(Lin), v. t. To cease from. [Obs. or Scot.]

(Lin), n. [Ir. linn, or Gael. linne; akin to W. llyn a pool, pond, lake, but in senses 2 and 3 prob. from AS. hlynn torrent. Cf. Dunlin.]

1. A pool or collection of water, particularly one above or below a fall of water.

2. A waterfall, or cataract; as, a roaring lin.

3. A steep ravine.

Written also linn and lyn.

(Lin"age) n. See Lineage. [Obs.] Holland.

(Lin"a*ment) n. [L. linamentum, fr. linum flax.] (Surg.) Lint; esp., lint made into a tent for insertion into wounds or ulcers.

(Li*nar"ite) n. [So called because formerly supposed to occur at Linares, in Spain.] (Min.) A hydrous sulphate of lead and copper occurring in bright blue monoclinic crystals.

(Linch) n. [AS. hlinc a hill.] A ledge; a right-angled projection.

(||Lin"chi) n. [Native Chinese name.] (Zoöl.) An esculent swallow.

(Linch"pin`) n. [AS. lynis the axletree; akin to D. luns linchpin, OS. lunisa, LG. lunse, G. lünse, OHG. lun peg, bolt.] A pin used to prevent the wheel of a vehicle from sliding off the axletree.

Lincoln green
(Lin"coln green") A color of cloth formerly made in Lincoln, England; the cloth itself.

(Linc"ture) Linctus
(Linc"tus) n. [L. lingere, linctum, to lick.] Medicine taken by licking with the tongue.

(Lind) n. The linden. See Linden. Chaucer.

(Lin"den) n. [Orig. an adj. from lind linden tree, AS. lind; akin to D. & G. linde, OHG. linta, Icel., Sw., & Dan. lind. Cf. Lime linden.] (Bot.) (a) A handsome tree (Tilia Europæa), having cymes of light yellow flowers, and large cordate leaves. The tree is common in Europe. (b) In America, the basswood, or Tilia Americana.

(||Lin"di*a) n. [NL.] (Zoöl.) A peculiar genus of rotifers, remarkable for the absence of ciliated disks. By some zoölogists it is thought to be like the ancestral form of the Arthropoda.

(Lin"di*form) a. [Lindia + -form.] (Zoöl.) Resembling the genus Lindia; — said of certain apodous insect larvæ. [See Illust. under Larva.]

(Line) n. [OE. lin. See Linen.]

1. Flax; linen. [Obs.] "Garments made of line." Spenser.

2. The longer and finer fiber of flax.

(Line), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lined (lind); p. pr. & vb. n. Lining.] [See Line flax.]

1. To cover the inner surface of; as, to line a cloak with silk or fur; to line a box with paper or tin.

The inside lined with rich carnation silk.
W. Browne.

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