• People under a tree building a canoe form a letter L
    People under a tree building a canoe form a letter L
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj l being ten more than forty
    • n L the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet
    • n l the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet
    • n l a metric unit of capacity, formerly defined as the volume of one kilogram of pure water under standard conditions; now equal to 1,000 cubic centimeters (or approximately 1.75 pints)
    • n L a cgs unit of illumination equal to the brightness of a perfectly diffusing surface that emits or reflects one lumen per square centimeter
    • n L the cardinal number that is the product of ten and five
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In L.A., U.S.A., a man may legally beat his wife with a leather strap, as long as it is less than 2 inches wide
    • L (Mech) A short right-angled pipe fitting, used in connecting two pipes at right angles.
    • L An extension at right angles to the length of a main building, giving to the ground plan a form resembling the letter L; sometimes less properly applied to a narrower, or lower, extension in the direction of the length of the main building; a wing.
    • L As a numeral, L stands for fifty in the English, as in the Latin language. "For 50 the Romans used the Chalcidian chi, which assumed the less difficult lapidary type, and was then easily assimilated to L."
    • L Elevated; -- a symbol for el. as an abbreviation of elevated in elevated road or railroad.
    • L Having the general shape of the (capital) letter L; as, an L beam, or L-beam.
    • L L is the twelfth letter of the English alphabet, and a vocal consonant. It is usually called a semivowel or liquid. Its form and value are from the Greek, through the Latin, the form of the Greek letter being from the Phœnician, and the ultimate origin prob. Egyptian. Etymologically, it is most closely related to r and u; as in pilgrim, peregrine, couch (fr. collocare), aubura (fr. LL. alburnus).
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Hungarian brothers George and L"szlo Biro invented the ball point pen in 1938.
    • l The twelfth letter and ninth consonant of the English alphabet. It had a similar place in the Latin, Greek, and Phenician alphabets, from which the character has come to us. The scheme of its forms in those alphabets, with the Egyptian characters from which they are perhaps ultimately derived (see A), is as follows:
    • l A symbol
    • l in chem., for lithium: also Li;
    • l in Roman numerals, for 50, and with a line drawn above it (L) for 50,000.
    • l An abbreviation.
    • l [lowercase] in music, of la (in solmization);
    • l of Laiin;
    • l in stage-directions, of left;
    • l [lowercase] of liber, a book, as a division of a literary work;
    • l [lowercase or cap.] of libra, pound sterling, when written after the figures (when before the figures, it has the conventional form £): as, 100l. = £100;
    • l [lowercase] in a ship's log-book, of lightning;
    • l [lowercase] in references, of line: as, Milton, Lycidas, l. 72;
    • l [lowercase] of logarithm;
    • l [lowercase] in astronomy, of longitude (l denoting the heliocentric and λ the geocentric longitude);
    • l [lowercase] of lege;
    • l [cap. or lowercase] in anatomy, of lumbar: used in vertebral formulæ.
    • n l A part of a house or other structure projecting at a right angle from the main body, so as to form with it the figure of the letter L: as, the building has an L of 20 feet.
    • n l A rectangularly bent pipe-connection. Also ell in both senses.
    • n l An abbreviation of the Latin (New Latin) Baccalaureus Litterarum, Bachelor of Letters.
    • n l An abbreviation
    • n l in printing, of lower case (that is, small letters, as opposed to capitals);
    • n l of the Latin loco citato, in the place cited: used to avoid repetition of a citation or reference already given.
    • n l In musical notation, an abbreviation for left hand.
    • l An abbreviation of Latin locus sigilli, ‘place of the seal’: usually inserted within brackets in copies of documents to indicate the position of the seal in the originals.
    • l A symbol:
    • l In chem., l- before certain compounds has reference to their levorotation, as distinguished from dextrorotation (d-) or inaction (i-).
    • l In mineralogy, the final letter of the general symbol hkl, given to the face of a crystal in the system of Miller. See symbol, 7.
    • l In electricity, the symbol for inductance (which see).
    • l In physical, for length: used in formulæ.
    • l An abbreviation
    • l of Lady;
    • l of Lake;
    • l of lane;
    • l of Latitude;
    • l of law;
    • l of league or leagues;
    • l of leave;
    • l in a ship's log-book, of length;
    • l of Liberal;
    • l of the Latin libra, a pound in weight;
    • l of link or links;
    • l of liter;
    • l of London;
    • l of long;
    • l of Lord;
    • l (aa) of low.
    • n l Used colloquially for el., an abbreviation of elevated, shortened from elevated railway.
    • n l An abbreviation of Literate in Arts.
    • l An abbreviation of the Latin Legum Baccalaureus, Bachelor of Laws.
    • n l abbreviation. of Lord Chamberlain;
    • n l An abbreviation of letter of credit.
    • n l An abbreviation
    • n l of Lady-day;
    • n l of Light Dragoons;
    • n l of Low Dutch;
    • n l of the Latin litera dominicalis, dominical letter;
    • n l same as
    • n l An abbreviation of Life Guards;
    • n l of Low German (often Low German).
    • n l An abbreviation of Light Infantry;
    • n l of Licentiate of Instruction;
    • n l of Long Island.
    • n l An abbreviation of limiting limen.
    • n l An abbreviation of Licentiate in Medicine;
    • n l of Licentiate in Midwifery;
    • n l of long meter.
    • n l An abbreviation of low-pressure.
    • n l An abbreviation of Lloyd's Pegister. See Lloyd's and free-board.
    • n l An abbreviation of Linnean Society;
    • n l of left side.
    • n l An abbreviation of lira Turca, the Turkish pound;
    • n l of long ton.
    • n l An abbreviation of Liberal Union;
    • n l of Liberal-Unionist.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The first self-rising pancake mix was invented in 1889 by a newspaper man in Missouri (Chris L. Rutt).
    • L the twelfth letter in our alphabet, usually termed a liquid, but more correctly designated as a front palatal: (chem.) the symbol for lithium: in Roman numerals, for 50.
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In literature:

MRS. L. Please have a little patience.
"The Two Mittens and the Little Play Mittens" by Frances Elizabeth Barrow
L. (L. L.) on the Book of Jasher, 415.
"Notes and Queries, Index of Volume 5, January-June, 1852" by Various
McLendon, Mary L., welcomes nat'l.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
Representative L. L. Upton presented the State amendment in the House.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Adoration of Shepherds (L.); Venus (L.).
"The Venetian School of Painting" by Evelyn March Phillipps
"The American Missionary--Volume 39, No. 07, July, 1885" by Various
Mrs. JULIETTE H. MACKAY L. M., 20; Mrs. M. L. Hollis, 2; Rev.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 39, No. 03, March, 1885" by Various
They have a li'l trough us used to eat out of with a li'l wooden paddle.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
A Paris, a l'olivier de P. l'Huillier, rue St. Jacques.
"History of the Rise of the Huguenots" by Henry Baird
Dey give de li'l gals de slip dress and li'l panties.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration

In poetry:

Poscia, rinchiuso nella stanza mia,
Quella notte vegliai;
Degli intravisti carmi l'armonia
Mi si aperse e pensai:
"Ditirambo" by Ferdinando Fontana
Tu vuoi saper perche` passo le sere
Giuocando un trivial giuoco coi cretini
Bevendo spesso le tisane nere
Che l'oste chiama vini!
"Flectar, Non Frangar" by Ferdinando Fontana
"Da` l'esistenza; il loto che si muta
"Nel tuo stelo e le foglie ti colora,
"Muore anch'ei; d'esser rosa ei si rifiuta
"Ma pur convien ch'ei mora!...
"Circolo" by Ferdinando Fontana
Eran piu` che innumerevoli
I colori delle tonache;
Una mistica lussuria
Dava l'estasi alle monache;
E cantavansi a distesa
Inni e salmi nella chiesa.
"Evo Medio" by Ferdinando Fontana
Nelle braccia serrandola:--"Lontana e` ancor l'aurora!"
Esclamo` il vecchio. "Insieme--con voi verro`!.. Mia figlia,
"Si`, mia figlia sarai!"
"Mastro Spaghi" by Ferdinando Fontana
Here's a ridiculous riddle for you:
How many o's are there in Woolloomooloo?
Two for the W, two for the m,
Four for the l's, and that's plenty for them.
"Wooloomooloo (A Riddle)" by C J Dennis

In news:

Entrepreneurs Michael L and Lynette L Richards aim to shed some extra light in the world.
New Zealand director Peter Jackson (2nd L) and cast members Andy Serkis (L), Martin Freeman (3rd L), Richard Armitage (2nd R) and Elijah Woo.
Ramsey, Kenneth L and Sarah K. Kenneth L Ramsey & Sarah K Ramsey.
The $21.9 million contract was awarded to High Desert Support Services L.L.C.
EVANS MILLS — Tucked into a nondescript strip mall just outside Fort Drum's north gate on Route 11 is L&L Hawaiian Barbecue.
Construction vehicles travel along the unfinished Gilcrease Expressway between the L.L.
Wilson will rely on its defense, at least early, in attempting to win a fifth straight L-L title.
A couple from Moffit Arthur L Funk, 39, and Dorothy L Oster, 47, were also sentenced on the same charge.
Photo courtesy of DreamWorks Animation, L.L.C.
C&H Marketplace opened two years ago at a former L&L Foodstore location.
I spoke with Warren Olney of KCRW's Which Way L.A. On Monday afternoon as more news of L.A.'s sports business was breaking.
One of the most versatile people on that show is L.L.
League Overall W L W L. Danville 6 0 8 2.
Well, Jerry Schiano did when he launched New Penn Financial L.L.C.
"Willie Davis, he used to hum ," the Phillies' manager was saying, and wel-l-l, away we went again.

In science:

For ǫ, δ ∈ {1, −1}, let C ǫ,δ be the set of all g ∈ C F such that the line L in V (Fq ) such that g |L = 1 is in Lǫ and any line L in V (Fq ) such that g |L = −1 and (L, L) 6= 0 is in Lδ .
Rationality properties of unipotent representations
N (L, X ) of CHL . (Here L is any connected component of an intersection of members of H.) We then refer to N (L, X ) as the normal space of L in X and to its pro jectivization P(L, X ) := P(N (L, X )) as the projectively normal space of L in X .
Compactifications defined by arrangements I: the ball quotient case
Let us first study the case when one builds an MRM using a function f (l) which differs from f (e) (l) only for scales larger than a large (fixed) scale L, i.e., f (l) = (cid:26) f (e) (l) for l ≤ L g (l) for l ≥ L, For the measure Ml (dt) to remain finite, ρl (t) must be finite and thus we must have R +∞ f (u)u−2du < ∞.
Multifractal stationary random measures and multifractal random walks with log-infinitely divisible scaling laws
The existence of such an integral scale can be found in the general shape of function f (l) as discussed in section III F: One must have f (l) ∼ l when l → 0 and f (l) = o(l) when l → +∞, so the scale T is a scale that separates these two asymptotic regimes.
Multifractal stationary random measures and multifractal random walks with log-infinitely divisible scaling laws
If ht η = 1, that is η = αj for some j ∈ I , and µk − η + lδ ∈ Ω(M ) for infinitely many l, choose l large enough so that µk − αj + lδ ∈ Ω(M ) and (µk − η + lδ | (l − 1)δ − αj ) = r(l − 1) − (µk | αj ) + 2dj > 0.
Quantum loop modules