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1821 Excerpt: ...there are, according to Gmelin, two species. Shaw
enumerates seven. The L. costata is found both in the seas of India
and America, and is a fish highly daring, and, by the strength and
acuteness of its spines, capable of wounding and lacerating those
who attempt to take it with great severity. By the fishermen in
those seas, they are regarded as formidable enemies. See Pisces,
Plate V. fig. 4. L. callicthys, which alone we shall add to the
former, is about twelve inches in length, and by the inhabitants of
Surinam is regarded as a delicacy. It is stated by a writer of most
ludicrous or contemptible credulity, that this fish, being harassed
occasionally by the shallowness of the stream which it has
inhabited, makes an excursion by land in search of another that it
may find deeper, or even perforates the land for the same purpose.
LOTION, in medicine and pharmacy, is such washing as concerns
beautifying the skin, by cleansing it of those deformities which a
distempered blood sonirtimt-s throws upon it, or rather are made by
a preternatural secretion. There is reason to believe, that almost
all the lotions advertised for sale as quack medicines contain much
deleterious matter, such as muriated mercury, and therefore ought
never to be had recourse to. LOTTERY, a game of hazard, in which
small sums are adventured for the chance of obtiining a larger
value, either in money or other articles. Lotteries are formed on
various plans; but in general, they consist of a certain number of
tickets, which are drawn at the same time, with a corresponding
number of blanks and prizes mixed together, and by which the fate
of the tickets is determined. This species of gaming has been
sanctioned by the governments of France, Holland, Great Britain,
and other countries, as a mean...
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