Leger line(Mus.), a line added above or below the staff to extend its compass; — called also added line.

(Leg`er*de*main") n. [F. léger light, nimble + de of + main hand, L. manus. See 3d Leger, and Manual.] Sleight of hand; a trick of sleight of hand; hence, any artful deception or trick.

He of legierdemayne the mysteries did know.

The tricks and legerdemain by which men impose upon their own souls.

(Leg`er*de*main"ist), n. One who practices sleight of hand; a prestidigitator.

(Le*ger"i*ty) n. [F. légèreté. See 3d Leger.] Lightness; nimbleness. [Archaic] Shak.

(Legge) v. t. [See Lay, v. t. ] To lay. [Obs.]

(Legge), v. t. [Abbrev. fr. alegge.] To lighten; to allay. [Obs.] Rom. of R.

1. A book of legends; a tale or narrative.

Read the Countess of Pembroke's "Arcadia," a gallant legendary full of pleasurable accidents.
James I.

2. One who relates legends. Bp. Lavington.

(Leg"er) n. [See Ledger.]

1. Anything that lies in a place; that which, or one who, remains in a place. [Obs.]

2. A minister or ambassador resident at a court or seat of government. [Written also lieger, leiger.] [Obs.]

Sir Edward Carne, the queen's leger at Rome.

3. A ledger.

(Leg"er), a. Lying or remaining in a place; hence, resident; as, leger ambassador.

(Leg"er), a. [F. léger, fr. LL. (assumed) leviarius, fr. L. levis light in weight. See Levity.] Light; slender; slim; trivial. [Obs. except in special phrases.] Bacon.

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