The adults of some species inhabit the nostrils and nasal sinuses of dogs and other carnivores. The
young, after being swallowed by sheep, rabbits, etc., find their way to the lungs and liver and become
encysted. These, when eaten by carnivores, develop into the adult forms.
(Lin`gui*den"tal) a. & n. Linguadental.
(Lin"gui*form) a. [L. lingua tongue + -form: cf. F. linguiforme.] Having the form of the
tongue; tongue- shaped.
(Lin"guist) n. [L. lingua tongue, speech, language: cf. F. linguiste.]
1. A master of the use of language; a talker. [Obs.]
I'll dispute with him;J. Webster.
He's a rare linguist.
2. A person skilled in languages.
There too were Gibbon, the greatest historian, and Jones, the greatest linguist, of the age.Macaulay.
(Lin*guis"tic*al) a. [Cf. F. linguistique.] Of or pertaining to language; relating
to linguistics, or to the affinities of languages.
(Lin*guis"tic*al*ly), adv. In a linguistic manner; from the point of view of a linguist. Tylor.
(Lin*guis"tics) n. [Cf. F. linguistique.] The science of languages, or of the origin, signification,
and application of words; glossology.
(||Lin"gu*la) n.; pl. -læ (- le). [L., a little tongue.]
1. (Anat.) A tonguelike process or part.
2. (Zoöl.) Any one of numerous species of brachiopod shells belonging to the genus Lingula, and related
genera. See Brachiopoda, and Illustration in Appendix.
Lingula flags (Geol.), a group of strata in the lower Silurian or Cambrian system of Wales, in which
some of the layers contain vast numbers of a species of Lingula.
(Lin"gu*late) a. [L. lingulatus, fr. lingula a little tongue. Cf. Ligulate.] Shaped like the
tongue or a strap; ligulate.
(Li*nig"er*ous) a. [L. linum flax + -gerous.] Bearing flax; producing linen.
(Lin"i*ment) n. [L. linimentum, fr. linire, linere, to besmear, anoint : cf. F. liniment. Cf.
Letter, Lime a viscous substance.] A liquid or semiliquid preparation of a consistence thinner than an
ointment, applied to the skin by friction, esp. one used as a sedative or a stimulant.
(Lin"ing) n. [See Line to cover the inside.]
1. The act of one who lines; the act or process of making lines, or of inserting a lining.
2. That which covers the inner surface of anything, as of a garment or a box; also, the contents of anything.
The lining of his coffers shall make coatsShak.
To deck our soldiers.
(Link) n. [Prob. corrupted from lint and this for lunt a torch, match, D. lont match; akin to G. lunte,
cf. MHG. lünden to burn. Cf. Lunt, Linstock.] A torch made of tow and pitch, or the like. Shak.