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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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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.
In fact, the Grand Duke's tears seem almost to fill the "lachrymals" she mentions just two lines before her description of the pro cession (I, l.
His brilliance in the 1990 World Cup, and his overactive lachrymals, made him a global star.