The Dictionary of Every-Day Difficulties in Reading, Writing, and Speaking the English Language; or, Hard Words Made Easy: A Complete Epitome of ... with the Correct Pronunciation of Each Word

 
9780543769176: The Dictionary of Every-Day Difficulties in Reading, Writing, and Speaking the English Language; or, Hard Words Made Easy: A Complete Epitome of ... with the Correct Pronunciation of Each Word

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 Excerpt: ...(from the root of loose). A wasteful, worthless fellow. Louis d'or,looy-dore. A French gold coin, first struck in 1640, in the reign of Louis the Thirteenth; value, twenty-five shillings sterling. Louver, loo-vur (French, Touvert). An opening for the emission of smoke. Love Feasts. Religious festivals, celebrated periodically by certain sects. Lowing, lo-ing (Saxon, hlowan, to bellow). The bellowing or cry of cattle. Loyalty, loyyal-te (French, leat). Fidelity to a prince, lady, or lover; firm and faithful devotion to a cause. Lozenge, loz-enj (French, losange"). A rhomb; a four-cornered figure. In heraldry, a figure on which is represented the coats of arms of maidens and widows. In confectionary, a small cake of preserved fruit or of sugar, so called from its original rhomboidal form. Lubricate, lewbry-kate (Latin, lubricus, slippery). To make smooth or slippery. Lucid, lu-sid (Latin, lucidus, from lux, light). Shining; bright; clear; bright with the radiance of intellect; without any darkness or disorder of the mind. Lucifer, lewsif-ur (Latin, lux, light; fero, to bring). The planet Venus; also, a name given to Satan. Lucimeter, lu-simmy-tur (Latin, lux, light; Greek, metron, measure). An apparatus for measuring the intensity of light proceeding from different bodies. Lucrative,lewkrah-tiv (French, lucratif). Profitable; tending to increase wealth; productive of gain or emolument. Lucre, lu-kur (Latin, lucrum). Gain; profit; emolument, or advantage; generally applied in an ill sense, and denounced as filthy lucre. Lucubration, lu-ku-brayshun (Latin, lucubro, to study or work by candle-light). Study by lamp or candle-light; anything composed by night or in retirement; applied in a general sense to meditation, reflection, study. Luculent, lu-ku-lent (...

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