Bonesetter Bone"set·ter noun One who sets broken or dislocated bones; -- commonly applied to one, not a regular surgeon, who makes an occupation of setting bones. -- Bone"set*ting , noun
Boneshaw Bone"shaw noun (Medicine) Sciatica. [ Obsolete]
Bonetta Bo·net"ta noun See Bonito . Sir T. Herbert.
Bonfire Bon"fire` noun
[ Middle English bonefire
, orig. a fire of bones; bone
; but confer also Prov. English bun
a dry stalk.] A large fire built in the open air, as an expression of public joy and exultation, or for amusement.
Full soon by bonfire and by bell,
We learnt our liege was passing well.
Bongo Bon"go (bŏn"gō) noun Either of two large antelopes ( Boöcercus eurycercus of West Africa, and B. isaaci of East Africa) of a reddish or chestnut-brown color with narrow white stripes on the body. Their flesh is especially esteemed as food.
Bongrace Bon"grace` noun [ French bon good + grâce grace, charm.] A projecting bonnet or shade to protect the complexion; also, a wide-brimmed hat. [ Obsolete]
Bonhomie Bon`ho·mie" Bon`hom*mie" noun [ French] good nature; pleasant and easy manner.
Bonibell Bon"i·bell noun See Bonnibel . [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Boniface Bon"i·face noun [ From the sleek, jolly landlord in Farquhar's comedy of "The Beaux' Stratagem."] An innkeeper.
Boniform Bon"i·form adjective [ Latin bonus good + -form .] Sensitive or responsive to moral excellence. Dr. H. More.
Bonify Bon"i·fy transitive verb
[ Latin bonus
good + -fy
: confer French bonifier
.] To convert into, or make, good.
To bonify evils, or tincture them with good.
Boniness Bon"i·ness noun The condition or quality of being bony.
Boning Bon"ing noun [ Senses 1 and 2 from 1st Bone , sense 3 from 3d Bone .] 1. The clearing of bones from fish or meat. 2. The manuring of land with bones. 3. A method of leveling a line or surface by sighting along the tops of two or more straight edges, or a range of properly spaced poles. See 3d Bone , transitive verb
Bonitary Bon"i·ta·ry adjective Beneficial, as opposed to statutory or civil; as, bonitary dominion of land.
Bonito Bo·ni"to noun
; plural Bonitoes
[ Spanish & Portuguese bonito
, from Arabic bainīt
.] [ Often incorrectly written bonita
.] (Zoology) 1. A large tropical fish ( Orcynus pelamys ) allied to the tunny. It is about three feet long, blue above, with four brown stripes on the sides. It is sometimes found on the American coast. 2. The skipjack ( Sarda Mediterranea ) of the Atlantic, an important and abundant food fish on the coast of the United States, and ( S. Chilensis ) of the Pacific, and other related species. They are large and active fishes, of a blue color with black oblique stripes. 3. The medregal ( Seriola fasciata ), an edible fish of the southern of the United States and the West Indies. 4. The cobia or crab eater ( Elacate canada ), an edible fish of the Middle and Southern United States.
Bonmot Bon"mot` noun
; plural Bonsmots
[ French bon
good + mot
word.] A witty repartee; a jest.
Bonnaz Bon"naz noun A kind of embroidery made with a complicated sewing machine, said to have been originally invented by a Frenchman of the name of Bonnaz. The work is done either in freehand or by following a perforated design.
Bonne Bonne (bŏn) noun (F., prop. good woman.) A female servant charged with the care of a young child.
Bonne bouche Bonne" bouche"
; plural Bonnes bouches
[ French bon
, fem. bonne
, good + bouche
mouth.] A delicious morsel or mouthful; a tidbit.
[ Middle English bonet
, Old French bonet
. French bonnet
from Late Latin bonneta
; orig. the name of a stuff, and of unknown origin.] 1. A headdress for men and boys; a cap.
[ Obsolete] Milton. Shak. 2. A soft, elastic, very durable cap, made of thick, seamless woolen stuff, and worn by men in Scotland.
And p...i...s and bonnets waving high. 3. A covering for the head, worn by women, usually protecting more or less the back and sides of the head, but no part of the forehead. The shape of the bonnet varies greatly at different times; formerly the front part projected, and spread outward, like the mouth of a funnel. 4. Anything resembling a bonnet in shape or use
Sir W. Scott.
; as, (a) (Fort.) A small defense work at a salient angle; or a part of a parapet elevated to screen the other part from enfilade fire. (b) A metallic canopy, or projection, over an opening, as a fireplace, or a cowl or hood to increase the draught of a chimney, etc. (c) A frame of wire netting over a locomotive chimney, to prevent escape of sparks. (d) A roofing over the cage of a mine, to protect its occupants from objects falling down the shaft. (e) In pumps, a metal covering for the openings in the valve chambers. 5. (Nautical) An additional piece of canvas laced to the foot of a jib or foresail in moderate winds. Hakluyt. 6. The second stomach of a ruminating animal. 7. An accomplice of a gambler, auctioneer, etc., who entices others to bet or to bid; a decoy.
[ Cant] Bonnet head (Zoology)
, a shark ( Sphyrna tiburio ) of the southern United States and West Indies.
-- Bonnet limpet (Zoology)
, a name given, from their shape, to various species of shells (family Calyptræidæ ).
-- Bonnet monkey (Zoology)
, an East Indian monkey ( Macacus sinicus ), with a tuft of hair on its head; the munga.
-- Bonnet piece
, a gold coin of the time of James V. of Scotland, the king's head on which wears a bonnet. Sir W. Scott.
-- To have a bee in the bonnet
. See under Bee .
-- Black bonnet
. See under Black .
-- Blue bonnet
. See in the Vocabulary.
Bonnet Bon"net intransitive verb To take off the bonnet or cap as a mark of respect; to uncover. [ Obsolete] Shak.
Bonnet Bon"net noun (Automobiles) The metal cover or shield over the motor.
Bonnet rouge Bon`net" rouge" [ French] The red cap adopted by the extremists in the French Revolution, which became a sign of patriotism at that epoch; hence, a revolutionist; a Red Republican.
Bonneted Bon"net·ed adjective 1. Wearing a bonnet. " Bonneted and shawled." Howitt. 2. (Fort.) Protected by a bonnet. See Bonnet , 4 (a) .
Bonnetless Bon"net·less adjective Without a bonnet.
Bonnibel Bon"ni·bel noun [ French bonne et belle , good and beautiful. Confer Bellibone .] A handsome girl. [ Obsolete]
Bonnie Bon"nie adjective [ Scot .] See Bonny , adjective
Bonnilass Bon"ni·lass` noun [ Bonny + lass .] A "bonny lass"; a beautiful girl. [ Obsolete] Spenser.
Bonnily Bon"ni·ly adverb Gayly; handsomely.
Bonniness Bon"ni·ness noun The quality of being bonny; gayety; handsomeness. [ R.]
Bonny Bon"ny adjective
[ Spelled bonnie
by the Scotch.] [ Middle English boni
, probably from French bon
, fem. bonne
, good, from Latin bonus
good. See Bounty
, and confer Bonus
.] 1. Handsome; beautiful; pretty; attractively lively and graceful.
Till bonny Susan sped across the plain.
Far from the bonnie banks of Ayr. 2. Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe.
Be you blithe and bonny .
Report speaks you a bonny monk, that would hear the mati...chime ere he quitted his bowl.
Sir W. Scott.
Bonny Bon"ny noun (Mining) A round and compact bed of ore, or a distinct bed, not communicating with a vein.
Bonnyclabber Bon"ny·clab`ber noun [ Ir. bainne , baine , milk + clabar mud, mire.] Coagulated sour milk; loppered milk; curdled milk; -- sometimes called simply clabber . B. Jonson.
Bonspiel Bon"spiel noun [ Scot.; of uncertain origin.] A cur...ing match between clubs. [ Scot.]
Bontebok Bon"te·bok noun [ Dutch bont a sort of skin or fur, prop. variegated + bok buck.] (Zoology) The pied antelope of South Africa ( Alcelaphus pygarga ). Its face and rump are white. Called also nunni .
Bonus Bo"nus noun
; plural Bonuses
[ Latin bonus
good. Confer Bonny
.] 1. (Law) A premium given for a loan, or for a charter or other privilege granted to a company; as the bank paid a bonus for its charter. Bouvier. 2. An extra dividend to the shareholders of a joint stock company, out of accumulated profits. 3. Money paid in addition to a stated compensation.
Bony Bon"y adjective 1. Consisting of bone, or of bones; full of bones; pertaining to bones. 2. Having large or prominent bones. Bony fish (Zoology) , the menhaden. -- Bony pike (Zoology) , the gar pike ( Lepidosteus ).
Bonze Bon"ze (bŏn"ze; 277) noun [ Portuguese bonzo , from Japan. bōzu a Buddhist priest: confer French bonze .] A Buddhist or Fohist priest, monk, or nun. » The name was given by the Portuguese to the priests of Japan, and has since been applied to the priests of China, Cochin China, and the neighboring countries.
; plural Boobies
(-bĭz). [ Spanish bobo
dunce, idiot; confer Latin balbus
stammering, English barbarous
.] 1. A dunce; a stupid fellow. 2. (Zoology) (a) A swimming bird ( Sula fiber or S. sula ) related to the common gannet, and found in the West Indies, nesting on the bare rocks. It is so called on account of its apparent stupidity. The name is also sometimes applied to other species of gannets; as, S. piscator , the red-footed booby. (b) A species of penguin of the antarctic seas. Booby hatch (Nautical)
, a kind of wooden hood over a hatch, readily removable.
-- Booby hut
, a carriage body put upon sleigh runners.
[ Local, U. S.] Bartlett.
-- Booby hutch
, a clumsy covered carriage or seat, used in the eastern part of England. Forby.
-- Booby trap
, a schoolboy's practical joke, as a shower bath when a door is opened.
Booby Boo"by (bō"bȳ) adjective Having the characteristics of a booby; stupid.
Boobyish Boo"by·ish adjective Stupid; dull.
Boodh Boodh noun Same as Buddha . Malcom.
Boodhism Boodh"ism noun Same as Buddhism .
Boodhist Boodh"ist noun Same as Buddhist .
Boodle Boo"dle noun [ Origin uncertain.] 1. The whole collection or lot; caboodle. [ Low, U. S.] Bartlett. 2. Money given in payment for votes or political influence; bribe money; swag. [ Polit. slang, U. S.]
Boohoe Boo`hoe" intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Boohooed ; present participle & verbal noun Boohooing .] [ An imitative word.] To bawl; to cry loudly. [ Low] Bartlett.
Boohoo Boo"hoo` noun (Zoology) The sailfish; -- called also woohoo .
[ Middle English book
, Anglo-Saxon bōc
; akin to Goth. bōka
a letter, in plural book, writing, Icelandic bōk
, Swedish bok
, Danish bog
, Old Saxon bōk
, Dutch boek
, Old High German puoh
, German buch
; and from Anglo-Saxon bōc
, beech; because the ancient Saxons and Germans in general wrote runes on pieces of beechen board. Confer Beech
.] 1. A collection of sheets of paper, or similar material, blank, written, or printed, bound together; commonly, many folded and bound sheets containing continuous printing or writing.
» When blank, it is called a blank book
. When printed, the term often distinguishes a bound volume, or a volume of some size, from a pamphlet. » It has been held that, under the copyright law, a book
is not necessarily a volume made of many sheets bound together; it may be printed on a single sheet, as music or a diagram of patterns. Abbott. 2. A composition, written or printed; a treatise.
A good book is the precious life blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. 3. A part or subdivision of a treatise or literary work; as, the tenth book of "Paradise Lost." 4. A volume or collection of sheets in which accounts are kept; a register of debts and credits, receipts and expenditures, etc. 5. Six tricks taken by one side, in the game of whist; in certain other games, two or more corresponding cards, forming a set.
is used adjectively or as a part of many compounds; as, book
trade, memorandum book
, cash book
. Book account
, an account or register of debt or credit in a book.
-- Book debt
, a debt for items charged to the debtor by the creditor in his book of accounts.
-- Book learning
, learning acquired from books, as distinguished from practical knowledge.
"Neither does it so much require book learning
and scholarship, as good natural sense, to distinguish true and false." Burnet.
-- Book louse (Zoology)
, one of several species of minute, wingless insects injurious to books and papers. They belong to the Pseudoneuroptera .
-- Book moth (Zoology)
, the name of several species of moths, the larvæ of which eat books.
-- Book oath
, an oath made on The Book , or Bible.
-- The Book of Books
, the Bible.
-- Book post
, a system under which books, bulky manuscripts, etc., may be transmitted by mail.
-- Book scorpion (Zoology)
, one of the false scorpions ( Chelifer cancroides ) found among books and papers. It can run sidewise and backward, and feeds on small insects.
-- Book stall
, a stand or stall, often in the open air, for retailing books.
-- Canonical books
. See Canonical .
-- In one's books
, in one's favor.
"I was so much in his books
, that at his decease he left me his lamp." Addison.
-- To bring to book
. (a) To compel to give an account. (b) To compare with an admitted authority.
" To bring
it manifestly to book
is impossible." M. Arnold.
-- To curse by bell, book, and candle
. See under Bell .
-- To make a book (Horse Racing)
, to lay bets (recorded in a pocket book) against the success of every horse, so that the bookmaker wins on all the unsuccessful horses and loses only on the winning horse or horses.
-- To speak by the book
, to speak with minute exactness.
-- Without book
. (a) By memory. (b) Without authority.
Book Book transitive verb
[ imperfect & past participle Booked
; present participle & verbal noun Booking
.] 1. To enter, write, or register in a book or list.
Let it be booked with the rest of this day's deeds. 2. To enter the name of (any one) in a book for the purpose of securing a passage, conveyance, or seat; as, to be booked for Southampton; to book a seat in a theater. 3. To mark out for; to destine or assign for; as, he is booked for the valedictory.
Here I am booked for three days more in Paris.
Book muslin Book" mus`lin 1. A kind of muslin used for the covers of books. 2. A kind of thin white muslin for ladies' dresses.
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