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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Ling  \Ling\  (l[i^]ng),  n.  [OE.  lenge;  akin  to  D.  leng,  G. 
  l["a]nge,  Dan.  lange,  Sw  l[*a]nga,  Icel.  langa.  So  named 
  from  its  being  long.  See  {Long},  a.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  large  marine,  gadoid  fish  ({Molva  vulgaris})  of 
  Northern  Europe  and  Greenland.  It  is  valued  as  a  food 
  fish  and  is  largely  salted  and  dried.  Called  also 
  {drizzle}. 
  b  The  burbot  of  Lake  Ontario. 
  c  An  American  hake  of  the  genus  {Phycis}.  [Canada] 
  d  A  New  Zealand  food  fish  of  the  genus  {Genypterus}.  The 
  name  is  also  locally  applied  to  other  fishes,  as  the 
  cultus  cod,  the  mutton  fish,  and  the  cobia. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drizzle  \Driz"zle\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Drizzled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Drizzling}.]  [Prop.  freq.  of  AS  dre['o]san  to  fall.  See 
  {Dreary}.] 
  To  rain  slightly  in  very  small  drops;  to  fall,  as  water  from 
  the  clouds,  slowly  and  in  fine  particles;  as  it  drizzles; 
  drizzling  drops  or  rain.  ``Drizzling  tears.''  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drizzle  \Driz"zle\,  v.  t. 
  To  shed  slowly  in  minute  drops  or  particles.  ``The  air  doth 
  drizzle  dew.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Drizzle  \Driz"zle\,  n. 
  Fine  rain  or  mist.  --Halliwell. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  drizzle 
  n  :  very  light  rain;  stronger  than  mist  but  less  than  a  shower 
  [syn:  {mizzle}] 
  v  1:  rain  lightly  [syn:  {mizzle}] 
  2:  moisten  with  fine  drops;  "drizzle  the  meat  with  melted 
  butter"  [syn:  {moisten}] 




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