Sigismund Biederman, nicknamed The Simple, another brother.
Ulrick Biederman, youngest of the four brothers.Sir W. Scott: Anne of Geierstein (time, Edward IV.)
Bi-forked Letter of the Greeks, ¡ (capital U), which resembles a bird flying.
The bi-forked letter of the Greeks.
Longfellow: The Wayside Inn (prelude).
Bifrost, the bridge which spans heaven and earth. The rainbow is this bridge, and its colours are attributed to the precious stones which bestud it.Scandinavian Myth.
Big-endians (The), a hypothetical religious party of Lilliput, who made it a matter of faith to break their eggs at the big end. Those who broke them at the other end were considered heretics, and called Little-endians.Dean Swift: Gullivers Travels (1726).
Biglow Papers (The), a series of satirical poems in Yankee dialect, by Hosea Biglow (James Russell Lowell, of Boston, U.S.). First series, 1848; second series, 1864.
Bigot (De),seneschal of prince John.Sir W. Scott: Ivanhoe (time, Richard I.).
We will not forget it, said prince John De Bigot, he added to his seneschal, thou wilt word this summons so courteously as to gratify the pride of these Saxons although, by the bones of Becket, courtesy to them is casting pearls before swine.Chap.xiii.
Bigot, in C. Lambs Essays, is John Fenwick, editor of the Albion newspaper
Big-Sea-Water, lake Superior, also called Gitcheé Gumee.
On the shining Big-Sea-Water
All alone went Hiawatha.
Longfellow: Hiawatha, viii.
Bilander, a boat used in coast navigation [By-land-er].
Along the coast, and land in view to keep,
When safely we may launch into the deep?
Dryden: Hind and the Panther (1687).
Bilbilis, a river in Spain. The high temper of the best Spanish blades is due to their being dipped into this river, the water of which is extremely cold.
The trustiest blade that eer in Bilbilis
Southey: Roderick, etc., xxv. (1814).
Bilbo, a Spanish blade noted for its flexibility, and so called from Bilbao, where at one time the best blades were made.
Bilboes, a bar of iron with fetters annexed to it, by which mut inous sailors were at one time linked together. Some of the bilboes taken from the Spanish Armada are preserved in the British Museum. They are so called, not because they were first made at Bilbao, in Spain, but from the entanglements of the river on which Bilbao stands. These entanglements are called The Bilboes. Beaumont and Fletcher compare the marriage knot to bilboes.
Bildai, a seraph and the tutelar guardian of Matthew the apostle, the son of wealthy parents and brought up in great luxury.Klopstock: The Messiah, iii. (1748).
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