[From lac, a gum or resin.] A varnish composed of shell-lac dissolved in alcohol with gamboge, and used for coating metals, chiefly polished brass, to which it gives a golden bronze color, preserves their lustre, and secures them against rust. The name is also given to a varnish made by the Japanese and Chinese from the juice of the laquer or varnish tree found in these countries. Lacquer-ware consist of various articles,such as boxes, trays, cabinets, etc., many of them decorated by in-laying, gilding with gold or silver, designs in color,or carving. The Japanese and Chinese excel in this work, and give the articles a beautiful finish. 1acrosse'. [Fr. la crosse, the hooked stick.] A game of ball, first played by the North American Indians, now common in Canada.