Blancher to Blast
(Blanch"er) n. One who, or that which, blanches or whitens; esp., one who anneals and cleanses
money; also, a chemical preparation for this purpose.
(Blanch"er), n. One who, or that which, frightens away or turns aside. [Obs.]
And Gynecia, a blancher, which kept the dearest deer from her.
Sir P. Sidney.
And so even now hath he divers blanchers belonging to the market, to let and stop the light of the gospel.
(Blanch" hold`ing) (Scots Law) A mode of tenure by the payment of a small duty in white
rent (silver) or otherwise.
(Blanch*im"e*ter) n. [1st blanch + -meter.] An instrument for measuring the bleaching
power of chloride of lime and potash; a chlorometer. Ure.
(Blanc*mange") n. [F. blancmanger, lit. white food; blanc white + manger to eat.] (Cookery)
A preparation for desserts, etc., made from isinglass, sea moss, cornstarch, or other gelatinous or
starchy substance, with mild, usually sweetened and flavored, and shaped in a mold.
(Blanc*man"ger) n. [F. See Blancmange.] A sort of fricassee with white sauce, variously
made of capon, fish, etc. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Bland) a. [L. blandus, of unknown origin.]
1. Mild; soft; gentle; smooth and soothing in manner; suave; as, a bland temper; bland persuasion; a bland
sycophant. "Exhilarating vapor bland." Milton.
2. Having soft and soothing qualities; not drastic or irritating; not stimulating; as, a bland oil; a bland diet.
(Blan*da"tion) n. [Cf. L. blanditia, blandities, fr. blandus. See Bland.] Flattery. [Obs.]
(Blan*dil"o*quence) n. [L. blandiloquentia; blandus mild + loqui to speak.] Mild, flattering
(Blan*dil"o*quous Blan*di*lo"qui*ous) a. Fair-spoken; flattering.
(Blan"dise) v. i. [Same word as Blandish.] To blandish any one. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Blan"dish) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Blandished ; p. pr. & vb. n. Blandishing.] [OE. blaundisen,
F. blandir, fr. L. blandiri, fr. blandus mild, flattering.]
1. To flatter with kind words or affectionate actions; to caress; to cajole.
2. To make agreeable and enticing.
Mustering all her wiles,
With blandished parleys.
(Blan"dish*er) n. One who uses blandishments.
(Blan"dish*ment) n. [Cf. OF. blandissement.] The act of blandishing; a word or act
expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart; soft words and artful caresses; cajolery; allurement.
Cowering low with blandishment.
Attacked by royal smiles, by female blandishments.
(Bland"ly) adv. In a bland manner; mildly; suavely.