Lampoonry to Landing
(Lam*poon"ry) n. The act of lampooning; a lampoon, or lampoons.
(Lamp"-post`) n. A post (generally a pillar of iron) supporting a lamp or lantern for lighting a
street, park, etc.
(Lam"prel) n. (Zoöl.) See Lamprey.
(Lam"prey) n.; pl. Lampreys [OE. lampreie, F. lamproie, LL. lampreda, lampetra, from L.
lambere to lick + petra rock, stone. The lampreys are so called because they attach themselves with
their circular mouths to rocks and stones, whence they are also called rocksuckers. See Lap to drink,
Petrify.] (Zoöl.) An eel-like marsipobranch of the genus Petromyzon, and allied genera. The lampreys
have a round, sucking mouth, without jaws, but set with numerous minute teeth, and one to three larger
teeth on the palate There are seven small branchial openings on each side. [Written also lamper eel,
lamprel, and lampron.]
The common or sea lamprey of America and Europe which in spring ascends rivers to spawn, is considered
excellent food by many, and is sold as a market fish in some localities. The smaller river lampreys mostly
belong to the genus Ammocles, or Lampetra, as A. fluviatilis, of Europe, and A. æpypterus of America.
All lampreys attach themselves to other fishes, as parasites, by means of the suckerlike mouth.
(Lam"pron) n. [Cf. OE. lampreon. See Lamprey.] (Zoöl.) See Lamprey.
(Lam*py"rine) n. [See Lampyris.] (Zoöl.) An insect of the genus Lampyris, or family Lampyridæ.
(||Lam*py"ris) n. [L., glowworm, Gr. ] (Zoöl.) A genus of coleopterous insects, including the
(Lan"ark*ite) n. [From Lanarkshire, a county in Scotland.] (Min.) A mineral consisting of
sulphate of lead, occurring either massive or in long slender prisms, of a greenish white or gray color.
(La"na*ry) n. [L. lanaria, fr. lanarius belonging to wool, lana wool.] A place for storing wool.
(La"nate La"na*ted) [L. lanatus, fr. lana wool, down.] Wooly; covered with fine long hair, or
(Lan"ca*shire boil"er) A steam boiler having two flues which contain the furnaces and
extend through the boiler from end to end.
(Lan`cas*te"ri*an) a. Of or pertaining to the monitorial system of instruction followed by
Joseph Lancaster, of England, in which advanced pupils in a school teach pupils below them.
(Lance) n. [OE. lance, F. lance, fr. L. lancea; cf. Gr. lo`gchh. Cf. Launch.]
1. A weapon of war, consisting of a long shaft or handle and a steel blade or head; a spear carried by
horsemen, and often decorated with a small flag; also, a spear or harpoon used by whalers and fishermen.
A braver soldier never couched lance.Shak.
2. A soldier armed with a lance; a lancer.
3. (Founding) A small iron rod which suspends the core of the mold in casting a shell.
4. (Mil.) An instrument which conveys the charge of a piece of ordnance and forces it home.