(Lu*bric"i*tate) v. i. See Lubricate.
(Lu*bric"i*ty) n. [L. lubricitas: cf. F. lubricité.]
1. Smoothness; freedom from friction; also, property which diminishes friction; as, the lubricity of oil. Ray.
2. Slipperiness; instability; as, the lubricity of fortune. L'Estrange.
3. Lasciviousness; propensity to lewdness; lewdness; lechery; incontinency. Sir T. Herbert.
As if wantonness and lubricity were essential to that poem.Dryden.
(Lu"bri*cous) a. [L. lubricus.] Lubric.
(Lu`bri*fi*ca"tion Lu`bri*fac"tion) n. [L. lubricus lubric + facere to make.] The act of lubricating,
or making smooth. Ray. Bacon.
(||Lu`carne") n. [F., fr. L. lucerna a lamp. See Luthern.] (Arch.) A dormer window.
(Luc*chese") n. sing. & pl. [It. Lucchese.] A native or inhabitant of Lucca, in Tuscany; in
the plural, the people of Lucca.
(Luce) n. [OF. lus, L. lucius a kind of fish.] (Zoöl.) A pike when full grown. Halliwell.
(Lu"cen*cy) n. The quality of being lucent.
(Lu"cent) a. [L. lucens, p. pr. of lucere to shine, fr. lux, lucis, light.] Shining; bright; resplendent.
" The sun's lucent orb." Milton.
(Lu"cern) n. [Etymology uncertain.] [Obs.]
1. A sort of hunting dog; perhaps from Lucerne, in Switzerland.
My lucerns, too, or dogs inured to huntChapman.
Beasts of most rapine.
2. An animal whose fur was formerly much in request [Written also lusern and luzern.]
The polecat, mastern, and the richskinned lucernBeau. & Fl.
I know to chase.
(Lu"cern), n. [F. luzerne.] (Bot.) A leguminous plant having bluish purple cloverlike flowers,
cultivated for fodder; called also alfalfa. [Written also lucerne.]
(Lu"cern), n. [L. lucerna.] A lamp. [Obs.] Lydgate.
Lucernal microscope, a form of the microscope in which the object is illuminated by means of a lamp,
and its image is thrown upon a plate of ground glass connected with the instrument, or on a screen
independent of it.
(Lu*cer"nal) a. [L. lucerna a lamp.] Of or pertaining to a lamp.
(||Lu`cer*na"ri*a) n. [NL., fr. L. lucerna a lamp.] (Zoöl.) A genus of acalephs, having a bell-
shaped body with eight groups of short tentacles around the margin. It attaches itself by a sucker at the
base of the pedicel.
(Lu`cer*na"ri*an) a. (Zoöl.) Of or pertaining to the Lucernarida. - - n. One of the Lucernarida.