(lz"nj), n. [F. lozange, losange; perh. the same as OF. losengef flattery, praise, the heraldic sense being the oldest (cf. E. hatchment, blazon). Cf. Losenger, Laudable.] 1. (Her.) (a) A diamond-shaped figure usually with the upper and lower angles slightly acute, borne upon a shield or escutcheon. Cf. Fusil. (b) A form of the escutcheon used by women instead of the shield which is used by men.
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2. A figure with four equal sides, having two acute and two obtuse angles; a rhomb.
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3. Anything in the form of lozenge.
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4. Specifically: A small cake of sugar and starch, flavored, and often medicated. -- originally in the form of a lozenge.
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Lozenge coach, the coach of a dowager, having her coat of arms painted on a lozenge. [Obs.] Walpole. -- Lozenge-molding (Arch.), a kind of molding, used in Norman architecture, characterized by lozenge-shaped ornaments.
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(-shpt) }, a. Having the form of a lozenge or rhomb.
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The lozenged panes of a very small latticed window.
C. Bront.
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