nlarmierIn architecture, another name for the corona; also, any horizontal member or string-course similar in profile to a corona, projecting from the face of a wall to throw off rain which would otherwise trickle down. Such larmiers are especially common in medieval architecture.
nlarmierIn zoology, the tear-bag; a subcutaneous sebaceous gland or follicle of sundry ruminants, as the Cervidæ or deer, situated under the skin below each eye, and opening upon the cheek near the inner corner of the eye to discharge its viscid secretion. It is not a lacrymal gland, but of the nature of Meibomian and other sebaceous follicles, which exude an unctuous and usually odorous substance.
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
nLarmierlar′mi-ėr (archit.) another name for the corona (q.v.): a horizontal string-course for preventing rain from trickling down the wall:
nLarmierlar′mi-ėr (zool.) a tear-bag.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. larme, tear, drop, L. lacrima,. See Lachrymose