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DICTIONARY

OF THE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE:

IN WHICH

THE WORDS ARE DEDUCED FROM THEIR ORIGINALS,

AND

ILLUSTRATED IN THEIR DIFFERENT SIGNIFICATIONS BY EXAMPLES FROM

THE BEST WRITERS.

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LAB

L AB A liquid consonant, which pre- So alsoʻany; paper, annexed by way of serves always the same sound in addition or explication to any will or

English. In the Saxon it uz's testament, is called a label or codicil. aspirated; as, hlas, loof; blærdiy, lady.

Harris. At the end of a monosyllable it is •Cod jou'd my heart to Romeo's; thou our always doubled; as, sball, stil, full;

hands;

And are iniz hand, by thee to Romeo scalid, except after a diphthong; as, fail, feel,

Shall be the label to another deed, veal, cod. In a word of more syllables

Or my true heart with treacherous revolt it is written single; as, channel, canal, Turn to another, this shall slay them buch. Sbak. tendril. It is sometimes put before e, LAʼrent, adj. slabens, Lat.) Sliding; and sounded feebly after it ; as, bible, gliding ; slipping:

Dict. title,

LABIAL. adj. [labialis, Lat.] Uttered LA, interject. [corrupted by an effeminate by the lips.

pronunciation from lo ; unless it be the The Hebrews have assigned which letters are French la.) See; look; behold.

labial, which dental, and which guttural. Bacon. La you! if you speak ill of the devil,

Some particular affection of sound in its pasHow he takes it at heart. Sbak. Twelfth Night.

sage to the lips, will seem to make some com

position in any vowel which is labial. Holder. LA'BDANUM. n. s. A resin, of a strong LABIATED. adj. (labium, Lat.) Formed not unpleasant smell, and an aromatick,

with lips. but not agreeable taste. This juice LA BIODENTAL. ailj. [lobium and denta. exudates from a low spreading shrub in lis.] Formed or pronounced by the Crete.

Hill.

co-operation of the lips and teeth. To LA BEFY. v. a. (labefacio, Lat.) To The dental consonants are very easy; and weaken; to impair.

Dict. first the labiodentals, f, w, also the línguadentals, LABEL. 1. s. [labellur, Latin.)

tb,dh.

Holder, 3. A small slip or scrip of writing.

LABOʻRANT. n. s. (laborans, Lat.) A When wak', I found

chymist. Not in use. This label on my bosom; whose containing

I can shew you a sort of fixt sulphur, made by is so trom sense in hardness, that I can

an industrious laborart.

Boyle. Make no collection of it. Shalsp. Cymbeline LABORATORY. n. s. (laboratoire, Fr.] 2. Any thing appendant to a larger writ- A chymist's workroom. ing.

It would contribute to the history of colours, On the label of lead, the heads of St. Peter and if chemists would in their laboratory take a heedSt. Paul are impressed from the papal seal.

ful notice, and give us a faithful account, of the Aylife's Pareryon.

colours observed in the steam of bodies, either 3. (In law.) A narrow slip of paper or

sublimed or distilled.

Boyle.

The flames of love will perform those miracies parchment affixed to a deed or writing, they of the furnace boast of, would they employ in order to hold the appending seal. themsches in this babuintury. Deray of Pirtzo Vol. III.

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