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Definition: Pediculus vestimenti
(lous), n.; pl. Lice
(l[imac]s). [OE. lous, AS.
l[=u]s, pl. l[=y]s; akin to D. luis, G. laus, OHG. l[=u]s,
Icel. l[=u]s, Sw. lus, Dan. luus; perh. so named because it
is destructive, and akin to E. lose, loose.] (Zo["o]l.)
1. Any one of numerous species of small, wingless, suctorial,
parasitic insects belonging to a tribe (Pediculina
usually regarded as degraded Hemiptera. To this group
belong of the lice of man and other mammals; as, the head
louse of man (Pediculus capitis
), the body louse
), and the crab louse (Phthirius pubis
), and many others. See Crab louse
, Dog louse
, etc., under Crab
2. Any one of numerous small mandibulate insects, mostly
parasitic on birds, and feeding on the feathers. They are
known as Mallophaga, or bird lice, though some occur on
the hair of mammals. They are usually regarded as degraded
Pseudoneuroptera. See Mallophaga
3. Any one of the numerous species of aphids, or plant lice.
4. Any small crustacean parasitic on fishes. See
, and Ichthvophthira
Note: The term is also applied to various other parasites;
as, the whale louse, beelouse, horse louse.
(Zo["o]l.), a parasitic dipterous insect of the
group Pupipara. Some of them are wingless, as the bee
(Zo["o]l.), any one of numerous species of mites
which infest mammals and birds, clinging to the hair and
feathers like lice. They belong to Myobia
, and several other genera.
, n.; pl. Bodies
. [OE. bodi, AS. bodig; akin to
OHG. botah. [root]257. Cf. Bodice
1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether
living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital
principle; the physical person.
Absent in body, but present in spirit. --1 Cor. v. 3
For of the soul the body form doth take.
For soul is form, and doth the body make. --Spenser.
2. The trunk, or main part, of a person or animal, as
distinguished from the limbs and head; the main, central,
or principal part, as of a tree, army, country, etc.
Who set the body and the limbs
Of this great sport together? --Shak.
The van of the king's army was led by the general; .
. . in the body was the king and the prince.
Rivers that run up into the body of Italy.
3. The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as
opposed to the shadow.
Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body
is of Christ. --Col. ii. 17.
4. A person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as,
A dry, shrewd kind of a body. --W. Irving.
5. A number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually as
united by some common tie, or as organized for some
purpose; a collective whole or totality; a corporation;
as, a legislative body; a clerical body.
A numerous body led unresistingly to the slaughter.
6. A number of things or particulars embodied in a system; a
general collection; as, a great body of facts; a body of
laws or of divinity.
7. Any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from
others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an a["e]riform
body. “A body of cold air.”
By collision of two bodies, grind
The air attrite to fire. --Milton.
8. Amount; quantity; extent.
9. That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished
from the parts covering the limbs.
10. The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is
placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body.
11. (Print.) The shank of a type, or the depth of the shank
(by which the size is indicated); as, a nonpareil face on
an agate body.
12. (Geom.) A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness;
any solid figure.
13. Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this
color has body; wine of a good body.
Note: Colors bear a body when they are capable of being
ground so fine, and of being mixed so entirely with
oil, as to seem only a very thick oil of the same
14. (A["e]ronautics) The central, longitudinal framework of a
flying machine, to which are attached the planes or
a["e]rocurves, passenger accommodations, controlling and
propelling apparatus, fuel tanks, etc. Also called
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
(Naut.), the part of a ship abaft the dead flat.
(Anat.), the space between the walls of the
body and the inclosed viscera; the c[ae]lum; -- in
mammals, divided by the diaphragm into thoracic and
Body of a church
, the nave.
, a cloth or blanket for covering horses.
1. Clothing for the body; esp. underclothing.
2. Body cloths for horses. [Obs.] --Addison.
, a gentleman's dress coat.
(Paint.), a pigment that has consistency,
thickness, or body, in distinction from a tint or wash.
Body of a law
(Law), the main and operative part.
(Zo["o]l.), a species of louse (Pediculus vestimenti
), which sometimes infests the human body and
clothes. See Grayback
(Shipbuilding), an end elevation, showing the
conbour of the sides of a ship at certain points of her
, the collective body of a nation or state as
politically organized, or as exercising political
functions; also, a corporation. --Wharton.
As to the persons who compose the body politic or
associate themselves, they take collectively the
name of “people”
, or “nation”
, a valet.
The bodies seven
(Alchemy), the metals corresponding to the
Sol gold is, and Luna silver we threpe (=call), Mars
yren (=iron), Mercurie quicksilver we clepe,
Saturnus lead, and Jupiter is tin, and Venus coper.
, one who secretly removes without right or
authority a dead body from a grave, vault, etc.; a
(Law), the unauthorized removal of a dead
body from the grave; usually for the purpose of