2. Tenderness of look or mien; amorous pensiveness.

(Lan"guish*ness), n. Languishment. [Obs.]

(Lan"guor) n. [OE. langour, OF. langour, F. langueur, L. languor. See Languish.]

1. A state of the body or mind which is caused by exhaustion of strength and characterized by a languid feeling; feebleness; lassitude; laxity.

2. Any enfeebling disease. [Obs.]

Sick men with divers languors.

3. Listless indolence; dreaminess. Pope. " German dreams, Italian languors." The Century.

Syn. — Feebleness; weakness; faintness; weariness; dullness; heaviness; lassitude; listlessness.

(Lan"guor*ous) a. [From Languor: cf. F. langoureux.] Producing, or tending to produce, languor; characterized by languor. [Obs. or Poetic]

Whom late I left in languorous constraint.

To wile the length from languorous hours, and draw
The sting from pain.

(Lan"gure) v. i. To languish. [Obs.] Chaucer.

(Lan"gya) n. (Zoöl.) [Native name Anglicized.] One of several species of East Indian and Asiatic fresh-water fishes of the genus Ophiocephalus, remarkable for their power of living out of water, and for their tenacity of life; — called also walking fishes.

(Lan"iard) n. See Lanyard.

(La`ni*ar"i*form) a. [Laniary + -form.] (Anat.) Shaped like a laniary, or canine, tooth. Owen.

(La"ni*a*ry) a. [L. laniarius, fr. lanius butcher, laniare to tear in pieces: cf. F. laniaire.] (Anat.) Lacerating or tearing; as, the laniary canine teeth.

(La"ni*a*ry), n. [L. Laniary, a.]

1. The shambles; a place of slaughter. [R.]

2. (Anat.) A laniary, or canine, tooth.

(La"ni*ate) v. t. [L. laniatus, p. p. of laniare.] To tear in pieces. [R.]

(La`ni*a"tion) n. [L. laniatio.] A tearing in pieces. [R.]

(Lan"ier) n. [F. lanière. See Lanyard.] [Written also lanner, lanyer.]

1. A thong of leather; a whip lash. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.

2. A strap used to fasten together parts of armor, to hold the shield by, and the like. Fairholt.

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