Launce
Launce \Launce\, n. A lance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Launce — Launce, n. [It. lance, L. lanx, lancis, plate, scale of a balance. Cf. {Balance}.] A balance. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Fortune all in equal launce doth sway. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Launce — Launce, n. (Zo[ o]l.) See {Lant}, the fish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Launce — can refer to: * A character in Shakespeare s play The Two Gentlemen of Verona * A type of fish, also known as a Sand lance …   Wikipedia

  • launce — [lôns, lans, läns] n. [prob. < LANCE, from its shape] SAND LANCE …   English World dictionary

  • launce — Lant Lant, n. [Cf. {Lance}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of small, slender, marine fishes of the genus {Ammedytes}. The common European species ({Ammedytes tobianus}) and the American species ({Ammedytes Americanus}) live on sandy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • launce — noun Lant, the fish. ,Fortune all in equal launce doth sway …   Wiktionary

  • launce — noun Etymology: probably from 1lance Date: 1623 sand lance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • launce — /lans, lahns/, n. See sand lance. [1615 25; var. of LANCE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • launce — [[t]læns, lɑns[/t]] n. ich sand lance • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • launce — /lɔns/ (say lawns) noun → sand eel …   Australian English dictionary

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