Bale of dice, a pair of dice. [Obs.] B. Jonson.

Balderdash to Ballistic

(Bal"der*dash) n. [Of uncertain origin: cf. Dan. balder noise, clatter, and E. dash; hence, perhaps, unmeaning noise, then hodgepodge, mixture; or W. baldorduss a prattling, baldordd, baldorddi, to prattle.]

1. A worthless mixture, especially of liquors.

Indeed beer, by a mixture of wine, hath lost both name and nature, and is called balderdash.

2. Senseless jargon; ribaldry; nonsense; trash.

(Bal"der*dash) v. t. To mix or adulterate, as liquors.

The wine merchants of Nice brew and balderdash, and even
mix it with pigeon's dung and quicklime.

(Bald"-faced`) a. Having a white face or a white mark on the face, as a stag.

(Bald"head`) n.

1. A person whose head is bald. 2 Kings ii. 23.

2. (Zoöl.) A white-headed variety of pigeon.

(Bald"head`ed), a. Having a bald head.

(Bald"ly), adv. Nakedly; without reserve; inelegantly.

(Bald"ness), n. The state or condition of being bald; as, baldness of the head; baldness of style.

This gives to their syntax a peculiar character of simplicity and baldness.
W. D. Whitney.

(Bald"pate`) n.

1. A baldheaded person. Shak.

2. (Zoöl.) The American widgeon

(Bald"pate` Bald"pat`ed) a. Destitute of hair on the head; baldheaded. Shak.

(Bald"rib`) n. A piece of pork cut lower down than the sparerib, and destitute of fat. [Eng.] Southey.

(Bal"dric) n. [OE. baudric, bawdrik, through OF. (cf. F. baudrier and LL. baldringus, baldrellus), from OHG. balderich, cf. balz, palz, akin to E. belt. See Belt, n.] A broad belt, sometimes richly ornamented, worn over one shoulder, across the breast, and under the opposite arm; less properly, any belt. [Also spelt bawdrick.]

A radiant baldric o'er his shoulder tied
Sustained the sword that glittered at his side.

(Bald"win) n. (Bot.) A kind of reddish, moderately acid, winter apple. [U.S.]

(Bale) n. [OE. bale, OF. bale, F. balle, LL. bala, fr. OHG. balla, palla, pallo, G. ball, balle, ballen, ball, round pack; cf. D. baal. Cf. Ball a round body.] A bundle or package of goods in a cloth cover, and corded for storage or transportation; also, a bundle of straw, hay, etc., put up compactly for transportation.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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