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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lant  \Lant\,  n.  [Cf.  {Lance}.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  Any  one  of  several  species  of  small  slender,  marine  fishes 
  of  the  genus  {Ammedytes}.  The  common  European  species  ({A. 
  tobianus})  and  the  American  species  ({A.  Americanus})  live  on 
  sandy  shores,  buried  in  the  sand,  and  are  caught  in  large 
  quantities  for  bait.  Called  also  {launce},  and  {sand  eel}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Launce  \Launce\,  n. 
  A  lance.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Launce  \Launce\,  n.  [It.  lance,  L.  lanx,  lancis,  plate,  scale  of 
  a  balance.  Cf  {Balance}.] 
  A  balance.  [Obs.] 
 
  Fortune  all  in  equal  launce  doth  sway.  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Launce  \Launce\,  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  See  {Lant},  the  fish. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  launce 
  n  :  very  small  silvery  eellike  schooling  fishes  that  burrow  into 
  sandy  beaches  [syn:  {sand  lance},  {sand  launce},  {sand 
  eel}] 




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