Reference to an item's consistency: thick, slug-like, slow or non-moving.

Lu*gu"bri*ous (?), a. [L. lugubris, fr. lugere to mourn; cf. Gr. sad, Skr. ruj to break.]

Mournful; indicating sorrow, often ridiculously or feignedly; doleful; woful; pitiable; as, a whining tone and a lugubrious look.

Crossbones, scythes, hourglasses, and other lugubrious emblems of mortality. Hawthorne.

-- Lu*gu"bri*ous*ly, adv. -- Lu*gu"bri*ous*ness, n.


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