Bogus to Bomb
Bogus Bogus currency. Forged or sham bills. Bogus transactions. Fraudulent transactions. The word
is by some connected with bogie.
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,
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.
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:
Bolerium Promontory $$$ End.
Bolero A Spanish dance; so called from the name of the inventor.
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