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lakists

lakists


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lake  \Lake\,  n.  [AS.  lac,  L.  lacus;  akin  to  AS  lagu  lake,  sea, 
  Icel.  l["o]gr;  OIr.  loch;  cf  Gr  ?  pond,  tank.  Cf  {Loch}, 
  {Lough}.] 
  A  large  body  of  water  contained  in  a  depression  of  the 
  earth's  surface,  and  supplied  from  the  drainage  of  a  more  or 
  less  extended  area. 
 
  Note:  Lakes  are  for  the  most  part  of  fresh  water;  the  salt 
  lakes,  like  the  Great  Salt  Lake  of  Utah,  have  usually 
  no  outlet  to  the  ocean. 
 
  {Lake  dwellers}  (Ethnol.),  people  of  a  prehistoric  race,  or 
  races,  which  inhabited  different  parts  of  Europe.  Their 
  dwellings  were  built  on  piles  in  lakes,  a  short  distance 
  from  the  shore.  Their  relics  are  common  in  the  lakes  of 
  Switzerland. 
 
  {Lake  dwellings}  (Arch[ae]ol.),  dwellings  built  over  a  lake, 
  sometimes  on  piles,  and  sometimes  on  rude  foundations  kept 
  in  place  by  piles;  specifically,  such  dwellings  of 
  prehistoric  times.  Lake  dwellings  are  still  used  by  many 
  savage  tribes.  Called  also  {lacustrine  dwellings}.  See 
  {Crannog}. 
 
  {Lake  fly}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of 
  dipterous  flies  of  the  genus  {Chironomus}.  In  form  they 
  resemble  mosquitoes,  but  they  do  not  bite.  The  larv[ae] 
  live  in  lakes. 
 
  {Lake  herring}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  cisco  ({Coregonus  Artedii}). 
 
 
  {Lake  poets},  {Lake  school},  a  collective  name  originally 
  applied  in  contempt,  but  now  in  honor,  to  Southey, 
  Coleridge,  and  Wordsworth,  who  lived  in  the  lake  country 
  of  Cumberland,  England,  Lamb  and  a  few  others  were  classed 
  with  these  by  hostile  critics.  Called  also  {lakers}  and 
  {lakists}. 
 
  {Lake  sturgeon}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  sturgeon  ({Acipenser 
  rubicundus}),  of  moderate  size,  found  in  the  Great  Lakes 
  and  the  Mississippi  River.  It  is  used  as  food. 
 
  {Lake  trout}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  several  species  of  trout 
  and  salmon;  in  Europe,  esp.  {Salmo  fario};  in  the  United 
  States,  esp.  {Salvelinus  namaycush}  of  the  Great  Lakes, 
  and  of  various  lakes  in  New  York,  Eastern  Maine,  and 
  Canada.  A  large  variety  of  brook  trout  ({S.  fontinalis}), 
  inhabiting  many  lakes  in  New  England,  is  also  called  lake 
  trout.  See  {Namaycush}. 
 
  {Lake  whitefish}.  (Zo["o]l.)  See  {Whitefish}. 
 
  {Lake  whiting}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  American  whitefish  ({Coregonus 
  Labradoricus}),  found  in  many  lakes  in  the  Northern  United 
  States  and  Canada.  It  is  more  slender  than  the  common 
  whitefish.