Larmier

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Larmier (Anat) See Tearpit.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n larmier In 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.
    • n larmier In 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.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Larmier lar′mi-ėr (archit.) another name for the corona (q.v.): a horizontal string-course for preventing rain from trickling down the wall:
    • n Larmier lar′mi-ėr (zool.) a tear-bag.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F., fr. larme, tear, drop, L. lacrima,. See Lachrymose
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. larme, a tear—L. lacrima, a tear.