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lamb


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lamb  \Lamb\  (l[a^]m),  n.  [AS.  lamb;  akin  to  D.  &  Dan.  lam,  G.  & 
  Sw  lamm,  OS.,  Goth.,  &  Icel.  lamb.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  The  young  of  the  sheep. 
 
  2.  Any  person  who  is  as  innocent  or  gentle  as  a  lamb. 
 
  3.  A  simple,  unsophisticated  person;  in  the  cant  of  the  Stock 
  Exchange,  one  who  ignorantly  speculates  and  is  victimized. 
 
  {Lamb  of  God},  {The  Lamb}  (Script.),  the  Jesus  Christ,  in 
  allusion  to  the  paschal  lamb. 
 
  The  twelve  apostles  of  the  Lamb.  --Rev.  xxi. 
  14. 
 
  Behold  the  Lamb  of  God,  which  taketh  away  the  sin  of 
  the  world.  --John  i.  29. 
 
  {Lamb's  lettuce}  (Bot.),  an  annual  plant  with  small  obovate 
  leaves  ({Valerianella  olitoria}),  often  used  as  a  salad; 
  corn  salad.  [Written  also  {lamb  lettuce}.] 
 
  {Lamb's  tongue},  a  carpenter's  plane  with  a  deep  narrow  bit, 
  for  making  curved  grooves.  --Knight. 
 
  {Lamb's  wool}. 
  a  The  wool  of  a  lamb. 
  b  Ale  mixed  with  the  pulp  of  roasted  apples;  --  probably 
  from  the  resemblance  of  the  pulp  of  roasted  apples  to 
  lamb's  wool.  [Obs.]  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lamb  \Lamb\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Lambed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Lambing}.] 
  To  bring  forth  a  lamb  or  lambs,  as  sheep. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  lamb 
  n  1:  young  sheep 
  2:  a  person  easily  deceived  or  cheated  (especially  in  financial 
  matters) 
  3:  a  sweet  innocent  mild-mannered  person  (especially  a  child) 
  [syn:  {dear}] 
  4:  the  flesh  of  a  young  domestic  sheep  eaten  as  food 
  v  :  give  birth  to  a  lamb,  of  ewes 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Lamb,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  42155 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Lamb 
  (1.)  Heb.  kebes,  a  male  lamb  from  the  first  to  the  third  year. 
  Offered  daily  at  the  morning  and  the  evening  sacrifice  (Ex. 
  29:38-42),  on  the  Sabbath  day  (Num.  28:9),  at  the  feast  of  the 
  New  Moon  (28:11),  of  Trumpets  (29:2),  of  Tabernacles  (13-40),  of 
  Pentecost  (Lev.  23:18-20),  and  of  the  Passover  (Ex.  12:5),  and 
  on  many  other  occasions  (1  Chr.  29:21;  2  Chr.  29:21;  Lev.  9:3; 
  14:10-25). 
 
  (2.)  Heb.  taleh,  a  young  sucking  lamb  (1  Sam.  7:9;  Isa. 
  65:25).  In  the  symbolical  language  of  Scripture  the  lamb  is  the 
  type  of  meekness  and  innocence  (Isa.  11:6;  65:25;  Luke  10:3; 
  John  21:15). 
 
  The  lamb  was  a  symbol  of  Christ  (Gen.  4:4;  Ex  12:3;  29:38; 
  Isa.  16:1;  53:7;  John  1:36;  Rev.  13:8). 
 
  Christ  is  called  the  Lamb  of  God  (John  1:29,  36),  as  the  great 
  sacrifice  of  which  the  former  sacrifices  were  only  types  (Num. 
  6:12;  Lev.  14:12-17;  Isa.  53:7;  1  Cor.  5:7). 
 




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