What does the word Lice mean?

Usage examples for Lice

  1. 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 by H. Belloc
  2. I don't want any of you to grow into 'foot- lice. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman