(ls`sn*sf"*l), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. lisso`s smooth + 'egke`falos the brain.] (Zol.) A general name for all those placental mammals that have a brain with few or no cerebral convolutions, as Rodentia, Insectivora, etc.
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} (ls"sm), a. [For lithesome.] 1. Limber; supple; flexible; lithe; lithesome.
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Straight, but as lissome as a hazel wand.
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2. Light; nimble; active. Halliwell.

-- Lis"some*ness, n.
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