Laniation La`ni*a"tion, n. [L. laniatio.] A tearing in pieces. [R.] [1913 Webster]

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  • laniation — † laniˈation Obs. 0 [ad. L. laniātiōn em, n. of action f. laniāre to tear.] ‘A tearing like a butcher’ (Cockeram, 1623) …   Useful english dictionary

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