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[lans, lahns] /læns, lɑns/
Origin of launce
1615-25; variant of lance2 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • You and launce are coming to dinner, and I will see that you have your little private opportunities of retirement afterward.

    Miss or Mrs.? Wilkie Collins
  • "One doesn't often hear a story like that of your rescue," said Mr. launce.

  • At the same moment Natalie laid down her knife and softly touched launce under the table.

    Miss or Mrs.? Wilkie Collins
  • Mrs. launce turned to Darrin, who had just turned back from the port rail.

  • Lady Winwood took the fan from launce with one hand, and took Natalie's arm with the other.

    Miss or Mrs.? Wilkie Collins
  • "That cannot be helped," replied Mr. launce, as stiffly as ever.

  • "Mrs. launce has spoken, and has no more to say," broke in the unruffled voice of Caleb launce.

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

  • Mr. and Mrs. launce were in the passage-way, and Captain Kennor could be heard stirring in his cabin.

  • Peter, of course, plainly understood the things that dear Mrs. launce intended.

    Fortitude Hugh Walpole
British Dictionary definitions for launce


another name for the sand eel
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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