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He strugeles into breath, and cries for aid; I. A'PFUL. n. s. (lap and full.) As much Then, helpless, in his mother's lap is laid.

as can be contained in the lap. He creeps, he walks, and issuing into man,

One found a wild vine, and gathered thereof Grudges their life from whence his own began :

wils gourds his lapful, and shred them into the Retchless of laws, affects to rule alone,

pot of pottage.

2 Kings. Anxious to reign, and restless on the throne.

Will four per cent. increase the number of

Dryden. lenders? if it will not, then all the plenty of To LAP. v. a. [from the noun.]

money these conjurers bestow upon us, is but 1. To wrap or twist round any thing: like the gold and silver which old women believe

He hath a long tail, which, as he descends from other conjurers bestow by whole lapjalls on poor a tree, he laps round about the boughs, to keep

credulous girls.

Locke, himself from falling. Greau's Museum. LA'PICIDE. n. s. [lapicida, Lat.) A stoneAbout the paper, whose two halves were cutter.

Dict. painted with red and blue, and which was stiff

LA'PIDARY. n. s. [lapidaire, Fr.] One like thin pasteboard, I lapped several times a

who deals in stones or gems. slender thread of very black silk. Newton.

As a cock was turning up a dunghill, he espied 2. To involve in any thing.

a diamond: Well (says he), this sparkling foollery As through the flow'ring forest rash she fled,

now to a lapidary would have been the making In her rude hairs sweet dow'rs themselves did

of him; but, as to any use ot' mine, a barley-corn lap,

had been worth forty on't. L'Estrange. And flourishing fresh leaves and blossoms did

Of all the many sorts of the gem kind reckenwrap.


oned up by the lapidaries, there are not above The thane of Cauder 'gan a dismal conflict,

three or four that are original. Till that Bellena's bridegroom, lsp. in proof,

Woodward's Nat. Hist, Confronted him. Sbakspeare's Macbeth.

To La'PIDATE. v.a. [lopido, Latin.] To When we both lay in the field, Frozen almost to death, how he did lup me,

stone; to kill by stoning.

Dici. Ev’n in his garments, and did give himself, LAPIDA'Tion. n. s. [lapidatio, Lat, lapiAll thin and naked, to the numb cold night. dation, Fr.] A stoning.

Sbakspeare. LAPÍ'DEOUS. adj. (lapiileus, Lat.] Stony ; Ever against eating cares,

of the nature of stone. Lrp me in soft Lydian airs.


There might fall down into the lapidcous matIndulgent fortune does her care employ,

ter, before it was concreted into a stone, some And smiling, broods upon the naked boy;

small toad, which might remain there imprisonHer garment spreads; and lays him in the folds,

ed, till the matter about it were condensed. Ray. And covers with her wings from nightly colds.


LAPIDE'SCENCE. n. s. [lapidesco, Lar.] Here was the repository of all the wise con Stony concretion. tentions for power between the nobles and com Of lapis ceratites, or cornu fossile, in subtermons, lapt up safely in the bosom of a Nero and raneous cavities, there are many to be found in a Caligula.

Swift. Germany, which are but the lapidescencies, and T. LAP. V. n. To be spread or turned

putrefaciive mutations, of hard bodies. Brown. over any thing.

LAPIDE'Scent. adj. (lapidescens, Lat.)

Growing or turning to stone. The upper wings are opacous; at their hinder ends, where they lep over, transparent, like the LAPIDIFICAʼtion. n. s. [lapidification, wing of a fly.

Grow. French.) The act of forming stones. To LAP. V. n. [larpian, Saxon ; loppen,

Jeduration or lapidification of substances more Dutch.) To feed by quick reciproca. LAPIDIFICK. adj. (lapidifique, French.]

soft is another degree of condensation. Bacon tions of the tongue.

Forining stones. The dogs by the river Nilus' side being thirsty, lap hastily as they run along the shore. Digby.

The atoms of the lapidifick, as well as saline They had sours served up in broad dishes,

principle, being regular, do concur in producing regular stones.

Grew. and so the fox fell to lapping himself, and bade his guest heartily welcome.


LA'PIDIST. n. s. [from lapides, Lat.) A The tongue serves not only for tasting, but

dealer in stones or gems. for mastication and deglutition, in man, by lick Hardness, wherein some stones exceed all ing; in the dog and cat kind by lapping.

other bodies, being exalted to that degree, that

Ray on Creation art in vain endeavours to counterfeit it, the face TO LAP. v. a. To lick up.

titious stones of chemists in imitation being eaFor all the rest

sily detected by an ordinary lapidist. Ray. They'll take suggestion, as a cat laps milk.

LAPIS. n. s. (Latin.] A stone.

LA'PIS Lazuli.
Upon a bull
The lapis lazuli, or azure stone, is a

copper Two horrid lyons rampt, and seiz'd, and tugg'd ore, very compact and hard, so as to take a high off, bellowing still,

polish, and is worked into a great variety of toys. Both men and dogs came; yet they tore the

It is found in detached lumps, of an elegant blue hide, and lapt their till. Chapman's Iliad. colour, variegated with clouds of white, and LA'pdog, n. s. [lap and dog.) A little

veins of a shining gold colour : to it the painters dog, fondled by ladies in the lap.

are indebted for their beautiful ultra-marine com One of them made his court to the lap-dog, to

lour, which is only a calcination of lapis lazuli.

Hill. improve his interest with the lady. Collier. These, if the laws did that exchange afford,

LA'pper. n. s. [from lap.] Would save their lap-dog sooner than their lord.

1. One who wraps up.

Dryden. They may be lappers of linen, and bailiffs of Lap-dogs give themselves the rousing shake,

the manor.

Swift. And sleepless loyers just at twelve awake, Popa. 2. Qne who laps licks.


LA'PPET. R. S. [diminutive of lap.] The sprout of that fig-tree which was to hide the part of a headdress that hangs loose. nakedness of lapsed Adam. Decay of Piety.

All publick forms suppose it the most princiHoy naturally do you apply your hands to

pal, universal, and daily requisite to the lipsing each other's tappets, and rufies, and mantuas?

state of human corruption. Decay of Piety. Swift.

These were looked on as lapsed persons, and LAPSE. 1. s. (lapsus, Lat.)

great severities of penance were prescribed them, 1. Flow; fall; glide ; smooth course. as appears by the canons of Ancyra. Stilling

jieet. Round I saw

LA'PWING. n. s. [lap and wing.) A Hill, dale, and shady woods, and sunny plains, clamorous bird with long wings. And liquid ipse of merm'ring streams. Milton. Ah! but I think him better than I say,

Nations of the mind are preserved in the me And yet would herein others eyes were worse : mory, so withstanding lipse of time. Hale. Far from her nest the lapwing cries away; 2. Petry errour; small mistake; slight of. My heart prays for him, though my tongue do feoce; little fault.


And how in fields the lapwing Tereus reigns, These are petty errors and minor lapses, not considerably injurious unto truth. Brown.

The warbling nightingale în woods complains. The weakness of human understanding all

Drydes. will confess; yet the confidence of most practi- LA'PWORK. n. s. slap and work.] Work calls disens is; and it is easier to persuade in which one part is interchangeably them of it from other's lapses than their own. wrapped over the other.

Glunville's Seepsis. A basket made of porcupine quills: the ground This scripture may be usefully applied as a is a packthrcad caul woven, into which, by the caution to guard against those lapses and failings, Indian women, are wrought, by a kind of lapto which our intirmities daily expose us. Rogers. work, the quills of porcupines, not split, but of

It hath been my constant business to examine the young onesintire; mixed with white and black whether I could find the smallest lapse in stile or in even and indented waves. Grew's Museum. propriety through my whole collection, that I LA'R BOARD. it. s. The left-hand side of mighe send it abroad as the most finished piece.


a ship, when you stand with your face 3. Transition of right from one to an

to the head : opposed to the starboard. other.


Or when Ulysses on the l.arboard shunn'd Ir a presentation to a vacant church, a layman ought to present within four months, and a

Charybdis, and by the other whirlpool steer'd.

Millon. clerzyman within six, otherwise a devolution, or

Tack to the larboerd, and stand off to sea, la 6 of right, happens.

Veer starboard sea and land.

Dryden. T. LAPSE, V.R. (from the noun.] LA'RCENY. n. s. [larcin, Fr. latrocinium, 1. To glide slowiy; to fall by degrees. Lat.] Petty theft.

This disposition to shorten our words, by re Those law's would be very unjust, that should trenching the vowels, is nothing else but a ten chastize murder and petty larceny with the saine deacy to liese into the barbarity of those north punishment.

Spectator. ern nations from whom we are descended, and LÄRCH. 1. 5. (larix, Lat.) A tree. Nanse languages all labour under the same de Some botanical criticks tell us, the poets have fect.

Szeift. not rightly followed the traditions of antiquity, 2. To fail in any thing; to slip; to com in metamorphosing the sisters of Phaëton into mit a forult.

poplars, who ought to have been turned into I have ever verified my friends,

hurch trees; for that it is this kind of tree which Of whom hie's chief, with all the size that verity

sheds a gum, and is commonly found on the Would without lapsing suifer. Sbakspeare.

banks of the Po.

Addisors To lose in fulness

LARD. 11. s. [lardım, Lat. lard, French.) Is sorer than to lie for need; and falshood 1. The grease of swine.

Is worse in hings than beggars. Shakspeare. So may thy pastures with their flow'ry feasts, 3. To sip, as by inadvertency or mistake. As suddenly as lard, fat thy lean beasts. Denne.

Honer, in his characters of Vulcan and Ther 2. Bacon; the flesh of swine. sites. has lapsed into the burlesque character, By this the boiling kettle had prepar'd, ard de varied from chat serious air essential to an And to the table sent the smoaking lardi epic poem.

Addison. On which with eager appetite they dine, Let there be no wilful perversion of another's

A sav'ry bit, that serv'd to relish wine. Dryden. meaning; no sudden seizure of a lapsed syllable

The sacrifice they sped; to play upon it.

Watts. Chopp'd off their nervous thighs, and next pre4. To lose the proper time.

par'd Myself stood out:

T'involve the lean in cauls, and mend with lard. For which if I bé lapsed in this place,

Dryden. I shall


dear. Shakspeare's Twelfth Night. To LARD. v. a. (larder, French; from the As an appeal may be deserted by the appel

noun. ) Lnt's lap in the term of law, so it may also be 1. To stuff with bacon. deserted by a lapse of the term of a judge.

Ayliffe's Parergon.

The larded thighs on loaded altars laid. Dryd. s. To fall by the negligence of one pro

No man lards salt pork with orange peel,

Or garnishes his lamb with spitch-cockt eel. prietor to another.

King If the archbishop shall not fill it up within six

2. To fatten. months ensuing, it lapses to the king. Ayliffe.

Now Falstaff sweats to death, 6. To fall from perfection, truth, or faith. And lards the lean earth as he walks along. Once more I will renew

Sbakspeare. His lupusd pox'rs, though forfeit, and inthrallid

Brave soldier, doth he lie By sin to foul exorbitant desires. Milton, Larding the plain? Shakspeare's Henry v.

Old age,


3. To mix with something else by way of

Your zeal becomes iinportunate; improvement.

I've hitherto permitted it to rave
An exact command,

And talk at large; but learn to keep it ini, Larded with many several sorts of reasons.

Lest it should take more freedom than I'll gi Sbakspeare. it.

Addiso Let no alien interpose

6. At LARGE. Diffusely ; in the full ex To lard with wit thy hungry Epsum prose.

tent. Dryden.

Discover more at large what cause that was He lards with flourishes his long harangue,

For I am ignorant, and cannot guess. Sbakspear 'Tis fine, say'st thou.


It does not belong to this place to have th Swearing by heaven; the poets thi:k this no

point debated at large.

Wati. thing, their plays are so much larded with it.Collier. LA'RDER. n. š. (lardier, old French; from LARGELY. adv. (from large.]

lard.) The room where meat is kept 1. Widely ; extensively. or salted.

2. Copiously ; diffusely; amply. This similitude is not borrowed of the larder Whero the author treats more larg:ly, it house, but out of the school house. Ascbam. explain the shorter hints and brief intimations Flesh is ill kept in a room that is not cool;

Watt whereas in a cool and wet lurder it will keep 3. Liberally; bounteously. longer.


How he lives and eats: So have I seen in larder dark,

How largély gives; how splendidly he treats. Of veal a lucid loin. Dorset.


Those, who in warmer climes complain Morose, perverse in humour, diffident

From Phcbus'-rays they suffer pain, The more he still abounds, the less content; Must own, that pain is largíly paid. His lurder and his kitchen too observes,

By gen'rous wines beneath the shade. Swi And now, lest he should want hereafter, starves. 4. Abundantly; without sparing,

King They their till of love, and love's disport, : LA'RDERER. 1. s. (from larder.] One Touk largely; of their mutual guilt the seal. who has the charge of the larder.

Milio LARDON. n. s. (Fr.) A bit of bacon.'

LA’RGENESS. n. s. [from large.]
LARGE. adj. [large, French; largus, 1. Bigness; bulk.

London excells any other city in the who 1. Big; bulky.

world, either in largeness, or number of inhabCharles II. asked me, What could be the rea


Nor must Bumastus, his old honours lose, son, that in mountainous countries the men were

In length and largeness like the dugs of cow's. commonly larger, and yet the cattle of all sorts

Dryds smaller ?


2. Greatness; comprehension. Great Theron, large of limbs, of giant height.


There will be occasion for largeness of min Warwick, Leicester, and Buckingham, bear a

and agreeableness of temper. large boned sheep of the best shape and deepest

Collier of Friendship staple.

Mortimer. 3. Extension; amplitude. 2. Wide ; extensive.

They which would file away most from th: Their former large peopling was an effect of

largeness of that offer, do in most sparing tern the countries impoverishing. Caretu.


acknowledge little less. Let them dwell in the land, and trade there

The ample proposition that hope makes, in; for it is large enough for them. Genesis.

In all designs begun on earth below,

Falls in the promis'd largeness. Sbakspeer There he conquered a thousand miles wide and large. Abbot's Description of the World.

Knowing best the largeness of my own hea 3. Liberal; abundant; plentiful.

towards my people's good and just contentmen

King CberlThou shalt drink of thy sister's cup deep and large.


Shall grief contract the largeness of that hear

In which nor fear nor anger has a part. Walla Vernal suns and showers

Man as far transcends the beasts in largene Diffuse their warmest, largest influence. Thomson.

of desire, as dignity of nature and employmens 4. Copious; diffusive.

Glanvila Skippon gave a large testimony under his

If the largeness of a man's heart carry him be hand, that they had carried themselves with

yond prudence, we may reckon it illustriou great civility.


L'Estrang I might be very large upon the importance and advantages of education, and say a great

4. Wideness. many things which have been said before.

Supposing that the multitude and largeness Filton on the Clissics.

rivers ought to continue as great as now ; # S. At LARGE. Without restraint; with.

can easily prove, that the extent of the ocea could be no less,

Benel out confinement.

If you divide a cane into tivo, and one speak LA’RGESS. 1. s. (largesse, French.) A pre at the one end, and you lay your ear at the other, sent ; a gift ; a bounty. it will carry the voice farther than in the air at

Our coffers with too great a court, large.

Bacon. And liberal largess, are grown somewhat ligbe. Thus incorporcal spirits to smallest forms

Sbukspear Reduc'd their shapes immense; and were at He assigned two thousand ducats, for a bound large,

to me and my fellows: for they give gre Though without number still.

Milton. largesses where they come. Bacon's Necu da The children are bred up in their father's À pardon to the captain, and a lorgess way; or so plentifully provided for, that they are Among the soldiers, had appeas'd their fury. left at large. Spralt.


The palery largess too severely watchd, which, over their cups, they pretend to have That no intruding guests, usurp, a share. Dryd. against christianity; persuade but the covetous Irus's condition will not admit of largesses. man not to deify his money, the lascivious man

Addison. to throw off his lewd amours, and all their giants LARCÍTION. . s. (largitio, Lat.) The like objections against christianity shall preact of giving: Dict. sently vanish.

Souib. LARK. 7. s. (laberce, Saxon ; lerk, Da

2. Wanton ; soft ; luxurious.

Grim visag'd war hath smooth'd his wrinklia nish; la vrack, Scottish.] A small sing

front; ing bird.

And now, instcad of mounting barbed steeds, It was the lerk, the herald of the morn. Shak.

To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, Look up a height, the shrill-gorg'd lark so far He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber, Cannot be seen or heard. Sbaksp. King Lear. To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. Sbaksp. The example of the heav'nly lark,

LASCIVIOUSLY. adv. [from lascivious.) Thy fellow poet, Cowley, mark. Cowley.

Lewdly ; wantonly; loosely.
Mark how the lark and linnet sing;
With rival notes

LasciviousNESS. n. s. [from lascivious.] They strain their warbling throats,

Wantonness; Icoseness. To welcome in the spring. Dryden. The reason pretended by Augustus was the LA'RKER. 7. s. [from lärk.) A catcher lasciviousness of his Elegies, and his Art of Love. of larks. Dict.

Draden LARKSPUR. n. s. [delphinium.) A plant. LASH. n. 5.. [The most probable etymo. LARVATED. adj. (larvatus, Lat.] Mask

logy of this word seenis to be that of ed.


Skinner, from schlagen, Dutch, to strike; LA RUM. , s. [from alarum or alarm.]

whence slash and lash.] 1, Alarm; noise noting danger.

1. A stroke with any thing pliant and His laren bell might loud and wide be heard,

tough. When cause requir'd, but never out of time.

From hence are heard the groans of ghosts, Spenser.

the pains The speaking cornute, her husband, dwelling Of sounding lashes, and of dragging chains. Dryd. in a continual larun of jealousy, comes to me in

Rous'd by the lasb of his own stubborn tail, the instant of our encounter.


Our lion now wil foreign foes assail. Dryden. How far off lie these armies?

2. The thong or point of the whip which - Within a mile and half.

gives the cut or blow. -Then shall we hear their larum, and they ours. Her whip of cricket's bone, her lash of film,

Sbakspeare. Her waggoner a small grey-coated gnat. Sbakspe. She is become formidable to all her neighbours, I observed that your whip wanted a lasb to it. as she puts every one to stand upon his guard, and

Addison, have a continual larum bell in his ears. Howvel. 2. An instrument that makes a noise at a

3. A leash, or string in which an animal

is held ; a snare. Out of use. certain hour.

'The farmer they leave in the lasb, Of this nature was that larum, which, though it were but three inches big, yet would both

With losses on every side. Tisser's Husbandry.

4. A stroke of satire ; a sarcasm. wake a man, and of itself light a candle for him

The moral is a lasb at the vanity of arrogating at any set hour.


that to ourselves which succeeds well. I see men as lusty and strong that eat but two

L' Estrange Deals a day, as others, that have set their stomachs, like laruns, to call on them for four or

T.0 LASH, v. a. [from the noun.]

Locke. 1. To strike with any thing pliant; to The young Æneas, all at once let down,

scourge. Stunn'd with his giddy larum half the town. Let's whip these stragglers o'er the seas again,

Pope. Lasb hence these over-weening rags of France. LARY'NGOTOMY. n. s. (náguays and thusw;

Sbakspeare laryngotomie, French.) 'An operation He charg'd the flames, and those that disobey'd where the forepart of the larynx is di

He lasb'd to duty with his sword of light. Dryd. vided to assist respiration, during large

And limping death, lash'd on by fate,

Comes up to shorten half our date. Dryd. Hor. tumours upon the upper parts; as in a

Stern as futurs, and as uncles hard, quinsy.

Quincy. We lash the pupil, and defraud the ward. Dryd. LA'R YKX. n. s. [Aaçuys.] The upper part Leaning on his lance, he mounts his can

of the trachea, which lies below the His fiery courserslasbing through the air. Garth. root of the tongue, before the pharynx.

2. To move with a sudden spring or jirk. Quincy.

The club hung round his ears, and batter'd There are thirteen muscles for the motion of

brows; the five cartilages of the larynx. Darbam.

He falls; and lashing up his heels, his rider

throws. LASCI'VIENT. adj. (lasciviens, Latin.]

Dryder Frolicksome ; wantoning.

3: To beat ; to strike with a sharp sound, LASCI'vious. adj. (lascivus, Latin.]

The winds grow high, 1 Lewd ; lustful.

Imrending tempests charge the sky;

The lightning flies, the thunder roars, In what habit will you go along?

And big waves lash the frighted shores. Prior. -Not like a woman; for I would prevent The loose encounters of lascivious men. Sbaksp. 4. To scourge with satire. He on Eve

Could pension'd Boileau lash in honest strain, Began to cast lascivious eyes; she him

Flatt'rers and bigots ev'n in Louis' reign. Pope. As vantorly repaid; in lust they burn, Milton.

5. To tie any thing down to the side or Notwithstanding all their talk of reason and mast of a ship; properly to lace. Jhilosophy, and those unanswerable difficulties To LASH. V. n. To ply the whip, VOL. III.




They lash aloud, each other they provoke, Unhappy slave, and pupil to a bell, And lend their little souls at ev'ry stroke. Dryd. Unhappy to the last the kind releasing kneil. Gentle or sharp according to thy choice,

Corulers To laugh at follies, or to lash at viče. Dry. Pers. The swans, that on Cayster often try'd

Let men out of their way lasb on ever so fast, Their tuneful songs, now sung their last and they are not at all the nearer their journey's end.


Aldi: on. Soutb. O! may fam'd Brunswick be the last, Wheels clash with wheels, and bar the nar The last, the happiese British king, row street;

Whom thou shalt paint, or I shall sing. Addison. The lasbing whip resounds. Gay's Trivia

But, while I take my last adieu, LA'S HER. 1. so [froin lash.] One that Heave thou no sigh, nor shed i tear. Pricr. whips or lashes:

Here, last of Britons, let your names be reid. Lass. n. s. (from lad is formed lediless,


Wit not alone has shone on ages past, by contraction lass. Hickes.] A girl; a

But lights the present, and shall warm the iast. maid ; a young woman : used now only of niean girls.

4. Lowest ; incanest. Now was the time for vig'rous lads to show

Antilochus What love or honour could invite them to; Takes the last prize, and takes it with a jest. Pope. A goodly theatre, where rocks are round

5. Next before the present; as, last week. With reverend age, and lovely lusses crown'd.

6. Utmost. If aller.

Fools ambitiously contend A girl was worth forty of our widows; and an honest, downright, plain-dealing lass it was.

For wit and pow'r; their last endeavours bend

T' outshine each other. l'Estrange.

Dryden's Lucretius. They sometimes an hasty kiss


At LAST. In conclusion ; at the end. Steal from unwary lasses; they with scorn,

Gad, a troop shall overcome him; but he shall And neck reclin'd, resent.

overcome at the last.


Thus weather-cocks, that for a while LA'SSITUDE. 1. s. [lassitudo, Latin, las

Have turn'd about with ev'ry blast, situde, French.)

Grown old, and destitute of oil, 1. Weariness ; fatigue; the pain arising Rust to a point, and fix at last. Freind. from hard labour.

8. The Last; the end. Lassitude is remedied by bathing, or anointing All politicians chew on wisdem past, with oil and warm water; for all lassitude is a And blunder on in business to the last. kind of centusion and compression of the parts; LAST. adv. and bathing and anointing give a relaxation or ergollition.

1. The last time; the time next before

Bacon. Assiduity in cogitation is more than our em

the present: bodied souls can bear without lassitude or distem How long is't now since last yourself and I per.

Were in a mask?

Shakspears She lives and breeds in air ; the largeness and When last I dy'd, and, dear! I die lightness of her wings and tail sustain her with As often as from thee I

go, out lassitude. Mure's Antidote against Atheism. I can remember yet that I

Do not overfatigue the spirits, lest the mind be Something did say, and something did bestow. seized with a lassitude, and thereby be tempted

Dorine to nauseate, and grow tired.

2. In conclusion. From mouth and nose the briny torrent ran, Pleas'd with his idol, he commends, adniires, Aud lost in lassitude lay all the man. Pope's Odys. Adores; and last, the thing ador'd desires. Dryd. 2. (In physick.]

TO LAST. V. n. [lastan, Saxon.] ToenLassitede generally expresses that weariness dure ; to continue ; to persevere. which proceeds from a distempered state, and All more lasting than beautiful. Sidney. not from exercise, which wants no remedy but I thought it more agreeable to my affection to rest: it proceeds from an increase of bulk, from

your grace, to prefix your name before the ese a dimninution of proper evacuation, or from too says: for the Latin volume of them, being in great a consumption of the fluid necessary to the universal language, may last as long as books maintain the spring of the solids, as in fevers; last.

Bacor. or from a vitiated secretion of that juice wherc With several degrees of lasting, ideas are inby the fibres are not supplied. Quincy. printed on the memory.

Locke LA'SSLORN. n. s. [lass and lorn.] For These are standing marks of facts delivered saken by his mistress. Not used.

by those who were eye-witnesses to them, and Brown groves,

which were contrived with great wisdom to last Whose shadow the dismissed batchelor loves,

till time should be no more.

Addison Being lass-lorn.

Sbakspeare. LAST. n. s. [læst, Saxon.] LAST. adj. [latest, Saxon ; laetste,

s. The inould on which shoes are formed. Dutch.)

The cobler is not to go beyond his last. 3. Latest; that fellows all the rest in time.

A cobler produced several new grins, having Why are ye the last to bring the king back? been used to cut faces over his last. Spectator.

Samuel. Should the big last extend the shoe too wide O, may some spark of your celestial fire, Each stone would wrench th' unwary step asideThe last, the meanest of your sons inspire ! Pope. 3. Hindmost; which follows in order of 2. [last, German.] A load ; a certain place.

weight or measure. Merion pursued at greater distance still, LA'STERY. n.s. A red colour. Last came Admetus, thy unhappy son.

The bashful blood her snowy cheeks did spread. 3. Beyond which there is no more.

That her became as polish'd ivory, I will slay the last of them with the sword. Which curring craftsman's hand hath overlaid

Amos. With fair vermiliop, or pure lastery. Speriser





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