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launce

[lans, lahns]
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noun
  1. sand lance.
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Origin of launce

First recorded in 1615–25; variant of lance2
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Examples from the Web for launce

Historical Examples

  • "That cannot be helped," replied Mr. Launce, as stiffly as ever.

    Dave Darrin After The Mine Layers

    H. Irving Hancock

  • "We don't care to eat with you, sir," Mr. Launce replied, bluntly.

  • "One doesn't often hear a story like that of your rescue," said Mr. Launce.

  • Mrs. Launce turned to Darrin, who had just turned back from the port rail.

  • Did you ask Mr. and Mrs. Launce whether they had children that were not provided for?


British Dictionary definitions for launce

launce

noun
  1. another name for the sand eel
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