3. To speak hesitatingly with a low voice, as if afraid.
Lest when my lisping, guilty tongue should halt.Drayton.
(Lisp), v. t.
1. To pronounce with a lisp.
2. To utter with imperfect articulation; to express with words pronounced imperfectly or indistinctly, as a
child speaks; hence, to express by the use of simple, childlike language.
To speak unto them after their own capacity, and to lisp the words unto them according as the babes
and children of that age might sound them again.Tyndale.
3. To speak with reserve or concealment; to utter timidly or confidentially; as, to lisp treason.
(Lisp), n. The habit or act of lisping. See Lisp, v. i., 1.
I overheard her answer, with a very pretty lisp, "O! Strephon, you are a dangerous creature."Tatler.
(Lisp"er) n. One who lisps.
(Lisp"ing*ly), adv. With a lisp; in a lisping manner.
(Liss) n. [AS. liss.] Release; remission; ease; relief. [Obs.] "Of penance had a lisse." Chaucer.
(Liss), v. t. [AS. lissan.] To free, as from care or pain; to relieve. [Obs.] "Lissed of his care."
(||Lis`sen*ceph"a*la) n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. lisso`s smooth + 'egke`falos the brain.] (Zoöl.)
A general name for all those placental mammals that have a brain with few or no cerebral convolutions,
as Rodentia, Insectivora, etc.
(Lis"som, Lis"some) a. [For lithesome.]
1. Limber; supple; flexible; lithe; lithesome.
Straight, but as lissome as a hazel wand.Tennyson.
2. Light; nimble; active. Halliwell.
(List) n. [F. lice, LL. liciae, pl., from L. licium thread, girdle.] A line inclosing or forming the extremity
of a piece of ground, or field of combat; hence, in the plural the ground or field inclosed for a race or
In measured lists to toss the weighty lance.Pope. To enter the lists, to accept a challenge, or engage in contest.
(List), v. t. To inclose for combat; as, to list a field.
(List), v. i. [See Listen.] To hearken; to attend; to listen. [Obs. except in poetry.]
Stand close, and list to him.Shak.