(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.
(Lin"coln green") A color of cloth formerly made in Lincoln, England; the cloth itself.
(Linc"tus) n. [L. lingere, linctum, to lick.] Medicine taken by licking with
(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.