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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lackey  \Lack"ey\,  n.;  pl  {Lackeys}.  [F.  laquais  cf  Sp  &  Pg 
  lacayo  of  uncertain  origin;  perh.  of  German  origin,  and  akin 
  to  E.  lick,  v.] 
  An  attending  male  servant;  a  footman;  a  servile  follower. 
  Like  a  Christian  footboy  or  a  gentleman's  lackey. 
  {Lackey  caterpillar}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  caterpillar,  or  larva, 
  of  any  bombycid  moth  of  the  genus  {Clisiocampa};  --  so 
  called  from  its  party-colored  markings.  The  common 
  European  species  ({C.  neustria})  is  striped  with  blue, 
  yellow,  and  red,  with  a  white  line  on  the  back  The 
  American  species  ({C.  Americana}  and  {C.  sylvatica})  are 
  commonly  called  {tent  caterpillars}.  See  {Tent 
  caterpillar},  under  {Tent}. 
  {Lackey  moth}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  moth  which  produces  the  lackey 

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