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excess, as to make it boil and bubble with ex- They conveyed me into a buckbasket; rammed treme heat.

Woodward. me in with foul shirts, foul stockings, and greisy 2. To run with a gentle noise.


Sbaks, eire. For thee the bubbling springs appear'dto mourn, Bu'CK BEAN. n. s. [bocksboonen, Dutch.) And whispering pines made vows for thy return. A plant ; a sort of trefoil

Dryaen, The bitter nauseous plants, as centaury, buckNot bubbling fountains to the thirsty swain, bare, gertian, of which tea may be made, or Not show'rs to larks, or sunshine to the bee,

wines by inlusion.

Floyer. Are half so charming as thy sight to me. Pope BU'CKET. 1. s. [baquet, French.) To Bu'BBLE, V.1. Tochtat: a can. word. I The vessel in which water is drawn out He tells me, with great passion, that she has

of a well. bubbled him out of his youth, and has drilled

Now is this golden crown like a deep well, him on to five and fitty.

Addison. Charles Mather could not bubble a young beau

That ou'es two buckets, filling one another; better with a toy.


The emptier ever dancing in the air,

The other down unseen, and full of water. Sbak. BU'BBLER. n. š. (from bubble.] A cheat.

Is the sea ever likely to be evaporated by the What words can suffice to express, how infi

Bentley. nitely I esteem you, above all the great ones in

sun, or to be emptied with buckets? this part of the world; above all the Jews, job

2. 'The vesseis in which water is carried, bers, and bubblers !

Dig’y to Pope.

particularly to quench a fire. BU'BBY. n. s. A woman's breast.

Now streets grow throng’d, and, busy as by day, Foh! say they, to see a handsome, brisk, gen

Some run for buckets to the liallow'd quire ;

Some cut the pipes, and some the engines play; teel, young fellow, so much govern’d by a doating old woman; why don't you go and suck che

And some, more bold, mount ladders to the fire. bubby? Arbuthnot.

Drydea BU'B0. 11. s. (Lat. from Borus, the groin.]

The porringers that in a row

Hung high, and made a glitt'ring show, That part of the groin from the bend

To a less noble substance chang'd, ing of the thigh to the scrotum ; and Were now but leathern buckets rang’d. Saift. therefore all tumours in that part are BUÄCKLE. n. s. [baweel, Welslı, and the called bubocs.

Quincy. same in the Armorick; boucle, French.) I suppurated it after the manner of a bubo, 1. A link of metal, with a tongue or opened it, and endeavoured detersion. Wiseman.

catch, made to fasten one thing to anBUBONOCE'LE. n. s. (Lat. from Biséu's,

other. the groin, and xhan, a rupture ) A parti.

Fair lined slippers for the cold, cularkind of rupture, whenthe intestines With buckles of the purest gold. Sbakspeare. break down into the groin. Quincy.

The chlamys was a sort of short cloak ured When the intestine,or omentum, falls through with a buckle, commonly to the right shoulder. the rings of the abdominal muscles into the

Arbutonet. groin, it is called hernia inguinalis, or if into the Three seal-rings; which after, meited down, scrotum, scrotalis: these two, though the first Form'd a vast buckle for his widow's gown. Pope. only is properly so called, are known by the 2. The state of the hair crisped and curled, name of bubonocek.

Sharp. by being kept long in the same state. BU'BUKLE. 1. s. A red pimple.

The greatest beau was dressed in a farea His face is all bubukles, and whelks, and knobs, periwig; the wearer of it goes in his own hair and flames of fire.

Sbakspere. at home, and lets his wig lie in buckle for a whole BUCANI'ERS. n. s. A cant word for the

half vear.


That live-long wig, which Gorgon's seli might privateers, or pirates, of America. BUCCELLATION. n. s. [buccella, a mouth

Eternal buckle takes in Parian stone. ful, Lat.) In some chymical authors, To BUCKLE. v.a. (from the noun.].

Popc. signifies a dividing into large pieces.

1. To fasten with a buckle Harris.

Like saphire, pearl, in rich embroidery, BUCK. 1. s. [bauche, Germ. suds, or lie.) Buckled below fáir knighthood's bending knee. 1. The liquor in which clothes are washed.

Sbukspear!. Buck! I would I could wash myself of the France, whose armour conscience buckles on, buck: 1 warrant you, buck, and of the season too

Whom zeal and charity brought to the field. it shall appear. Shakspeare.

Sbakspeare. %. The clothes wished in the liquor.

Thus ever, when I buckle on my helmer, Orlate, not allo to travel with her furred pack,

Thy fears aflict thee.

Pbilips. she washes bucks here at honie.


When you carry your master's riding coat LUCK. n. s. [bwuch, Weish; bock, Dutch ;

wrap your own in it, and buckle them up close

Sviji. bouc, Fr.] The male of the fallow deer;

2. To prepare to do any thing: the methe male of ral:bits, and other animals.

taphor is taken from buckling on the arBucks, goats, and the like, are said to be trip

mour. ping or saliant, that is, going or leaping. Peacham,

The Saracen, this hearing, rose amain, To Buch. v.a. [from the noun.] To

And catching up in haste his three square shield, wash clothes,

And shining helmet, soon him buckled to the Here is a backet; he may creep in here, and ficld.

Spenser. throw foul lincn upon him, as if it were going to

3. To join in battle. bucking


The lord Gray, captain of the men at armis, TO BUCK. v. n. [from the noun.] To co

was forbidden to charge, until the foot of the pulite as bucks and does.

avantguard were buckled with them in front. The chief time of setting traps, is in their

Haywords bucking time.


4. To confine BU'CKBASKET. n. s. The basket in which How brief the life of man clothes are carried to the wash.

Runs his erring pilgrimage!


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That the stretching of a span

Is turn'd to folly, blasting in the bud,
Buckles in his sum of age.


Losing his verdure even in the prime. Shaksp. TO BU’CKLE v n. (bucken, Germ.]

When you the fiow'rs for Chloe twine,
I. To bend ; to bow.

Why do you to her garland join
The wretch, whose fever-weaken'd joints,

The meanest bud that falls from mine? Prior.

Insects wound the tender buds, with a long Like strengthless hinges, buckle under life, Impatient of his fit, breaks like a tire

hollow trunk, and deposit an egg in the hole, Out of his keeper's arms. Shakspeare.

with a sharp corroding liq or, that causeth a

swelling in the leaf, and closeth the orifice. 2. To buckle to. To apply to; to attend.

Bentley, See the active, 2d sense.

To Bud. v.1. (from the noun.]
Now a covetous old crafty knave,

1. To put forth young shoots, or gems. At dead of night, shall raise his son, and cry, Turn out, you rogue! how like a beast you lie!

Bud forth as a rose growing by the brook of the field.

Eccl, Go, buckle to the law.

Dryden. This is to be done in children, by trying them,

2. To rise as a gem from the stalk. when they are by laziness unbent, or by avoca

There the fruit, that was to be gathered from tion bent another way, and endeavouring to

such a coaflux, quickly budded out. Clarendon. make them buckle to the thing proposed. Locke.

Heav'n gave him all at once, then snatch'd

away, 3. To buckle with. To engage with; to Ere mortals all his beauties could survey: encounter; to join in a close fight, like

Just like that flower that buds and withers in a men locked or buckled together.


Dryden.. For single combat, thou shalt buckle with me. Tho' láb'ring yokes on their own necks they


fear'd, Yet thou, they say, for marriage dost provide; And felt for budling horns on their smooth foreIs this an age to buckle with a bride? Dryden.

heads rear'a.

Dryden's Silenus, BUCKLER. N. so [bwccled, Welsh ; bou. 3. To be in the bloom, or growing:

clier, Fr.) A shield; a defensive weapon Young budding virgin, fair and fresh and sweet, buckled on the arm.

Whither away, or where is thy abode ? Sh.ksp. He took iny arms, and while I forc'd my way To Bud. v. a. To inoculate ; to graff by Through troops of foes, which did our passage inserting a bud into the rind of another stay ;

tree. My huckler o'er my aged father cast,

Of apricocks, the largest is much improved by Still fighting,still detending, as I past. Dryden. budding upon a peach stock. This medal compliments the emperor as the To BUÜGE v. n. [bouger, Fr.] To stir ;

Temple. Romans did dictator Fabius, when they called him the buckler of Rome.

to move off the place: a low word.

All your prisoners are T. BU'CKLER. v. a. (from the noun.] To In the lime grove which weatherfends your cell, support; to defend.

They cannot budge till you release. Sbakspeare. Fear not, sweet wench; they shall not touch The mouse ne'er shunn'd the cat, as they did thee, Kate;

builge I'll buckler thee against a million. Sbakspeare.

From rascals worse than they. Shakspeare.

I thought th' hadst scorn’d to budge Can Oxford, that did ever fence the right,

For fear.

Hudibras. Now buckler falshood with a pedigree? Shuksť. Budge. adj. (of uncertain etymology.] BU'CKLER-THORN, 1. s. Christ's thorn.

Surly ; stiff'; formal. BU'CKMAST.n. s. The fruit or mast of O foolishness of mon ! that lend their ears the beech tree.

To those bude doctors of the stoick fur. Milton. BU'CKRAM. n. s. [bougran, Fr.) A sort of BUDGE. 1. s. The dressed skin or fur of strong linen cloth, stiffened with gum, lambs.

Dict. used by tailors and staymakers. BU'DGER. 1. s. [from the verb.] One that

I have peppered two of them; two, I am sure, moves or stirs from his place. I have paid, two rogues in backram suits. Shaks. Let the first budger die the other's lave, BU'C KRAMS. n. s. The same with wild And the gods doom him after. Sbakspeare. garlick.

BU’DGET. 1. s. [begette, French.] BU'CKSHORN PLANTAIN. n. s. [corono

1. A bas, such as may be easily carried. pus, Lat. from the form of the leaf.]

If uinkers may have leave to live, s plant.

Miller. And bear the sowskin budget ; BU'CKTHORN. N. s. [rhomnus, Lat. sip- Then my account I weil may give, posed to be so called from bucc, Sax. And in the stocks avouch it.


Sir Robert Clifford, it whose bosom, or budget, the belly.] A tree that bears à purging

most of Perkin's secrets were laid up, was come berry.

into England.

Bacon, BU'CKWHEAT, n. s. [ouckweitz, Germ.

His budset with corruptions crammid, fagopyrum, Lat.) A plant. Miller. The contributions of the dann'd. Swift. Buco'lick. adı. [Roux hexs, from Bourne

2. It is uscd for a store, or stock. a cowherd.) Pastoral.

It was nature, in fine, that brought off the BUD. n. s. [bouton, Fr.] The first shoot

cat, when the fox's whole budget ct inventions of a plant ; a gem.

failed him.

L'Estrange Be as thou wast wont to be, See as thou wist wont to see:

BUFF. 11. s. [from buffalo.] Dian's bud o'er Cupid's flower

I A sort of leather prepared from the skin Hath such force and blessed power. Sbakspeare. of the buffalo ; used for waist belts, Writers say, as the most forward bud

pouches, and military accoutrements. Is eaten by the canker ere it blow,

A ropy chain of rheums, a visage rough, Even so by love the young and tender sit Deform'd, unfeatur'd, and a skin of but. Drye,

in use.


2. The skins of elks, and oxen dressed in a publick stage, and become the sport of buf


Watts. oil, and prepared after the same manner as that of the buffalo.

2. A man that practises indecent raillery.

It is the nature of drolls and buffoons, to be in3. A military coat made of thick leather,

solent to those that will bear it, and slavish to so that a blow cannot easily pierce it. others.

L'Estrange A fiend, a fairy, pitiless and rough,

The bold buffoon whene'er they tread the green, A wolf, nay worse, a fellow all in buff. Shaksp. Their motion mimicks, but with jest obscene. TO BUFF.

Gartb. . v.a. [bufer, Fr.] To strike. Not

BUFFO'ONERY. n. s. [from buffoon.] There was a shock,

1. The practice or art of a buffoon. To have buf'd out the blood

Courage, in an ill-bred man, has the air, and From aught but a block. Ben Jonson. escapes not the opinion, of brutality; learning

becomes pedantry, and wit buffoonery. Locke. BU'FFALO. n. s. [Ital.] A kind of wild

2. Low jests; ridiculous pranks ; scurrile Become the unworthy browse

mirth. Dryden places the accent, im. Of bufaloes, salt goats, and hungry cows. Dryd.

properly, on the first syllable.

Where publick ministers encourage buffoonery, BUFFE'T. 1. s. [buffette, Fr.] A kind of

it is no wonder if buffoons set up for publičk cupboard ; or set of shelves, where plate


L'Estrange is set out to show, in a room of enter. And whilst it lasts let buffoonery succeed, tainment.

To make us laugh; fot never was more need. The rich buffet well-coloured serpents grace,

Dryden. And gaping 'Tritons spew to wash your face. BUG. n. s. A stinking insect bred in old

Pope. household stuff. In the following pasBU'EFET. n. s. [buffeto, Ital.] A blow with

sage, wings are erroneously ascribed to the fist ; a box on the ear.

it. 0, I could divide myself, and go to buffets, Yet let me flap this bug with gilded wings, for moving such a dish of skimmed milk with so

This painted child of dirt, which stinks and honourable an action. Sbakspeare. stings.

Pepe. A inan that fortune's buffets and rewards BUG. n. s. [It is derived by some Has ta'en with equal thanks. Shakspeare. BU'GBEAR.S from big, by others from

Go, baffled coward, lest I run upon thee, And with one buffet lay thy structure low. Milt. pug; bug, in Welsh, has the same mean

Round his hollow temples, and his ears, ing] A frightful object; a walking His buckler beats; the son of Neptune, stunn'd spectre, imagined to be seen: generally With these repeated butfits, quits the ground. now used for a false terrour to frighten


babes. To Bu'ffet. v. a. [from the noun.) To Each trembling leaf and whistling wind they strike with the hand; to box ; to beat.

hear, Why, woman, your husband is in his old lunes As ghastly bug their hair on end does rear, again; he so bugets himself on the forehead, cry

Yet both do strive their fearfulness to feiga. ing, Peer out, peer out! that any madness, I ever

Fairy Queen. yet beheld, seemed but tameness. Sbakspeare.

Sir, spare your threats; Our ears are cudgell'd; not a word of his

The bug which you would fright me with, I seek. But buffets better than a fist of France. Sbuksp.

Sbakspears The torrent roar'd, and we did bufet it

Hast not slept to-night? would he not, With lusty sinews, throwing it aside. Sbaksp.

naughty man, let it sleep? a bug-bear take him. Instantly I plung'd into the sea,


We have a herrour for uncouth monsters;
And rting the billows to lier rescue,
Redeein'd her life with half the loss of mine. but, upon experience, all these bugs grow famdir

and easy to us.

L'Estrange TO BUʻFFET. v. n. To play a boxing

Such'bughear thoughts, once got into the teu

der minds of children, sink deep, so as not easily, match.

it ever, to be got out again.

Lake. If I might buffet for my love, I could lay on To the world, no bugbear is so great, like a butcher. Shaispeare's Harry v.

As want of figure, and a small estate. Pepe BU'IFETER. 1.. s. [froin buijet.] A boxer; BU'GGINESS. n.s. (from buggy.] The state one that butiits,

of being infeeted with bugs. BU'FFLE. 11. so [berufie, Fr.] The same BU'GGY.adj. [from bug.] Abounding with with bujulo; a wild ox.

bugs. TO BO'FFLE, 2. n. (from the noun.] To

BU'GLE. n. s. [from buyen, Sax. puzzle ; to be a loss.

BU'GIEHORN. S to bend, Skinner; from This was the utter ruin of that poor, angry,

bucula, Lat, a heifer, Yunius; from buffing, well-ineaning mortal Pistorides,who lies equally under the contempt of both parties.

bugle, the bonasus, Lye.] A hunting

Savif. horn. BU'FFLE HEADED adj. [from buffle and Then took that squire an horny bugle small,

Which hung adown his side in twisted gold, head.] Having a large head, like a buffa

And tassels gay.

Fairy seen. lo; dull; siupid; foolish.

I will have a recheate winded in my forehead, BUFFO'ON. n. s. [bufon, French.]

or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick. Stats. 1. A man whose profession is to make


gave his bugle born a blast, sport, by low jests and antick postures; That through the woodland echoed far and wide. a jackpudding.

Ticke No prince would think himself greatly ho- BU'GLE. , s. A shining bead of black noured, to have his proclamation canvassed on glass.

Bugle bracelets, necklace amber,

That fabrick rises high as heav'n, Perfum'd for a lady's chamber.


Whose basis on devotion stands. Prior. 'Tis not your inky brows, your black silk hair, Among the great variety of ancient coins Your bugle eye balls, nor your cheek of cream, which I saw at Rome, I could not but take

para That can entame my spirits to your worship.

ticular notice of such as relate to any of the Shakspeare.

buildings or statues that are still extant. Addison. BU'GLE. n. s. [from bugula, Lat.] A BUILT. n. s. [from build.]

1. The form ; the structure.

Miller. plant.

As is the built, so different is the fight; BU'GLE. N. s. A sort of wild ox. Pbillips.

Their mountain shot is on our sails design'd; BU'Gross. n. s. [from buglossum, Lat.] Deep in their hulis our deadly bullets light, The herb oxtongue.

And through the yielding planks a passage find. To BUILD. v. a. pret. I built, I have built.

Dryden. (bilden, Dutch.)

2. Species of building. 1. To raise from the ground; to make a

There is hardly any country which has so fabrick, or an editice.

little shipping as Ireland; the reason must be,

the scarcity of timber proper for this built. Thou shalt not build an house unto my name.

Temples Chronicles. BULB. n. s. [from bulbus, Lat.] A round When usurers tell their gold in the field,

body, or root. And whores and bawds do churches build. Sbaks.

Take up your early autumnal tulips, and bulbs, 2. To raise in any laboured form.

if you will remove them. When the head-dress was built up in a couple

Evelyn's Kalendar. If we consider the bulb, or ball of the eye,

the of cones and spires, which stood so excessively

exteriour membrane, or coat thereof, is made high on the side of the head, that a woman, who

thick, tough, or strong, that it is a very hard was but a pigmy without her head-dress, appeared

matter to make a rupture in it.

Ray. like a Colossus upon putting it on. Spectator. BULBA'Ceous. adj. (bulbaceus, Lat.] The 3. To raise any thing on a support or

same as bulbous.

Dict. foundation. Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies ;

BU'l bous. adj. (from bulb.] Containing Choose this face, chang'd by no deformities.

bulbs; consisting of bulbs; having round Donne.

or roundish knobs. I would endeavour to destroy those curious, There are of roots, bulbous roots, fibrous roots, but groundless structures, that men have built and hirsute roots. And I take it, in the bulbous, up of opinions alone.

Boyle. the sap hasteneth most to the air and sun. Bacon. TO BUILD. V. n.

Set up yourtraps for vermin, especially amongst 1. To play the architect.

your bulbous roots. Evelyn's Kalendar.

Their leaves, after they are swelled out, like To build, to plant, whatever you intend,

a bulbous root, to make the bottle, bead inTo rear the column, or the arch to bend. Pope.

ward, or come again close to the stalk. Ray. 2. To depend on ; to rest on.

TO BULGE. v. n. [It was originally writBy a man's authority, we here understand the force which his word hath for the assurance of ten bilge ; bilge was the lower part of another's mind that buildeb upon it. Hooker. the ship, where it swelled out; from

Some build rather upon the abusing of others, b!l17, Saxon, a bladder.] and putting tricks upon them, than upon sound

1. To take in water ; to founder. ness of their own proceedings.


Thrice round the ship was tost, Even thuse who had not tasted of your fa

Then bulg'd at once, and in the deep was lost. vours, yet built so much on the fame of your

Drydenta beneficence, that they bemoaned the loss of their

2. To jut out.

Dryden. expectations. This is certainly a much surer way, than to

The side, or part of the side of a wall, or any

timber that bulges from its bottom or foundatiou, build on the interpretations of an author, who

is said to batter, or hang over the foundation. does not consider how the ancients used to think


Moxon's Me:hanical Exercises.

BU'LIMY. [Budouin, from Bis, an ox, and BUI'LDER. n. s. [from build.) He that ropos, hunger.] An enormous appetite, builds ; an architect.

attended with fainting, and coldness of But fore-accounting oft makes builders miss ;

the extremities.

Diel. They found, they felt, they had no lease of bliss. BULK. n.s. [bulcke, Dutch, the breast, or

Sidney. When they which had seen the beauty of the largest part of a man.] first temple built by Solomon, beheld how far it 1. Magnitude of material substance; mass. excelled the second, which had not builders of Against these forces there were prepared noir like abilities, the tears of their grieved eyes the one hundred ships; not so great of bulk indeed, prophets endeavoured, with comforts, to wipe but of a more nimble motion, and more services,

Hooker. able.

Bacon's War with Spain. away.

Mark'd out for such an use, as if 't were meant The Spaniards and Portuguese have ships of T invite the builder, and his choice prevent, great bulk; but fitter for the merchant than the

Denbam. man of war, for burden than for battle. Raleigu. Her wings with lengthen'd honour let her Though an animal arrives at its full growth as spread,

a certain age, perhaps it never comes to its full And, by her greatness, shes her builder's fame. bulk till the last period of life. Arbintirot.

Prior. 2. Size ; quantity. BUI'LDING. 1.5. [from build.] A fabrick; Things, or objects, cannot enter into the mind an edifice.

as they subsist in themselves, and by their own) Thy sumptuous buildings, and thy wife's attire, natural bulk pass into the apprehensiún; but they Have cost a mass of publick treasury. Shaksp.

are taken in by their ideas.

South, View not this spire by measure giv'n 3. The gross; the majority; the main massa To build ings rais'd by common hands:

Those very point, in which these viis: min.

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disagreed from the bulk of the people, are points 5. A blur:der; a contradiction. in which they agreed with the received doctrines I confess it is what the English cail a bull, in of our nature.

Addisori's Freebolder. the expression, though the sense be manifest Change in property, through the bulk of a


Pope's Letters nation, makes slow marches, and its due power Bull, in composition, generally notes the always attends it. The bulk of the debt must be lessened gradu

large size of any thing, as buill-bead, ally.


bulrush, bull-trout; and is therefore only 4. Main fabrick.

an augmentative syllable, without much He rais'd a sigh so piteous and profound, reference to its original signification. That it did seem to shatter all his bull,

BULL•BAITING. n. s. [from bull and And end his being.


bait.] The sport of baiting bulls with 5. The main part of a ship's cargo; as, dogs. to break bulk, is to open the cargo.

What am I the wiser for knowing that Trajan 'BULK. 1. s. (from bielcke, Dan, a beam.] was in the fifth year of his tribuneship, when he A part of a building jutting out.

entertained the people with a horse-race or bullHere stand behind this bulk. Straight will he baiting?


BULL-BEEF. n. s. [from bull and beef.] Wear thy good rapier bare, and put it home. Coarse becf; the flesh of bulls.

Sbakspeare. They want their porridge, and their fat bellThe keeper coming up, found Jack with no


Stakspeare. life in him; he took down the body, and laid it

BULL-BEGGAR. n. s. [This word probaon a bulk, and brought out the rope to the com

bly came from the insolence of those pany.

drbutbnot's History of 7. Bull. BU'LKHEAD. 11. s. A partition made across

who begged, or raised money, by the a ship, with hoards, whereby one part

pope's bull.] Something terrible; someis divided from another. Harris.

thing to fright children with.

These fulminations from the Vatican were BU'LKINESS. 1. s. [from balky.] Great

turned into ridicule; and, as they were called ness of stature, or size.

bull-beggars, they were used as words of scara Wheat, or any other grain, cannot serve in

and contempt.

Aglij. stead of money, because of its bulkiness, and change of its quantity.


BULL-CALF. 1. s. [from bull and caif.] BU'LKY. adj. (from bulk.] Of great size

A he-calf; used for a stupid fellow : a or stature.

term of reproach. Latreus, the hulkiest of the double race,

And, Falstoff, you carried your guts away as Whom the spoil'd arms of slain Halesus grace.

nimbly, and roared for mercy, and still ran and Dryden.

roared, as ever I heard a bull-calf. Sbatsp. Huge Telephus, a formidable page,

BULL-DOG. n. s. [from bull and dng.) A Cries vengeance; and Orestes' bulky rage, dog of a particular form, remarkable Unsatisfy'd with margins closely writ,

for his courage. He is used in baiting Foanis o'er the covers.

Dryden. The manner of sea engagements, which was

the bull; and this species is so peculiar to bore and sink the enemy's ships with the

to Britain, that they are said to de. rostra, gave bulky and high ships a great advan- generate when they are carried to other tage.


countries. BULL. n. s. [bulle, Dutch.]

All the harmless part of them is that of a bull. 1. The male of black-cattle; the male to dog; they are tame no longer than they are not


Adarsan. A gentlewoman, sir, and a kinswoman of my BULL-FINCH. n. is. [rubicilla.] A small master's.-Even such kin as the parish heifers bird, that has neither song nor whistle are to the town bull.


of its own, yet is very apt to learn, if Bulls are more crisp upon the forehead than

taught by the mouth.


The blackbird whistles from the thorny brake, Best age to go to bu!!, or calve, we hold, Begins ai four, and ends at ten years old. May.

The mellow bull-farch answers from the groves. 2. In the scriptural sense, an enemy pow. BULL-FLY.]

Tbosses. erful, fierce, and violent.

11. s. An insect.

Phillips. Many bills have compassed me; strong lulls of BULL-BEE. S Bashan have beset me round.

Psalms. BULL-HEAD. n. s. [from bull and head.] 3. One of the twelve signs of the zodiack. 1. A stupid fellow; a blockhead. At last from Aries rolls the bounteous sun,

2. A fish. And ile bright Bull receives him. Thomson, The miller's thumb, or bull-bead, is a fish o 4. A letter published by the pope.

no pleasing shape; it has a head big and fiai, A buli is letters called apostolick by the can- much greater than suitable to its body; a mouth onists, strengthened with a leaden seal, and con- very wide, and usually gaping; he is witrout caining in them the decrees and commandments teeth, but his lips are very rough, much like a of the pope or bishop of Rome. Avlife. file; he hath two tins near to his gills, which are

There was another sort of crnament wore by roundish or crested; two fins under his bolls, the young nobility, called bulla; round, or of two on the back, one below the vent, and tõe the figure of a heart, hung about their necks like fin of the tail is round. Nature hath painted the diamond crosses. Those bullæ came afterwards body of this tish with whitish, blackish, biarnis to be hung to the diplomas of the emperors and spots. They are usually full of spam all the popes, from whence they had the name of bulls. summer, which shells their vents in the form of

Arbuthnot. a dug. The bull-bead begins to spawn in Auril; It was not till after a fresh bull of Leo's had in winter we know no more what becomes of declared how inflexible the court of Rome was them than of eels or swallow's. in the point of abuses.

Atterbury, 3. A little black water vermin. Fb:l.ips.

a cow.


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