• WordNet 3.6
    • n lachrymation shedding tears
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Lachrymation The act of shedding tears; weeping.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. lacrimatio, from lacrimare, to shed tears, fr. lacrima, tear


In literature:

It is a matter of taste, or, as Science might say, of the lachrymal glands as developed in each individual.
"Essays in Little" by Andrew Lang
The closure of the eye and the lachrymation are quite involuntary, and so is the disturbance of the heart.
"The Analysis of Mind" by Bertrand Russell
If you don't, I shall feel queer myself about the lachrymal ducts, and I don't like that.
"North and South" by Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell
Very near these bones are the two small lachrymal bones.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
And, following this, the little girl lifted her voice in lachrymal lament.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
And he hastily swallowed his anti-lachrymal.
"Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol. 3, July, 1851" by Various
In a time astonishingly brief to one hitherto unfamiliar with the lachrymal function, her sobs had ceased.
"At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern" by Myrtle Reed
During the war, large quantities of bromine were used in asphyxiating and lachrymating gases.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
Primary carcinoma begins in the lachrymal gland.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
He was not praised for the lachrymal sack, and Aboulcasem's cup.
"Practical Education, Volume II" by Maria Edgeworth

In poetry:

Anon, with lapse of tender ways
That emphasized the courting days,
The housewife in her apron blue,
As mistress of her new abode,
By frequent lachrymations showed
Her grief and blunders too.
"Never Had A Chance" by Hattie Howard
And why at our feast of the clasping of hands
Need we turn on the stream of our lachrymal glands?
Though we see the white breakers of age on our bow,
Let us take a good pull in the jolly-boat now!
"The Smiling Listener" by Oliver Wendell Holmes