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launce

 (lăns, läns, lôns)
[Perhaps alteration of lance.]

launce

(lɑːns)
n
(Animals) another name for the sand eel

sand′ lance`


n.
any slender marine fish of the family Ammodytidae that burrows into the sand.
[1770–80; appar. lance, from its shape]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.launce - very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beacheslaunce - very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow into sandy beaches
acanthopterygian, spiny-finned fish - a teleost fish with fins that are supported by sharp inflexible rays
Ammodytes, genus Ammodytes - type genus of the Ammodytidae
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You might fancy yourself on shore at this moment," said Launce.
Launce, devouring his breakfast, instantly looked up from his plate, and then, at a second touch from Natalie, looked down again in a violent hurry.
At the same moment Natalie laid down her knife and softly touched Launce under the table.
Natalie laid down her knife again, and again touched Launce under the table.
Apparently conscious that Launce was looking at him--though he never turned his head Launce's way--he laid his elbow on the table, lifted his arm, and so rested his face on his hand, while the story went on, as to screen it effectually from the young surgeon's view.
Launce was the person who set Sir Joseph going again.
cried Turlington, addressing himself, not to Sir Joseph, but to Launce.
Or possibly," said Launce, "alive, under another name, and thriving in a new way of life, with more desperate risks in it, of some other sort.
said Natalie, purposely interrupting Launce before he could meet the question angrily asked of him, by an angry reply.
Give me half an hour first over my books," Launce replied.
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