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L . L is the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It is usually called a semivowel or liquid. Its form and value are from the Greek, through the Latin, the form of the Greek letter being from the Phoenician, and the ultimate origin prob. Egyptian. Etymologically, it is most closely related to r and u; as in pilgrim, peregrine, couch (fr. collocare), aubura (fr. LL. alburnus).


L . As a numeral, L stands for fifty in the English, as in the Latin language.


L n. An extension at right angles to the length of a main building, giving to the ground plan a form resembling the letter L; sometimes less properly applied to a narrower, or lower, extension in the direction of the length of the main building; a wing.


L n. A short right-angled pipe fitting, used in connecting two pipes at right angles.


L a. Having the general shape of the (capital) letter L; as, an L beam, or L-beam.
L a. Elevated; -- a symbol for el. as an abbreviation of elevated in elevated road or railroad.
L n. An elevated road; as, to ride on the L.
L'envoi n. Alt. of L'envoy
L'envoy n. One or more detached verses at the end of a literary composition, serving to convey the moral, or to address the poem to a particular person; -- orig. employed in old French poetry.
L'envoy n. A conclusion; a result.
La n. A syllable applied to the sixth tone of the scale in music in solmization.


La n. The tone A; -- so called among the French and Italians.


La interj. Look; see; behold; -- sometimes followed by you.


La interj. An exclamation of surprise; -- commonly followed by me; as, La me!
La valliere n. Alt. of Lavalliere
 
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Inknot : v. t. To fasten or bind, as with a knot; to knot together.

 
Based on The Online Plain Text English Dictionary (OPTED) produced by Ralph S. Sutherland from the 1913 edition of Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
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