Part of speech:

Plural of louse.

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Usage examples "lice":

  1. They crawled with lice, these decent Englishmen from good clean homes, these dandy men who once upon a time had strolled down the sweet shady side of Pall Mall, immaculate, and fragrant as their lavender kid gloves. - "The Soul of the War", Philip Gibbs.
  2. Fleas and lice are crushed without pity, blackbeetles with more hesitation, small birds are spared entirely, and so on upwards until for calves they have a special legislation to protect and cherish them. - "On Something", H. Belloc.
  3. I don't want any of you to grow into 'foot- lice. - "Down the Columbia", Lewis R. Freeman.