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that speaks of God in impious and ineverent

BLASPHEMOUS. bl4slt.m£s, a. Impi-
o«aly irrrveeeat with regard to God*

f^ W« som«times bear this word pronoaoead wMk
the aecentoD tbe lecoud ty liable, like bUtpbcroe ; and
as lh« word btasfhetmut to Latin has lh« scc«nd t) 1-
lable lone and the English word has tbe tame onm-
brr of i)llablri, It has as |:ood a right fo the accent
on «h« second syllable, a» SonorotM, Bitumen, Acu-
men, dec. ; but i>lacin^ the acct-ut on the fir*t s> liable
of blatphemvus is by roach the most polite ; as, no-
fortanalely for the « ther pronanriilion. though the
learned one. It has been a«1opled by the vulgar. 609.

BLASPHEMOUSLY, blls'f^-mfis-l*, od.
Impiously, with wicked irreeerencc.

BLASPHEMY, blis'fi-m^, s. Blasphemy
is aiiolferinff of some indignity unto God him-

BLAST, bllst, «. A gnst or puff of wind :
the sound made by any instrument of wuid
music ; the stroke of a malignant planet.

To BLAST, blAst, «. a. To strike with some
sudden piague ; to make to wither ; to injure,
to invalidate; tu confound, to strike with

BLASTMENT,blist'm&it,tf. Snddenstroke
of inCeclion.

BLATANT, bUi'tint, a. Bellowing as a calf.

To BLATTER, bllt'tir, c. n. To roar.

BLA Y, bU, tf. A small whitish river fish ;
a bleak.

BLAZE, bliize, «. A flame, the Ught of
the flame ; pablicatiuu ; a while mark opoo a

To BLAZE, blaze, v.ii. To flame; to be

To BLAZE, bUise, v. a. To publish, to make
known ; to blazon ; to inflame ; to Are.

BLAZER, bli'z&r, s. 98. One that spreads

To BLAZON, bllt'zn, v a. 170. To explain,
in proper terms, the figures on ensigns armo-
rial ; to deck, to embellish ; to dispwy, to set
to show ; to celebrate, to set out ; to blase
about, to make publick.

BLAZONRY, bft'm-rt, #. Theartofbla-

To BLEACH, blUuh, r. a. To whiten.

BLEAK, bl^ke, a. Pale; cold, chUl.

BLEAK, hieke, s. A small river fish.

BLEAKNESS, bMe'nls,s. Coldness,chU-

BLEAKY, h]h\h, a. Bleak, cold, chUl.

BLEAR, bl^^r, a. Dim with rhenm or wa-
ter; dim, obscure in ecneral.

BL£AREDNESS,blf^'r^.n&,s.S65. Tbe
state of being dimmed with rheum.

To BLEAT, bl^te, c. m. To cry as a sheep.

BLEAT, bl^U, s. The cry of a sheep or lamb.

BLEB, bllb, s. A blister.

To BLEED, blUd, r. ». To lose blood, to
run with blood : to drop as bimtd.

To BLEED, bl^id, r. a. Tto let blood.

To BLEMISH, bl^m'ish,v. a. To mark with
any deformity ; to defame, to tarnish, with
respect la rep'utaii'in.

BLEMISH, blim'ish, s. A mark of do.
formitv, a scar ; reproach, disgrace.

To BL^CH, bl jnsh, e. ». 362. To shrink,
to start back.

To BLEND, bljnd, r. a. To mingle toge«
thrr; to cnfifouitd -, to p«iliair, to spoil.

BLENT, bl^nt The obsoleti^ part, of B/md.

To BLESS, blls, r. a. To make hanpy, to
prosper, to wish happiness to another; to
praise ; to glorify for benefits received.


t? 559. Flite T$,«ir 77, fill 88,(jlt 81— mi W,

BLESSED, blls'sid, ^art, a. S61. Happy,
enjoying heavenly fchcilv. ^ __ .,

BLESSEDLY, bf&'s^-U, ad. Happily.

BLESSEDVESS, bl^s'sld-nls, «. Happi-
ness, felicity, taiictity ; heavenly felicity ; Di-
vine favour.

BLESS ER, blls's&r, «. 98. He that blesses.

BLESSING, blls'stog, #. 410. Benediction ;
the means of happiness ; Divine favour.

BLEST, bllst, part, a, 861. Happy.

BLEW, bli. The preterit of Blow.

BLIGHT, bllte, «. 89S. MUdew ; any thing
nippin£, or blasting.

To BLIGHT, bllte, t?. a. To blast, to hinder
from fertility. .

BLIND, blind, a. Without sight, dark ; in-
telleciuaily dark ; unseen, private ; dark, ob-

To BLIND, blind, r. a. To make blind ;
to darken ; to obscure to the eye ; to obscure
to the understanding.

BLIND, blind, «. Something to hinder the
sight ; something to mislead.

To BLINDFOLD, blindfold, «. a. To hm-
der from seeing by blinding the eyes.

BLINDFOLD, bllnd'f&ld, a. Having the
eves covered. , ...

BLINDLY, bllnda^, «d. Without sight;
implicitly .without examination ; withonl judg-
ment or direction. , . ,

BLINDMAN'S BUFF, blind-milnz-bfif , ».
A play in which some one is to have his eyes
covered, and hunt out the rest of the company.

BLINDNESS, bllnd'nis, «. Want of sight ;
ignorance, intellectual darkness.

BLIN DSIDE, blind-side', «. Weakness, foi-

BLINDWORM, bllnd'wfirm, ». A small
viper, venomous.

To BLINK, blJnk, v. ft. To wink; to see
fy Thli word bas been nsed for souie yetrs, chiefly

in I'trtUment, as a verb active ; as when a speaker

hat oroUte<l to fake notice of tome material point in

question, he U saW to blink the que»linn. It wtre

to be tttshtd that every word which finds Us way

Into that hoasc hatf as j^ood a title to remain there

as the prt^»enl word. It combines in its sigolPcation

an otnlMton and an artful inteniiou to omit ; anti as

th;* cannot t>e «o handscinely or so coropiehenslvely

expicMed by any other word, this word, m this seaae,

ou^ht to be rccc-lved.

BLINKARD, blhik'fird, «. 98. One that
has tnd eyes ; somcthiiip twinkling.

BLISS, blls, #. The highest degree of hap-
piness ; the happiness of blessed souls ; feli-
city in peiirtral.

BLISSFUL. bllsTul. a. Happy in the high-
est degree.' , ,

BLISSFULLY, blVfiil-ll, ad. Happily.

BLISSFU LNESS, blkflil-nlB, «. Happiness.

BLISTER, blfs'tfir, #. 98. A pustule formed
by raising the cuticle from the cutis; any
swelling made bv the separation of a blm or
skin from the other parts.

To BLISTER, blifl'tflr, r. fi.To rise in blisters.

To BUSTER, blis't&r, c. a. To raise blis-
ters by some hart.

BLITHE, bliTHe, a. 467. Gay, airy.

BLITHLY, bllTHli, ad. In a blithe manner.

^ Tb«s« coaipounds of the word bUtke oagbt to
b« wriUea wUb the flUial r, as bUtheltt, btUAesome,
ice* i tor, M tbcy aund In Johnson, the i mi):ht be 1
pronoaoced short.~See Introduction to the HhyniiDf I
TItriinaarT OftborrvDhictU Aohoriflm the 3ih. '


mk 95«->pke 105, pin 107— «i 1^> m&re 10|,

BLITHNESS, WlTH'nis, , "i^.The

BLITHSOMENESS, bUTH'sum-nls, J qua-
lity of being blithe.
BLITHSOME, bliTH'sfim,a. Gay, cheerful.
To BLOAT, blAte, i*. a. To swell.
To BLOAT, blAte, r. n. To grow turgid.
BLOATEDNESS, blA'tld-nfe, s. Turgid-

ness ; swelling.
BLOBBER, bicib'bfir, «. 98. A bubble.
BLOBBER^LIP,bl6b'bSr-lip,«. A thick \if,
BLOBBERLIPPED, bl6b'bdr-l!pt, "> ^
BLOBLIPPED, bl6bafpt, S

Having swelled or thick lips.
BLOCK, bl6k, 8, A short heavy piece of

timber ; a rough piece of marble ; the wood

on which hats are formed ; the wood on which

crtraiiials are beheaded ; an obstruction* a

stop ; a sea term for a pully ; a blockhead.
ToBIX)CK, bl6k, €. a. To shut up, to en-
BLOCK-HOUSE, bl6k'hSSse, s. A fortress

built to obstruct or block up a pass.
BLOCK-TIN, bl6k-tin', ». Tin pure or

BLOCKADE, bl6k-kye', s. A siege car-

ried on by shutting up the place.
To BLOCKADE, bl6k-kkde , o. a. To shot

BLOCKHEAD, 4»l6k1ild, s. A stupid fel-

low, a dolt, a man without parts.
BLOCKHEADED, bl6k-hld'^, a. Stu-

pid, dull.
BLOCKISH, bl^k'fsh, a. Stupid, duU.
BLOCKISHLY, bl6k'lsh-U, ad. Inastn-

pid manner. ^ ,

BLOCKISHNESS, bl6k1sh.n?s, a. Sto-

BLOOD, bl5d, $. 308. The red liquor that

circulates in the bodies of animals ; child ;

progeny ; family, kindred ; descent, lineafie;

birth, High extraction ; murder, violent death;

temper ojf mind, state of the passions ; hot

spark; man of fire.
To BLOOD, bifid, tJ. a. To stain witb blood ;

to inure to blood, as a hound ; to beat, to cx-

BI^D-BOLTERED, blud'bAl-tird, «.

BLOODSTONE, blfid'stAne. 8. The blood-

stone is green, spotted with a bright blood-red
BLOOD-THIRSTY, blud'^Aurs-te, a. De-

sirous to shed blood. _ , ,
BLOOD-FLOWER, blfid'flour, s. A plant
BLOODGUILTINESS, blfid'gilfi-n^ «.

Murder. -> x% .

BLOOD-HOUND, bltid'hSiind,*. A hound

that follows by the scent.
BLOODILY, blud'e-le, o. Cruelly.
BLOODINESS, bl6d'e-ne8, 8. The

of beinji bloody.
BLOODLESS, blfida^s, a. Without blood

dead ; without slauphter.
BLOODSHED, blfid'shld, 8. The crime o

hloiid, or murder; slaughter.
BLOOD8HEDDER, blud'sh&t-dOr, #. Mux

derer. , ^ ^ ^.,,

BLOODSHOT, I)l6d'sh6t, )a.Fille

BLOODSHOTTEN,blud'sh6t-tn, j ^ it

blood bursting from its proper vessels. lOCJ.
BLOODSUCKER, blud'sfik-Qr, «. A leecl
a fly, any ttiing that sucks blood ; a laurdcre




sir W,nit lO— t&be 171^ tftb 179, b&U ITS— ill tia— Oin 466, this 4Ga

> BLOODY, blid'i, a« Stainod with blood ;
k cruel, inufderoas.

BLOOM, bl&6m, «. A blossom; the sUte
f of iromtturitv.

To BLOOM, blUm, v. n. To bring or yield
I bloMomi ; tu produce, as blostoms ; to be in

ft tUte of jouth.

BLOOMY, blUm'me, a. FaU of blooms
, flowery.

BLOSSOM, blds'sim, s. 166. The flower
that grows on anv plmnt.

To BLOSSOM, bl^sdm, v. n. To put forth


, ToBLOT, bl6L va. To obliterate, to make

writing iiirMible : to efToce, to erase ; to blur ;

to disgrace, to disfigare ; to darken.

BLOT, bl6t, «. An obliteration of some-

, thing written ; a blur, a spot ', a spot in repu-


BLOTCH, blotsh, $. A spot or pustnle

upon the skin.
To BLOTE, bUte, v. a. To smoke, or dry

bj the imoke.

BLOW, blA. s. 824. A stroke; the faUl

stroke f a tingle action ; a itidden event : the

act ofa fly, by which the lodges cgp in flesh.

To BLOW, bfi^r. n. To move with a cur-

lent of air. This word Is used sometimes im-

pertonally with It ; to pant, to puff; to breathe

nard ; to sound by being blown : to play mu-

ticaily by wind ; to bloom ^ to blossom.— To

Blow over, to pass away without effect. — To

% Blow up, to fly into the air by the force of

^|A gunpowder.

iW» BLOW, bio, r. a. To drive by the force
of tbe wind; tu inflame with wind ; to swell*
topoffbitosisei to sound an instrument of
wind musick; to warm with the breath ; to
spread by report; to infect witli the e^s of
fltet. — ^To Blow out, to extinsouh by wind.-*
IJo blow up, to raise or swell with breath. —
To blow up, to destroy with gunpowder.<»'io
blow upon, to make stale.
BXXyWZEy blifize. s. m. A mddy fat-
faced woich ; a female whotc hair it in dis-
BLOWZY, blU'si, a. Son-bamt, hlgh-co-

BLUBBER, bl&b'bflr, s. The part ofa

whale that contains the nil.
To BLUBBER, bl&b'bfir, v. fi. To weep in

•orb a manner as to ftwell the cheeks.
BLUDGEON, blftd'iin, a. 269. A short

atick, with one end loaded.
SLUE, bl&, 0. S15. One of th« seren ori-

aiimI colours.
BLUEBOTTLE, bl&'b6t41, s. A flower of

the bell shape : a fly with a large blue belly.
BLUELY, m% «d. With a bine colour.

f:^ Hmt* ft an lace ns ii t sacy la •otlllnf tkis aM
lAaMiar wordt with the »ll«nf t , and leaviag it oat in
ftfig aad truif, wkkk abowa how macli o«r nrtbo-
prapky ftUl waats rcgnJatinc. BocwilliMandluc Iht la*
>4#«r «ad att«Dtk>a of Dr. Ji>hDtoii. M> oprnlon Is,
lawt Um acrrOe e oaflit to be omlttrl in tbear words :
v^ nay raaaoas 1 mnd refer tba laspr«t<tr tu ibc latro*
■ fiiaw to thm Khjinlac Dlctlimary, Aphorism the 8ib.

IC^UCNESS, hlbfuh^ a. Th« quality of

faci ng b loc.^
;I^UFF, blfl^ «. Big, surly, blustering.
; l^UISH, bl&'ish, «. Blue in a smaU de-

o BI^U^n>FR, blfai'dir, V N. 98. To jnii-

67 I

take grossly ; to err Tery widely ; to flounder,

to stumble.
To BLUNDER, blJn'dftr, r. «. To mix

foolishly, or blindly.
BLUNDER, bl&n'dfir, a. A pross ox shame*

ful mittake.
BLUNDERBUSS, bl&n'dJhr.bis. a. A gun

that it discharged with many bullets.
BLUNDERER, bl&n'db.flr,*. Ablockhead.
BLUNDERHEAD, bl&n'dir-hjd, a. A stu-

fid fellow.
UNT, bl&nt, a. Dull on the edge or
point, not sharp ; dull in understanding, not
quick ; rough, not delicate ; abrugt, not ele-
To BLUNT, bl&nt, e. a. To dull the edge or

£otnt ; to represt or weaken any appetite.
UNTLY, blftntll, ad. Without sharp-

nets: coarsely, plainlv.
BLUNTNE6S, bl^t'i%, a. Want of edgo

or point, coarseness roughnest of maiioert.
BLUR, bl6r, a. A blot, a stain.
To BLUR, bl&r, v. a. To blot, to eflhce ;

to ttain.
To BLURT, blflrtj^ r. a. To let fly without

To BLUSH, blftsh, v. n. To betray shame

or confusion by a red cobur in the cheek -, to

earnr a red colour.
BLUSH, blflsh, a. Tie colour in the cheeks ;

a red or purple colour ; sudden appearance.
BLUSHY. blOsh'^, a. Having the colour

ofa blush.
To BLUSTER, blis'tor, e. n. To roar, as

a storm ; to bully , to puff.
BLUSTER, blfis't&r, a. Roar, noise, tumult ;

boast, hoiflterousness.
BLUSTERER, blis'tir-ir, s. A swaggerer,

BLDSTOOUS, blis'tris, «. Tumultuous,

RO, b6, taf^. A word of tenor.

BOAR, b^re, «. 205. The male swine.

BOARD, b6rd, i . A piece of wood of more
length and breadth tlian thickness ; a table, at
which a council or court is held ; a court of
jurisdiction ; the deck or fl(>or ofa ship.

To BOARD, bird, e. a. To enti^r a ahip by
force ; to atuck, or make tlie first attempt ; to
lay or pave with hoards.

To BOARD, bird, r. r. To live in a house
where a certain rate is paid for eating.

BOARD.WAG£S,bird-wi'jlz,a.09. Wages
allowed to servaiit«to keep themselves In vic-

BOARDER, bir'dir, a. One who dieU with
another at a certain rate.

BO ARISH, bire'iah,a. Swinitb,bruUl,cruel.

To BOAST, bAst, e.a. To display one's own
wrtrth or actions.

To BOAST, bott, r. a. To brag of; to mag-

nifjr, to rxalt

BOAST, blatf 9. A proud speech ; cause

of boasting.
BOASTER, bist'&r, a. A braRgcr.
BOASTFUU biat'fftU a. Ostentatloos.
BOASTINGLY, bAsting-li, ad. OatenU-

BOAT, bite, s. S95. A vessel to pass tho

water in.
BOATION, bi4'sh&D, s. Roar, Doiso.


tr 559. Fite 7», (Ir 77, fiU 8S, fit 81— mi 91, mit 95— pine 105, pin 107- nA IM, mJfe KM,

BOATMAN, bAtc'miln, ">». 88. He that
BOATSM AN, bAtcsWn, J manages a boat.
BOATSWTIN, bi'sn,!. An officer on board

a ship, who has charge of all her rigguig,

ropes, cables, and anchurs.

^ Tblt word is onWersally prooonnced In com-
muii conversaiiun as it is liere marlted : but in read-
ing it would savnur t4»ine«liMi of vulgarity to contract
It to a sound to very unlike the uribosraphy. It
would be advisable* tberefore, in those who arc not
of I be naval profession, wbere it is technical, to pro-
noooce ibis word, when they read it, distinctly as it Is

To BOB, b6b, r. a. To beat, to drub; to

cheat, to gatii by fraud. ^

To BOB, bib, r. n. To play backward and

ft ir ward.
BOB, b<^b, «. Soroetliiog that hangs so as
to play loose ; the words repeated at the end
of a suiiza ; a blow ; a short wig.
BOBBIN, bib'bin, $. A small pin of wood,

with a notch.
BOBCHERRY, b6b'tshlr-ri, ». A play
among cbildrcii, in which the cherry U Hung
so as to bob against the mouth.
BOBTAIL, biibUlc, «. Cut tail.
BOBTAILED, b6b'tla*d, a. S59. Having a

tail cut. ^ ...

BOBWIO, b6b'w g', «. A short wig.
To BODE, bode, r. a. To portend, to be the

oiiteu of.
BODEMENT, bode'mfet,*. Portent, omen.
To BODGE, biJdje, r. ii. To boggle.
BODICE, bdd'dfs, #. 142. Stays, a waist-

coal quilled with whalebone.
BODILESS, b<id'dc-l«8, a. Incorporeal,

without a body.
BODILY, bid'di-li, a. Corporeal, contain-
ing body ; relating to the body, not tlie miud j
real, actual.
BODILY, bid'dMt, ffd. Corporeally.
BODKIN, bid'kin, «. An instrument with
a small blade and sharp point ; an instrument
to draw a thread or riband through a loop ;
an histroroent to dress the hair.
BODY, bAd'di, «. The material substance
of an animal; matter, opposed to spirit; a
person, a human being; reality, opposed to
representation ; a collectiire mass ; tlie roam
army, the battle ; a corporation ; the outward
condition ; the main part ; a pandect, a gene-
ral coUecuon ; strength, as wine of a good
BODY.CLOTHES,b6d'd*-cl62e,«. Qoth-

iiif[ for horses that are dieted.
BOG, b6g, «. A marsh, a fen, a morass.
BOGTROTTER, b6g'u6t-t6r, i. One that

li ves in a boggy country.
To BOGGLE, b4g'^l,». «. 405. To start,

to 6y back ; to hesiUte.
BOGOLER, b^g'glir, «. A doubter, a timo-
rous roan. «, .
BOGGY, hig'gf , €. 28S. Mawhy, swamp.
BOGHOUSE,l»ig'hoii8e,j. A house of office.
BOHCA, bA-hi', $. A species of tea.
To BOIL, bJJl, r. ft. 209. To be agitated by
beat ; to be hot ; to be fenrent ; to move hke
boiling water ; tu be in hot liquor.
To BOIL, biil, •. a. To seeth; to heat
by patting into boiling water; to dress in
boUhi^— ^

BOILER, bMrfir, $. The person that boiU
any thing ; the Tessel in which any thing tf

BOISTEROUS, bSls'tlr-4s, a. yiotent,
loud, roaring, stormy; turbulent, furious;

BOISTE&buSLY, bJls'tlr-is-li, ad. Vio-
lently, tumultuouslv. .,,,,, 2 -.
BOISTEROUSNESS,bHs'tlr-fi8-n€8, a. Ta-

roultuousness ; turbulence.
BOLARY, bM-ri, a. Partaking of the aa-

ture of bole.

BOLD, bAld, a. Dartng, brave, stout; exe-

cuted with spirit; confident, not scrupulous ;

impudent, rude ; licentious ; sUnding out to

the view.— To make Bold, to take freedom^

ToBOLDEN,bMd'd'n.e.a.lOS.Tomake boUL

BOLDFACE, bild'fise, t. Impudence,

sauciness. , . w • ^

BOLDFACED, bAld'Aste, a. Impndeat.
BOLDLY, hhld'lhy ad. In a bold manner.
BOLDNESS, bild'n4s,«. Courage, bravery;

exemption from caution; assurance, impo-

dence. , . , ^

BOLE, bile, $. The body or trnnk of a

tree ; a kind of earth ; a measure of coru eoa-

taining six bushels. ^ , „

BO LIS, bills, 8. Bolis is a great fiery ball,

swiftly hurried through the air, and geueraUy

drawing a Uil after iu
BOLL, bole, «. 406. A round stalk or ateia.
BO LSTER, bAle'stur, s. Something laid m

the bed, to support the head ; a pad» or quUt^

compress for a wound. ^

To BOLSTER, bMe'stir,©. a. To suppoff

the head with a bolster ; to afford a bed to;

to hold wounds tofjether with a compress ; »

support, to maintain
BOLT, bAlt, 8. An arrow, a dart, a thui-

derbolt— Bolt upright, that is, upright as m

arrow ; the bar of a door ; an iron to tastes

the legs ; a spot or stain.
To BOLT, bAlt, r. a. To shut or fasten witk

a bolt ; to blurt out ; to fetter, to shackle ; is

sifl, or separate, with a sieve ; to eaamine, ti

trv out ; to purify, or pu'ge. ^
To ^OLT, bilt, V. n. To spring out wiA

speed and suddenness.
BOLTER, liAlt'ir, s. A sieve to separate

meal from bran.
BOLTHEAD, bAlfhld, «. A long stiaa

necked jilass rcssel ; a "'•U*"*??'^^^'^
BOLTING-HOUSE, bAlting-hafiae, a. Tk

place where meal is sifted.
BOLTSPRIT or BOWSPRIT, b6'sprit, i

A mast ronnine out at the head of a ahip, ■■

standing unrieht, but aslope.
BOLUS, b&'l&s, «. A medicine made *

into a soft mass, larger than pills.
BOMB, bfim, #. 105. A loud noise ; a ke

low iron ball, or shell, filled with gunpowdf

and furnished with a vent for a fuse, or woo*

tube, filled with combustible matter ; lo I

thrown out from a morlar.

PTI do not hrsitsle to follow Dr. K^nrlck a
MrTHsres In this word, «od all lU coinpiMMcls.
elvlnt the o Us fonrlh sound, equivalent to tbe arc-
Eland «f «. IhouRh contrary to Mr. Sherid«».«b pro*
elation, which intkes it rhyme with r,m, jY^m^
Dr. Johnson's dtrrtvsilon of the irerb to 6mmv, ft
t»i iunTorltln as bomO, m«kes the prooaocUuo
have given more agreeable t9 analogy.



aad W. JohntCon,

B&r 1«7, nit 161— t&bc 171, tib 1T2, bJfl 17$ - Jll 2W— pJind SIS— <*in 466, THii 46a.

BOMB-CHEST, bim'tshlst, «. A kind of

clicBC filled with bombs, placed under ground,

to blow up in the air.
BOMB-KETCH, b^mlcJUh, 7«. A kind
BOMB-VESSEL, bdm'vlt-8ll. J of ship,

•tfimely built, to bear the shock of a mortar.
BOMBARD, b&ml>iLrd, «. A great gun ; a

barrel for wine.
To BOMBARD, bim-bird^ v. «. To atUck

with bomb*.
BOMBARDIER, bim-liir-d^^', «. 275. The

rngiiieer whose eiuplujnient it is tu shoot

BOMBARDMENT, bim-blrd'mint, $. An

attack made b^ thntwinf bombs.
BOMBASIN, bim-bl-z^o', «. A alight

ailkeii stuff.
BOMBAST, bim1>4st,«. Fottian, big words.
BOMBAST, b6m.b48t^ a. High-Mtimding.
BOMBASTICK, b6m-bls'tlk, a. High-

sounding, pompous.

ty Dr. Ash U the oolv Lpaicogrsphcr who hsf la-
•c-riMl this «oi<t ; b«t 1 iblok lU|:«nrr«i asage eottllet
It Iv a pUc« Itt ihc lanioagv, oprcUily as il ha* tha
trna adjective tcriuln«tloii, «Dil rtlleves as^from th«
lncoQvenl»nre lo vtblch oar Uafasfe to to sabject,
that of havlof tb« subscaotivt anU adjective of the
aama form; aitd Uiv«i(a, at bomboit MmimIs in X>f,
Juhnton, Ike MbslanUve h«s Ibe accent oa ibe last
aynable, and the aojectlvc on tbe flrtt, coatrarv, I
thiak, to Ibe aoalogy of acc4-otaailo«, 494; yet IhU is
bat a twngtioK W4y uf Mpplylug Iba want of diCcrant
wnrdf for ditteieni part* »f vpcech —See Bowl,

B0MBULAT10N,bJim-b4-li'sh&n^. Sound,

BON AROB A, bA'n|.rA^4, «. A whore.

BON ASUS, bo-nJi i&s, s. A kind of boffiUo.

BONCHRETIEN, bon-kr2t'tfh4^, a. A
s(^ries of pear>

BON D, b6nd. «. Corda, orchaina, with which
h,\\y otie is bound ; ligament that holds any
thine together J onioD, connexion ; iraprison-
roent, captirit^ ; ormeiit of niiii>n, caose^ of
onion ; a writing of obligation ; law by which
any one is oklieed

BONDAGE, b6ndilge, a. 00. Captirity,

BONDMAIO,bAod'rolde,a. A woman slave.

BONDMAN, b^nd'nln, s. 88. A man slave.

BONDS£RVANT,b6nd'slr.Tint,s. A slave.

BONDSERVICE, b^nd's^-vis, f. Slavery.

BONDSLAVE, b^ndslive, a. A man in

BONDSMAN, b6nda'mln, «. S8. One bonnd aoutber.

man slave.
BONE, b^, «. The solid parts of tbe

body of an anioMl ; a fragfuent of meat ; a

bone with as much flesh as adheres to it-^To

■akc nu Bones, to laake no scruple : dice.
To BONE, bJkne, r. a. To talia ont the bones

frunttbe flesh.
BONELACEybAne-Use', s. Flaxen laoe.
BONELESS, b^nel^s, a. Without bones.
To BONESET, b^e's^ v. «. To restore a

l>«iiie out uf joint, or join a bone broken.
BON ESETTBR, bAne's^t-tir, s. One who

nir-kts a practice of srtting boues,
BONFIRE, b^n'ilre, «. A fire made for


ly Air. SiMildaa protioonccs tU« word UmArt ;

BONGRACE, b&n'gris, s. A covering for

the forehead.
BONNET, b^n'iUt, s. 00. A hat, a cap
BONNETS, b^n'nits, a. Small aaiU set

on the courses of the misseo, mainsail, and

foresail. ^ . ,

BONNILY, b^n'ni-lfc, od. Gaily, hand-

sontrlv. . . , . .

BONNlNESS,b^n'nt.nJs,«. Gayety,band.

BONNY, b^n'n^ a. Handsome, beaatiAi] ;

gay, merry.
BONNY-CLABBER, b6n.nfc-klAb^i^, s.

Soar buttermilk. . ^ •»

BONUM MAGNUM, b&'nftm-mlg'nam, a.

A great plum.
BONY, b6'n^, a. Consisting of bones ; fall

of bones.
BOOBY, bMa>^s. A duU, heavy, atupid

BOOK, b&&k, a. A volume in which we

read or write ; a particuUr part of a wurii ;

tlie register in which a trader keeps an ac-
count. — In Bof»ks, in kind reuicmbranoc.—

Without Book, by memory.
To BOOK, b6ik, «. a. To register in a book.
BOOK-KEEPING, b^kliftp-ing, a. The

art of keeping accouiits.
BOOKBINDER, b66k'blD.d&r, a. A man

wliose profession it is to bind Ixioks.
BOOKFUL, b&&k'f4l, a. Crowded with un-

dieesied kuowlcrt"e.
BOOKISH, bi&klsh, a. ^Oivcn to books.
BOOKISHNESS, bAik^lsh-nis, a. Over-

BOOKLEARNED, bMklim-id, a. Vetsed

in books. , , - ,

BOOKLEARNING,bWkllm-kg,a. Skill

in literature ; arnuauiled with boolLS.
BOOKMAN, bo^k-mln, a. 88. A man whose

profession is ihr study of bfioks.
BOOKMATE,biik'mkte, «. School-feUow.
BOOKSELLER, b^k'sjl-l&r, a. A man

whose profession it rs to sell books.
BOOKWORM, bUk'wirm, «. A mite that

rau Itoles in buoks j a student too closely fiMd

upon books.
BOOM, b&^,a. In aea language, a long

pole used to spread out tiie clue of the stud-
ding sail ; a poir with buslics or baskets, set

up as a mark to show the sailors how to staer ;

a bar laid across a harbour, to keep out the

To BOOM,bUm,e.ii. To rash with violence.
BOON, b66n, a. A gift, a grant
BOON, b6&n, a. Gay, merry.
BOOR, b6&r, s. K lout, a clown.
BOORISH, b66r1sh, a. Chmniah, ruatick.
BOORISHLY, b&6riah-l^, ad. After a

dowuisli manner.
BOORI8HNESS, bUrlsh-nIs, «. Coarse-

ness of maniYers.
To BOOT, bfik, e.a. To profit, to adnm-

U^e ; to enrich, to beueflt.
BOOT, bWtyf. Profit, gain, advantage.—

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