langya
Walking Walk"ing, a. & n. from {Walk}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Walking beam}. See {Beam}, 10.

{Walking crane}, a kind of traveling crane. See under {Crane}.

{Walking fern}. (Bot.) See {Walking leaf}, below.

{Walking fish} (Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of Asiatic fishes of the genus {Ophiocephalus}, some of which, as {Ophiocephalus marulius}, become over four feet long. They have a special cavity over the gills lined with a membrane adapted to retain moisture to aid in respiration, and are thus able to travel considerable distances over the land at night, whence the name. They construct a curious nest for their young. Called also {langya}.

{Walking gentleman} (Theater), an actor who usually fills subordinate parts which require a gentlemanly appearance but few words. [Cant]

{Walking lady} (Theater), an actress who usually fills such parts as require only a ladylike appearance on the stage. [Cant]

{Walking leaf}. (a) (Bot.) A little American fern ({Camptosorus rhizophyllus}); -- so called because the fronds taper into slender prolongations which often root at the apex, thus producing new plants. (b) (Zo["o]l.) A leaf insect. See under {Leaf}.

{Walking papers}, or {Walking ticket}, an order to leave; dismissal, as from office; as, to get one's walking papers, i. e. to be dismissed or fired. [Colloq.] --Bartlett.

{Walking stick}. (a) A stick or staff carried in the hand for hand for support or amusement when walking; a cane. (b) (Zo["o]l.) A stick insect; -- called also {walking straw}. See Illust. of {Stick insect}, under {Stick}.

{Walking wheel} (Mach.), a prime mover consisting of a wheel driven by the weight of men or animals walking either in it or on it; a treadwheel. [1913 Webster]


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  • Langya — Lan gya, n. (Zo[ o]l.) [Native name Anglicized.] One of several species of East Indian and Asiatic fresh water fishes of the genus {Ophiocephalus}, remarkable for their power of living out of water, and for their tenacity of life; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Langya — District de Langya Lángyá Qū · 琅琊区 Pays Chine Statut administratif District Province Anhui Préfecture Chuzhou Code postal 239000[1] …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Langya — Lage des Stadtbezirks Langya im Gebiet der bezirksfreien Stadt Chuzhou 1 Nanqiao Mingguang …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Langya — Original name in latin Langya Name in other language Langya, Langya Zhen, Langyaxu, lang ya, lang ya xu, lang ya zhen State code CN Continent/City Asia/Shanghai longitude 29.0077 latitude 119.49502 altitude 83 Population 0 Date 2012 08 04 …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • Langya-Gebirge — Langya Shan oder Langya Gebirge ist mehrdeutig. Es bezeichnet: ein Gebirge (chin. 琅邪山/琅琊山) in der chinesischen Provinz Shandong, siehe Langya Shan (Shandong) ein Gebirge (chin. 琅邪山/琅琊山) in der chinesischen Provinz Anhui, siehe Langya Shan (Anhui) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Langya Shan — oder Langya Gebirge bezeichnet: Langya Shan (Shandong) (chin. 琅邪山/琅琊山), ein Gebirge in der chinesischen Provinz Shandong Langya Shan (Anhui) (chin. 琅邪山/琅琊山), ein Gebirge in der chinesischen Provinz Anhui Langya Shan (Hebei) (chin. 狼牙山), ein… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Langya Shan (Anhui) — Das Langya Gebirge (琅邪山/琅琊山 u.a.; Pinyin: Langya Shan[1] ) ist ein Mittelgebirge im Südwesten des Kreises Chuzhou in der chinesischen Provinz Anhui. Das Gebirge ist nach dem ersten Kaiser der Östlichen Jin Dynastie Sima Rui (Jin Yuandi), dem… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • District de Langya — Lángyá Qū · 琅琊区 Pays Chine Statut administratif District Province Anhui Préfecture Chuzhou Code postal 239000[1] Coordonnées …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Mount Langya — Elevation 1,138 m (3,734 ft) Location Location …   Wikipedia

  • Mont Langya — Géographie Altitude 300 m Coordonnées …   Wikipédia en Français

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