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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Leanness


LE'ANNESS, noun

1. Destitution of fat; want of flesh; thinness of body; meagerness; applied to animals.

2. Want of matter; poverty; emptiness; as the leanness of a purse.

3. In Scripture, want of grace and spiritual comfort.

He sent leanness into their soul. Psalms 106:15.