Shakespeare Glossary: L
LACED-MUTTON: a courtesan.
LAG: the lowest of the people.
LAG: late, behindhand.
LAKIN: ladykin, little lady, an endearing term applied.
LAND-DAMN: perhaps to extirpate.
LAPSED: taken, apprehended.
LARGE: licentious, free.
LARGESS: a present.
LASS-LORN: deserted by a mistress.
LATCH: to smear.
LATTEN: made of brass.
LAVOLTA: a dance.
LEAGUE: besieging army.
LEATHER-COATS: a kind of apple.
LEECH: a physician.
LEER: countenance, complexion.
LEET: a manor court.
LEGE: to allege.
LEIGER: an ambassador resident abroad.
LEMAN: a lover or mistress.
L’ENVOY: the moral at the end of a tale.
LET: to hinder.
: to binder.
LEVEL: to aim.
LEVEL: that which is aimed at.
LEWD: ignorant, foolish.
LEWDSTER: a lewd person.
LIBBARD: a leopard.
LIFTER: a thief.
LIGHT O’ LOVE: a tune so called.
LIGHTLY: easily, generally.
LIKE: to please.
LIKE: to liken, compare.
LIKELIHOOD: promise, appearance.
LIMBECK: an alembick, a still.
LIMBO: or Limbo patrum, the place where good men under.
LIME: to entangle as with bird-lime.
LIMN: to draw.
LINE: to cover on the inside.
LINSTOCK: a staff with a match at the end.
LIST: a margin, hence a bound or enclosure.
LIVELIHOOD: appearance of life.
LIVERY: a law phrase, signifying the act of delivering.
LIVING: lively, convincing.
LOACH: a fish so called.
LOB: a looby.
LOCKRAM: a sort of coarse linen.
LODE-STAR: the leading-star, pole-star.
LOFFE: to laugh.
LOGGATS: the game called nine-pins.
LOOF: to lull, bring a vessel up to the wind.
LOON: a low contemptible fellow.
LOT: a prize in a lottery.
LOTTERY: that which falls to a man by lot.
LOWT: a clown.
LOWT: to treat one as a lowt, with contempt.
LOZEL: a spendthrift.
LUBBER: a leopard.
LUCE: n. the pike or jack, a fresh-water fish.
LUMPISH: duff, dejected.
LUNES: fits of lunacy.
LURCH: to defeat, to win.
LURCH: to shift, to play tricks.
LURE: something stuffed to resemble a bird.
LUSH: juicy, luxuriant.
LUSTIG: lusty, cheerful.
LYM: a slow hound.