Bogus to Bomb

Bogus Bogus currency. Forged or sham bills. Bogus transactions. Fraudulent transactions. The word is by some connected with bogie.
   Lowell (Biglow Papers) says, “I more than suspect the world to be a corruption of the French bagasse.
   In French argot is another word (bogue), the rind of a green chestnut, or case of a watch; a bogus chestnut or watch.

Boheme (La). A Bohemian, that is, one living on his wits, such as a penny-a-liner, journalist, politician, artist, dancer, or in fact any chevalier of unsettled habits and no settled home. From the French, Bohémien, a gipsy.
   Une maison de Bohême means a house where no regularity is observed, but all things are at sixes and sevens.

Bohemia The Queen of Bohemia. A public-house sign in honour of Lady Elizabeth Stuart, daughter of James I., who was married to Frederick, elector palatine, for whom Bohemia was raised into a separate kingdom. It is through this lady that the Brunswick family succeeded to the throne of Great Britain.

Bohemian A gipsy, an impostor. The first gipsies that entered France came from Bohemia, and appeared before Paris in 1427. They were not allowed to enter the city, but were lodged at La Chapelle St. Denis.
   A slang term applied to literary men and artists of loose and irregular habits, living by what they can pick up by their brains.

“Never was there an editor with less about him of the literary Bohemian. A strong contrast to his unhappy contemporary, Chatterton.”- Fortnightly Review: Paston Letter.
Bohemian Brethren A religious sect formed out of the remnants of the Hussites. They arose at Prague in the fifteenth century, and were nicknamed Cave-dwellers, because they lurked in caves to avoid persecution.

Bohemian Life (A). An irregular, restless way of living, like that of a gipsy.

Bohort (Sir). A knight of Arthur's Round Table, brother of Sir Lionel, and nephew of Lancelot of the Lake. Also called Sir Bors.

Boies (2 syl.). Priests of the savages of Florida. Each priest has his special idol, which must be invoked by the fumes of tobacco. (American Indian mythology.)

Boiling-point He was at boiling-point. Very angry indeed. Properly the point of heat at which water, under ordinary conditions, boils. (212 Fabrenheit, 100 Centigrade, 80 Réamur.)

Boiley or Boily. Bread soaked in water. A word used in baby-farming establishments (French, boullie). (Pall Mall Budget, Aug. 22, 1889.)

Boisserean Collection A collection at Stuttgart of the early specimens of German art, made by the three brothers Boisseree.

Bolay or Boley. The giant which the Indians say conquered heaven, earth, and the inferno. (Indian mythology.)

Bold Bold as Beauchamp (Beech-um). It is said that Thomas Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, with one squire and six archers, overthrew 100 armed men at Hogges, in Normandy, in 1346:
   This exploit is not more incredible than that attributed to Captal-de-Buch, who, with forty followers, cleared Meau of the insurgents called “La Jacquerie,” 7,000 of whom were slain by this little band, or trampled to death in the narrow streets as they fled panic-struck (1358).
   Bold as brass. Downright impudent without modesty. Similarly, we say “brazen-faced.”
   I make bold to say. I take the liberty of saying; I venture to say.

Bolerium Promontory $$$ End.

Bolero A Spanish dance; so called from the name of the inventor.

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