Lac

[l_ˈa_k], [lˈak], [lˈak]

Definitions of lac:

  1.   A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree, but to some extent on other trees, by the Coccus lacca, a scale- shaped insect, the female of which fixes herself on the bark, and exudes from the margin of her body this resinous substance.
  2.   A resinous substance obtained from certain trees, used in the manufacture of sealing- wax, varnishes, dyes, & c.; shell- lac, lac in the form of a thin crust.
  3.   resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects; used in e. g. varnishes and sealing wax
  4.   Alt. of Lakh
  5.   A resinous substance, produced on trees in the East by the lac insect, used in dyeing.
  6.   A resinous substance.
  7.   In India, 100, 000, as a lac of rupees.
  8.   A gummy substance formed on certain trees by an insect; when melted, called shellac, and used in sealing wax, dyes, varnishes, etc.
  9.   The term used in the E. Indies for 100, 000, primarily applied to money. At the exchange of 50c. for the rupee, a lac-$ 50, 000.
  10.   A resinous substance exuded from an East - Indian scale - insect; also, other similar substances; used for making varnishes, lacquer, shellac, etc.
  11.   See lakh.
  12.   A resinous substance formed by an insect on certain trees in the East, which yields a fine red dye.
  13.   1. Milk. 2. Any whitish, milky looking liquid. 3. An exudate of a scale insect. 4. The exuded sap of certain trees, used as a varnish.
  14.   Same as LAKH.

Usage examples for lac:

  1. “ A special train of three cars on the Central brought down a large delegation for the occasion from Fond du Lac Ripon, Neenah and Menasha, Appleton and other neighbouring towns. ” – Memoirs of an American Prima Donna by Clara Louise Kellogg
  2. Their women and girls can easily be distinguished, the girls because the hair is shaved until they are married, and the women because they wear bangles of glass on one arm and of lac on the other. ” – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  3. “ I was across Lac Tremblant and in the shelter of the La Chance shore! ” – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  4. And he did, upon the principle aforesaid, and by the means suggested by a principle of that sort, accordingly levy from the country, and did regularly discharge to the British Resident at Benares, by monthly payments, the sums imposed by the said Warren Hastings, as it is asserted by the Resident, Fowke; but the said Warren Hastings did assert that his annual collections did not amount to more than Lac 37, 37, 600, or thereabouts, which he says is much short of the revenues of the province, and is by about twenty- four thousand pounds short of his agreement. ” – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. VIII. (of 12) by Edmund Burke
  5. Our crew live at Lac la Biche and were engaged last winter for their season's work at from twenty to forty dollars a month, with board and moccasins. ” – The New North by Agnes Deans Cameron
  6. The profits, however, go largely to middle- men, who in the Jaintia Hills are Syntengs from Jowai, who give out advances to the Bhoi cultivators on the condition that they will be repaid in lac – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon
  7. The Tamils have a proverb to the effect that " The palmyra lives for a lac of years after planting, and lasts for a lac of years when felled." ” – The Pearl of India by Maturin M. Ballou
  8. There are two American ladies expected at the Hotel du Lac and I thought- perhaps- would you mind writing me a letter of recommendation? ” – Jerry by Jean Webster
  9. But our later thoughts of the lumbermen were not altogether grateful, when we arrived that day, after a mile of portage, at the little Riviere Blanche, upon which we had counted to float us down to Lac Tchitagama, and found that they had stolen all its water to float their logs down the Lake of the Bear. ” – Little Rivers A Book Of Essays In Profitable Idleness by Henry van Dyke
  10. If a betrothal is arranged the bride's father invites the father and friends of the bridegroom to dinner; on this occasion the boy's father brings some necklaces of lac beads and spangles and presents them to the bride's female relatives, who then come out and tie the necklaces round his neck and those of his friends, place the spangles on their foreheads, and then, catching hold of their cheeks, press and twist them violently. ” – The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India Volume II by R. V. Russell
  11. “ " Do you know," she asked, " where is the Villa du Lac – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  12. De win' can blow lak' hurricane An' s'pose she blow some more, You can't get drown on Lac St. Pierre So long you stay on shore. ” – The Habitant and Other French-Canadian Poems by William Henry Drummond
  13. “ I was the only man who ever used Lac Tremblant, and the foreman of the Halfway stables cast a glance on me. ” – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  14. They found his body in Lac Tremblant this morning. ” – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  15. In spite of all this, he assured Gregson, Pierrot's girl would soon be at Lac Bain. ” – Baree, Son of Kazan by James Oliver Curwood
  16. Aren't you coming to the Villa du Lac – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  17. In the middle of the courtyard she found him, and King Lac comes running out. ” – Four Arthurian Romances "Erec et Enide", "Cliges", "Yvain", and "Lancelot" by Chretien DeTroyes
  18. Would M'sieur like me to take it to the Villa du Lac on my way home? ” – The Chink in the Armour by Marie Belloc Lowndes
  19. At length, after what seemed to us in our impatience an interminable delay, we went into camp at Fond du Lac on June 15, and for the first time lived in tents. ” – A Narrative of Service with the Third Wisconsin Infantry by Julian Wisner Hinkley

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