Lake dwellings
Lake Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea, Icel. l["o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la`kkos pond, tank. Cf. {Loch}, {Lough}.] A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth's surface, and supplied from the drainage of a more or less extended area. [1913 Webster]

Note: Lakes are for the most part of fresh water; the salt lakes, like the Great Salt Lake of Utah, have usually no outlet to the ocean. [1913 Webster]

{Lake dwellers} (Ethnol.), people of a prehistoric race, or races, which inhabited different parts of Europe. Their dwellings were built on piles in lakes, a short distance from the shore. Their relics are common in the lakes of Switzerland.

{Lake dwellings} (Arch[ae]ol.), dwellings built over a lake, sometimes on piles, and sometimes on rude foundations kept in place by piles; specifically, such dwellings of prehistoric times. Lake dwellings are still used by many savage tribes. Called also {lacustrine dwellings}. See {Crannog}.

{Lake fly} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of dipterous flies of the genus {Chironomus}. In form they resemble mosquitoes, but they do not bite. The larv[ae] live in lakes.

{Lake herring} (Zo["o]l.), the cisco ({Coregonus Artedii}).

{Lake poets}, {Lake school}, a collective name originally applied in contempt, but now in honor, to Southey, Coleridge, and Wordsworth, who lived in the lake country of Cumberland, England, Lamb and a few others were classed with these by hostile critics. Called also {lakers} and {lakists}.

{Lake sturgeon} (Zo["o]l.), a sturgeon ({Acipenser rubicundus}), of moderate size, found in the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. It is used as food.

{Lake trout} (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of trout and salmon; in Europe, esp. {Salmo fario}; in the United States, esp. {Salvelinus namaycush} of the Great Lakes, and of various lakes in New York, Eastern Maine, and Canada. A large variety of brook trout ({Salvelinus fontinalis}), inhabiting many lakes in New England, is also called lake trout. See {Namaycush}.

{Lake whitefish}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Whitefish}.

{Lake whiting} (Zo["o]l.), an American whitefish ({Coregonus Labradoricus}), found in many lakes in the Northern United States and Canada. It is more slender than the common whitefish. [1913 Webster]


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  • Lake Dwellings — Remains of various pre and post Bronze Age settlements within the margins of lakes in southern Germany, Switzerland, France, and Italy. The dwellings appear to have been built on platforms supported by piles above the water surface or above… …   Universalium

  • LAKE DWELLINGS —    primitive settlements, the remains of which have been found in many parts of Europe, but chiefly in Switzerland, the N. of Italy, and in Scotland and Ireland. They were constructed in various ways. In the Swiss lakes piles, consisting of… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Lake — Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea, Icel. l[ o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la kkos pond, tank. Cf. {Loch}, {Lough}.] A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth s surface, and supplied from the drainage of a more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lake dwellers — Lake Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea, Icel. l[ o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la kkos pond, tank. Cf. {Loch}, {Lough}.] A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth s surface, and supplied from the drainage of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lake fly — Lake Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea, Icel. l[ o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la kkos pond, tank. Cf. {Loch}, {Lough}.] A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth s surface, and supplied from the drainage of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lake herring — Lake Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea, Icel. l[ o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la kkos pond, tank. Cf. {Loch}, {Lough}.] A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth s surface, and supplied from the drainage of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lake poets — Lake Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea, Icel. l[ o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la kkos pond, tank. Cf. {Loch}, {Lough}.] A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth s surface, and supplied from the drainage of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lake school — Lake Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea, Icel. l[ o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la kkos pond, tank. Cf. {Loch}, {Lough}.] A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth s surface, and supplied from the drainage of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lake sturgeon — Lake Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea, Icel. l[ o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la kkos pond, tank. Cf. {Loch}, {Lough}.] A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth s surface, and supplied from the drainage of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Lake trout — Lake Lake, n. [AS. lac, L. lacus; akin to AS. lagu lake, sea, Icel. l[ o]gr; OIr. loch; cf. Gr. la kkos pond, tank. Cf. {Loch}, {Lough}.] A large body of water contained in a depression of the earth s surface, and supplied from the drainage of a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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