La*v"si*um(?), n. [NL., fr. Lavoisier, the celebrated French chemist.] (Chem.) A supposed new metallic element, which was said to have been discovered in pyrites, and some other minerals, and to be of a silver-white color, and malleable. It is not currently (1998) a recognized element.
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La*vol"ta(?), } n. [It. la volta the turn, turning, whirl. Cf. Volt of a horse, Volta.] An old dance, for two persons, being a kind of waltz, in which the woman made a high spring or bound. Shak.
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