Losenger
Losenger Los"en*ger, n. [OF. losengier, losengeor, fr. losengier to deceive, flatter, losenge, flattery, Pr. lauzenga, fr. L. laus praise. Cf. {Lozenge}.] A flatterer; a deceiver; a cozener. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

To a fair pair of gallows, there to end their lives with shame, as a number of such other losengers had done. --Holinshed. [1913 Webster]


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