Dictionary: LOG'-ROLL – LONE

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LOG'-ROLL, v.t.

To assist in rolling and collecting logs for burning. Hence log-rolling in political matters is, do you help me and I will help you, to gain your point.


The popular English name of Hæmatoxylon Campeachianum. A tree and wood, called also Campeachy-wood, from the bay of Campeachy in Spanish America. This tree has a crooked, deformed stem, growing to the highth of 20 or 24 feet, with crooked irregular branches, armed with strong thorns. The wood is of a firm texture and a red color. It is used much in dyeing. – Encyc.

LO'HOCK, n. [Ar.]

A medicine of a middle consistence between a soft electuary and a sirup. [See Loch.] Encyc.

LOIM'IC, a. [Gr. λοιμος, plague.]

Pertaining to the plague or contagious disorders.

LOIN, n. [Sax. lend; G. D. lende; Sw. länd; Dan. lænd; W. clun; Arm. lænenn or loinch; Ir. luan or bleun; L. clunis; G. lehne, support, prop, back. This word seems to be allied to lean, incline.]

The loins are the space on each side of the vertebrae, between the lowest of the false ribs and the upper portion of the ossa ilium or haunch bones, or the lateral portions of the lumbar region; called also the reins.

LOIT'ER, v.i. [D. leuteren; Russ. leitayu or letayu. Qu. its alliance to late and let.]

To linger; to be slow in moving; to delay; to be dilatory; to spend time idly. If we have loitered, let us quicken our pace. – Rogers.


Lingered; delayed; moved slowly.


A lingerer; one that delays or is slow in motion; an idler; one that is sluggish or dilatory. Ever listless loiterers, that attend / No cause, no trust, no duty and no friend. – Pope.


Lingering; delaying; moving slowly.


In a loitering manner.

LOKE, n. [Qu. Ir. loch, dark; Gr. λυγη, darkness.]

  1. In the Scandinavian mythology, the evil deity, the author of all calamities; answering to the Arimanes of the Persians. – Mallet. Edda.
  2. A close narrow lane. [Local.]

LOLL, v.i. [Eth. አለወለወ alolo, to thrust out the tongue. The sense of this word is to throw, to send. Hence it coincides with the Gr. λαλεω, W. lloliaw, to speak, to prate, Dan. laller, G. lallen. It coincides also with lull, to appease, that is, to throw down.]

  1. To recline; to lean; properly, to throw one's self down, hence, to lie at ease. Void of care he lolls supine in state. – Dryden.
  2. To suffer the tongue to hang extended from the mouth, as an ox or a dog when heated with labor or exertion. The triple porter of the Stygian seat, / With lolling tongue lay fawning at his feet. – Dryden.

LOLL, v.t.

To thrust out, as the tongue. Fierce tigers couched around, and lolled their tongues. – Dryden.

LOLL'ARD, n. [Qu. G. lallen, lollen, to prate or to sing.]

The Lollards were a sect of early reformers in Germany and England, the followers of Wiclif.


The doctrines of the Lollards.

LOLL'ING, ppr.

Throwing down or out; reclining at ease; thrusting out the tongue.


Pertaining to the Lombards; an epithet applied to one of the ancient alphabets derived from the Roman, and relating to the manuscripts of Italy. – Astle.

LO'MENT, n. [L. lomentum.]

An elongated pericarp, which never bursts. It consists, like the legume, of two valves, with the seeds attached to the under suture, but is divided transversely into small cells, each containing a single seed. – Ed. Encyc.

LO-MEN-TA'CEOUS, a. [L. lomentum, bean meal, a color.]

Furnished with a loment. The Lomentaceæ are a natural order of plants, many of which furnish beautiful tinctures or dyes, and whose seeds are contained in a loment or a legume. – Linnæus. A lomentaceous dehiscence of a pericarp is when articulations take place across the legume, and it falls into several pieces. – Lindley.


Laumonite; or di-prismatic zeolite. – Ure.

LOMP, n.

A kind of roundish fish. – Johnson.


A native or citizen of London.


A mode of speaking peculiar to London. – Pegge.

LONE, a. [Dan. lön, a corner, nook, a lurking place; secrecy; lönlig, Sw. lönnlig, private, close, clandestine. The radical sense is probably to separate, or rather to withdraw or retire, and the word may be allied to Fr. loin. If alone is composed of all and one, which the Teutonic dialects indicate, it has no connection with lone.]

  1. Solitary; retired; unfrequented; having no company. And leave you in lone woods and empty walls. – Pope.
  2. Single; standing by itself; not having others in the neighborhood; as, a lone house. – Pope.
  3. Single; unmarried, or in widowhood. – Shak.

LONE, n.

A lane. [Local.]