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.Wyclif
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.Spenser.
To wile the length from languorous hours, and drawTennyson.
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.