Bird in thy Bosom to Bites and Bams
Bird in thy Bosom Thou hast kept well the bird in thy bosom. Thou hast remained faithful to thy allegiance or faith. The expression was used by Sir Ralph Percy (slain in the battle of Hedgly Moor in 1464) to express his having preserved unstained his fidelity to the House of Lancaster.
Bird of Este The white eagle, the cognisance of the house.
His dazzling way
Birds Birds of a feather flock together. Persons associate with those of a similar taste and station as
themselves. Qui se ressemble s'assemble. Cicero says, Similes similibus gaudent, pures cum paribus
facillime congregantur. Ne nous associons qu'avec nos égaux (La Fontaine).
Birds (protected by superstitions).
Bird's-eye View A mode of perspective drawing in which the artist is supposed to be over the objects delineated, in which case he beholds them as a bird in the air would see them. A general view.
Birdcage Walk (St. James's Park, London); so called from an aviary.
Birmingham Poet John Freeth, who died at the age of seventy-eight in 1808. He was wit, poet, and publican, who not only wrote the words and tunes of songs, but sang them also, and sang them well.
Birthday Suit He was in his birthday suit. Quite nude, as when first born.
Bis Bis dat, qui cito dat (he gives twice who gives promptly)- i.e. prompt relief will do as much good
as twice the sum at a future period (Publius Syrus Proverbs.)
Biscuit (French-Latin, bis, twice; cuit, baked). So called because it was originally twice ovened. The
Romans had a bread of this kind.
Bise A wind that acts notably on the nervous system. It is prevalent in those valleys of Savoy that open
to the north.
The Bise blew cold.
Bishop (Evêque ), the same word, episcopus; whence episc, evesc, evesque, evéque; also 'piscop, bishop.
Bishop, Cardinal, Pope (as beverages):
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