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labbert(1)

meaning unknown

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ladys maid²

Ladys maid: A woman's personal maidservant [OED]

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Synonyms - ladies maids²
laith¹

Meaning not known Presumably part of a power loom. 

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Laking¹

Playing (with); amusing oneself with [OED]

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Lamb¹

Meaning not known Presumably part of a power loom.

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Synonyms - Lambs¹
Lame_ducks¹

Lame duck; one who cannot meet his financial engagements. (Stock Exchange Usage)

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Synonyms - Lame_duck¹
lammas(1)

a festival to mark the wheat harvest

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Lang syne
Long since (Tyneside)
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lang_syne¹

lang_syne¹ : past times

lanthorn¹

A transparent case, e.g. of glass, horn, talc, containing and protecting a light. [OED]

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lard¹

The internal fat of the abdomen of a swine, esp. when rendered and clarified, much used in cooking, and in pharmacy as the basis of unguent [OED]

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Synonyms - hog's_lard¹
lauks¹

Lawk-a-mercy= Lord have mercy!; [OED]

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Synonyms - lawk¹, lauk¹
lave¹

 What is left over, the rest, the remainder, the others, of persons or things. [Dictionary of the Scots Language]

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lawn¹

A kind of fine linen used for the sleeves of a bishop. Hence, the dignity or office of a bishop [OED]

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league(1)

1 league = 3 miles (4.8 kilometers)

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leagues(1)

1 league = 3 miles (4.8 kilometers)

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levers¹

The levers used to control a steam locomotive, e.g. brake lever and reversing lever.

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lever¹

Lever the control lever on a steam locomotive, used to control the timing of the admission of steam into the locomotive's pistons. By controlling this timing, the amount of power delivered to the wheels is regulated, as is the direction that the wheels rotate, giving the lever the alternate name of the reversing lever.

[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnson_Bar_(locomotive)]

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lever¹

A lever used to mechanically operate points or signals [i]. A mechanical lever frame is shown below

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The South-Eastern Railway Company's signal-box at Charing Cross; from The Graphic, 19 November 1892.

Reference:
[i] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lever_frame (accessed 23May21)

lighter¹

Lighter: A boat used in loading or unloading ships and for transporting goods in harbour.

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Synonyms - lighters¹

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