIC (5.v.); lay.

immediate communication with any sea, ocean, or imeyer (Die Fauna der la-1-că1-1-tys. [Eng. laical: -itu.] The qual. river, or having communication only by means of Pfahlbauten).) ity or state of being a laic; the state of a layman.

rivers. The largest fresh water lake on the globe 2. Crannoges: Artificial islands found principally

is Lake Superior, in North America. It is 400 miles in Ireland, where they served the purpose of la-1-cal-l. adv. [Eng. laical; -ly.) In man- long. 160 miles wide at its greatest breadth, and has strongholds. In this case the support consisted Der of a layman; like the laity. an area of 32,000 square miles.

not of piles only, but of a solid mass of mud stones, boll, boy; póut, jowl; cat, çell, chorus, chin, bench; go, gem; thin, this; sin, aş; expect, Xenophon, exist. ph = f.





for Sumberland and Westfor the stiff classicism of sedative.

&c., with layers of horizontal and perpendicular *lāk -ēr, *lāk -Ist, 8. [Eng. lak(e); er, -ist.) the ablest precursor of Darwin. Lamarck constakes, the latter serving less as a support than to

sidered that all organized beings were sprung from

1. A poet who describes lake scenery. bind the mass firmly together" (Lubbock: Prehis

microscopic monads.

2. A member of the Lake-School of poetry. toric Times (1869), p. 174). They are of much later

If, when life was estab

lished in a mass of amorphous matter the mass was date than the lake-dwelling proper, some being

*lāke:-wāke, s. (LICHWAKE.]

destitute of irritability, it became a vegetable; if it depicted in Johnson's Platt of the County Monag.

lakh, s. (LAC (2).)

possessed irritability, it developed into an animal. han," a map of the escheated territories made for

lā'-kin, s. [See def.] A contraction or diminu

la-ma-sēr-ỹ, 8. the English Government in 1591.

[LAMA (1).] In Thibet and "In 1863 Lord Lovaine described a lake-dwelling ob

Mongolia a religions society or congregation, preLa lake dwelling ob- tive of ladykin (q.v.); the Virgin Mary.

sided over by a lama (q. v.). served by him in the south of Scotland."--Lubbock: Pre *lāk'-ish, a. (Eng. lak(e); -ish.] Wet, moist. historic Times (1878), p. 181.

*lăm-a-s001, 8. (LAMB'S-WOOL.] B. As adj.: Found in, belonging to, or in any way *lakke, v. t. (LACK, v.]

lămb, *lomb, s. [A. S. lamb; cogn. with Dutch connected with the dwellings referred to under A. *lakke, s. (LACK, s.]

lam; Icel. lamb; Dan, lam, Sw. & Ger. lamm; Gotb. "This may be a suitable place for mentioning the mode Lăksh-mi, Lūksh-mēe, s. [Sansc.]

in which lake-dwelling antiquities are collected."-Keller:
Lake-dwellings of Switzerland (ed. Lee), i. 9.

Hind. Myth.: The wife of Vishnu. She is the I. Lit.: The young of the sheep.
goddess of wealth, beauty, and pleasure.

“Yon wanton lamb has cropt the woodbine's pride." lake-habitation, s.

Mason: English Garden, ii. lāk'-(1), a. (Eng. lak(e) (1), s. ; -}.] Of or per Anthrop.: The same as LAKE-DWELLING (q. v.).

II. Figuratively: taining to a lake or lakes; like a lake. "Among the works of great merit devoted specially to

1. Used typically of the Savior of the world.

"And flanking towers and laky flood.” a description of the Swiss lake-habitations is that of

Scott: Marmion, v. (Introd.)

a “Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin M. Troyon."-Lyell: Antig. Man (1873), p. 21.

of the world.”John i. 29.

läk -ý (2), a. [Eng, lak(e) (4), s.; -y, Of a red lake-like, a. Resembling a lake.

2. One who is as innocent and gentle as a lamb. dish transparent nature; as, laky blood.

3. Used as a term of endearment. lake-poet, 8.

lăl-lā'-tion, 8. (Fr.) A term used to denote a 4. Ironically used of a rough, cruel, merciless 1. A poet who describes the scenery around lakes. pronunciation of the letter r which is sounded like person. 2. One of the Lake-School of poets. l; lambdacism.

"As they had been levied for the purpose of waging Lake-School, 8. A name applied in derision by lål-lè-măn'-ti-a (t as sh). s. Named after J. war on an infidel nation, they bore on their flag a Chris

tian emblem, the Paschal Lamb, In allusion to this de the Edinburgh Review to a class of poets who, fol. L. E. Avó-Lallemant, M. D. (1803-1867), a writer on

vice, and with a bitterly ironical meaning, these men, lowing the example of Wordsworth, Southey, and German and Italian plants. ]

the rudest and most ferocious in the English army, were Coleridge, the founders of the school (who resided Bot.: A genus of plants, order Labiatæ tribe

called Kirke's Lambs."-Macaulay: Hist. Eng., ch. . for a considerable part of their lives near the lakes Nepeteæ. The seeds of Lallemantia rouleana,

*5. A dupe; a silly fellow. of Cumberland and Westmoreland), substituted a which grows in the countries adjacent to the Indus simple and natural taste for the stiff classicism of and the Salt range of hills in India, are cooling and lamb-ale, s. A rural festivity at the time of the eighteenth century. (LAKERS.)

sheep-shearing. (ALE.]

la'-lo. s. cAfrican.1 The leaves of Adansonia lake-settlement, s.

lamb's-lettuce, 8. digitata, the Baobab-tree, dried, and reduced to a Anthrop.: A collection of lake-dwellings. Lyell powder. It is a favorite food of some African tribes. brous flaccid plant, with minute pale lilac flowers,

Bot.: Valerianella olitoria. (Hooker.) A gla. (Antig. Man (1873), p. 21), says: "It is believed that as many as 300 wooden huts were comprised in one

lăm, v. t. (Etym. unknown.) To whip or beat. wild in corn fields and hedge banks. Found in

Europe, West Africa, and the West of Asia. The settlement, and that they may have contained(ugar.) about 1,000 inhabitants."

la-ma (1), s. (Thibetian=a lord. a teacher of young leaves make an excellent salad. V. carinata

souls.) A priest belonging to the variety of Bud. is probably a variety of it. lake-village, 8. dhisın known as Lamaism (q. v.).

lamb's-quarters, s. pl. Anthrop.: The same as LAKE-SETTLEMENT (q.v.). la-ma (2), s. [LLAMA.)

Bot.: (1) Atriplex patula; (2) an American name lake-weed, 8.

La'-ma-işm, s. [Eng. lama; -ism.]

for Chenopodium album. Bot.; Polygonum hydropiper.

Compar. Religions: A system partly religious, lamb's-succory, 8. lake-worship, 8.

partly political—the Church and State Establish B ot.: The composite genus Arnoseris, called also Comp. Religions: A particular kind of water.

ment of Thibet-standing in the same relation to Swine's Succory.

Buddhism proper as Roman Catholicism stands to lamb's-toe, 8. worship noticed by Sir John Lubbock (Prehistoric

primitive Christianity. It has also been defined as Times (1869), p. 269) to refute a theory that the gold

Bot.. Anthollis nulneraria. a " form of Buddhism, modified by Saivism and ornaments dredged up from the sites of lake-dwell.

Shamanism." Buddhism was introduced into Thibetlamb's-tongue, 8. ings were offerings to the gods. That certain lakes in A. D. 622 by Srong Tsan Kampo, who founded

1. Bot. : Plantago media. were held sacred by ancient nations is indisputable. Tacitus, describing the worship of Herthus (or

the present capital, now known as Lhasa. His 2. Carp.: A plano with a deep, narrow bit fou

zeal was now shared by his two queens, one named making quirks. Hertha), gives cogent reasons (Ger xi.) why moro

Bribsoon, a princess from Nepaul, the other Wen lamb's-wool, s. & a. particulars were not obtainable in his day:

Ching, a princess from China, who are said to have Servi ministrant, quos statim idem lacus haurit. founded La Branq and Ra Mochay, the most famous

A. As substantive: Arcanus hinc terror, sanctaque ignorantia, quid sit id,

religious houses in Thibet. From the death of this 1. Lit.: Wool from a lamb. quod tantum perituri vident."

king down to about 850 is called the “First Intro2. Fig.: A beverage consisting of ale mixed with The following authorities may also be consulted: duction of Religion.More than a century of civil sugar, nutmeg, and the pup O1 roasted apples. Cic., in Verr., v. 72, de Nat. Deor., iii. 20, 30; Mart., war followed, and in 971 there took place the “Sec. B. As adj.: Made or consisting of the wool of 8 i. 50, ix. 59; Ovid., Met. v. 405, 406.

ond Introduction of Religion " into Thibet. For lamb. *lake (2), *lạc, 8. [A. S. lác; Icel, leikr.] Game,

more than 300 years Buddhism grew in power and lămb, v. i. (LAMB, 8., 1.) To bring forth young.

wealth, and Kublai Khan embraced the doctrine of (Said of a sheep.) sport, play.

the Lamas. Under his successors the dignity of “Bi that altar was the lac."-Ormulum, 1,062.

abbot at Sakya became hereditary, the abbotslăm-bäste', v. t. [Eng. lam, and baste.) To beat *lāke (3), 8. (O. H. Ger. lachan; O. L. Ger. breaking the rule of celibacy. In 1390, Tsongkapa, severely ; to assault with ferocity. (Vulgar.) lacan. An unidentified kind of cloth.

the Thibetan monastic reformer, appeared in Lhasa, lăm-ba-tive, a.&s. (Lat. lambo=to lick; Enge

and at his death, in 1419, he left three immense er " He didde next his white lere

monasteries with 30,000 monks. The two things on Of cloth of lake fin and clere."

A. As adj.: That may be licked up; to be taken
Chaucer: C. T., 13,787.

which he insisted were, (1) the observance of celi-
bacy, and (2) simplicity in dress. About the middle

: by licking. lake (4), 8. Fr. la from Pers. lálo lake. Of the fiftcanthont

, of the fifteenth century, the Emperor of China

ben aran

B. As subst.: A medicine or preparation to be produced from lac.)

acknowledged the leaders-the Dalai Lama and the

the taken up by icking. Paint.: The generic name of a variety of trans- Pantshen Lama-as titular overlords of the Church lămb'-da-çişm, s. [Lat. lambdacimus; Gr. parent red and other pigments of great beauty, and tributary rulers of Thibet. They were abbots of lambdakismos, from the name (lambda) of the Drepared for the most part by precipitating colored the monasteries at Gedun Dubpa near Lhasa, and Greek letter L.) tinctures of dyeing drugs upon alumina and other Krashis Lunpo in Further Thibet, and their suc- 1. A fault in writing or speaking, wbich consists earths. &c. The lakes are hence a numerous class cessors still exercise the same rights. Both are in the too frequent repetition of the letter I. of pigments, both with respect to the variety of looked upon as incarnations-living in heaven, and 2. A fault in speaking, which consists in pronounce their appellations and the substances from which appearing on earth in an apparitional body. When ing Il as lli in billion. they are prepared. The coloring matter of com- one dies he is supposed to become incarnate in some 3. A faulty pronunciation of the letter r, which is mon lake is Brazil wood, which affords a very male child born about that time. There is a hier made to sound as l; lallation. fugitive color. Superior red lakes are prepared archy corresponding in a marked degree to that of from cochineal, lac, and kermes; but the best of the Roman Church and Huc & Gabet describe the lamb'-doid-al, lăm'-doid-al, a, (Grlambdo all are those prepared from the root of the Rubia principal act of religion

uvia principal act of religious worship as wonderfully eidče, from lambda, the name of the Greek letter L.


d erfylleidis. from lambda, the tinctoria or Madder-plant.

like a bigh-mass. The political authority of the and eidos=appearance.] Resembling the Greek lāke-1ět, s. [Eng. lake (1), s.; dimin. suff. -let.] Dalai Lama is confined to Thibet but he is head letter L(A) in form ; as, the lambdoidal suture. A little lake.

of the Buddhist Church throughout Mongolia and *lamb-en, s. pl. [LAMB, 8.]
"The sacred flowers
(hina. (Rhys Davids, in Encyc. Brit.)

*lăm'-ben-cỷ, subst. [Eng. Lamben(); -cu.] A That crown the lakelet."

la'-ma-ist, s. [Eng. lama; -ist.] One who pro- gleam, a twinkle. Southey: Thalaba, xiii. 6. fesses lamaism (g.v.).

"These were sacred lambencies, tongues of authentio lākе-měn, s. pl. [Eng. lake, and men.]

la-măn-tin, la-měn-tin, 8. [Fr., probably do. flame from heaven."--Carlyle; Reminiscences, i. 86. Anthrop.; Sir John Lubbock's name for the in- rived from the native name.] [MANATEL.]

flăm-bent, a. (Lat. lambens, pr. par. of lambo habitants of the ancient lake-dwellings of Switzer- La-marck-işm, s. (Named from Jean Baptiste =to lick.) land; lake-dwellers (q.v.).

Pierro Antoine do Mounet, Chevalier de Lamarck, ..1. Licking; playing or moving about, as though "There can be no doubt that the skins of animals sup- born at Bazentin, in Picardy, August 1, 1741, died in

icking ; touching slightly. plied the ancient lakemen with their principal articles of Paris December 129 1

"Then on his locks the lambent glory plays," clothing."--Lubbock: Prehistorio Times (1869), p. 186. Biol.: The system of Lamarck, who believed in

Pitt: Virgil's Æneid, il *lak-en, *lake-ns, 8. [LAKIN.]

spontaneous generation and development, being 2. Flickering, twinkling; as, a lambent light. fāte, făt, färe, amidst, whãt, fâll, father; wē, wět, hëre, camel, hēr, thêre; pine, pit, sîre, sir, marîne; go, pot,

werotus, describogent reaso

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