Badger (n.) An itinerant licensed dealer in commodities used for food; a hawker; a huckster; -- formerly applied especially to one who bought grain in one place and sold it in another. ) of Bagman Bagman (n.) A commercial traveler; one employed to solicit orders for manufacturers and tradesmen. Bailie (n.) An officer in Scotland, whose office formerly corresponded to that of sheriff, but now corresponds to that of an English alderman. Baking (n.) The quantity baked at once; a batch; as, a baking of bread. Balize (n.) A pole or a frame raised as a sea beacon or a landmark. Balker (n.) A person who stands on a rock or eminence to espy the shoals of herring, etc., and to give notice to the men in boats which way they pass; a conder; a huer. Ballet (n.) A bearing in coats of arms, representing one or more balls, which are denominated bezants, plates, etc., according to color.
p.) of Bail Bailee (n.) The person to whom goods are committed in trust, and who has a temporary possession and a qualified property in them, for the purposes of the trust. Bailey (n.) A prison or court of justice; -- used in certain proper names; as, the Old Bailey in London; the New Bailey in Manchester. Baking (n.) The act or process of cooking in an oven, or of drying and hardening by heat or cold. n.) of Bale Baleen (n.) Plates or blades of "whalebone," from two to twelve feet long, and sometimes a foot wide, which in certain whales (Balaenoidea) are attached side by side along the upper jaw, and form a fringelike sieve by which the food is retained in the mouth. p.) of Balk Balker (n.) One who, or that which balks. p.) of Ball Ballad (n.) A popular kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing; as, the ballad of Chevy Chase; esp., a sentimental or romantic poem in short stanzas. Ballet (n.) A light part song, or madrigal, with a fa la burden or chorus, -- most common with the Elizabethan madrigal composers.
Barite (n.) Native sulphate of barium, a mineral occurring in transparent, colorless, white to yellow crystals (generally tabular), also in granular form, and in compact massive forms resembling marble.
Cabala (n.) Secret science in general; mystic art; mystery.
Commonly in the phrase blind bayard, an old blind horse. The cabalists pretend even to foretell events by this means.
Used in composition; as, broad-backed; hump-backed. Backer (n.) One who, or that which, backs; especially one who backs a person or thing in a contest. It is a burrowing animal, with short, thick legs, and long claws on the fore feet. vulgaris), called also brock, inhabits the north of Europe and Asia; another species (Taxidea Americana / Labradorica) inhabits the northern parts of North America. Badger (n.) A brush made of badgers' hair, used by artists. t.) To tease or annoy, as a badger when baited; to worry or irritate persistently. t.) To beat down; to cheapen; to barter; to bargain. Baffle (n.) A defeat by artifice, shifts, and turns; discomfiture. Bagnio (n.) A brothel; a stew; a house of prostitution. of Baguette Bagwig (n.) A wig, in use in the 18th century, with the hair at the back of the head in a bag. Bairam (n.) The name of two Mohammedan festivals, of which one is held at the close of the fast called Ramadan, and the other seventy days after the fast. Baldly (adv.) Nakedly; without reserve; inelegantly. Hence: Any printed or written ticket used in voting.
p.) of Back Backed (a.) Having a back; fitted with a back; as, a backed electrotype or stereotype plate. Badger (n.) A carnivorous quadruped of the genus Meles or of an allied genus. i.) To struggle against in vain; as, a ship baffles with the winds. Bagnio (n.) A house for bathing, sweating, etc.; -- also, in Turkey, a prison for slaves. Bailor (n.) One who delivers goods or money to another in trust. p.) of Bait Baiter (n.) One who baits; a tormentor. Balaam (n.) A paragraph describing something wonderful, used to fill out a newspaper column; -- an allusion to the miracle of Balaam's ass speaking. Balder (n.) The most beautiful and beloved of the gods; the god of peace; the son of Odin and Freya. Ballot (n.) Originally, a ball used for secret voting. p.) of Ban Banana (n.) A perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size (Musa sapientum); also, its edible fruit.
Bathos (n.) A ludicrous descent from the elevated to the low, in writing or speech; anticlimax. Batlet (n.) A short bat for beating clothes in washing them; -- called also batler, batling staff, batting staff.
Battel (n.) Provisions ordered from the buttery; also, the charges for them; -- only in the pl., except when used adjectively. i.) To be supplied with provisions from the buttery. t.) The act of beating the woods, bushes, etc., for game. Batule (n.) A springboard in a circus or gymnasium; -- called also batule board. Bailer (n.) A utensil, as a bucket or cup, used in bailing; a machine for bailing water out of a pit. Bailey (n.) The space immediately within the outer wall of a castle or fortress. Bakery (n.) The place for baking bread; a bakehouse. Ballet (n.) The company of persons who perform the ballet. Sometimes, a scene accompanied by pantomime and dancing. Bandog (n.) A mastiff or other large and fierce dog, usually kept chained or tied up. (c) A long, thin strip used to strengthen a part, to cover a crack, etc.