1. bringing a charge or accusation against someone
  2. the state or quality of being lodged or fixed even temporarily
    the lodgment of the balloon in the tree
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  • The dislodgment of any large portion of this "centering" naturally causes collapse, unless it is caught, in which case the void in the "centering" is filled from the material in the sustaining arch, and this, in turn, is filled from that above, and so on, until the stability of each arch is in turn finally established. Pressure, Resistance, and Stability of Earth American Society of Civil Engineers: Transactions, Paper No. 1174, Volume LXX, December 1910
  • The process of lodgment and growth of a microorganism or virus in the host is called infection. An Introduction to Community Health
  • Leisurely glances at the mass of granite from which the crystal shone showed that from the ferny ledge it would be beyond reach, and that unless care was exercised in the dislodgment it might fall among a confusion of boulders far below and be lost for ever. Tropic Days
  • This so enraged Kinch, that in default of any other missile, he threw his lime-covered cap at the head of the coachman; but, unfortunately for himself, the only result of his exertions was the lodgment of his cap in the topmost bough of a neighbouring tree, from whence it was rescued with great difficulty. The Garies and Their Friends
  • The process of lodgment and growth of a microorganism or virus in the host is called infection. An Introduction to Community Health
  • His place was lost, in the column he was scanning, by the dislodgment of his spectacles, which he wore well down toward the lower reaches of his nose -- it would have been out of place to speak of that organ as possessing an end or a tip, for it was much too bulbous for any such term to fit. White Ashes
  • The ‘lock-and-key’ fit of homing limpets may have more to do with resistance to dislodgment than with desiccation.
  • This antitoxine neutralizes the effects of the diphtheria toxine, and then the body develops strength to drive off the bacteria which have obtained lodgment in the throat. The Story of Germ Life
  • Prescott 12.195 reports a case of what he calls fatal colic from the lodgment of a chocolate-nut in the appendix; and Noyes 12.196 relates an instance of death in a man of thirty-one attributed to the presence of a raisin-seed in the vermiform appendix. Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine
  • As a rule, the creatures of the wilderness, too, let him strictly alone, knowing well the deadly work of his quills, which, when embedded in the flesh, sink deeper and deeper with every frantic effort toward dislodgment. Followers of the Trail
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