from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural colloq. Tears; also, lachrymal feelings or organs.


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  • The fissures, or what are called lachrymals, exist in most of them; they are clefts below the eyes, which bear the name of tear-ducts, but their use is not yet understood.

    Anecdotes of the Habits and Instinct of Animals R. Lee 1865

  • Far more were we thrilled at finding scraps of iridescent glass lachrymals, containing all the glories of Persian magnificence, while pathetically hinting of the tears of a Roman woman (precious only to herself, whatever her flatterers might aver) two thousand years ago.

    Memories of Hawthorne Rose Hawthorne Lathrop 1888

  • His rooms were decorated with mutilated statues, dug up from Grecian and Roman ruins; old vases, lachrymals, and sepulchral lamps.

    Wolfert's Roost and Miscellanies Washington Irving 1821

  • Searle hasn't got you going on the lachrymals already? "

    The Furnace of Gold Philip Verrill Mighels


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