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LABOʻRIOUS. adj. (laborieux, French ; When shall I come to th' top of that saine bill? laboriosus, Lat.]

- You do climb up it now; look how we labour.

vi 1. Diligent in work; assiduous. That which makes the clergy glorious, is to

For your highness' good I ever labour'd,

More than mine own. be knowing in their professions, unspotted in

Sbakspears.

Who is with him? their lives, active and latorious in their charges,

-None but the fool, who labours to oul-jest bold and resolute in opposing scducers, and dar- His heart-struck injuries. ing to look vice in the face; and, lastly, to be gen

Shaksp. K. Lear.

Let more work be laid upon the men, that they tic, courteous, and compassionate to all. South.

may labour therein.

Exodus, A spacious cave within its farmost part,

He is so touch'd with the memory of her bene. Was hew'd and fashion'd by laborious ait,

volence and protection, that his soul labours for Through the hill's hollow sides. Dryden. To his laborious youth consum'd in war,

an expression to represent it. Notes onibe Odyssey.

Epaphras saluteth you, always labouring ferAnd lasting age, adorn’d and crown'd with peace.

Prior.

vently for you in prayers, that we may se and perfect.

Colossians. 2. Requiring labour; tiresome; not easy.

2. To do work ; to take pains. Do'st thou love watchings, abstinence, and toil,

The matter of the ceremonies had wrought, Laborious virtues all? learn them from Caco.

for the most part, only upon light-headed, weak Addison.

men, whose satisfaction was not to be laboured LABOʻRIOUSLY. adv. (from laborious.] for.

Clirendon. With labour ; with toil.

A labouring man that is given to drunkenness, The folly of him, who pumps very laboriously shall not be rich.

Euclis. in a ship, yet neglects to stop the leak.

That in the night they may be a guard to us, Decay of Piety. and labour on the day,

Nebemial. I chuse laberiously to bear

As a man had a right to all he could employ A weight of woes, and breathe the vital air. Pope. his labour upon, so he had no temptation to la

bour for more than he could make use of. Locke. LABOʻRIOUSNESS. n. s. [from laborious.] 1. Toilsomeness ; difficulty.

3. To move with difficulty.

The stone that labours up the hill, The parallel holds in the gainlessness, as well

Mocking the lab'rer's toil, returning still, as the laboriousness of the work; those wretched

Is love.

Glanville. creatures, buried in earth and darkness, were never the richer for all the ore they digged; no. 4. I be diseased with. [morbo laborare, more is the insatiate miser.

Detay at Piety... Látia.) Not in use. 2. Diligence; assiduity :

They abound with horse, LA'BOUR. n. s. (labewe:Fr: labor, Lat.).

Qf.which one want our camp doch only labour.

Ben Yonson, 1. The act of doing what requires a pain-: was called to another, who in childbed la

ful exertion of strength, or wearisome baured of an ulcer in her left hip. Wiseman. perseverance ; pains ; toil; travail ; ; 5: To be in distress; to be pressed. work.

Lathis infernal lake the fury flies, If I find her honest, I lose not my.lbsur; it Here hides her hated head, and frees the lal'ring she be otherwise, it is labour well bestowed.

skies.

Dryden. Sbakspeare. Trumpets and drums shall fright her from the I sent to know your faith, lest the tempter have

throne, tempted you, and our labour be in vain.' i Tbes. Assounding cymbals aid the lab’ring noon. Drvd.

This exercise will call down the favour of hia2. Work to be done. Being a labour of so great difficulty, the exact

ven upon you, to remove those afflictions you

now labour under from you. performance thereof we may rather wish than look for.

Heoker.

Wake's Preparation for Death. If you had been the wife of Hercules,

6. To be in childbirih ; to be in travail. Six of his labours you'd have done, and sav'd

There lay a log unlighted on the earth, Your husband so much sweat. Shaksp.

When she was labouring in throws of birth;

For th' unborn chief the fatal sisters came, 3. Work done; performance.

And rais'd it up, and toss'd it on the flame. Droid 4. Exercise; motion with some degree of Here, like some furious prophet, Pindar rode, violence.

And seem'd to babour with th' inspiring God. Moderate labour of the body conduces to the

Popes preservation of health, and curing many initial

To LA'BOUR. V. a. diseases; but the toil of the mind destroys health, s. To work at; to move with difficulty; and generates maladies.

Harvey. to form with labour; to prosecute with 5. Childbirth ; travail.

effort. Sith of women's labours thou hast charge,

To use brevity, and avoid much labauri.g of And generation goodly docst enlarge,

the work, is to be granted to him that will make Incline thy will to affect our wishful vow. Spens. an abridginent.

2 Maccabces. Not knowing 'twas my labour, I complain

Had you requir'd my helpful hand, Of sudden shoctings, and of grinding pain! Th'artificer and art you might command, Mythrows come thicker, and my cries encreas'd, To lubour arms for Troy. Dryilen's Æneid. Which with her hand the conscious nurse sup- An eager desire to know something concerning press'd.

Dryden.

him, has occasioned mankind to labour the point, Not one woman of two hundred dies in labour.

under these disadrantages, and turn on all hands Graunt.

to see if there were any thing left which might His heart is in continual lelmer; it even triz- have the least appearance of information. Pope vails with the obligation, and is in pangs 'till it 2. To beat; to belabour. be delivered,

South's Scrmons,

Take, shepherd, take a plant of stubborn oak, To LA'Lour. v. n. (laboro, Latin.]

And labour hiin with marry a sturdy stroke. 1. To toil; to act with painful effort.

Dryderi.

LA'BOURER. n. s. [icboureur, French.] Himself he tied, and wrapt his winges twain 1. One who is employed in coarse and

In limy snares, the subtil loops among. Spens. toilsome work.

2. A snare; a gin. If a stare run most to noblemen and gentle

The king had snared been in love's strong lase.

Fairfax. men, and that the husbandmen be but as their Work-folks and labeaters, you may have a good 3. A plaited string, with which women caratry, but never good stable foot Bacon. fasten their clothes.

The sin but seem'd the lab'rer of the year, 0! cut my lace, lest my heart cracking, it Each uning moon supply'd ber wat'ry store,

Break too,

Sbakspeare. To s**those tides, which from the line did Doll ne'er was call’d to cut her lace, bear

Or throw cold water in her face. Swift. Their brimful ressels to the Belgian shore. Dryd. 4. Ornaments of fine thread curiously

Lebarers and idle persons, children and strip- woven. lings, cid men and ycung men, must have rivers

Our English dames are much given to the diets.

Arbatbuot.

wearing of costly laces; and, if they be brought Not balmy sleep to Lab'rers faint with pain,

from Italy, they are in great esteem. Bacon. No show'rs to larks, or sun-shine to the bee, Are hal: so charming, as thy sight to me. Pope. 5. Textures of thread, with gold or silver.

He wears a stuff, whose thread is coarse and Yet hence the poor are cleth'd, the hungry fed,

round, Health to niinself, and to his infants bread,

But trimm'd with curious lace.
The lab'rer bears.
Popes

Herbert. The prince cannot say to the merchant, I have 6. Sugar. A cant word; now out of use. no need of thee; por the merchant to the la

If haply he the sect pursues, besret, I have no need of thee. Swift.

That read and comment upon news;

He takes up their mysterious face, 3. One who takes pains in any employ

He drinks his coffee without lace. Prior, ment.

Sir, I am a true labourer; I earn that I eat; TO LACE. v. a. (from the noun.] get that I wear; ove no man hate; envy no

1. To fasten with a string run through man's happiness.

Shakspeart. eilet holes.
Thescone that labours up the hill,

I caused a fomentation to be made, and put Modise the lab'rer's toil, returning still

, on a laced sock, by which the weak parts were is love. Glanville. strengthened.

Wisemar. LA BOURSOME. adj. [from labour. ] At this, for new replies he did not stay,

But lac'd his crested helm, and strode away. Dry. Made with great labour and diligence. Not in use.

These glite'ring spoils, now made the victor's

gain, Forget

He to his body suits; but suits in vain : Your labearsome and dainty trims, wherein

Messapus' helm he finds among the rest, You made great Jove angry. Sbaksp. Cymbeline. And laces os and wears the waving crest. Dryd. He hath, my lord, by laboursome petition,

Like Mrs. Primly's great belly; she may lace Wrong from me my slow leave. Sbaks. Hamlet. it down before, but it burnishes on her hips. LA'BRĂ. b. s. (Spanish.] A lip: Not

Congroves Osed.

Hanmer. When Jenny's stays are newly lac'd. Word of denial in thy labras here;

Fair Alina plays about her waist. Prior. Word of denial, froth and scum thou liest. Sbak. 2. To adorn with gold or silver textures LÁ BYRINTH. n. s. (labyrintbus, Lat.) A sewed on.

maze ; a place formed with inextricable It is but a night-gown in respect of yours ; cloth windings.

of gold and coats, and lac'd with silver. Sbaksp. Suffolk, stay;

3. To embellish with variegations. Thou may'st not wander in that labyrintb;

Look, love, what envious streaks There Minotaurs, and ugly treasons lurk. Sbak. Do lace the severing clouds in yonder East; Words, which would tear

Night's candles are burnt out, and jocund day The tender labyrinth of a maid's soft ear. Donne. Stands tiptoe on the misty mountains' tops. My clamours tear

Sbakspears. The ear's soft labyrintb, and cleft the air. Sandys. Then clap four slices of pilaster on’t,

The earl of Essex had not proceeded with his That, lac'd with bits of rustic, makes a front. accustomed wariness and skill; but run into la

Pope. tyrintba, from whence he could not disentangle 4. To beat; whether from the form which kimself.

Clarendon. My soul is on her journey; do not now

L'Estrange uses, or by corruption of Divert, or lead her back, to lose herself

lasb. l'th' traze and winding labyrintbs o'th' world. Go you, and find me out a man that has no Denbar. curiosity at all, or I'll lace your coat for ye.

L'Estrangers Les is usually distinguished by the name of a Laced Mutton. An old word for a gum, but improperly, because it is infiammable, whore. and not soluble in water. We have three sorts of it, which are all the product of the same tree.

Ay, Sir, I, a lost mutton, gave your letter to

her a lac'd mutton, and she gave me nothing for 1. The stick las. 2 The seed lac. 3. The shell

Sbukspeare. lec. Authors leave us uncertain whether this drez belongs to the animal or the vegetable La'ceman. 7. s. [lace and man.] One kingdon.

Hill. who deals in lace. LACE. 1. s. (lacet, French; laqueus, Lat.) I met with a nonjuror, engaged with a lace1. A string; a cord.

man, whether the late French king was most like There the fond fy entangled, struggled.long, LA CERABLE. adj. (from lacerate.] Such

Augustus Cæsar, or Nero. Addison's Spectator. Himself to free thereout; but all in vain : For striving more, the more in faces strong

as may be torn.

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Lac. n. S.

my labour.

Since the lungs are obliged to a perpetual He was not able to keep that place three days, commerce with the air, they must necessarily for lack of victuals.

Krolles lie open to great damages, because of their thin The trenchant blade, toledo trusty, and lacorable composure.

Harvey. For want of fighting was grown rusty, TO LACERATE. W. 13. [lacero, Latin.) And eat into itself, for lacke

To tear; to rend; to separate by vic- Of somebody to hew and hack. Hudibras. lence.

LACKBR. 11N. n. s. [lack and brain.) One And my sons lacerate and rip up, viper-like,

that wants wit. the womb that brought them forth. Howel. What a lockbrain is this? Our plot is as good a The heat breaks through the water, so as to plot as ever was laid.

Shakspeare lgcirate and lift up great bubbles too heavy for LACKER. n. s. A kind of varnish, which, the air to buoy up, and causeth boiling. Derk.

spread upon a white substance, exhibits Here lacerated friendship claims a tear.

a gold colour. Vanity of Human Wishes. LACER AʼTION.n. s. [from laceratc.). The To La'cker.v. a. (from the noun.] To act of tearing or rending; the breach

sinear over with lacker. made by tearing.

What shook the stage, and made the people

stare? The effects are, extension of the great vessels,

Cato's long wig, flower'd gown, and lacker'dchair. compression of the lesser, and lacerations upon

Popis small causes.

drbuthnot. LACERATIVE. adj. [from leccrate.) Tear:

L'A'CKEY. N. s. [laquais, Fr.) An attend. ing; having the power to tear.

ing servant; a footboy.

They would shame to make me Some depend upon the intemperament of the Wait else at door: a fellow counsellor, part ulcerated, others upon the continual allux

'Mong boys, and grooms, and lackeys! Shalsp. of lacerative humours. Harvey on Consumptions. Though his youthful blood be tir'd with wine, LACHRYMAL. adj. [lachrymal, French.) He's cautious to avoid the coach and six, Generating tears.

And on the lackeys will no quarrel fix. Dryden. It is of an exquisite sense, that, upon any Lacqueys were never so saucy and pragmatical touch, the tear's might be squeezed from the la- as they are now-a-days. Addison's Spectator. chrymal glands, to wash and clean it. Cheyne. To La'CKEY. v. a. (from the noun.] To LA'CHRYMARY. adj. [lachryma, Latin.) attend servilely. I know not whether Containing tears.

Milton has used this word very properly. How many dresses are there for each particu.

This common body, lar deity? what a variety of shapes in the ancient Like to a vagabond Aag upon the stream,

urns, lainps, and lachrymary vessels? Addison. Goes to, and back, lacqueying the varying tide, LACHRYMA'Tion. n. s. [from lachryma, To rot itself with motion. Sbakspearer Lat.] The act of weeping, or shedding

So dear to heav'n is saintly chastity,
That when a soul is found sincerely so,

A thousand liveried angels lackey her,
LA'CHRYMATORY, n. s. [lachrimatoire,
Fr.) A vessel in which tearsare gathered To LA'CKEY. v. N. To act as a footboy

Driving far off each thing of sin and guilt. Mils. to the honour of the dead.

to pay servile attendance. LACI'NIATED. adj. [from lacinia, Lat.) Oft have I servants seen on horses ride,

Adorned with fringes and borders. The free and noble lecquey by their side. Sandys TO LACK. v. 0. (laecken, to lessen, Dut.]

Our Italian translator of the Æneis is a foot To want; to need; to be without. poet; he lackeys by the side of Virgil, but neves

mounts behind him. Every good and holy desire, theugh it lack the

Drydes form, hath notwithstanding in itself the sub- LA'CKLINEN. adj. (lack and linen.] Wanistance, and with him the force, of prayer, who

ing shirts. regardeth the very moanings, groans, and sighs You poor, base, rascally, cheating, backliner of the heart.

Hooker. mate; away, you mouldy rogue, away. Sbaise A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without LA'CK LUSTRE. adj. [lack and lusire scarceness; thou shalt not lack any thing in it.

Wanting brightness.

Deuteronomy. And then he drew a dial from his poke, One day we hope thou shalt bring back,

And looking on it with lacklustre eye, Dear Bolingbroke, the justice that we lack. Dar, Intreat they may; authority they lack. Daniel. LACONICK. adj. (laconicus, Lat. laconi

Says very wisely, It is ten o'clock. T. LACK, V. n.

que, Fr.) Short, brief; from Lacones 1. To be in want. The lions do lack and suffer hunger. Com.Pray.

the Spartans, who used few words.

I grow laconick even beyond laconicisin ; fa 2. To be wanting.

sometimes I return only yes, or no, to question Peradventure there shall laek five of the fifty

ary or petitionary epistles of half a yard long. Poprighteous; wilt thou destroy all the city for lark LA'CONISM. n. s. [laconisme, Fr. laconis of five?

Genesis, There was nothing lacking to them: David

mus, Lat.) A concise style: called by recovered all.

1 Samuel, Pope, laconicism,

See LACONICK. That which was lacking on your part, they have

As the language of the face is universal, so supplied.

1 Corinibians. is very comprehensive: no laconisan can LACK. n. s. [from the verb.) Want ;

it. It is the short-hand of the mind, and crowd need; failure.

a great deal in a little room. Collier of the Asper In the scripture there neither wanteth any LACO'NICALLY: adv. (froin laconick. thing, the lack whereof might deprive us of life. Briefly; concisely.

Hooker. Alexander Nequam, a man of great learning Many that are not mad

and desirous to enter into religion there, write Have sure more lack of reason, Sbakspeare. the abbot laconically,

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LA CTARY. adj. [lactareus, Lat.) Milky; 1. A frame made with steps placed befuil of juice like milk.

tween two upright pieces. From lactary, or milky plants, which have a Whose compost is rotten, and carried in time, state and lacteous juice dispersed through every And spread as it should be, thrift's ladder may pare, there arise flowers blue and yellow. Brown.

climb.

Tusser. LA'CTARY. 1. s. [lacturium, Lat.] A Now streets grow throng'd, and busy as by day, dairy-house.

Some run for buckets to the hallow'd quire;

Some cut che pipes, and some the engines play, LACTA’TION, n. s. (lacto, Lat.] The act

And some more bold mount ladders to the fire. or time of giving suck.

Dryden. LAʼcteal. etj. (trom lac, Lat.] Milky; Easy in words thy stile, in sense sublime; conveying chyle of the colour of milk. 'Tis like the ladder in the patriarch's dream,

As the food passes, the chyle, which is the Its foot on earth, its height above the skies. Prior. netritive part, is separated from the excremen- I saw a stage erected about a foot and a half bitious by the lateül veins; and from thence from the ground, capable of holding four of the conveyed into the blood.

Locke. inhabitants, with two or three ladders to mount LACTEAL. n. s. The vessel that conveys

it.

Gulliver's Travels, chyle.

2. Any thing by which one climbs. The mouths of the lacteals may permit ali

Then took she help to her of a servant near meni, acrimonicus or not sutticiency attenuated,

about her husband, whom she knew to be of a to enter in people of las constitutions, whereas

hasty ambition; and such a one, who wanting their sphincters will shut against them in such as

true sutheicney to raise him, would make a lado have strong fibres.

Arbutbnot.

der of any mischiet.

'I must climb her window, LACTEOUS. adj. [lacteus.] Lat;

The ladder made of cords. Sbakspears. 1. Milky.

Northumberland, thou ladder, by the which Though we leave out the lacteous circle, yet are My cousin Bolingbroke ascends my throne. there more by four than Philo mentions. Brown.

Sbakspeare. 2. Lacteal; conveying chyle.

Lowliness is young ambition's ladder, The lungs are suitable for respiration, and the Whereto the climber upwards curns his face. lectesus vessels for the reception of the chyle,

Sbakspeare. Bentley. 3. A gradual rise. LACTE’SCENCE.n.s. (lactesco, Lat.] Ten- Endow'd with all these accomplishments, we dency to milk, or milky colour.

leave him in the full career of success, mounting This l'actes sonce does con monly ensue, when fast towards the top of the ladder ecclesiastical, wine, being impreunated with gums, or other which he hath a fair probability to reach. Swift. vegetable concretions, that abound with sulphu- LADE. 1. s. Yeous corpuscles, fair water is suddenly poured Lade is the mouth of a river, and is derived upon the solution.

Boyle on Colours. from the Saxon lade, which signifies a purging LACTE'SCENT. adj. [lactescens, Lat.) Pro- or discharging; there being a discharge of the ducing milk, or a white juice.

waters into the sea, or into some greater

river. Amongst the pot-herbs are some lactescent

Gibson's Camden. " plants, as lettuce and endive, which contain a To LADE. v. a. preter. laded; part. passive, wholesome juice.

Arbuthnot. laded or laden. (from hladen, Saxon.] It LACTIFEROUS. adj. (lac and fers, Lat.] is now commonly written load. What conveys or brings niilk.

1. To load ; to freight; to burden. He makes the breasts to be nothing but glan- And they laded their asses with corn, and dedules, made up of an infinite number of little

parted thence.

Genesis. knots, each whereof hath its excretory vessel, or The experiment which sheweth the weights lactifereas duct. Ray on the Creation.

of several bodies in comparison with water,.is LAD. 1. s. [leode, Saxon, which com

of use in lading of ships, and shewing what burmonly signifies people, but sometimes,

den they will bear.

Bacon.

The vessels, heavy laden, put to sea says Mr. Lye, a boy.]

With prosp'rous wind; a woman leads the way. 1. A boy; a stripling, in familiar lan

Dryden. guage,

Though the peripatetick doctrine does not We were

satisfy, yet it is as easy to account for the diffiTwo leds, that thought there was no more be

culties he charges on it, as for those his own hyhind,

pothesis is laden with.

Locko. But such a day to-morrow as to-day,

2. (hladan, to draw, Saxon.) To heave And to be boy eternal.

Shakspeare.

out; to throw out. The poor bad who wants knowledge must set He chides the sea that sunders him from them, his mention on the rack, to say something Flere he knows nothing..

Saying, he'll lude it dry to have his way. Shulsp.

Loche. To is from the ancient forms of teaching

They never let blood; but say, if the pot boils

too fast, there is no need of lading out any of setetal grad grammariårs have departed, to the great detriment of such lids as have been re

the water, but only of taking away the fire; and mored to wher schools.

so they allay all heats of the blood by abstinence, Watts. and cooling herbs.

Temple. 2. A boy ;" a young man, in pastoral If there be springs in the slate marl, there

must be help to lade or pump it out, Mortimer, For er et shercof the lad nould after joy, LA'DING. 1. s. (from lode.) Weight; But pu'd ax as in anguish, and self-will'd annoy.

burden.

Spenser. *The shepherd lad,

Some we made prize, while others burnt and Whose offspring on the throne of Judah sat

With their rich lading to the bottom went. Wal.

Milton LA’DDER. 7. s. (hladre, Saxon.]

The storm grow's higher and higher, and threatens the ulter loss of the ship: there is tut

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one way to save it, which is, by throwing its rich LA'DY-BEDSTRAW. n. s. (gallium.] It is lading overboard.

South.

a plant of the stellate kind. Miller, It happened to be foul weather, so that the

LA'DY-BIRD. mariners cast their whole lading overboard to

7. s. A smail red insect save themselves.

L'Estringe.
LADY-cow.

Ś vaginopennous.
Why should he sink where nothing seem'd to LADY-FLY.
press?

Fly lady-bird, north, south, or east or west, His lading little, and his ballast less. Swift. Fly where the man is found that I love best. LA'DLE. 1. s. (hlædle, Saxon, from

Gay. hladan; leaugh, Erse.)

This lady-fv I take from off the grass,

Whose spotted back might scarlet red surpass. 1. A large spoon; a vessel with a long

G. handle, used in throwing out any liquid LA’DY-DAY, 11, s. [lady and day.) The from the vessel containing it. Some stirr'di the moiten ore with ladles

day on which the annunciation of the great.

Spenser.

Blessed Virgin is celebrated. When the materials of glass have been kept LADY-LIKE. edi. [lady and like.] Soft; long in fusion, the mixture casts up

delicate ; elegant. fluous sali, which the workmen take off with Her tender constitution did declare, ladles.

Boyle.

Too lady-like a long jatigue to bear. Dryden. A lade for our silver dish

LADY-MANTLE. n. s. (alchimilla.] A Is what I want, is wirat I wish. Prior.

plant.

Miller. 2. The receptacles of a mill wheel, into LADYSHIP. n. s. [from lady.] The title which the water falling turns it.

of a lady: LA'DLE-FULL. n. s. [lade and full.]

Madain, he sends your ladysbip this ring. If a footman be going up with a dish of soup,

Sbakspeare. let the cook with a ladlefull dribble his livery all If they be nothing but mere statesmen, the way up stairs.

Swift. LADY. n. s. (hlærdig, Saxon.]

Your ladyship shall observe their gravity,

And their reservedness, their many cautions, 1. A woman of high rank; the title of Fitting their persons. Ben Jonson's Catiline.

lady properly belongs to the wives of I the wronged pen to please, knights, of ail degrees above them, and

Make it my humble thanks express

Unto your ladyslip in these. Wallir. to the daughters of earls, and all of

'Tis Galla; let her ladyship but peep. Dryden. higher ranks.

I am much afraid, my laly, his mother, play'd LADY’S-SLIPPER. 1. s. [calceolus.] A false with a smith. Sbakspeare. plant.

Miller. I would thy husband were dead; would

LA'DY'S-SMOCK. 1. s. [cardamine.) A make thee my lady. I your lady, Sir John ?

Miller. alas, I should be a pitiful lady. Sbakspeare.

plant.

When dazies pied, and violets blue, I am sorry my relation to so deserving a lady shouid be any occasion of her danger and allic

And lady's-smocks, all silver white, tion.

King Charles. Do paint the meadow's much bedight. Shaksp. 2. An illustrious or eminent woman.

See here a boy gathering lilies and lady-smocks,

and there a girl cropping culverkeys and cowslips, O foolish fairy's son, what fury mad

all to make garlands. Walton's Angler Hath thee incens'd to haste thy doletul fate? Were it not better I that lady had,

LAG. adj. [læng, Saxon, long; lagg, Than that thou hadst repented it too late ? Swedish, the end.]

Spenser. 1. Coming behind; falling short.
Ecfore Homer's time this great lady was scarce

I could be well content hcard of.

Raleigh. To entertain the lag end of my life May every lady an Evadne prove

With quiet hours.
That shall divere me from Aspasia's love.

Shakspeare's Henry iv.
The slowest footed who come laz, supply the
Waller.
show of a rearw rd.

Carew's Surveys:
Should I shun the dangers of the war,

I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines With scorn the Trojans would reward my pains,

Lag of a brother. Sbakspeare's King Lear. And their proud ladies with their sweeping

2. Sluggish; slow ; tardy. It is out of trains.

Dryden.
We find on medals the representations of

use, but retained in Scotlard.
ladies, that have given occasion to whole volumes He, poor man, by your first order died,
on the account only of a face.

And that a winged Mercury did bear; Addison on Ancient Medals. Some tardy cripple had the countermand, 3. A word of complaisance used of

That came too lag to see him buried.

Sbaksp.

We know your thoughts of us, that laymen women. Say, good Cæsar,

Lag souls, and rubbish of remaining clay, 'That I some lady triñes have reserv'd,

Which Heav'n, grown weary of more perfect Immoment toys, things of such diguity

work, As we greet modern friends witnal. Shakspeare.

Set upright with a little puff of breath,
I hope I may speak of women without obtence

And bid us pass for me!.

Dryden. to the ladies.

Guardian.

3. Last; long delayed. 4. Mistress, importing power and domj

Pack to their old play-fellows; there I take nion : as, lady of the manor.

They may, cum privilegio, wear away, Of all these bounds, cven from this line to The lig end of their lewdness, and be laugh'd this,

Stakspiere. With shados y forests, and with champaigns Lag, n. s.

rich'u, With plenteous rivers, and wide-skirted meads,

1. The lowest class; the rump; the famo

; We make the lady.

Sbaksp. King dari end.

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