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*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.

(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.

(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 hunt
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 lucern
I know to chase.
Beau. & Fl.

(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.

(Lu*cer"nal) a. [L. lucerna a lamp.] Of or pertaining to a lamp.

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