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lafayette


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lafayette  \La`fa`yette"\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  dollar  fish. 
  b  A  market  fish,  the  goody,  or  spot  ({Liostomus 
  xanthurus}),  of  the  southern  coast  of  the  United  States. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Spot  \Spot\,  n.  [Cf.  Scot.  &  D.  spat,  Dan.  spette,  Sw  spott 
  spittle,  slaver;  from  the  root  of  E.  spit.  See  {Spit}  to 
  eject  from  the  mouth,  and  cf  {Spatter}.] 
  1.  A  mark  on  a  substance  or  body  made  by  foreign  matter;  a 
  blot;  a  place  discolored. 
 
  Out  damned  spot!  Out  I  say!  --Shak. 
 
  2.  A  stain  on  character  or  reputation;  something  that  soils 
  purity;  disgrace;  reproach;  fault;  blemish. 
 
  Yet  Chloe,  sure  was  formed  without  a  spot.  --Pope. 
 
  3.  A  small  part  of  a  different  color  from  the  main  part  or 
  from  the  ground  upon  which  it  is  as  the  spots  of  a 
  leopard;  the  spots  on  a  playing  card. 
 
  4.  A  small  extent  of  space;  a  place  any  particular  place 
  ``Fixed  to  one  spot.''  --Otway. 
 
  That  spot  to  which  I  point  is  Paradise.  --Milton. 
 
  ``A  jolly  place,''  said  he  ``in  times  of  old!  But 
  something  ails  it  now:  the  spot  is  cursed.'' 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  5.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  variety  of  the  common  domestic  pigeon,  so 
  called  from  a  spot  on  its  head  just  above  its  beak. 
 
  6.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  A  sci[ae]noid  food  fish  ({Liostomus  xanthurus})  of  the 
  Atlantic  coast  of  the  United  States.  It  has  a  black 
  spot  behind  the  shoulders  and  fifteen  oblique  dark 
  bars  on  the  sides.  Called  also  {goody},  {Lafayette}, 
  {masooka},  and  {old  wife}. 
  b  The  southern  redfish,  or  red  horse,  which  has  a  spot 
  on  each  side  at  the  base  of  the  tail.  See  {Redfish}. 
 
  7.  pl  Commodities,  as  merchandise  and  cotton,  sold  for 
  immediate  delivery.  [Broker's  Cant] 
 
  {Crescent  spot}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  butterfly  of  the  family 
  {Melit[ae]id[ae]}  having  crescent-shaped  white  spots  along 
  the  margins  of  the  red  or  brown  wings. 
 
  {Spot  lens}  (Microscopy),  a  condensing  lens  in  which  the 
  light  is  confined  to  an  annular  pencil  by  means  of  a 
  small  round  diaphragm  (the  spot),  and  used  in  dark-field 
  ilumination;  --  called  also  {spotted  lens}. 
 
  {Spot  rump}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  Hudsonian  godwit  ({Limosa 
  h[ae]mastica}). 
 
  {Spots  on  the  sun}.  (Astron.)  See  {Sun  spot},  ander  {Sun}. 
 
  {On},  or  {Upon},  {the  spot},  immediately;  before  moving 
  without  changing  place 
 
  It  was  determined  upon  the  spot.  --Swift. 
 
  Syn:  Stain;  flaw;  speck;  blot;  disgrace;  reproach;  fault; 
  blemish;  place  site;  locality. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dollar  \Dol"lar\,  n.  [D.  daalder  LG  dahler,  G.  thaler,  an 
  abbreviation  of  Joachimsthaler  i.  e.,  a  piece  of  money  first 
  coined,  about  the  year  1518,  in  the  valley  (G.  thal)  of  St 
  Joachim  in  Bohemia.  See  {Dale}.] 
  1. 
  a  A  silver  coin  of  the  United  States  containing  371.25 
  grains  of  silver  and  41.25  grains  of  alloy,  that  is 
  having  a  total  weight  of  412.5  grains. 
  b  A  gold  coin  of  the  United  States  containing  23.22 
  grains  of  gold  and  2.58  grains  of  alloy,  that  is 
  having  a  total  weight  of  25.8  grains,  nine-tenths 
  fine.  It  is  no  longer  coined. 
 
  Note:  Previous  to  1837  the  silver  dollar  had  a  larger  amount 
  of  alloy,  but  only  the  same  amount  of  silver  as  now 
  the  total  weight  being  416  grains.  The  gold  dollar  as  a 
  distinct  coin  was  first  made  in  1849.  The  eagles,  half 
  eagles,  and  quarter  eagles  coined  before  1834  contained 
  24.75  grains  of  gold  and  2.25  grains  of  alloy  for  each 
  dollar. 
 
  2.  A  coin  of  the  same  general  weight  and  value,  though 
  differing  slightly  in  different  countries,  current  in 
  Mexico,  Canada,  parts  of  South  America,  also  in  Spain,  and 
  several  other  European  countries. 
 
  3.  The  value  of  a  dollar;  the  unit  commonly  employed  in  the 
  United  States  in  reckoning  money  values. 
 
  {Chop  dollar}.  See  under  9th  {Chop}. 
 
  {Dollar  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  fish  of  the  United  States  coast 
  ({Stromateus  triacanthus}),  having  a  flat,  roundish  form 
  and  a  bright  silvery  luster;  --  called  also  {butterfish}, 
  and  {Lafayette}.  See  {Butterfish}. 
 
  {Trade  dollar},  a  silver  coin  formerly  made  at  the  United 
  States  mint,  intended  for  export,  and  not  legal  tender  at 
  home.  It  contained  378  grains  of  silver  and  42  grains  of 
  alloy. 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  LaFayette,  KY  (city,  FIPS  43444) 
  Location:  36.66012  N,  87.65815  W 
  Population  (1990):  106  (55  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.6  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Lafayette,  AL  (city,  FIPS  40672) 
  Location:  32.89954  N,  85.40085  W 
  Population  (1990):  3151  (1236  housing  units) 
  Area:  22.9  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  36862 
  Lafayette,  CA  (city,  FIPS  39122) 
  Location:  37.89383  N,  122.11791  W 
  Population  (1990):  23501  (9270  housing  units) 
  Area:  39.4  sq  km  (land),  0.5  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  94549 
  Lafayette,  CO  (city,  FIPS  41835) 
  Location:  39.99430  N,  105.09799  W 
  Population  (1990):  14548  (5775  housing  units) 
  Area:  17.9  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  80026 
  Lafayette,  IN  (city,  FIPS  40788) 
  Location:  40.41085  N,  86.87068  W 
  Population  (1990):  43764  (19259  housing  units) 
  Area:  34.7  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  47901,  47904,  47905 
  Lafayette,  LA  (city,  FIPS  40735) 
  Location:  30.21525  N,  92.02950  W 
  Population  (1990):  94440  (40379  housing  units) 
  Area:  106.0  sq  km  (land),  0.1  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  70501,  70503,  70506,  70507,  70508 
  Lafayette,  MN  (city,  FIPS  33920) 
  Location:  44.44828  N,  94.39329  W 
  Population  (1990):  462  (198  housing  units) 
  Area:  3.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  56054 
  Lafayette,  MS 
  Zip  code(s):  38655 
  Lafayette,  NJ 
  Zip  code(s):  07848 
  Lafayette,  OH  (village,  FIPS  41118) 
  Location:  40.75859  N,  83.94955  W 
  Population  (1990):  449  (167  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.5  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Lafayette,  OR  (city,  FIPS  40300) 
  Location:  45.24613  N,  123.11042  W 
  Population  (1990):  1292  (463  housing  units) 
  Area:  2.3  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  97127 
  Lafayette,  TN  (city,  FIPS  40160) 
  Location:  36.52448  N,  86.03093  W 
  Population  (1990):  3641  (1695  housing  units) 
  Area:  10.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  Zip  code(s):  37083 




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