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LABOURSOME, adj. elaborate
LACED, pt. p. adorned, embellished
LACED MUTTON, sub. a prostitute
LADE, v. t. to empty, to drain, 3 Hen. VI. iii. 2.139.
LADY-SMOCK, sub. the plant cardawine pratensis
LAG, sub. a fragment, thing left; the lowest class
LAG END, the last part, the fag end
LAID, pt. p. waylaid, 'the country is laid'=set on
its guard to arrest
LAMPASS, sub. a disease in a horse's palate
LAND, sub. lawn
LAND-DAMN, v. t. corrupt word
LANK, v. i. to shrink
LANTERN, or LANTHORN, sub. a louvre, a window-
turret
LAP, v. t. to wrap up
LAPSED, pt.p. surprised
LARD, v. t. to ornament
LATCH, v. t. to catch, lay hold of; to close, or,
perhaps, to smear over
LATTEN, adj. a mixed metal
LAUND, sub. lawn, wood opening
LAUNDER, v. t. to wash
LA VOLT, sub. a kind of waltz
LEADING, sub. the power of leading, generalship
LEAGUER, sub. a camp
LEASH, sub. a set of three, from the string or
thong for leading greyhounds, to which usually
three dogs were coupled
LEATHER-COAT, sub. a kind of apple, the golden
russeting
LEER, sub. complexion, colour
LEESE, v. t. to lose
LEET, sub. a manor court
LEG, sub. a bow
LEGERITY, sub. lightness, nimbleness
LEIGER, sub. a resident ambassador
LENTEN, adj. sparing, meagre
LIBERAL, adj. licentious
LIBERTY, sub. licentiousness
LIFTER, sub. a thief
LIGHT O' LOVE, sub. the name of a tune
LIMB-MEAL, adv. limb by limb
LIMBECK, sub. an alembic
LIMBO, sub. the edge or border of hell
LIME, v. t. to put lime into liquor
LIMIT, v. t. to appoint
LIMN, v. t. to draw in colours
LINE, v. t. to draw, delineate; to strengthen
LINE-GROVE, sub. probably a grove of lime trees
LINK, sub. a torch
LINSEY-WOOLSEY, sub. gibberish, jargon
LINSTOCK, sub. the stick for holding a gunner's
match
LIP, v. t. to kiss
LIPSBURY PINFOLD, to have one in; a difficult
expression, perhaps to have one between the
teeth
LIQUOR, v. t. to moisten with oil
LIST, sub. wish, desire; v. i. to desire; to attend to
LITHER, adj. yielding, flexible
LITIGIOUS, adj. doubtful, precarious
LITTLE, IN, in miniature
LOB, sub. a lubber, a heavy fellow; v. t. to hang down,
to droop
LOCKRAM, sub. a cheap kind of linen
LODE-STAR, sub. the pole-star
LODGED, pt. p. laid flat as corn is by wind and rain
LOGOATS, sub. a rustic game, something like
bowls. Ham. v. 1. 99.
LONG OF, on account of
LOOP, v. t. to luff, bring close to the wind
LOON, sub. a base fellow
LOOPED, adj. full of holes
LOOSE, sub. the discharge of an arrow; v. t. to let
loose, discharge as an arrow
LORD'S TOKENS, sub. plague spots
LOTS TO BLANKS, 'any odds,'
LOUTED, pt. p. made a fool of
LOVE-DAY, sub. a day for the amicable settlement
of differences
LOVES, OF ALL, for the sake of everything lovely,
an adjuration
LOWN, sub. a base fellow
LOZEL, sub. a worthless fellow
LUCE, sub. a pike
LUMPISH, adj. dull, heavy
LUNES, sub. freaks of madness [Fr. lines]
LURCH, v. i. to skulk; to win with great ease, a phrase
used at cards
LURE, sub. the stuffed figure of a bird, used to
amuse a hawk; the whistle or call to allure the hawk
; v. i. to call, allure a hawk
LUSH, adj. luxuriant
LUSTIG, adj. lustigh is Dutch for healthy or
cheerful
LUXURIOUS, adj. lascivious,
LUXURY, sub. lust.
LYM, sub. a bloodhound, so called because he
was held by a lym or leash
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