Lake Of Itza

See Peten.

Lake Of The Woods

Lake Of The Woods (Fr. Lac des Bois), a body of water in the Northwest territories of Canada, on the frontier of Minnesota, about lat. 49° N., lon. 95° W. It is 300 m. in circumference, and has an irregular outline indented with bays. A vast number of small islands dot its surface. The Winnipeg river flows from it on the north, and it receives Rainy river on the south. Wild rice grows plentifully along its shores.

Lake Of Zurich

Lake Of Zurich, a lake of Switzerland, in the cantons of Zurich, St. Gall, and Schwytz, about 25 m. long from S. E. to N. W., from 1 to 2 m. wide, and about 600 ft. deep. Its banks are lined with thriving villages, and the hills around it slope gradually to the lake from a height of 2,500 to 3,000 ft., and are covered with farms, gardens, vineyards, and orchards. The Limmat issues from its northern extremity, and transmits its waters to the Aar. It is divided by the bridge of Rapperschwyl into two parts, called the upper and lower lakes.

Lake Simcoe

See Ontario, vol. xii., p. 635.

Lake Temiscamingie

See Ottawa, vol. xii., p. 734.

Lake, Or Tchudic Lake Peipus

Lake, Or Tchudic Lake Peipus, a lake of European Russia, bounded by the governments of Esthonia, St. Petersburg, Pskov, and Livonia; extreme length 90 m., extreme breadth 30 m.; area about 1,500 sq. m. The southern part is connected with the northern by a strait, and is sometimes called Lake Pskov, the town of that name being situated at its S. E. extremity. There are several small islands at both ends of the strait. Peipus receives the river Einbach from the west, the Velikaya from the southeast, and the Sheltcha from the east; and the Narova flows about 50 m. to the gulf of Finland from the N. E. end. The shores are low and marshy, and the greatest depth is about 60 ft.


See Llama.


See Manatee.


Lamar, a 1ST. E. county of Texas, separated from the Indian territory by Red river, and bounded S. by the N. fork of Sulphur river; area, about 950 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 15,790, of whom 4,410 were colored. It has an uneven surface, diversified by woodlands and fer-tile prairies, and suitable for grazing. The chief productions in 1870 were 5,390 bushels of wheat, 474,361 of Indian corn, 9,104 of oats, 16,347 of sweet potatoes, and 6,753 bales of cotton. There were 5,037 horses, 1,090 mules and asses, 5,196 milch cows, 1,061 working oxen, 14,249 other cattle, 3,986 sheep, and 22,030 swine; 3 manufactories of furniture, 5 of saddlery and harness, and 2 flour mills. Capital, Paris.

Lambert Bos

Lambert Bos, a Dutch philologist, born at Workum, Friesland, Nov. 23, 1670, died Jan. 6, 1717. He was instructed by his father in Greek and Latin, and studied philology and oriental languages at Franeker, where he became professor of Greek. His principal works are Ellipses Orcecce (1702) and Vetus Testa-mentum ex Versione Septuaginta Intefpretum (1709; new ed., 5 vols., Oxford, 1805).