Liverpool to Lockman
Liverpool Said to be the liverpool. The liver is a mythic bird, somewhat like the heron. The arms of the city contain two livers.
Liverpudlian A native of Liverpool.
Livery What is delivered. The clothes of a man-servant delivered to him by his master. The stables to
which your horse is delivered for keep. During the Merovingian and Carlovingian dynasties, splendid
dresses were given to all the members of the royal household; barons and knights gave uniforms to their
retainers, and even a duke's son, serving as a page, was clothed in the livery of the prince he served.
What livery is we know well enough; it is the allowance of horse-meate to keepe horses at livery; the which word, I guess, is derived of delivering forth their nightly food.- Spenser on Ireland.Livery. The colours of a livery should be those of the field and principal charge of the armorial shield; hence the Queen's livery is gules (scarlet) or scarlet trimmed with gold. The Irish regiments preserve the charge of their own nation. Thus the Royal Irish Dragoon Guards have scarlet uniform with blue facings, and the Royal Irish Lancers have blue uniform with scarlet facings.
Livery-men The freemen of the ninety-one guilds of London are so called, because they are entitled to wear the livery of their respective companies.
Livy of France (The). Juan de Mariana (1537-1624).
Livy of Portugal (The). Joào de Barros, the best of the Portuguese historians. (1496-1570.)
Liza An innkeeper's daughter in love with Elvino, a rich farmer: but Elvino loves Amina. Suspicious circumstances make the farmer renounce the hand of Amina and promise marriage to her rival; but Liza is shown to be the paramour of another, and Amina, being proved innocent, is married to the man who loves her. (Bellini: La Sonnambula.) Or LISA. (See Elvino .)
Lizard (The). Supposed, at one time, to be venomous, and hence a lizard's leg was an ingredient of the witch's cauldron in Macbeth.
Lizard Islands Fabulous islands where damsels outcast from the rest of the world are received. (Torquemada: Garden of Flowers.)
Lizard Point (Cornwall). A corruption of Lazars' Point, i.e. the place of retirement for lazars or lepers.
Lloyd's An association of underwriters, for marine insurances. So called because the society removed in 1716 from Cornhill to a coffee-house in Lombard Street kept by a man named Lloyd.
Lloyd's Books Two enormous ledger-like volumes, raised on desks at the entrance (right and left) of Lloyd's Rooms. These books give the principal arrivals, and all losses by wrecks, fire, or other accidents at sea. The entries are written in a fine, bold Roman hand, legible to all readers.
Lloyd's List A London periodical, in which the shipping news received at Lloyd's Rooms is regularly published.
Lloyd's Register A register of ships, British and foreign, published yearly.
Lloyd's Rooms The rooms where Lloyd's Books are kept, and the business of the house is carried on. These rooms were, in 1774, removed from Lombard Street to the Royal Exchange, and are under the management of a committee.
Loaf Never turn a loaf in the presence of a Menteith. Sir John Stewart de Menteith was the person who betrayed Sir William Wallace to King Edward. His signal was, when he turned a loaf set on the
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