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 for launce
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lant \Lant\, n. [Cf. Lance.] (Zool.)
     Any one of several species of small, slender, marine fishes
     of the genus Ammedytes. The common European species
     ({Ammedytes tobianus) and the American species ({Ammedytes
     Americanus) live on sandy shores, buried in the sand, and
     are caught in large quantities for bait. Called also
     launce, and sand eel.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Launce \Launce\, n.
     A lance. [Obs.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Launce \Launce\, n. [It. lance, L. lanx, lancis, plate, scale of
     a balance. Cf. Balance.]
     A balance. [Obs.]
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           Fortune all in equal launce doth sway.   --Spenser.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Launce \Launce\, n. (Zool.)
     See Lant, the fish.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  launce
      n 1: very small silvery eellike schooling fishes that burrow
           into sandy beaches [syn: sand lance, sand launce, sand
           eel, launce]

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