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n. pl.1.Tears; also, lachrymal feelings or organs.
People go to the theaters to have . . . their risibles and lachrymals set agoing.
- The Lutheran.
References in classic literature ?
His poor mother," murmured the major, trying to get the lachrymal gland in operation, so as to moisten the corner of his eye with a false tear.
His brilliance in the 1990 World Cup, and his overactive lachrymals, made him a global star.