lice lice  /ˈlaɪs/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) wingless usually flattened bloodsucking insect parasitic on warm-blooded animals
  2. (n) a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
  3. (n) any of several small insects especially aphids that feed by sucking the juices from plants
  4. (n) wingless insect with mouth parts adapted for biting; mostly parasitic on birds

Usage(s):

  1. A new German anti-lice lotion may free the Nazi Army of the specter which haunted it last winter in Eastern Europe typhus fever.
  2. When your child brings lice home from school, act quickly--and don't forget to nitpick.
  3. When your child brings lice home from school, act quicklyand don't forget to nitpick.

News

  1. Head-to-Head Study Shows a Naturally Occurring, Non-Toxic Spray by Tec Labs Treats Human Head Lice Effectively When ...

    The surprising results of a new study1 show a safe, non-toxic solution, which is widely available over the counter, is effective at treating head lice infestations. A simple soluti
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. FREE lice zapping comb for a limited time only at CVS

    NEEDHAM, Mass., June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- The RobiComb®, the world's leading lice zapping comb with over 2 million sold, is now free for a limited time at CVS.  The RobiComb®  is an innovative electronic comb that detects and kills on contact,...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire

  3. Board members approve changes to lice policy

    Lake Havasu Unified School District has unanimously approved a change to its lice policy that allows students to return to class while undergoing treatment for nits, a move that is in line with Centers for Disease Control recommendations.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Today's News-Herald

Quotes

  1. Mr Mosley told Mark Warby QC, for the newspaper, during the scenario he was "checked for head-lice" but he said that was "the kind of thing these people do all the time".
    on Jul 8, 2008 By: Max Mosley Source: Sky News

  2. "Not only does Congress have an approval rating below bubonic plague and head lice, I saw a recent poll that as many as 40 percent of people still believe that Congress is in Republican hands," says Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R) of Texas. "I wish...
    on Jul 7, 2008 By: Jeb Hensarling Source: Christian Science Monitor

  3. "Prisoners are full of sores, and there is a terrible infestation of lice because no one can wash with soap," Mr. Bennett said.
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Roy Bennett Source: New York Times

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