Lancet arch(Arch.), a pointed arch, of which the width, or span, is narrow compared with the height.Lancet architecture, a name given to a style of architecture, in which lancet arches are common; — peculiar to England and 13th century.Lancet fish. (Zoöl.) (a) A large, voracious, deep- sea fish having long, sharp, lancetlike teeth. (b) The doctor, or surgeon fish.

(Lance"wood`) n. (Bot.) A tough, elastic wood, often used for the shafts of gigs, archery bows, fishing rods, and the like. Also, the tree which produces this wood, Duguetia Quitarensis (a native of Guiana and Cuba), and several other trees of the same family

Australian lancewood, a myrtaceous tree

(Lanch) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lanched (lancht); p. pr. & vb. n. Lanching. See Launch, Lance.] To throw, as a lance; to let fly; to launch.

See Whose arm can lanch the surer bolt.
Dryden & Lee.

(Lan*cif"er*ous) a. [Lance + -ferous.] Bearing a lance.

(Lan"ci*form) a. [Lance + -form: cf. F. lanciforme.] Having the form of a lance.

(Lan"ci*nate) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lancinated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Lancinating ] [L. lancinatus, p. p. of lancinare to fear.] To tear; to lacerate; to pierce or stab. De Quincey.

(Lan"ci*na`ting), a. Piercing; seeming to pierce or stab; as, lancinating pains (i.e., severe, darting pains).

(Lan`ci*na"tion) n. A tearing; laceration. "Lancinations of the spirit." Jer. Taylor.

(Land) n. Urine. See Lant. [Obs.]

(Land), n. [AS. land, lond; akin to D., G., Icel., Sw., Dan., and Goth. land. ]

1. The solid part of the surface of the earth; - - opposed to water as constituting a part of such surface, especially to oceans and seas; as, to sight land after a long voyage.

They turn their heads to sea, their sterns to land.

2. Any portion, large or small, of the surface of the earth, considered by itself, or as belonging to an individual or a people, as a country, estate, farm, or tract.

Go view the land, even Jericho.
Josh. ii. 1.

Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,
Where wealth accumulates and men decay.

In the expressions "to be, or dwell, upon land," "to go, or fare, on land," as used by Chaucer, land denotes the country as distinguished from the town.

A poor parson dwelling upon land [i.e., in the country].

3. Ground, in respect to its nature or quality; soil; as, wet land; good or bad land.

(Lan"cet) n. [F. lancette, dim. of lance lance. See Lance.]

1. A surgical instrument of various forms, commonly sharp-pointed and two-edged, used in venesection, and in opening abscesses, etc.

2. (Metal.) An iron bar used for tapping a melting furnace. Knight.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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