from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that functions or is shaped like a tongue.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a tongue-shaped implement, specifically:
- n. a narrow tongue of land
- n. a tongue-like organ found on certain tunicates
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Anything resembling the tongue in form or office; specif., the slip of metal in an organ pipe which turns the current of air toward its mouth.
- n. That part of the hilt, in certain kinds of swords, which overlaps the scabbard.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Something in the shape of a little tongue.
- n. Specifically— A thin slip or tongue of metal placed to preserve the necessary space between the two blades of a comb-cutters, saw, the strip being of the thickness of the teeth required in the comb. Also called languid. E. H. Knight.
- n. On a sword-hilt, a small hinged piece of metal which turns down over the scabbard. Also called linguet.
- n. In music, same as languette, 2.
- n. In zoology, one of the series of little tongue-like or tentaculiform processes on a longitudinal ridge along the middle line of the pharyngeal cavity or branchial sac of an ascidiau.
- n. In entomology, same as languette, 3 .
The swords have a simple crossguard and most have a languet, a short central extension towards the blade that fits over the scabbard when sheathed.
She awoke to the dulcetptwee-ptwerr of the iridescent-wingedsila languet, one of the most euphonious of all the inhabitants of New Riviera's takari forests.
In addition to the arresting song of the sila languet, the crescendoingmutter-mutter of colusai climbers filtered in from outside.
Post ejus interitum omnis nostra juventus languet, deliciis plus dedita quàm deceret: nec perinde, ac debuerat, in laudis et gloriae cupiditate versatur.
Non iUis geneiis nexus, noti pignora curat Sed numero languet pietas,
Ναι ■ vides, fi antmus languet, que nomiue iimplex τ lcnDendum videtur.
***** hic summa leni stringitur Thetis vento: nec languet aequor, viva sed quies ponti pictam phaselon adiuvante fert aura, sicut puellae lion amantis aestatem mota salubre purpura venit frigus. nec saeta longo quaerit in mari praedam, sed a cubili lectuloque iactatam spectatus alte lineam trahit piscis.
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