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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lachrymatory  \Lach"ry*ma*to*ry\,  n.;  pl  -{ries}.  [Cf.  F. 
  lacrymatoire.]  (Antiq.) 
  A  ``tear-bottle;''  a  narrow-necked  vessel  found  in  sepulchers 
  of  the  ancient  Romans;  --  so  called  from  a  former  notion  that 
  the  tears  of  the  deceased  person's  friends  were  collected  in 
  it  Called  also  {lachrymal}  or  {lacrymal}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lachrymatory 
  adj  :  relating  to  or  prompting  tears  [syn:  {lacrimatory}] 




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