(Lam"i*na`ting) a. Forming, or separating into, scales or thin layers.
(Lam`i*na"tion) n. The process of laminating, or the state of being laminated.
(Lam`i*nif"er*ous) a. [Lamina + -ferous.] Having a structure consisting of laminæ, or thin
(Lam`i*ni*plan"tar) a. [Lamina + L. planta sole of the foot.] (Zoöl.) Having the tarsus
covered behind with a horny sheath continuous on both sides, as in most singing birds, except the larks.
(||Lam`i*ni"tis) n. [NL. See Lamina, and -itis.] (Far.) Inflammation of the laminæ or fleshy plates
along the coffin bone of a horse; founder. Youatt.
(Lam"ish) a. Somewhat lame. Wood.
(Lamm) v. t. See Lam.
(Lam"mas) n. [AS. hlammesse, hlafmæsse, loaf mass, bread feast, or feast of first fruits; hlaf
loaf + mæsse mass. See Loaf, and Mass religious service.] The first day of August; called also
Lammas day, and Lammastide.
(Lam"mer*gei`er) n. [G. lämmergeier; lamm, pl. lämmer,
lamb + geier vulture.] (Zoöl.) A very large vulture which inhabits the mountains of Southern Europe,
Asia, and Northern Africa. When full-grown it is nine or ten feet in extent of wings. It is brownish black
above, with the under parts and neck rusty yellow; the forehead and crown white; the sides of the head
and beard black. It feeds partly on carrion and partly on small animals, which it kills. It has the habit
of carrying tortoises and marrow bones to a great height, and dropping them on stones to obtain the
contents, and is therefore called bonebreaker and ossifrage. It is supposed to be the ossifrage of the
Bible. Called also bearded vulture and bearded eagle. [Written also lammergeyer.]
(||Lam*nun"gui*a) n. pl. [NL., fr. L. lamina a scale + unguis a nail.] (Zoöl.) Same as
(Lamp) n. [OE. (with excrescent p), fr. F. lame, L. lamina. See Lamina.] A thin plate or lamina.
(Lamp) n. [F. lampe, L. lampas, -adis, fr. Gr. , torch, fr. to give light, to shine. Cf. Lampad,
1. A light-producing vessel, instrument or apparatus; especially, a vessel with a wick used for the combustion
of oil or other inflammable liquid, for the purpose of producing artificial light.