Joseph E. (Joseph Emerson) Worcester.

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Bed'slde, n. the side of a bed.
Bed'stead, n. the frame of a bed.
Bed'time, n. the time to go to bed.
Be-duck', v. a. to put under water.
Be-dung', v. a. to manure with dung.
Be-d\ist', V. a. to sprinkle with dust.
Be-dwSirf', v. a. to stunt in growth.
Be-dye', (be-di') v. a. to stain ; to dye
Bee, 71. an insect that makes honey.
Beech, n. a forest tree. [beech

Beech'en, (be'chn) a. belonging to the
Beef, 71. the flesh of an ox or cow.
Beef'eat-er, n. one who eats beef.
Beefsteak, 7t. a slice of beef broiled.
Bee'hive, n. a case for holding bees.
Been, (bin) p. from the verb Be.
Beer, n. a liquor made of malt, <Stc.
Beet, 71. a garden vegetable. [let.

Bee'tle, ti. an insect : — wooden mal-
Bee'tle, v. n. to jut out ; to hang over
Bee'tie-head-ed, a. wooden-headed.
Bee'tle-stock, n. handle of a beetle.
Beeve^, (bevz) n. ; pi. of Beef; cattl*.
Be-fall', V. a. [i. befell ; p. befallen j}

to betide ; to happen to.
Be-fall', V. n. to happen ; to occur.
Be-fit', V. a. to suit ; to become ; to fit
Be-fit'ting, p. a. becoming ; suitable.
Be-fdol', V, a. to make a fool of.
Be-fore', prep, in front of; prior to.
Be-f6re', ad. sooner ; previously to.
Bc-fore'liand, ad. previousl}'.
Be-foul', V. a. to pollute ; to foul.
Be-friend', v. a. to favor ;-to assist.
Be-frin§e', v. a. to deck with fringea
Beg, V. n. to live upon or ask alms.
Beg, V. a. to ask ; to entreat for



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Be-|et', V, a. [i. begot ; p. begotten or
begot ;] to generate ; to produce.

Beg'gsir, 71. one who lives by begging.

Beg'ggir, v. a. to reduce to beggary.

Beg'g^ir-ly, a. poor. — ad. meanly.

Beg'gar-y, n. indigence ; great want.

Be-gtlt', p. a. gilded or gilt.

Be-|in', V. a. &. n. [i. began ; p. begun ;]
to enter upon ; to commence.

Bc-|in'ner, n. one who begins.

6e-|in'ning, n. first cause; first actj
first part ; commencement.

Be-|ird', v. a. [i. begirt or begirded ;
p. begirt or begirded ;J to surround.

Be-gone', (be-gon') interj. go away.

Be-got', i. & p. from Beget.

Be-got'ten, (be-got'tn)p. from Beget,

Be-grea§e', v. a. to soil with grease.

Be-grlme', v. a. to soil with dirt. [of.

Be-griidge', v. a. to envy the possession

Be-guile', (be-|il') v. a. to deceive ; to

Be-giin', p. from Begin. [amuse.

Be-half, (be-haf ) iu favor ; cause ;
interest ; account ; sake ; support.

Be-have', v. a. to conduct ; to demean.

Be-have', v. n. to conduct one's self.

Be-hav'i9r, (be-hav'yur) n. manner of
demeaning one's self; conduct.

Be-head', v. a. to deprive of the head.

Be-held', t. & p. from Behold.

BS'he-moth, n. a large animal.

Be-hest', n. command ; precept.

Be -hind', prep, at the back of; after.

Behind', ad. in the rear ; backwards.

Be-hind'hand, ad. in arrears.

Be-hold', V. a. [i. beheld ; p. beheld ;]
to see, in an emphatical sense.

Be-hold', interj. see ; lo ; observe.

Be-hold'en, (be-hold'dn) p. a. indebted.

Be-h5ld'er, n. one who beholds.

Be hoof , n, profit ; advantage.

Be-h66v'a-ble, a. fit ; expedient.

Be-h66ve', v. a. to be fit for,

Be'ing, n. existence ; the person exist-
ing; a person ; any living creature.

Be-la'bor, v. a. to beat soundly ; to ply.

Be-late', V. a. to retard ; to make late.

Be-lat'ed, a. benighted ; too late.

Be-lay', v. a. to besiege ; to fasten.

Belch, V. to eject from the stomach.

Belch, 71. act of belching ; eructation.

Bel'dam, n. an old woman ; a hag,

Be-leagu'er, (be-15'ger) v. a. to besiege.

Bel'fry, n. place for hanging bells.

Be-lle', V. a. to slander ; to vilify.

De-Iief, (lie-lef) n. act of believing ;
thing believed : creed ; faith,

Be-liev'a-ble, a. that may be believed.



Be-lieve', (be-lev') v. a. to exercise be«

lief in ; to credit ; to think true.
Be-lieve', v. n. to have belief or faith.
Be-li6v'er, n. one who believes
Bell, n, a sounding vessel of metal.
Bel-la-don'na, 7i. deadly nightshadew
Belle, (bel) n. a gay young lady.
Belles-lettres, (bel-let'tr) n. pi. polite

literature.
Bell'flow-er, n. a bell-shaped flower.
Bell'fbund-er, n. one who casts bells.
Bel-li|'er-ent, a. engaged in war.
Bel-lig'er-ent, n. one carrying on war.
Bell'man, n. a public crier.
Bell'met-al, (bel'met-tl) n. an alloy or

mixture of copper and tin.
Bel'low, (bel'lo) v. n. to make a noise

as a bull ; to cry aloud ; to roar.
Bel'low, n. a loud outcry ; a roar.
Bel'low-ing, n. loud noise ; a roaring.
Bel'lows, (bel'Ius) n. sing. 8c pi. a ma-
chine for blowing the fire.
Bell'ring-er, n. one who rings bells.
Bell'weth-er, n. a sheep carrying a bell.
Bel'ly, 71. that part of the body "which

contains the entrails ; abdomen.
Bel'ly, V. n. to swell out.
Bel'Iy-ache, n. pain in the bowels.
Bel'ly-band, n. a girth for a horse.
Bel'ly-ful,7i, as much as fills the belly.
Be-lbng', v. n. to be the property of j

to adhere to ; to have relation to.
Be-16v'ed, a. much loved ; dear.
Be-l6v/', (be-l6') prep, under in place,

time, or dignity ; inferior.
Be-low', ad. in a lower place ; on earth
Belt, 71, a girdle ; a cincture ; a sash.
Belt, V. a. to gird with a belt.
Re-man'gle, v. a. to tear asunder.
Be-ra&sk', v. a. to hide ; to mask.
Be-maze', v. a. to bewilder ; to amaze.
Be-mire', v. a. to drag in the mire.
Be-moan', v. a. to lament; to bewail.
Be-mock', v. a. to insult ; to mock.
Be-mourn', (be-morn') v. a. to mourn.
Bench, n. a long seat ; a judge's seat ;

the body of judges.
Bend, v. a. [i. bent or bended ; p. bent

or bended;] to crook ; to bow.
Bend, v. n. to be incurvated ; to yield.
Bend, n. a curve ; a crook ; a flexture
Bend'a-ble, a. that may be bent,
Be-nSath', prep, under ; lower in

place ; lower in rank or dignity,
Be-neatfi', ad. in a lower place,
Bei.-e-dic'tion, 7i. a blessing ; thanks ;

invocation of happiness, [gift.

Ben-e-f ac'tion, n. (ionation ; gratuity ;



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Ben-e-fic't9r, n. one who confers a

benefit. [tor.

Ben-e-fac'tress, n. a female benefac-
Ben'e-fice, n. an ecclesiastical living.
Ben'e-ficed, a. having a benefice.
Be-nef'i-cence, n. bounty ; kindness.
Be-nef i-cent, a. kind ; doing good ;

charitable. [vantageous j useful.
Ben-e-fi"cial, (ben-e-fish'al) a. ad-
Ben-e-fi"ci-Ei-ry, (berl-e-fish'e-a-re) n.

one possessed of a benefice.
Ben'e-fit, n. a kindness ; advantage.
Ben'e-f It, v. a. to do good to ; to help.
Ben'e-fit, v. n. to gain advantage.
Be-nev'o-lence, n. good will.
Be-nev'o-lent, a. kind ; friendly.
Be-nlght', (be-nit') v. a. to involve in

darkness. [gentle.

Be-nign', (be-nln') a. kind ; generous ;
Be-nig'nant, a. kind ; benevolent.
Be-nig'ni-ty, n. actual kindness ; boun-
Bent, i. & p. from Bend. [ty.

Bent, 71. flexure ; curve ; tendency.
Be-niimb', (be-num') v. a. to make tor-
Ben-zbin', n. a medicinal resin, [pid.
Be-paint', v. a. to cover with paint.
Be-prai^e', v. a. to praise greatly.
Be-queathe', v. a. to leave by will.
Be-quest', (be-kwest') n. a legacy.
Be-reave', v. a. \i. bereaved or bereft ;

p. bereaved or bereft ;] to deprive of.
Be-reave'ment, n. deprivation j loss.
Be-reft', i. &. p. from Bereave.
Ber'ga-mot, n. a pear : — a perfume.
Ber-IIn', or Ber'ljn, n. a kind of coach.
Ber'ry, n. any fruit containing seeds.
Berth, n. a station of a ship ; a room.
Ber'yl, (ber'il) n. a precious stone.
Be-scat'ter, v. a. to throw loosely over.
Be-scratch', v. a. to tear with the nails.
Be-seech', v. a. [i. besought ; p. be-

souglu ;] to entreat ; to implore.
Be-seem', v. a. to become ; to be fit for.
Be-seSin'ly, a. fit ; becoming ; suitable.
Be-set', V. a. [i. beset; ^. beset ;] to

besiege ; to waylay ; to embarrass.
Be-side', )prep. at the side of; over
Be-side?', \ and above ; out of.
Be-side', ) ad. more than that ; more-
Be-sides', ( over; not in tJiis number.
Be-sie|;e', v. a, to lay siege tx) ; to beset.
Be-sie|'er, n. one who besieges.
Be-slime', v. a. to soil ; to daub.
Be-slub'ber, v. a. to daub ; to slubber.
Be-smear', v. a. to bedaub ; to smear.
Be-smut', v. a. to soil with smoke or

soot.
Be'§om, (be'zum) n. a broom of twigs.



Be-sSt', V. a. to infatuate ; to stupefy.

Be-sbught', (be-sa.vvt') i. & p. from Bo-
seech, [gles.

Be-span'gle, v. a. to adorn with span-

Be-spat'ter, v. a. to soil by spattering.

Be-speak', v. a. [i. bespoke ; p. bespo-
ken ;] to speak for beforehand.

Be-spread', v. a. to spread over.

Be-sprin'kle, v. a. to sprinkle over.

Best, a. ; superl. of Oood ; most good.

Best, ad. ; svperl. of Well ; very well.

Be-stain', v, a. to mark with stains.

Best'ial, (best'y^l) a. beastly ; brutal.

Be-stick', v. a. to stick over with.

Be-stir', V. a. to put into action.

Be-stow', V. a. to give ; to confer.

Be-st5w'al, n. act of bestowing.

Be-stow'ment, n. act of bestowing.

Be-strad'dle, v. a. to bestride.

Be-stride', v. a. [i. bestrode or bestrid ;
p. bestridden or bestrid;] to stride
over ; to step over ; to ride on.

Be-stud', V. a. to adorn with studs.

Bet, n. a wager : — v. a. to lay a wager.

Be-take', v. a. [i. betook ; p. betaken ;]
to have recourse to ; to apply.

Be'tel, (be'tl) n. an Indian plant.

Be-think', v. a. [i. bethought ; p. be-
thought;] to recollect; to remind.

Be-think', v. n. to call to recollection.

Be-thump', v. a. to beat ; to thump.

Be-tide', v. a. to happen to; to befall.

Be-tlde', v. n. to happen ; to become.

Be-tlme^', ad. seasonably ; early.

Be-to'ken, (be-to'kn) v. a. to signify.

Bet'o-ny, n. a plant ; a vulnerary herb.

Be-took', (be-tuk') i. from Betake.

Be-tray', v. a. to give up or disclose
treacherously ; to discover.

Be-tray'al, n. the act of betraying.

Be-tray'er, n. one who betrays.

Be-trim', v. a. to deck ; to trim.

Be-troth', v. a. to contract for mar-
riage ; to affiance ; to pledge.

Be-troth'raent, n. act of betrothing.

Bet'ter, a. camp, of Oood ; superior.

Bet'ter, ad. more ; in a higher degree.

Bet'ter, v. a. to improve ; to advance.

Bet'ter-ment, n. an improvement.

Bet'tor, n. one who bets or lays bets.

Be-tween', prep, in the middle of.

Be-twixt', prep, in the middle of.

Bev'el, n. a peculiar sort of angle : -•
a kind of square.

Bev'el, V, a. to cut to a bevel angle.

Bev'er-age, n. liquor to be drunk.

Bev'y, 71. a flock of birds ; a company

Be-wail', v. to bemoan ; to lament.



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Be-wire', v. n. to be cautious.

Be-\vil'der, v. a. to perplex.

Be-\vitch', V. a. to charm ; to fascinate.

Be-witch'ing, a. fascinating.

Be-jond', prep, on the farther side.

Be-yond', ad. at a distance ; yonder.

Bez'el, n. that part of a ring in which
the stone is fixed. [tion.

Bi'as, n. weight on one side ; inclina-

Bl'^is, V. a. to incline to some side.

Bib, 71. a linen under the chin.

Bib'ber, n. a tippler ; a toper ; a sot.

Bl'ble, 71. the sacred Scriptures.

Bib'li-cal, a. relating to the Bible.

Bib-li-og'ra-pher, n. one versed in bib-
liography.

Blb-li-o-graph'ic, ) a. relating to

Blb-li-o-graph'i-cal, ) books.

Bib-li-6g'ra-phy, n. the science or
knowledge of books, [rage for books.

Bib-li-o-ma'ni-ac, n. one who has a

Bib'u-loiis, a. absorbing ; spongy.

Bi-cap'su-lar, a. having two capsules.

Bice, n. a green or light blue color.

Bick'er, v. n. to skirmish ; to quiver.

Bick'er-ing, n. a quarrel ; skinnish.

Bick'ern,7i. an iron ending in a point,

Bi-cdr'nous, a. having two horns.

Bi-cbr'po-ral, a. having two bodies.

Bid, V. a. [i. bade or bid ; p. bidden or
bid ;] to command ; to offer.

Bid, 71. an offer to give a certain price.

Bid'den, (bid'dn) p. from Bid.

Bid'der, n. one who bids a price,

Bid'dlng, n. command ; offer of price.

Bide, V. a. to endure ; to wait for.

Bide, V. n. to dwell ; to abide.

Bi-den'tjl, a. having two teeth,

Bj-det', n. a little horse : — a vessel.

Bi-en'nj-al, a. continuing two years.

Bier, n. a carriage for conveying the
dead. [after calving.

Biest'inc?. n. pi. first miik of a cow

Ei-fa'ri-ous, a. twofold ; double.

Bi'fjd, a. cleft in two parts.

Bifi-dat-ed, a. divided into two.

Bi-tlo'rous, a. having two flowers.

Bi'fold, a. twofold ; double,

Bi'fbrm, a. having a double form.

Bi-fiir'cat-ed, a. having two forks.
Big, a. great ; large ; huge ; svvoln.
Big'a-mist, n. one guilty of bigamy.
Big'a-mj^, n. the crime of having two

wives, or two husbands, at once.
Bigg, 71. a kind of winter barley.
Big'^Jin, n. a child's cap; a vessel.
Bi^lit, (bit) n. a small bay or inlet of
the sea : — a bend or coil of a rope.



Big'ness, n. bulk ; size ; dimensions.

Big'ot, n. a blind zealot or partisan.

Big'ot-ed, a. full of bigotrj'.

Big'ot-rj", n. blind zeal ; prejudice.

Bijou, (be'zho') n. a jewel,

Bil'ber-ry, n. a shrub and its fruit.

Bil'bo, 71. a rapier ; a sword.

Bil'boe^, (bil'boz) n. pi. a sort of stocks
for the feet, used at sea.

Bile, n. a yellow or greenish fluid sep-
arated in the liver.

Bil*e, 7J. a ship's bottom : — protuber-
ant part of a cask.

Bil^e, V. n. to spring a leak,

Bil|e'-wa-ter, 7i. water in the bilge.

Bil'ia-ry, (-ya-) a. relating to the bile.

Bi-lin'guous, a. having two tongues.

Bil'ious, (bil'yus) a. partaking of bile.

Bilk, V. a. to ctieat ; to deceive.

Bill, n. beak of a fowl : — an account j
a note : — a proposed law or act*

Bill, V. n. to caress, as doves*

Bil'let, n. a note ; a letter: — a log*

Bil'let, V. a. to quarter soldiers*

Bil'let-doux', (bil'la-do') n. love-lettef.

Bill'iard?, (bil'yardz) n. pi. a game
played witli balls and sticks.

Bil'lingf-gate, n. foul language.

Bill'ion, n. a million of millions.

Bil'lovV* (bil'lo) n. a large wave. [gid.

Bil'low-y, (bil'lo-e) a. swelling j tur-

Bi'mane, a. having two hands,

Bim'a-nous, a. having two hands.

Bin, n. a repository for corn ; a box.

Bi'na-ry, a. two ; dual ; double.

Bi'ngi-ry, n. the constitution of two.

Bind, V. a. [i. bound ; p. bound ;] to
confine ; to gird ; to fasten to ; to
tie : — to oblige : — to make costive.

Bind , i>. 7^. to contract parts together.

Bind'er, n. one who binds books, &c.

Bind'er-y, n. place for binding books.

Blnd'jng, n. bandage ; cover of a book.

Bind'ing, p. a. compelling; obliging,

Bin'na-cle, n. compass-box of a ship.

Bin'o-cle, n. a kind of telescope.

Bi-noc'u-lar, a. having two eyes.
Bi-no'mi-al, a. having two names.

Bi-og'ra-pher, ii. a writer of biography.

Bl-o-graph'j-cal, a. relating to biogra-
phy, [life.
Bl-og'ra-phy, n. a history of a person's
Bip'a-rous, a. producing two at a birth.
Bip'ar-tite, a. having two parts,
Bl-par-ti"tion, n. division into two.
Bl'ped, 71. an animal with two feet.
Bip'e-dal, a. having two feet.
Bl-pen'nsite, a. having two wings.



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Bl-quad'rate, (bi-kwod'r?it) «. the
square of a square, or the 4th power.

Bi-quad-rat'jc, a. relating to the fourth
power.

Bi'rch, n. a well-known tree.

Biich'en, (biv'chu) a. made of birch.

Bird, n. one of the feathered kind.

Bird'ca|e, n. an enclosure for birds.

Bird'Ilme, n. a glutinous substance.

Birdf'eye, (birdz'I) n. a plant.

Biids'eye, a. noting a view of an ob-
ject as seen from above, as by a bird.

Bi'rd^'nest, n. a nest for birds.

Birth, n. act of coming into life ; ex-
traction ; rank by descent ; lineage.

Birthday, n. the day of one's birth;
the anniversary of one's birth.

Birth'place, n. place of one's birth.

Birth'right, (birth'rlt) n. the right or
privilege to which a person is born.

BTs'cuit, (bis'kit) n. a hard, dry bread.

Bl-sect', V. a. to divide into two equal
parts. [parts.

Bi-sec'tion, ?i. a division into two equal

Bi-seg'ment, n. one of two equal parts.

Bish'op, n. one of the higher order of
clergy, having charge of a diocese.

Bish'op-ric, n. the diocese of a bishop.

Bi§'muth, n. a reddish-white metal.

Bi'son, 71. a kind of wild ox.

Bjs-sex'tjle, n. leap year.

Bis'tre, (bis'ter) n. a brown pigment.

Bl-sul'cous, a. cloven-footed.

Bit, n, the iron mouth-piece of a bri-
dle : — a small piece ; a morsel.

Bit, V. a. to put a bit in. [kind.

Bitch, n. the female of the canine

Bite, V. a. [i. bit ; ;;. bitten or bit ;] to
crush with the teeth ; to cut.

Bite, n. act of biting ; cheat ; trick.

Bit'er, n. one tliat bites ; a cheat.

Bit'jng, p. a. sharp ; severe ; caustic.

Bit'ten, (bit'tn) p. from Bite. See Bite.

Bit'ter, a. having a hot, acrid taste;
sharp; cruel; painful; afflicting.

Bit'tern, n. a bird with long legs,

Bit'teri^, n. pi. a bitter liquor.

B.i-tu'men, n. a mineral pitch.

Bi-tu'mi-nous, a. containing bitumen.

Bi'valve, a. having two valves.

Biv'i-oiis, a. having two ways.

Biv'ouac, (biv'wak) v. n. to watch.

Biz'an-tlne, n, a great piece of gold.

Bi-zirre', a. odd ; strange.

Blab, V. to tell, as secrets ; to tattle.

Blab, n. a telltale ; a babbler : — tattle.

Black, a. of the darkest color; dark;
cloudy ; horrible ; wicked ; dismal.



BlSck, n. a black color ; a negro.
Black, V. a. to make black ; to blacken.
Black'^-moor, n. a negro.
Black'-art, n. magical art ; magic.
Blnck'ball, 7j. a ball of black color used

in voting.
Black'ber-ry, n. a plant; a fruit.
Black'bird, n. a black singing bird.
Black' b5ard, n. a board colored black,

used for writing on.
Black'-cat-tle, n. pi. oxen, cows, &c.
Black'cock, n. the heathcock.
Black'en, (blak'kn) v. a. to make

black ; to darken ; to defame.
Black'en, (blak'kn) v.n. to grow black.
Black'guard, (blag'gard) n. a base fel-
Black'ish, a. somewhat black, [low
Black'-jack, n. an ore of zinc.
Black-lead', n. plumbago, a mineral.
Black'leg, n. a gambler ; a sharper.
Black'moor, 71. a negro ; blackamoor.
Black'smith, n. a smith who works ia
Black'thorn, n. the sloe-tree. "^iron,
Brad'der,jt. vessel containing the ^rine.
Blade, ti. spire of grass: — the sharp

part of a weapon : — a gay fellow.
Blade'bone, n. bone of the shoulder.
Blad'ed, a. having blades or spires.
Blain, n. a pustule ; a blotch ; a sore.
Blam'a-ble, a. deserving censure.
Blame, v. a. to charge with a fault.
Blame, n. imputation of a fault.
Blame'ful, a. crimiixal ; culpable.
Blame'less, a. free from blame.
BlStnch, V. a. to whiten ; to strip off.
BlSnch, V. n. to grow white ; to evade.
Bland, a. soft ; mild ; gentle.
Blan'dish, v. a. to soften ; to soothe.
Blan'dish-ment, n. kind treatment.
Blank, a. white; without writing: —

Blank-verse, metre without rhyme.
Blank, n. a void space on paper.
Blank, v. a. to damp ; to confu'-e.
Blank'et, n. a woollen cloth for a bed.
Blar'iiey, n. gross flattery.
Blas-pheme', v. a. to speak in terms of

impious irreverence of God.
Blas-phCme', v. n. to speak blaspliemy
Blas-pliGin'er, n. one who blasfthenies.
Blas'phe-moiis, a. full of blasphemj\
Blas'|)he-my, n. an indignity offered

to God or sacred things.
BlSst, n. a gust of wind ; an explo-
sion : — a blight ; a disease.
BlSst, V. a. to wither ; to injure ; to

blight : — to lilow up by powder.
Bla'tant, a. bellovv'ing, as a calf.
Blaze, n. a flame ; a stream of light.



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BlSze, t>. n- to flanio ; to burn.

Blaze, V. a. to publish ; to mark.

Bla'zon, (bla'zn) v. a. to explain fig-
ures on ensigns armorial ; to deck.

Bla'zon, (bla'zn) n. blazonry ; show.

Bla'zon-ry, n. the art of drawing coats
of arms ; emblazonry. [white.

Bleach, v. a. to whiten ; to make

Bleach, v. n. to grow white.

Bleach'er-y, n. a place for bleaching.

Bleak, a. open ; exposed to the wind.

Blear, a. dim with rheum or water.

BlSar, V. a. to make the eyes dim.

Bl5ar'-eyed, (-Id) a. having sore eyes.

Bleat, (blet) v. n. to cry as a sheep.

Bleat, n. the cry of a sheep or lamb.

Bleat'jng, n. the cry of lambs or sheep.

Bleed, v. n. [i. bled ; p. bled j] to lose
blood ; to drop, as blood.

Bleed, V. a. to draw blood ; to let blood.

Blem'ish, v. a. to mark ; to tarnish.

Blem'ish, n. mark of deformity ; taint.

Blend, v. a. to mingle ; to mix.

Blende, n. ore of zinc and sulphur.

Bless, r. a. [i. blessed or blest ; p.
blessed or blest ;] to make happy.

Bless'edjp. a. happy ; enjoying felicity.

Bless'ed-ness, n. happiness ; felicity.

Bless'jng, n. benediction ; divine favor.

Blest, i. &. p. from Bless. See Bless.

Blew, (blu) i. from Blow.

Blight, (blit) n. a disease ; a blast.

Blight, V. a. to blast ; to injure.

Blind, a. destitute of sight ; dark.

Blind, V. a. to make blind ; to darken.

Blind, n. something to hinder the sight.

Bllnd'fold, V. a. to hinder from seeing.

Bllnd'fold, a. having the eyes covered.

BlInd'-man'f-buiF, n. a play.

Blind 'ness, n. want of sight. [side.

Blind'-slde, tu a weakness ; a weak

Blink, V. n. to wink ; to see obscurely.

Blink, V. a. to start from with aversion.

Blink, 71. a glimpse ; a glance.

Blink'ard, n. one who has bad eyes.

Bliss, n. the highest happiness ; felici-

Bliss'ful, a. happy in a high degree.[ty.

Blis'ter, n. a pustule ; a vesicle.

Blis'ter, v. n. to rise in blisters.

Blis'ter, v. a. to raise a blister on.

Blithe, a. gay ; airy ; joyous ; mirthful.

Bllthe'sorae, a. gay ; cheerful ; merry.

Bloat, V. a. to swell ; to make turgid.

Bl5at, V. n. to grow turgid ; to dilate.

Bloat'ed, a. grown turgid ; puffed up.

Block, n. a heavy piece of wood, mar-
ble, or stone : — a pulley.

Block, V. a. to shut up ; to obstruct.



Block-ade', n. act of shutting up a port.
Blbck-ade', v. a. to shut up, as a port.
Block'head, n. a stupid fellow.
Block'liead-ed, a, stupid ; dull.
Block'-house, m. a fortress for a harbor.
Block'jsh, a. like a block ; stupid.
Block-tin', n. tin cast into blocks.
Blood, (bliid) n. the red fluid that cir-
culates in animal bodies: — race.
Blood 'flow-er, n. a bulbous plant.
Blood'guilt-j-ness, n. murder.
Blood'heat, (blad'het) 71. heat of the

same degree with that of the blood.
Blood'hbund, 711. a fierce hound.
Blood'less, (blud'les) a. without blood
Blood'shed, n. murder ; slaughter.
Blood'shot, a. filled with blood ; red.
Blood'siick-er, 71. a leech ; a cruel man.
BI6od'thirs-ty,a. desirous to shed blood.
Blood' ves-sel, n. a vein or artery.
Blood'y, rblud'e) a. stained with blood.
B16od'y-nux, (blud'e-flux)7i.dysentery.
Blood'y-mlnd'ed, a. cruel ; sanguinary.
Bloom, 71. a blossom; flower; native

flush or color : — a mass of iron.
Bloom, V. n. to flower ; to blossoni.
Bloom'ing, a. flourishing with bloom.
B166m'y, a. full of blooms ; flowerjy.
Blos'som, n. the flower of a plant.
Blos'som, V. n. to put forth blossor
Blot, V. a. to efface ; to spot ; to st
Blot, 71. obliteration ; a spot ; a sta
Blotch, 71. a pustule on the skin.
Blotch, V. a. to mark with spots.
Blow, (bio) 71. a stroke : — egg of i
Blow, (bio) V. n. [i. blew ; p. blowfl ;]

to make a current of air ; to pu|r:

— to flower ; to bloom.
Blow, (bl6) V. a. to drive by windj to

kindle ; to inflate : — to flyblow.
Blow'er, (blo'er) n. one who blows.
Blown, (blon) p. from Bloto.
Blow'pipe, (blo'pip) 71. a tube used to

produce an intense flame. [ment.
Blowze, 71. a ruddy wench: — agar*
Blbw'zy, a. sunburnt ; tawdry.
Blub'ber, n. fat of whales. [cheeks
Blub'ber, v. n, to weep so as to swell the
Blud'*eon, (blud'jun) n. a thick club
Blue, a. of the color of blue.
Blue, 71. one of the original colors.
Bliie'bot-tle, n. a flower : — a fly.
Blue'-eyed, a. having blue eyes.
Bluff, 71. a high, steep bank or shore.
Bluff, a. big ; surly ; obtuse.
Blu'jsh, a. blue in some degree.
Blun'der, v. n. to mistake grossly.
Blun'der, n. a gross mistake ; fertot



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Blun'der-buss, m. a short gun.
Blun'der-head, n. a careless fellow.
Blunt, a. dull ; rough ; rude ; abrupt.
Blunt, V. a. to dull the edge ; to repress.
Blunt'ly, ad. in a blunt manner.
Blur, n. a blot ; a stain ; a dark spot.
Bliir, V. a. to blot ; to stain ; to spot.
Blurt, V. a. to speak inadvertently.
Bliish, V. n. to redden in the face.
Blush, n. reddish color on the cheeks.
Bliish'ing, n. the exhibiting of blushes.
Bltish'ing, p. a. manifesting blushes.
Blush'y, a. having the color of a blush.
Blus'ter, v. n to boast ; to bully.
Blus'ter, n. noise j boast ; tumult.
Blus'ter-er, n. a swaggerer ; a bully.



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