Leaved to Leer

(Leaved) a. [From Leaf.] Bearing, or having, a leaf or leaves; having folds; — used in combination; as, a four-leaved clover; a two-leaved gate; long-leaved.

(Leave"less) a. Leafless. [Obs.] Carew.

(Leav"en) n. [OE. levain, levein, F. levain, L. levamen alleviation, mitigation; but taken in the sense of, a raising, that which raises, fr. levare to raise. See Lever, n.]

1. Any substance that produces, or is designed to produce, fermentation, as in dough or liquids; esp., a portion of fermenting dough, which, mixed with a larger quantity of dough, produces a general change in the mass, and renders it light; yeast; barm.

2. Anything which makes a general assimilating (especially a corrupting) change in the mass.

Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.
Luke xii. 1.

(Leav"en), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leavened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Leavening ]

1. To make light by the action of leaven; to cause to ferment.

A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.
1 Cor. v. 6.

2. To imbue; to infect; to vitiate.

With these and the like deceivable doctrines, he leavens also his prayer.

(Leav"en*ing) n.

1. The act of making light, or causing to ferment, by means of leaven.

2. That which leavens or makes light. Bacon.

(Leav"en*ous) a. Containing leaven. Milton.

(Leav"er) n. One who leaves, or withdraws.

(Leaves) n., pl. of Leaf.

(Leave"-tak`ing) n. Taking of leave; parting compliments. Shak.

(Leav"i*ness) n. [Fr. Leaf.] Leafiness.[Obs.]

(Leav"ings), n. pl.

1. Things left; remnants; relics.

2. Refuse; offal.

(Leav"y) a. Leafy. [Obs.] Chapman.

(Leb"an, Leb"ban) n. Coagulated sour milk diluted with water; — a common beverage among the Arabs. Also, a fermented liquor made of the same.

(Le*ca"ma) n. (Zoöl.) The hartbeest.

(Le*can"o*man`cy) n. [Gr. leka`nh bowl or basin + -mancy.] Divination practiced with water in a basin, by throwing three stones into it, and invoking the demon whose aid was sought.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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