The Britannia Lexicon

LABEL STOP :
the termination often carved of a dripstone or weather moulding.

LANCET :
narrow pointed arched window, characteristic of Early English architecture.

LARGESSE :
bounty; the granting of alms for charitable purposes, especially upon ceremonial occasions.

"LEASE FOR THREE LIVES" :
term of lease of land, usually for the life of its holder, his son or wife, and a grandson.

LEET :
the term used for a subdivision of land in Kent equivalent to a hundred.

LEGATE :
papal emissary or representative of the highest rank or status. The status was also attached, ex officio, to certain senior ecclesiastical posts, such as the Archbishopric of Canterbury.

LIERNE VAULT (RIB) :
any rib which does not rise from the springer and is not a ridge rib, but crosses from one boss to another.

LIGHT :
window pane or window division.

LINSEY-WOOLSEY :
fabric of mingled wool and flax.

LINTEL :
horizontal beam of stone, or wood, across an opening at its top machicolation projecting part of a stone or brick parapet with holes in the floor, as in hoarding.

LIVERY :
to be given land as a gift from the king. Also means to be given the right to wear a lord's livery (modified form of his coat of arms).




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