noun, plural lice [lahys] /laɪs/ for 1-3, lous·es for 4.
verb (used with object), loused, lous·ing.
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The seal louse is the only one of them able to survive in the ocean, says Leonardi.
All louse species, he notes, even those that live on humans, need to stick with their host animals to survive.
Joshua Benoit isn’t surprised that the first insect found to survive such high pressures is the seal louse.
Only two soil types in the world are inhabitable for this root louse: one is sand, and the other is slate.
His spineless duplicity confirms that the good guy is actually pretty much a louse.Bravo’s ‘Online Dating Rituals’ Reveals American Males Are Creepy and Want Sex|Emily Shire|March 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Next in line is the body louse—the only dangerous member of the troika.
This not only makes you look like a louse, it makes you look like a helpless, bed-wetting man-child.Arnold's Divorce Scandal: 7 Basic Tips for Horny Politicians|Michelle Cottle|May 18, 2011|DAILY BEAST
When Silajdzic raised this, Milosevic said, “I am not a louse,” and yielded immediately.
While a counsellor was pleading at the Irish bar, a louse unluckily peeped from under his wig.
The itch-mite (Acarus scabiei) and the louse (Pediculus capitis, corporis, vel pubis) are the more common members of the group.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
The good influence of the operations of the Trinity louse might be shown by many interesting instances.The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|R.M. Ballantyne
The messengers came to the house of Xmucane, who, filled with alarm, dispatched a louse to carry the summons to her grandsons.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 5|Hubert Howe Bancroft
Brisk as a body-louse she trips,Clean as a penny drest; Sweet as a rose her breath and lips,Round as the globe her breast.The Book of Humorous Verse|Various