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lozenge. Diamond-or rhomboid-shaped equilateral parallelogram with two opposite angles more acute than the other two. Lozenges occur in mouldings, on diaper-patterns, in jewelled strapwork, in window-lights subdivided by lead cames (see lattice), and as small lights over Gothic lancet-lights in tracery, in net-vaults, and in many other instances.

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loz·enge / ˈläzənj/ • n. a rhombus or diamond shape. ∎  a small medicinal tablet, originally of this shape, taken for sore throats and dissolved in the mouth: throat lozenges. ∎  Heraldry a charge in the shape of a solid diamond, in particular one on which the arms of an unmarried or widowed woman are displayed.

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lozengeFalange, flange •avenge, henge, revenge, Stonehenge •arrange, change, counterchange, estrange, exchange, grange, interchange, Lagrange, mange, part-exchange, range, short-change, strange •binge, cringe, fringe, hinge, impinge, singe, springe, swinge, syringe, tinge, twinge, whinge •challenge • orange • scavenge •lozenge • blancmange •lounge, scrounge •blunge, expunge, grunge, gunge, lunge, plunge, scunge, sponge

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lozenge in heraldry, a charge in the shape of a solid diamond, in particular one on which the arms of an unmarried or widowed woman are displayed.

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lozenge rhomb, diamond XIV; medicated tablet, orig. diamond-shaped XVI. — OF. losenge (mod. losange); of uncert. orig.

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lozenge (loz-inj) n. a medicated tablet containing sugar.