Laminated arch(Arch.), a timber arch made of layers of bent planks secured by treenails.

(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 layers.

(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*geir) Lammergeier
(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 Hyracoidea.

(Lamp) n. [OE. (with excrescent p), fr. F. lame, L. lamina. See Lamina.] A thin plate or lamina. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Lamp) n. [F. lampe, L. lampas, -adis, fr. Gr. , torch, fr. to give light, to shine. Cf. Lampad, Lantern.]

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.

(Lam"i*nate) a. [See Lamina.] Consisting of, or covered with, laminæ, or thin plates, scales, or layers, one over another; laminated.

(Lam"i*nate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Laminated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Laminating ] [See Lamina.]

1. To cause to separate into thin plates or layers; to divide into thin plates.

2. To form, as metal, into a thin plate, as by rolling.

(Lam"i*nate), v. i. To separate into laminæ.

(Lam"i*na`ted) a. Laminate.

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