Lace-winged

Lace"-winged`

, a. (Zol.) Having thin, transparent, reticulated wings; as, the lace-winged flies.
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Lach"es

(lsh"z),

Lache

(lsh), } n. [OF. lachesse, fr. lache lax, indolent, F. lche, ultimately fr. L. laxus loose, lax. See Lax.] (Law) Neglect; negligence; remissness; neglect to do a thing at the proper time; especially, a delay in asserting a claim, sufficient to cause a person to lose the right to adjuducation of the claim by a court.
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It ill became him to take advantage of such a laches with the eagerness of a shrewd attorney.
Macaulay.
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