Brutus to Budget
Brutus (Marcus). Cæsar's friend, joined the conspirators to murder him, because he made himself a king.
And thou, unhappy Brutus, kind of heart,Et tu, Brute. What! does my own familiar friend lift up his heel against me? The reference is to that Marcus Brutus whose bastard hand stabbed Julius Cæsar. (Suetonius.)
Bruxellois The inhabitants of Brussels or Bruxelles.
Drunk with Helicon's waters and double-brewed bub.- Prior: To a Person who wrote ill.
Bubastis The Diana of Egyptian mythology; the daughter of Isis and sister of Horus.
The whole scheme [the Fenian raid on British America] was a collapsed bubble.- The Times.The Bubble Act, 6 George I., cap. 18; published 1719, and repealed July 5th, 1825. Its object was to punish the promoters of bubble schemes.
A bubble company. A company whose object is to enrich themselves at the expense of subscribers to their scheme.
A bubble scheme. A project for getting money from subscribers to a scheme of no value.
Bubble and Squeak Cold boiled meat and greens fried. They first bubbled in water when boiled, and
afterwards hissed or squeaked in the frying-pan.
Bucca A goblin of the wind, supposed by the ancient inhabitants of Cornwall to foretell shipwrecks.
Buccaneer' means sellers of smoke-dried meat, from the Caribbean word boucan, smoke-dried meat.
The term was first given to the French settlers in Hayti, whose business it was to hunt animals for their
skins. The flesh they smoke-dried and sold, chiefly to the Dutch.
Bucentaur A monster, half-man and half-ox. The Venetian state-galley employed by the Doge when he went on Ascension Day to wed the Adriatic was so called. (Greek, bous, ox; centauros, centaur.)
Bucephalos [bull-headed ]. A horse. Strictly speaking, the charger of Alexander the Great, bought of a
Thessalian for thirteen talents (3,500).
True, true; I forgot your Bucephalos.- Sir W. Scott: The Antiquary.
Buchanites (3 syl.). A sect of fanatics who appeared in the west of Scotland in 1783. They were named
after Mrs. or Lucky Buchan, their founder, who called herself Friend Mother in the Lord, claiming to be
the woman mentioned in Rev. xii., and maintaining that the Rev. Hugh White, a convert, was the man-
I never heard of alewife that turned preacher, except Luckie Buchan in the West.- Scott: St. Ronan's Well, c. ii.
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