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.
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. Babble (n.) Idle talk; senseless prattle; gabble; twaddle. Baboon (n.) One of the Old World Quadrumana, of the genera Cynocephalus and Papio; the dog-faced ape. It contains gallic acid and tannin, and is used for dyeing drab. Ballot (n.) To vote or decide by ballot; as, to ballot for a candidate. Bangle (n.) An ornamental circlet, of glass, gold, silver, or other material, worn by women in India and Africa, and in some other countries, upon the wrist or ankle; a ring bracelet. t.) To condemn to exile, or compel to leave one's country, by authority of the ruling power. t.) To drive out, as from a home or familiar place; -- used with from and out of. Banner (n.) A large piece of silk or other cloth, with a device or motto, extended on a crosspiece, and borne in a procession, or suspended in some conspicuous place. Baobab (n.) A gigantic African tree (Adansonia digitata), also naturalized in India. Basalt (n.) A rock of igneous origin, consisting of augite and triclinic feldspar, with grains of magnetic or titanic iron, and also bottle-green particles of olivine frequently disseminated. Basque (n.) A part of a lady's dress, resembling a jacket with a short skirt; -- probably so called because this fashion of dress came from the Basques. Basset (a.) Inc Basset (n.) The edge of a geological stratum at the surface of the ground; the outcrop.
t.) To waste by little and little; to fritter away. Banner (n.) A kind of flag attached to a spear or pike by a crosspiece, and used by a chief as his standard in battle. Banyan (n.) A tree of the same genus as the common fig, and called the Indian fig (Ficus Indica), whose branches send shoots to the ground, which take root and become additional trunks, until it may be the tree covers some acres of ground and is able to shelter thousands of men. Barbel (n.) A large fresh-water fish ( Barbus vulgaris) found in many European rivers. Barbel (n.) Barbs or paps under the tongued of horses and cattle. Barber (n.) One whose occupation it is to shave or trim the beard, and to cut and dress the hair of his patrons. Barbet (n.) A bird of the family Bucconidae, allied to the Cuckoos, having a large, conical beak swollen at the base, and bearded with five bunches of stiff bristles; the puff bird. Barrow (n.) A support having handles, and with or without a wheel, on which heavy or bulky things can be transported by hand. Barrow (n.) A wicker case, in which salt is put to drain. Baryta (n.) An oxide of barium (or barytum); a heavy earth with a specific gravity above 4. n.) of Base Basely (adv.) In a base manner; with despicable meanness; dishonorably; shamefully. Bashaw (n.) A Turkish title of honor, now written pasha. Basket (n.) The two back seats facing one another on the outside of a stagecoach. Basque (n.) The language spoken by the Basque people. Basset (n.) A game at cards, resembling the modern faro, said to have been invented at Venice. 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. 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.