Definition of lancet:
There is some difficulty in ascertaining the exact structure of the species just noticed, as the fruit- bearing cells, or sporophores, are very small, and when the spicules are developed the substance becomes so flaccid that it is difficult to cut a proper slice, even with the sharpest lancet.- "Fungi: Their Nature and Uses", Mordecai Cubitt Cooke.
- "A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two", Thomas Frognall Dibdin.
It was a grim little whitewashed building, without windows, save a small one of lancet shape, high up in one gable, through which a streak of April sunlight fell sharp and slender on the whitewashed wall.- "Some Experiences of an Irish R.M.", E. OE. Somerville Martin Ross.