from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To belittle; disparage; depreciate.
- To lack; to be without.
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Page 107 of mind must all centre in a servant commissioned and sent forth an ambassador for Christ, no one of these qualities must be lacken, or it disqualifies the whole man for one of the greatest mission ever committed to men or angels!
The Life of the Rev. Dandridge F. Davis, of the African M. E. Church. With a Brief Account of His Conversion and Ministerial Labors, from August 1834, till March 1847. Also, a Brief Sketch of the Life of the Rev. David Conyou, of the A. M. E. C. and His Ministerial Labors. To Which Is Annexed the Funeral Discourse Delivered at the Ohio Conference, in Zanesville, on the Decease of the Rev. D. F. Davis, by the Author.
"Simme them folk must be lacken 'their senses," said one to the other, "carlen '
Sim'me that when the law lets a man like that come shoven 'and meddlen' in a woman's house that the law's lacken 'its senses too! "