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Bice. ". s. The name of a colour used in they may come when they are called, and depart

when they are bidden.

H'aits. painting. It is either green or blue. Take green bice, and order it as you do your

3. To offer; to propose ; as, to bid a blue bice; you may diaper upon it with the price. water of deep green.

Peacham,

Come, and be true. Bici'PITAL. ?

- Thou bidst me to my loss; for true to thee Bici'PITOUS. S adj. [biceps, bicipitis, Lat.)

Were to prove false. Sbakspeare's Cymbeline.

When a man is resolute to keep his sins while 1. Having two heads.

he lives, and yet unwilling to relinquish all hope, While men believe bicipitous conformation in

he will embrace that profession which bids fairany species, they admit a gemination of princi

est to the reconciling those so distant interests. Brown's Vulgar Errours.

Decay of Piety. 2. It is applied to one of the muscles of the

As when the goddesses came down of old,

With gifts their young Dardanian judge they A piece of flesh it exchanged from the bicipio try'd tal muscle of either party's arm. Brotun. And each bade high to win him to their side. T. BIÄCKER. v. ni (bicre, Welsh, a con

Granville. test.]

To give interest a share in friendship, is to sell

it by inch of candle he that bids most shall 1. To skirmish; to fight without a set

have it : and when it is mercenary, there is battle; to fight off and on.

depending on it.

Collier en Friendship. They fell to such a bickering, that he got a

4. To proclaim; to offer, or to make halting, and lost his picture.

Sidney.
In thy face

known, by some public voice. I see thy fury; if I longer stay,

Our bans thrice bid? and for our wedding day We shall begin our ancient bickerings. Sbaksp.

My kerchief bought! then press'd, then forca away.

Gay. 2. To quiver; to play backward and for

5. To pronounce ; to declare. ward.

You are retir'd, And from about him fierce effusion rowl'd

As if you were a fcasted one, and not Of smoke and bickering fame, and sparkles dire.

The hostess of the meeting; pray you, bid Milton,

These unknown friends to 's welcome. Shaksp. An icy gale, oft shifting o'er the pool, Breathes a blue filin, and, in its mid career,

Divers, as we passed by them, put their arms

a little abroad; which is their gesture, when Arrests the bickering stream.

Thomson,

they.bid any welcome. BI'CKERER. n. s. [from the verb.] A

How, Didius, shall a Roman, sore repuls d, skirmisher.

Greet your arrival to this distant isle? BI'CKERN. n. s. (apparently corrupted How bid you welcome to these shatter'd legions ? from beakiron.] An iron ending in a

A. Philips point.

6. To denounce. A blacksmith's anvil is sometimes made with a Thyself and Oxford, with five thousand men, pike,or biskern, or beakiron, at one end. Moxon. Shall cross the seas, and bid false Edward battle. BICO'RNE. 1 adj. [bicornis, Lat.] Hav

Shakspeare's Henry vi.

She bid war to all that durst supply Bico'R NOUS. Š ing two horns.

The place of those her cruelty made die. Waller. We should be too critical, to question the let

The captive cannibal, opprest with chains, ter Y, or bicornous element of Pythagoras; that

Yet braves his foes, reviles, provokes, disdains; is, the making of the horns equal. Brown.

Of nature fierce, untameable, and proud, BICO'R PORAL. adj. [bicorpor, Lat.] Hav- He bid's defiance to the gaping crowd, ing two bodies.

And, spent at last and speechless as he lies, TO BID. v. a. pret. I bid, bad, bale; I With fiery glances mocks their rage, and dies." have bid, or bidden. [biddan, Saxon.]

Granville, 1. To desire ; to ask; to call; to invite. I am bid forth to supper, Jessica ;

If there come any unto you, and bring not

this doctrine, receive him not into your house, There are my keys. Sbuésp. Merch.of Vinice.

neither bid him God speed. Go ye into the highways, and, as many as you

Fo?n. shall find, bid to the marriage.

Matt.

When they desired him to tarry longer with We ought, when we are bidden to great feasts

them, he consented not, but bade them farewel. and meetings, to be prepared beforehand.

Hakerill. 8. To bid beads, is to distinguish each 2. To command ; to order: before things bead by a prayer.' See BEAD. or persons.

By some haycock, or some shady thorn,

He bids his verds both even song and morn.' Saint Withold footed thrice the wold, He met the nightmare, and her nine fold,

Dryden. Bid her alight, and her troth plight. Shakspear?. BI'D ALE. 9. s. [from bid and ale.] An inHe caid the sisters,

vitation of friends to drink at a poor When first they put the name of king upon ite, man's house, and there to contribute And bade them speak to him. Šispare. charity.

Dicia Haste to the house of sleep, and bid the gud Who rules the nightly visions with a nod,

BI'D DEN. part. pass. [from To bid.] Prepare a dream.

Dryden's Fables, Curse on the tongue that bids this çeneral joy. There were two of our company bidden to a -Can they be friends of Antony, who revel feast of the family.

Bacon. When Antony's in danger? Dryd. All for Love Madam, the bidden guests are come. A. Pbibips.

Thames heard the numbers as he flow'd along, 2. Commanckd. And bade his willows learn the moving song. 'Tis these that early taint the female soul,

Pope. lustruct the eyes of young coquettes to roll, Acquire a government over your ideas, that Teach infant cheeks a bidden blush to know,

And little hearts to fufter at a beau, Popes

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Bi'odER, 1. s. [from To bid.] One who offers or proposes a price

He looked upon several dresses which hung there, exposed to the purchase of the best bidder.

Addison. BIDDING. n. s. [from bid.] Command; order.

How, say'st thou that Macduffdenieshis person At our great bidding? Sbakspeare's Niacbeth.

At his second biditing, darkness fled, Light shone, and order from disorder sprung.

Milton. TO BIDE. v. a. [bidan, Saxon.] To endure ; to suffer: commonly to abide.

Poor naked wretches, wheresoe'er you are, That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm!

Shakspeare. The wary Dutch this gathering storm foresaw, And durst not bide it on the English coast. Dryd. TO BIDE, V. n. 1. To dwell; to live ; to inhabit.

All knees to thee shall bow, of them that bide In heav'n or earth, or under earth in hell. Milt. 2. To remain in a place.

Safe in a ditch he bides,
With twenty trenched gashes on his head,

The least a death to nature. Shaksp. Macbeth. 3. To continue in a state.

And they also, if they bide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in.

Romans. 4. It has probably all the significations of

the word abide; which see : but it being grown somewhat obsolete, the examples of its various meanings are not

easily found. BIDE'NTAL. adj. [bidens, Lat.) Having two teeth.

Ill management of forks is not to be helped, when they are only bidextul:

Swift. Bi'ning. 1. s. '[from bide.] Residence; habitation.

At Aptwerp has my constant biding been. Rowe: BIE'NNIAL. adj. [biennis, Lat.] Of the continuance of two years.

Then why should some be very long lived, others only annualor biennial? Ray on the Creation. Bier. n. s. [from To bear, as feretrum, in

Latin, from fero.] A carriage, or frame of wood, on which the dead are carried to the grave:

And now the prey of fowls he lies, Nor wail'd of friends, nor laid on groaning bier.

Spenser, They bore him barefac'd on the bier, And on his grave rain'dminy a tear. Sbakspeare.

He must not flcat upon his wat’ry bier Unwept.

Milton. Griefs always green, a household still in tears, Sad pomps, a threshold throng'd with daily biers, And liveries of black. Dryden's Juvenal.

Make as if you hanged yourself, they will convey your body out of prison in a bier.

Arbuthnot. BI'ESTINGS.n. s. [býstinz, Saxon.] The

first milk given by a cow after calving, which is very thick.

And twice besides, her biestings never fail To store the dairy with a brimming pail. Dryd. BiF A'RIOUS. adj. [bifarius,Lat.] Two

fold; what may be understood two ways,

Dict. BI'FEROUS. adj. [biferens, Lat.] Bearing

fruit twice a year.

Bi'Fid.

1 adj. [bifidus, Lat. a botas BI'FIDATED.) nical term.] Divided into

two; split in two; opening with a

cleft. B1Fo'ld. adj. [from binus, Lat. and fold.]

Twofold ; double.

If beauty have a soul, this is not she;
If souls guide vows, if vows are sanctimony,
If sanctimony be the gods delight,
If there be rule in unity itself,
This is not she: O madness of discourse!
That cause sets up with and agginst thyself!

Bifold authority. Sbaksp. Troilus and Cressida. BI'FORMED. adj. [tiformis, Lat.] Com.

pounded of two forins, or bodies. BIFU'XCATED. adj. [from binus, two,

and furca, a fork, Lat.) Shooting out, by a division, into two heads.

A small white piece, bifurcated, or branching into two, and finely reticulated all over.

Woodward. BIFURCA’TION. n. s. [from binus and fur

ca, Lat.] Division into two; opening into two parts.

The first catachrestical and far derived similitude, it holds with mar; that is, in a bifurcation, or division of the root into two parts.

Brown's Valgar Errors. BIG. adi. [This word is of uncertain or

unknown etymology. Junius derives it from Bayera; Skinner from bug, which,

in Danish, signifies the belly. ] 1. Having comparative bulk, greater or less.

A troubled ocean, to a man who sails in it, is, I think, the biggest object that he can see in motion.

Spectater. 2. Great in bulk ; large.

Both in addition and division, either of space or duration, when the idea under consideration becomes very big, or very small, its precise bulk becomes obscure and confused.

Locke. 3. Teening ; pregn. nt ; great with young: with the particle with. A bear big with young hath seldom been seen.

Bares.
Lately on yonder swelling bush,
Big with many a common rose,

This early bud began to blush. Waller. 4. Sometimes with of, but rarely.

His gentle lady,
Big of this gentleman, our theme, deceas'd

As he was born. Sbakspeare's Cymbelist. 5. Full of something ; and desirous, or about, to give it vent.

The great, th' important day,
Big with the fate of Cato and of Rome. Addisse.

Now big with knowledge of approaching woes, The prince of augurs, Halithreses, rose. Pope. 6. Distended; swoln; ready to burst :

used often of the effects of passion, as grief, rage: Thy heart is big; get thee apart, and weep.

Shakspeare's Julius César. 7. Great in air and mien ; proud; swelling ; tumid; haughty ; surly.

How else, said he, but with a good bold face, And with big words, and with a stately pace?

Spetser. To the meaner man, or unknown in the court, seem somewhat solemn, coy, big, and dangerous of look, talk, and answer.

Asttas. If you had looked big, and spit at him, he'd have run.

Sbakspeare's Winter's Tals.

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In his prosperous season, he fell under the re- tom of a root, it will cause the root to grow to proach of being a man of big looks, and of a an excessive bigness.

Bacon, mean and abject spirit.

Clarendon. People were surprised at the bigness and unOr does the man i' th' moon look big,

couth deformity of the camel,

L'Estrange Or wear a huger pertwig

The brain of man, in respect of his body, is Than our own native lunaticks? Hudibras. much larger than any other animal's; exceeding Of governments that once made such a noise, in bigness three oxen's brains.

Ray. and looked so big in the eyes of mankind, as be- . 2. Size, whether greater or smaller; coming founded upon the deepest counsels, and the

parative bulk. strongest force; nothing remains of them but a

Several sorts of rays make vibrations of several South.

bignesses, which, according to their bignesses, exThou thyself, thus insolent in state,

cite sensations of several colours; and the air Art but perhaps some country magistrate, Whose power extends no farther than to speak

according to their bignesses, excites sensations of several sounds.

Newton's Opticks. Big on the bench, and scanty weights to break.

BI'GOT. n. s. [The etymology of this

Dryden. To grant big Thraso valour, Phormio sense,

word is unknown; but it is supposed, by Should indignation give, at least offence. Gartb. Camden and others, to take its rise from 8. Great in spirit; lofty; brave.

some occasional phrase] A man deWhat art thou have not I

voted unreasonably to a certain party, An arm as big as chine? a heart as big?

or prejudiced in favour of certain opiThy words, I grant, are bigger : for I wear not My dagger in my mouth. Shakspeare's Cymb.

nions; a blind zealot. It is used often

with to before the object of zeal; as, a BI'GAMIST., n. s. (bigamus, low Lat.] One that has committed bigamy.

bigot to the Cartesian tenets. See

Religious spite and pious spleen bred first BIGAMY.

Thisquarrel, which so long the bigots murst. Tat?. By the papal canons, a clergyman, that has a

In philosophy and religion, the bigots of all wife, cannot have an ecclesiastical benefice ;

parties are generally the most positive. Watts. much less can a bigamist have such a benefice Bi'GOTED. adj. (from bigot.] Blindly according to that law.

Ayliff?. BI'GAMY. n. s. [bigamia, low Latin.]

prepossessed in favour of something; 1. The crime of having two wives at once.

irrationally zealous: with to.

Bigotted to this idol, we disclaim
A beauty-waining and distressed widow
Seduc'd the pitch and height of all his thoughts

Rest, health, and ease, for nothing but a name.

Garth. To base declension, and loath'd bigamy. Shaksp. Randal determined to commence a suit against

Presbyterian merit, during the reign of that

weak, bigotted, and ill-advised prince, will eaMartin, for bigamy and incest. Arbuth.and Pope. 2. [In the canon law.] The marriage of Bi'Gotry. 2. s. (from bigot.] ·

sily be computed,

Sevil. a second wife, or of a widow, or a

1. Blind zeal ; prejudice ; unreasonable woman already debauched; which, in

war.nth in favour of party or opinions : the church of Rome, were considered

with the particle to. as bringing a man under some incapa

Were it not for a bigotry to our own tenets, cities for ecclesiastical offices.

we could hardly imagine, that so many absurd, BIGBE'LLIED. adj. (from big and belly. ] wicked, and bloody principles, should pretend · Pregnant; with child ; great with to support themselves by the gospel.

Watts. young.

2. The practice or tenet of a bigot. When we have laugh'd to see the sails conceive,

Our silence makes our adversaries think we And grow bigbellied with the wanton wind. Shak. persist in those bigotries, which all good and Children and bigbellied women require anti

sensible men despise.

Pope. dotes somewhat more grateful to the palate.

Bi'gswolx. adj. (from big and s-woln.]

Harvey. Turgid ; ready to burst. So many well-shaped innocent virgins are

Might my big's woln heart blocked up, and waddle up and down like big- Vent all its griefs, and give a loose to sorrow. bellied women. Addison.

Addison. We pursued our march, to the terror of the BIG-UDDERED. adj. (from big and udder.] market-people, and the miscarriage of half a

Having large udders; having dugs dozen bigbellied women.

Addison.

swelled with milk. Bi'GGIN, n. s. [beguin, Fr.) A child's

Now, driv’n before him through the arching • cap.

rock, Sleep now!

Came, tumbling heaps on heaps, th' unnumber'd Yet not so sound, and half so deeply sweet,

flock, As he, whose brow with homely biggin bound,

Big-udder'd ewes, and goats of female kind. Pope. Snores on the watch of night.

Shakspeare. BI'LANDER. so [belandre, Fr.] A BIGHT. 1. 5. It is explained by Skinner,

small vessel of about eighty tons burden, the circumference of a coil of rope.

used for the carriage of goods. It is Bi'gly. adv. [from big ] Tumidly;

a kind of hoy, manageable by four or haughtily ; with a blustering manner.

five men, and has masts and sails after Would'st thou not rather choose a small renown, To be the may’r of some poor palery town;

the manner of a hoy. They are used Bigly to look, and barb'rously to speak;

chiefly in Holland, as being particularly To pound false weights, and scanty measures fit for the canals. Savary. Trevoux. 'break?

Dryden.

Like bilanders to creep BICNES$. 11. s. [from big.]

Along the coast, and land in view to keep. Dryd. 1. Bulk 5 greatness of quantity,

BI'LBERRY. 2. s. [from biliz, Saxa If panicuin be laid below, and about the bot- bladder, and berry, according to Skin

n.

ner; vitis idea.] A small shrub ; and Why kilious juice a golden light puts on,

And floods of chylein silver currents run. Garth. a sweet berry of that shrub; whortle

When the taste of the mouth is bitter, it is berry Cricket,to Windsor's chimneys shalt thou leap; T BILK. v.a. [derived by Mr. Lye from

a sign of a redundance of abilious alkali. Arbuth. There pinch the maids as blue as bilberries.

Sbükspeare.

the Gothick bilaican.] To cheat ; to BI'L60. n. s. [corrupted from Bilbon, defraud, by running in debt and avoidwhere the best weapons are made.] A

ing payment. rapier; a sword.

Bilk'd stationers for yeomen stood prepar'd.

Dryden. To be compassed like a good bilbo, in the circumference of a peck, hilt to point, heel to head.

What comedy, what farce can more delight, Sbakspeare.

Than grinning hunger, and the pleasing sight BI'L BOES. 1. s. A sort of stocks, or

Of your bilk'd hopes ?

Dryden. wooden shackles for the feet, used for BILL. n. s. (bile, Sax. See Ball.] The

beal of a fowl punishing offenders at sea.

Their bills were thwarted crossways at the Methought I lay Worse than the mutinies in the Bilboes. Shaksp.

end, and with these they would cut an apple in two at one snap:

Caren. BILE n. s. Lbilis, Lat.j A thick, yellow, It may be tried, whether birds may not be

bitter liquor, separated in the liver, made to have greater or longer bills, or greater collected in the gall bladder, and dis- or longer talons.

Bacon. charged into the lower end of the duo.

In his bill denum, orkuning of the jejunum, by

An olive leaf he brings; pacifick sign! Milton,

No crowing cock does there his wings display, the commoitt Ita use is to sheathe

Nor, with his horny bill, provoke the day. Dryde or blunt the adds of the chiyle, because BILL. 1. so billé, Sax. zpıbılle, a twothey, being entangled with its sulphurs,

edged axe.] thicken it so, that it cannot be suffici.

I. A kind of hatchet with a hooked point, ently diluted by thesuccus pancreaticus,

used in country work, as a hedring bill; to eni r the lacteal vessels.

Quincy. so called from its resemblance in form In its progression, soon the labour'd chyle

to the beak of a bird of prey. Receives the confluent rills of bitter bile; Which, by the liver sever'd from the blood,

Standing troops are servants armed, who use

the lance and sword, as other servants do the And striving through the gall-pipe, here unload Their yellow streams.

Blackmore,

sickle or the bill, at the command of those who entertain them.

Temple BILE. 1. s. (bike, Sax. perhaps from bilis,

2. A kind of weapon anciently carried by Lat. This is generally spelt boil ; but

the foot; a battle-axe. I thinki, less properly.) A sore angry Yea, distaff women manage rusty bills; sivelling.

Against thyseat both young and old rebel. Sbals, But yet thou art my fiesh, my blood, my BILL. n. s. [billet, Fr.]

daughter: Or rather a disease that's in my fiesh;

1. A written paper of any kind.

He does receive Thou art a bile in my corrupt ad blood. Shaksp.

Particular addition from the bill Those biles did run--sav said not the gener

That writes them all alike. al run? were not that a botehy sore? Sharksp.

Sbakspeare.

2. An account of money. A furunculus is a painful tubercle, with a broad basis, arising in a cone. It is generally

Ordinary expence ought to be limited by a called a bile, and is accompanied with in Samma

man's estate, and ordered to the best, that the tion, pulsation, and tension. Wiseman.

bills may be less than the estimation abroad.

Bacon . BILGE. 1, s. The compass or breadth of a ship's bottom

Skinner,

3. A law presented to the parliament, not TO BILGE. V.n. (from the noun.] To

yet made an act.

No new laws can be made, nor old laws spring a leak; to let in water, by

abrogated or altered, but by parliament; where striking upon a rock: a sea term; now. bills are prepared, and presented to the two bulge. Skinner.

Bacol BILLARY. adj. [from bilis, Lat.] Be- How now for mitigation of this bill, longing to the bile.

Urg`d by the commons? doth his majesty Woracious animals, and such as do not chew,

Incline to it or no?

Sbakspeare. have a great quantity of gall; and some of them 4. An act of parliament. have tbe biliary duct inserted into the pylorus.

There will be no way left for me to tell you

Arbuthnot. that I remember you, and that I love you, but fi'LINGSGATE. 9. s. [A cant word, bor

that one, which needs no open warrant, or serowed from Bilingsgate in London, a

cret conveyance; which no bills can preclude, nor no kings prevent..

Atterbury. place where there is always a crowd of

5. Aplysician's prescription. low people, and frequent brawls and Like him that took the doctor's bill, foul language.] Ribaldiy;, foul lan- And swallow'd it instead o' th' pill. · Hudibras. guage

The medicine was prepared according to the There stript, fair Rhetorick languish'd on the

bill.

L'Èstrange. ground,

Let them, but under your superiours, kill, And shamefii Bilingsgate her robes adorn. Pope. When doctors first have sign’d the bloody bill. BILINGVOUS. an. Ibilinguis, Lat.] Hav

Dryder. ing, or speaking, two tongues.

6. An advertisement, Bi'lious. adj. [from bilis, Lat.] Con

And in despair, their empty pit to fill, sisting of bile ; partaking of bile,

Set up some foreign monster in a bill, Dryden. 7. In law,

houses.

upon them.

1. An obligation, but without condition, or To BI'LLET. v. a. (from the noun.) forfeiture for non-payment. 2. A declaration

1. To direct a soldier by a ticket, or note, in writing, that expresseth either the grief and the wrong that the complainant hath suttered by

where he is to lodge. the party complained of, or else some fault that Retire thee; go where thou art billeted: the party complained of hath committed against Away, I say.

Sbakspeare. some law. This bill is sometimes offered to 2. To quarter soldiers. justices errants in the general assizes; but most They remembered him of charging the kingto the lord chancellor. It containeth the fact dom, by billeting soldiers.

Raleigh. complained of, the damages thereby suffered,

The counties throughout the kingdom were and petition of process against the defendant for so incensed, and their affections poisoned, that Tedress.

Cowell. they refused to suffer the soldiers to be billeted · The fourth thing very maturely to be con

Clarendon. sulted by the jury, is what influence their finding the bill may have upon the kingdom. Swift.

BI'LLIARDS. n. s. without a singular. (bil8. A bill of mortality. An account of the

"lard, Fr. of which that language has no numbers that have died in any district.

etymology; and therefore they probably Most who took in the weekly bills of mortality,

derived from England both the play and made little other use of them, than to look at the name, which is corrupted from bal. the foot, how the burials encreased or decreased. yards, yards or sticks with which a ball

Graunt. is driven along a table. Thus Spenser : So liv'd our sires, ere doctors learn'd to kill,

Balyards much unfit, And multiply'd with theirs the weekly vill. Dryd. And shuttlecocks misseeming manly wit. 9. A bill of fare. An account of the sea.

Hubberd's Tale.) son of provisions, or of the dishes at a A game at which a ball is forced against feast.

another on a table. It may seem somewhat difficult to make out Let it alone; let's to billiards. Shakspeare. the bills of fare for some of the forementioned Even nose and cheek withal, Suppers. Arbuthnot. Smooth as is the biliard ball.

Ben Jonson. 10. A bill of exchange. A note ordering Some are forced to bound or fly upwards, al

the payment of a sum of money in one most like ivory balls meeting on a billiard table. place, to some person assigned by the

Boyle.

When the ball obeys the stroke of a billiard drawer or remitter, in consideration of

stick, it is not any action of the ball, but bare the value paid to him in another place.

passion.

Locke. The comfortable sentences are bills of exchange, upon the credit of which we lay our cares down, BI’LLOW. n. s. [bilge, Germ. bolg, Dan. and receive provisions.

Tuylor.

probably of the same original with bilig, All that a bill of exchange can do, is to direct Sax, a bladder.) A wave swoln, and to whom money due, or taken up upon cre- hollow. dit, in a foreign country, shall be paid. Locke. From whence the river Dee, as silver cleen, To Bill. v. n. (from bill, a beak.] To His tuinbling billows rolls with gentle rore. caress, as doves by joining bills; to be

Spenser, fond.

Billows sink by degrees, even when the wind is down that first stirred them.

Wotton. Doves, they say, will bill, after their pecking, and their murmuring.

Ben Jonson.

Chasing Nereus with his trident throws The billows from the bottom.

Denban. Still amorous, and fond, and billing, Like Philip and Mary on a shilling. Hudibras. T. BI'LLOW. v. n. [from the noun.] To

They bill, they trcad; Alcyone compress'd swell, or roll, as a wave. Seven days sits brooding on her floating nest.

The billowing snow, and violence of the show'r,

Dryden. That from the hills disperse their dreadful store, He that bears th'artillery of Jove,

And o'er the vales collected ruin pour. Prior. The strong pounc'd eagle, and the billing dove.

Dryden.

Bi'llowy. adj. [from billow.] Swelling; T. BILL. v. a. [from bill, a writing:] To

turgid ; wavy: publish by an advertisement: a cant

And whitening down the mossy-tinctur'd word.

Descends the billowy foam.

Thomson. His masterpiece was a composition that he billed about under the name of a sovereign Bix. ni s. [binne, Sax.) A place where antidote.

L'Estrange

bread, or corn, or wine, is reposited. Bi’LLET, n. s. [billet, French.]

The most convenient way of picking hops, is 1. A small paper; a note.

into a long square frame of wood, called a bin. When he found this little billet, in which was

Mortimer. only written Remember Casar, he was exceed- As when, from rooting in a hin, ingly confounded.

Clarendon. All powderd o'er from tail to chin, 2. A ticket directing soldiers at what house A lively maggot sallies out,

You know hiin by his hazel snout." Swift. to lodge. 3. E:!let-doux, or a soft billet ; a loveletter. BI'NAR Y. adj. [from binus, Lat.) Two;

T was then, Belinda ! if report say true, dual; double 'Thy eyes first open'd on a billet-doux. Pope. Bi'RARY Arithmetick. A method of com4. [bilot, Fr.] A small log of wood for

putation proposed by Mr. Leibnitz, in the chimney.

which, in lieu of the ten figures in the Let us then calculate, when the bulk of a

common arithmetick, and the progres. fagor or billet is dilated and rarified to the de

- sion from ten to ten, he has only two gree of fire, how vast a place it must take up.

Digły on Borties figures; and uses the simple progression Their billet at the fire was found. Prior. from two to two. This method ap

stream,

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