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langya


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Langya  \Lan"gya\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.)  [Native  name  Anglicized.] 
  One  of  several  species  of  East  Indian  and  Asiatic  fresh-water 
  fishes  of  the  genus  {Ophiocephalus},  remarkable  for  their 
  power  of  living  out  of  water,  and  for  their  tenacity  of  life; 
  --  called  also  {walking  fishes}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Walking  \Walk"ing\, 
  a.  &  n.  from  {Walk},  v. 
 
  {Walking  beam}.  See  {Beam},  10. 
 
  {Walking  crane},  a  kind  of  traveling  crane.  See  under 
  {Crane}. 
 
  {Walking  fern}.  (Bot.)  See  {Walking  leaf},  below. 
 
  {Walking  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  any  one  of  numerous  species  of 
  Asiatic  fishes  of  the  genus  {Ophiocephalus},  some  of 
  which  as  {O.  marulius},  become  over  four  feet  long.  They 
  have  a  special  cavity  over  the  gills  lined  with  a  membrane 
  adapted  to  retain  moisture  to  aid  in  respiration,  and  are 
  thus  able  to  travel  considerable  distances  over  the  land 
  at  night,  whence  the  name  They  construct  a  curious  nest 
  for  their  young.  Called  also  {langya}. 
 
  {Walking  gentleman}  (Theater),  an  actor  who  usually  fills 
  subordinate  parts  which  require  a  gentlemanly  appearance 
  but  few  words  [Cant] 
 
  {Walking  lady}  (Theater),  an  actress  who  usually  fills  such 
  parts  as  require  only  a  ladylike  appearance  on  the  stage. 
  [Cant] 
 
  {Walking  leaf}. 
  a  (Bot.)  A  little  American  fern  ({Camptosorus 
  rhizophyllus});  --  so  called  because  the  fronds  taper 
  into  slender  prolongations  which  often  root  at  the  apex, 
  thus  producing  new  plants. 
  b  (Zo["o]l.)  A  leaf  insect.  See  under  {Leaf}. 
 
  {Walking  papers},  or  {Walking  ticket},  an  order  to  leave 
  dismissal,  as  from  office.  [Colloq.]  --Bartlett. 
 
  {Walking  stick}. 
  a  A  stick  or  staff  carried  in  the  hand  for  hand  for  support 
  or  amusement  when  walking;  a  cane. 
  b  (Zo["o]l.)  A  stick  insect;  --  called  also  {walking 
  straw}.  See  Illust.  of  {Stick  insect},  under  {Stick}. 
 
  {Walking  wheel}  (Mach.),  a  prime  mover  consisting  of  a  wheel 
  driven  by  the  weight  of  men  or  animals  walking  either  in 
  it  or  on  it  a  treadwheel.