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LONGANIMITY. n.s.

LONGANIMITY. n.s.

LONGANIMITY. n.s. [longanimitas, Latin; longanimité, Fr.]
Forbearance; patience of offences.
It had overcome the patience of Job, as it did the meek-
ness of Moses, and surely had mastered any but the longa
nimity and lasting sufferance of God.  Brown’s Vulg. Errours.
That innocent and holy matron had rather go clad in the
snowy white robes of meekness and longanimity, than in the
purple mantle of blood.  Howell’s England’s Tears.

LO’GGERHEADED. adj.

To fall tto LOGGERHEADS.

LO’GGERHEADED. adj. [from loggerhead.] Dull; stupid;
doltish.
You loggerheaded and unpolish’d groom, what! no at-
tendance? Shakesp. Taming of the Shrew.

LI’FEBLOOD. n.s.

LI'FEBLOOD. n.s.

LI’FEBLOOD. n.s. [life and blood.] The blood necessary to life;
the vital blood.
This sickness doth infect
The very lifeblood of our enterprise.  Shakes. Henry IV.
How could’st thou drain the lifeblood of the child. Shak.
They loved with that calm and noble value which dwells
in the heart, with a warmth like that of lifeblood. Spectator.
Money, the lifeblood of the nation,
Corrupts and stagnates in the veins,
Unless a proper circulation
Its motion and its heat maintains. Swift.
His forehead struck the ground,
Lifeblood and life rush’d mingled through wound. Dryd.

LEXICO’GRAPHER. n.s.

LEXICO'GRAPHER. n.s.

LEXICO’GRAPHER. n.s. [λεξιχου and γραφω; lexicographe,
French.] A writer of dictionaries; a harmless drudge, that
busies himself in tracing the original, and detailing the signi-
fication of words.
Commentators and lexicographers acquainted with the Sy-
riac language, have given these hints in their writings on
scripture. Watt’s Improvement of the Mind.

LE’VELLER. n.s.

LE'VELLER. n.s.

LE’VELLER. n.s. [from level.]
I. One who makes any thing even
2. One who destroys superiority; one who endeavours to bring
all to the same state of equality.
You are an everlasting leveller; you won’t allow encourage-
ment to extraordinary merit.  Collier on Pride.

LE’TTERED. adj.

LE'TTERED. adj.

LE’TTERED. adj. [from letter.] Literate; educated to learn-
ing.
A martial man, not sweetened by a lettered education, is
apt to have a tincture of sourness.  Collier on Pride.

LEMONA’DE. n.s.

LEMONA'DE. n.s.

LEMONA’DE. n.s. [from lemon.] Liquor made of water, su-
gar, and the juice of lemons.
Thou, and thy wife, and children, should walk in my
gardens, buy toys, and drink lemonade. Arbuth. J. Bull.