Linkage to Liquable
1. The act of linking; the state of being linked; also, a system of links.
2. (Chem.) Manner of linking or of being linked; said of the union of atoms or radicals in the molecule.
3. (Geom.) A system of straight lines or bars, fastened together by joints, and having certain of their
points fixed in a plane. It is used to describe straight lines and curves in the plane.
(Link"boy` Link"man) n. [See 1st Link.] A boy or man that carried a link or torch to light passengers.
(Link" mo"tion) (Steam Engine) A valve gear, consisting of two eccentrics with their rods,
giving motion to a slide valve by an adjustable connecting bar, called the link, in such a way that the
motion of the engine can be reversed, or the cut-off varied, at will; used very generally in locomotives
and marine engines.
The illustration shows a link motion for a vertical engine, c representing the shaft carrying two eccentrics,
a and b, for making the engine run forward and backward, respectively, their rods e and d being jointed
to opposite ends of the slotted link f, in the opening of which is a pin g which is attached to the valve
rod h. The valve will receive the motion of the forward eccentric when the link is in the position shown,
and the motion of the backward eccentric when the link is shifted so far to the right as to bring e in
line with h, or a compound motion derived from both eccentrics when the link is shifted to intermediate
positions, the compound motion causing the valve to cut off the steam at a point determined by the
position to which the link may have been shifted.
1. A fabric consisting of links made of metal or other material fastened together; also, a chain.
And thou shalt make hooks of gold, and two chains of fine gold; linkwork and wreathed.Udall.
2. Mechanism in which links, or intermediate connecting pieces, are employed to transmit motion from
one part to another.
(||Lin*næ"a bo`re*a"lis) (lin*ne"a bo`re*a"lis). [NL. Linnaeus Linnæan + L. borealis northern.]
(Bot.) The twin flower which grows in cold northern climates.
Linnæan system (Bot.), the system in which the classes are founded mainly upon the number of stamens,
and the orders upon the pistils; the artificial or sexual system.
(Lin*næ"an, Lin*ne"an) a. Of or pertaining to Linnæus, the celebrated Swedish botanist.
(Lin*næ"ite) n. [See Linnæan.] (Min.) A mineral of pale steel- gray color and metallic luster, occurring
in isometric crystals, and also massive. It is a sulphide of cobalt containing some nickel or copper.
(Linne) n. Flax. See Linen. [Obs.]
(Lin"net) n. [F. linot, linotte, from L. linum flax; or perh. shortened from AS. linetwige, fr. AS.
lin flax; so called because it feeds on the seeds of flax and hemp. See Linen.] (Zoöl.) Any one of
several species of fringilline birds of the genera Linota, Acanthis, and allied genera, esp. the common
European species which, in full summer plumage, is chestnut brown above, with the breast more or less
crimson. The feathers of its head are grayish brown, tipped with crimson. Called also gray linnet, red
linnet, rose linnet, brown linnet, lintie, lintwhite, gorse thatcher, linnet finch, and greater redpoll.
The American redpoll linnet (Acanthis linaria) often has the crown and throat rosy. See Redpoll, and