\lˈɒlɑːdz], \lˈɒlɑːdz], \l_ˈɒ_l_ɑː_d_z]\
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By Daniel Lyons
A body of primitive Wes- leyans. who assumed importance about the time of John Wycliffe, (1300,) and were very successful in disseminating evangelical truth ; but, being implicated (apparently against their will) in tbe insurrection of the villeins in 1381, the statute De Hwictico Comburen- do (2 Hen. IV. c. 15) was passed against them, for their suppression. However, they were not suppressed, and their representatives survive to the present day under various names and disguises. Brown.
By Henry Campbell Black
lol'ards, n.pl. the followers of Wycliffe in England: a society founded in Antwerp (1300 A.D.) for the burial of the dead and the care of the sick.--ns. LOLL'ARDY, LOLL'ARDISM, the doctrines of the Lollards. [Old Dut. Lollaerd, from their peculiar hum in singing--lollen, to sing softly; but confused with M. E. loller, an idler; cf. Loll.]
By Thomas Davidson
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- That portion electromagnetic spectrum immediately below visible range extending into x-ray frequencies. longer near-biotic vital necessary for endogenous synthesis of vitamin D and are also called antirachitic rays; the shorter, ionizing wavelengths (far-UV or abiotic extravital rays) viricidal, bactericidal, mutagenic, carcinogenic used as disinfectants.