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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Louse n.; pl. Lice   Zool.
 1. Any one of numerous species of small, wingless, suctorial, parasitic insects belonging to a tribe (Pediculina), now usually regarded as degraded Hemiptera. To this group belong of the lice of man and other mammals; as, the head louse of man (Pediculus capitis), the body louse (Pediculus vestimenti), and the crab louse (Phthirius pubis), and many others. See Crab louse, Dog louse, Cattle louse, etc., under Crab, Dog, etc.
 2. Any one of numerous small mandibulate insects, mostly parasitic on birds, and feeding on the feathers. They are known as Mallophaga, or bird lice, though some occur on the hair of mammals. They are usually regarded as degraded Pseudoneuroptera. See Mallophaga.
 3. Any one of the numerous species of aphids, or plant lice. See Aphid.
 4. Any small crustacean parasitic on fishes. See Branchiura, and Ichthvophthira.
 Note:The term is also applied to various other parasites; as, the whale louse, beelouse, horse louse.
 Louse fly Zool., a parasitic dipterous insect of the group Pupipara. Some of them are wingless, as the bee louse.
 Louse mite Zool., any one of numerous species of mites which infest mammals and birds, clinging to the hair and feathers like lice. They belong to Myobia, Dermaleichus, Mycoptes, and several other genera.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bod·y n.; pl. Bodies
 1. The material organized substance of an animal, whether living or dead, as distinguished from the spirit, or vital principle; the physical person.
    Absent in body, but present in spirit.   --1 Cor. v. 3
 For of the soul the body form doth take.
 For soul is form, and doth the body make.   --Spenser.
 2. The trunk, or main part, of a person or animal, as distinguished from the limbs and head; the main, central, or principal part, as of a tree, army, country, etc.
 Who set the body and the limbs
 Of this great sport together?   --Shak.
    The van of the king's army was led by the general; . . . in the body was the king and the prince.   --Clarendon.
    Rivers that run up into the body of Italy.   --Addison.
 3. The real, as opposed to the symbolical; the substance, as opposed to the shadow.
    Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.   --Col. ii. 17.
 4. A person; a human being; -- frequently in composition; as, anybody, nobody.
    A dry, shrewd kind of a body.   --W. Irving.
 5. A number of individuals spoken of collectively, usually as united by some common tie, or as organized for some purpose; a collective whole or totality; a corporation; as, a legislative body; a clerical body.
    A numerous body led unresistingly to the slaughter.   --Prescott.
 6. A number of things or particulars embodied in a system; a general collection; as, a great body of facts; a body of laws or of divinity.
 7. Any mass or portion of matter; any substance distinct from others; as, a metallic body; a moving body; an aëriform body. “A body of cold air.”
 By collision of two bodies, grind
 The air attrite to fire.   --Milton.
 8. Amount; quantity; extent.
 9. That part of a garment covering the body, as distinguished from the parts covering the limbs.
 10. The bed or box of a vehicle, on or in which the load is placed; as, a wagon body; a cart body.
 11. Print. The shank of a type, or the depth of the shank (by which the size is indicated); as, a nonpareil face on an agate body.
 12. Geom. A figure that has length, breadth, and thickness; any solid figure.
 13. Consistency; thickness; substance; strength; as, this color has body; wine of a good body.
 Note:Colors bear a body when they are capable of being ground so fine, and of being mixed so entirely with oil, as to seem only a very thick oil of the same color.
 14. Aëronautics The central, longitudinal framework of a flying machine, to which are attached the planes or aërocurves, passenger accommodations, controlling and propelling apparatus, fuel tanks, etc.  Also called fuselage.
 After body Naut., the part of a ship abaft the dead flat.
 Body cavity Anat., the space between the walls of the body and the inclosed viscera; the cælum; -- in mammals, divided by the diaphragm into thoracic and abdominal cavities.
 Body of a church, the nave.
 Body cloth; pl. Body cloths, a cloth or blanket for covering horses.
 Body clothes. (pl.)
 1. Clothing for the body; esp. underclothing. 2. Body cloths for horses. [Obs.] --Addison.
 Body coat, a gentleman's dress coat.
 Body color Paint., a pigment that has consistency, thickness, or body, in distinction from a tint or wash.
 Body of a law Law, the main and operative part.
 Body louse Zool., a species of louse (Pediculus vestimenti), which sometimes infests the human body and clothes. See Grayback.
 Body plan Shipbuilding, an end elevation, showing the conbour of the sides of a ship at certain points of her length.
 Body politic, the collective body of a nation or state as politically organized, or as exercising political functions; also, a corporation. --Wharton.
    As to the persons who compose the body politic or associate themselves, they take collectively the name of =\“people”, or “nation”.\=   --Bouvier.
 Body servant, a valet.
 The bodies seven Alchemy, the metals corresponding to the planets. [Obs.]
    Sol gold is, and Luna silver we threpe (=call), Mars yren (=iron), Mercurie quicksilver we clepe, Saturnus lead, and Jupiter is tin, and Venus coper.   --Chaucer.
 Body snatcher, one who secretly removes without right or authority a dead body from a grave, vault, etc.; a resurrectionist.
 Body snatching Law, the unauthorized removal of a dead body from the grave; usually for the purpose of dissection.