Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913 + 1828)
I hate when Vice can bolt her arguments. Milton.
Let tenfold iron bolt my door. Langhorn.
Which shackles accidents and bolts up change. Shak.
This Puck seems but a dreaming dolt, . . . And oft out of a bush doth bolt. Drayton.
His cloudless thunder bolted on their heads. Milton.
[He] came bolt up against the heavy dragoon. Thackeray.Bolt upright.
This gentleman was so hopelessly involved that he contemplated a bolt to America -- or anywhere. Compton Reade.
He now had bolted all the flour. Spenser.
Ill schooled in bolted language. Shak.
Time and nature will bolt out the truth of things. L'Estrange.
This bolts the matter fairly to the bran. Harte.
The report of the committee was examined and sifted and bolted to the bran. Burke.
A pillar of iron . . . which if you had struck, would make . . . a great bomb in the chamber beneath.
They planted in divers places twelve great bombards, wherewith they threw huge stones into the air, which, falling down into the city, might break down the houses. Knolles.
Yond same black cloud, yond huge one, looks like a foul bombard that would shed his liquor. Shak.
Next, she means to bombard Naples. Burke.
His fleet bombarded and burnt down Dieppe. Wood.
They . . . made room for a bombardman that brought bouge for a country lady. B. Jonson.
A candle with a wick of bombast. Lupton.
How now, my sweet creature of bombast! Shak.
Doublets, stuffed with four, five, or six pounds of bombast at least. Stubbes.
Yet noisy bombast carefully avoid. Dryden.
[He] evades them with a bombast circumstance,Horribly stuffed with epithets of war. Shak.Nor a tall metaphor in bombast way. Cowley.
Bom*bast" (?), v. t. To swell or fill out; to pad; to inflate.[Obs.]Not bombasted with words vain ticklish ears to feed. Drayton.
Bom*bas"tic (?), Bom*bas"tic*al (?), a. Characterized by bombast; highsounding; inflated.-- Bom*bas"tic*al*ly, adv.A theatrical, bombastic, windy phraseology. Burke. Syn. -- Turgid; tumid; pompous; grandiloquent.
Bom"bast*ry (?), n. Swelling words without much meaning; bombastic language; fustian.Bombastry and buffoonery, by nature lofty and light, soar highest of all. Swift.
Bom"bax (?), n. [LL., cotton. See Bombast, n.] (Bot.) A genus of trees, called also the silkcotton tree; also, a tree of the genus Bombax.
Bom`ba*zet" Bom`ba*zette" (?), n. [Cf. Bombazine.] A sort of thin woolen cloth. It is of various colors, and may be plain or twilled.
Bom`ba*zine" (?), n. [F. bombasin, LL. bombacinium, bambacinium, L. bombycinussilken, bombycinuma silk or cotton texture, fr. bombyxsilk, silkworm, Gr. . Cf. Bombast, Bombycinous.] A twilled fabric for dresses, of which the warp is silk, and the weft worsted. Black bombazine has been much used for mourning garments. [Sometimes speltTomlinson. bombasin, and bombasine.]
Bom"bic (?), a. [L. bombyxsilk, silkworm: cf. F. bombique.] Pertaining to, or obtained from, the silkworm; as,. bombicacid
Bom"bi*late (?), v. i. [LL. bombilare, for L. bombitare. See Bomb, n.] To hum; to buzz.[R.]
Bom`bi*la"tion (?), n. A humming sound; a booming.To . . . silence the bombilation of guns. Sir T. Browne.
Bom"bi*nate (?), v. i. To hum; to boom.
Bom`bi*na"tion (?), n. A humming or buzzing.
Bom"bo*lo (?), n.; pl. Bomboloes(#). [Cf. It bombolaa pitcher.] A thin spheroidal glass retort or flask, used in the sublimation of camphor. [Written also bumbelo, and bumbolo.]
Bomb"proof` (?), a. Secure against the explosive force of bombs.-- n. A structure which heavy shot and shell will not penetrate.
Bomb"shell` (), n. A bomb. See Bomb, n.
Bom*by"cid (?), a. (Zoöl.) Like or pertaining to the genus Bombyx, or the family Bombycidæ.
Bom*byc"i*nous (?), a. [L. bombycinus. See Bombazine.]
Silken; made of silk.[Obs.] Coles.
Being of the color of the silkworm; transparent with a yellow tint.E. Darwin.
Bom*byl"i*ous (?), a. [L. bombyliusa bumblebee, Gr. .] Buzzing, like a bumblebee;[Obs.] Derham. as, the bombylious noise of the horse fly.
Bom"byx (?), n. [L., silkworm. See Bombazine.] (Zoöl.) A genus of moths, which includes the silkworm moth. See Silkworm.
Bon (?), a. [F., fr. L. bonus.] Good; valid as security for something.
Bon-ac*cord" (?), n. Good will; good fellowship; agreement.[Scot.]
Bo"na fi"de (?). [L.] In or with good faith; without fraud or deceit; real or really; actual or actually; genuine or genuinely; as, you must proceed bona fide; a bona fidepurchaser or transaction.
Bo*nair" (?), a. [OE., also bonere, OF. bonnaire, Cotgr., abbrev. of debonnaire. See Debonair.] Gentle; courteous; complaisant; yielding.[Obs.]
Bo*nan"za (?), n. [Sp., prop. calm., fair weather, prosperity, fr. L. bonusgood.] In mining, a rich mine or vein of silver or gold; hence, anything which is a mine of wealth or yields a large income.[Colloq. U. S.]
Bo`na*part"e*an (?), a. Of or pertaining to Napoleon Bonaparte or his family.
Bo"na*part`ism (?), n. The policy of Bonaparte or of the Bonapartes.
Bo"na*part`ist, n. One attached to the policy or family of Bonaparte, or of the Bonapartes.
Bo"na per`i*tu"ra (?). [L.] (Law) Perishable goods.Bouvier.
Bo"na ro"ba (?). [It., prop. good stuff."] A showy wanton; a courtesan.Shak
Bo*na"sus (?), Bo*nas"sus (?), n. [L. bonasus, Gr. , .] (Zoöl.) The aurochs or European bison. See Aurochs.
Bon"bon` (?), n. [F. bonbon, fr. bon bonvery good, a superlative by reduplication, fr. bongood.] Sugar confectionery; a sugarplum; hence, any dainty.
Bonce (?), n. [Etymol. unknown.] A boy's game played with large marbles.
Bon`chré`tien" (?), n. [F., good Christian.] A name given to several kinds of pears. See Bartlett.
Bon"ci*late (?), n. [Empirical trade name.] A substance composed of ground bone, mineral matters, etc., hardened by pressure, and used for making billiard balls, boxes, etc.
Bond (?), n. [The same word as band. Cf. Band, Bend.]
That which binds, ties, fastens,or confines, or by which anything is fastened or bound, as a cord, chain, etc.; a band; a ligament; a shackle or a manacle.Gnawing with my teeth my bonds in sunder, I gained my freedom. Shak.
pl. The state of being bound; imprisonment; captivity, restraint.This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds." Acts xxvi.
A binding force or influence; a cause of union; a uniting tie; as, the. bondsof fellowshipA people with whom I have no tie but the common bond of mankind. Burke.
Moral or political duty or obligation.I love your majesty According to my bond, nor more nor less. Shak.
(Law) A writing under seal, by which a person binds himself, his heirs, executors, and administrators, to pay a certain sum on or before a future day appointed. This is a single bond. But usually a condition is added, that, if the obligor shall do a certain act, appear at a certain place, conform to certain rules, faithfully perform certain duties, or pay a certain sum of money, on or before a time specified, the obligation shall be void; otherwise it shall remain in full force. If the condition is not performed, the bond becomes forfeited, and the obligor and his heirs are liable to the payment of the whole sum.Bouvier. Wharton.
An instrument (of the nature of the ordinary legal bond) made by a government or a corporation for purpose of borrowing money; as, a government, city, or railway. bond
The state of goods placed in a bonded warehouse till the duties are paid; as, merchandise in. bond
(Arch.) The union or tie of the several stones or bricks forming a wall. The bricks may be arranged for this purpose in several different ways, as in English or block bond (Fig. 1), where one course consists of bricks with their ends toward the face of the wall, called headers, and the next course of bricks with their lengths parallel to the face of the wall, called stretchers; Flemish bond (Fig.2), where each course consists of headers and stretchers alternately, so laid as always to break joints; Cross bond, which differs from the English by the change of the second stretcher line so that its joints come in the middle of the first, and the same position of stretchers comes back every fifth line; Combined cross and English bond, where the inner part of the wall is laid in the one method, the outer in the other.