Languet

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Languet 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.
    • Languet That part of the hilt, in certain kinds of swords, which overlaps the scabbard.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n languet Something in the shape of a little tongue.
    • n languet 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 languet On a sword-hilt, a small hinged piece of metal which turns down over the scabbard. Also called linguet.
    • n languet In music, same as languette, 2.
    • n languet 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 languet In entomology, same as languette, 3 .
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. languette, dim. of langue, tongue, L. lingua,

Usage

In literature:

Languet, cure of Saint- Sulpice, often went to him, and discoursed most admirably to him.
"The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete" by Duc de Saint-Simon
A Latin version, but out of its chronological position in Languet, Epist.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
In early youth Philip Sidney had been influenced by a distinguished convert to the Reformed Faith, Hubert Languet, whom he met at Frankfort.
"Penshurst Castle" by Emma Marshall
See, too, Languet's letter of Nov. 16, 1563, Epist.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
It is very likely that he submitted his own draft to the revision of Languet, whose political sagacity he well understood.
"History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain." by William H. Prescott
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