Leman

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Leman A sweetheart, of either sex; a gallant, or a mistress; -- usually in a bad sense.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n leman One who is dear; a person beloved.
    • n leman A sweetheart of either sex; a gallant or a mistress: often in a bad sense; a paramour.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Leman lē′man or lem′- a sweetheart; paramour.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. lemman, lefman,; AS. leóf, dear + mann, man. See Lief, and Man
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. leóf, loved, mann, man.

Usage

In literature:

Not a nyste sort o' young gen'leman, is he?
"Syd Belton" by George Manville Fenn
Howeber, we now make ready dis gen'leman to carry home.
"Afar in the Forest" by W.H.G. Kingston
Louis, worthy successor of his father, passed at Aubonne by the shores of lake Leman a youth of peace and happiness.
"The Counts of Gruyère" by Mrs. Reginald de Koven
Master Mortimer be a merry young gen'leman, sure enough.
"'Me and Nobbles'" by Amy Le Feuvre
Any gen'leman, he says, 'as a right to a answer.
"Orley Farm" by Anthony Trollope
Take my word for it, Dame, he has carried your money to his leman.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 106, August, 1866" by Various
He never paid me; and as you was the young gen'leman in the cheer, I comes to you.
"Eric, or Little by Little" by Frederic W. Farrar
He made a big cut at me; but I'll know my gen'leman again.
"The Young Castellan" by George Manville Fenn
God send euery gentleman Such haukes, such hounds, and such a leman.
"Ballads of Mystery and Miracle and Fyttes of Mirth" by Frank Sidgwick
He will do you hurt if you steal his leman.
"The Proud Prince" by Justin Huntly McCarthy
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In poetry:

"Awa, awa, ye ugly witch,
Hand far awa, and let me be;
I never will be your leman sae true,
And I wish I were out of your company."
"Alison Gross" by Andrew Lang
Who were your lovers? who were they
who wrestled for you in the dust?
Which was the vessel of your Lust? What
Leman had you, every day?
"The Sphinx" by Oscar Wilde
She shaw'd me a mantle of red scarlet,
With gowden flowers and fringes fine;
Says--"If ye will be my leman sae true,
This goodly gift it shall be thine."
"Alison Gross" by Andrew Lang
She show'd me a cup of the good red gowd,
Weel set with jewels sae fair to see;
Says--"If ye will be my leman sae true,
This goodly gift I will you gi'e."
"Alison Gross" by Andrew Lang
She straik'd my head, and she kaim'd my hair,
And she set me down saftly on her knee;
Says--"If ye will be my leman sae true,
Sae mony braw things as I will you gi'e."
"Alison Gross" by Andrew Lang
"That night he sealed me to him, and I went
Thenceforth his leman, submiss and content;
So from the hall and feast, whenas I heard
His clear voice call, I flitted like a bird
That beats the brake, and garnered what he lent.
"Oreithyia" by Maurice Hewlett

In news:

If you haven't seen the video of the crash that dealt the Nissan DeltaWing project a bit of a setback this week at Petit LeMans, you ought to for several reasons.
View full size Jason Leman at Pony Tail Falls photo taken by Glenn Tachiyama.
This week's profile features Jason Leman .
Lawaway, teeth, pet meds, Dr Kevin Leman 's moms and sons book.
Leman joins the Morning MIX, talking to Mrs Grant and Greg Curtis about UA Sports, sharing some great stories and discussing the importance of moms, especially in the lives of their sons.
Brady Leman wins silver, Canada 's first World Cup medal this season.
Canada 's Brady Leman wins silver medal at FIS ski cross World Cup.
Brady Leman wins silver, Canada's first World Cup medal this season.
Canada's Brady Leman wins silver medal at FIS ski cross World Cup .
One 18-wheeler, one 1977 Pontiac LeMans outfitted as a sheriff's car and 150 Pontiac Trans Ams took - 11:00 pm.
One 18-wheeler, one 1977 Pontiac LeMans outfitted as a sheriff's car and 150 Pontiac Trans Ams took - 1:54 pm.
She was born August 27, 1920 in Waterbury, Connecticut to the late Leman S and Cora M (Hall) Ames and came to this area in 2007 from Queensbury, New York.
Leman, who was second in the overall World Cup rankings last season, said he really liked the layout of the course and felt it was a good challenge.
"I felt like I was skiing well and I was skiing fast," Leman said.
Until recently, there have been little rumors about HPI getting involved with American LeMans Series and the Falken Tires Porsche GT3 RSR race team.
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In science:

Suppose that the secret becomes available at time t and that Wikileaks sends messages to the NYT and El Pa´ıs right after (let’s keep the Midd leman out of it for now).
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Here the Midd leman is also notified by Wikileaks, and it sends on messages to both papers.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
Despite the fact that the messages sent by Wikileaks to the papers both arrive by t + 3, and that the Midd leman’s messages arrive by t + 8, the papers must wait until t + 9 in order to ensure simultaneous publication of the scoop.
Causality, Knowledge and Coordination in Distributed Systems
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