Bleaky to Blessed
(Bleak"y) a. Bleak. [Obs.] Dryden.
(Blear) a. [See Blear, v.]
1. Dim or sore with water or rheum; said of the eyes.
His blear eyes ran in gutters to his chin.
2. Causing or caused by dimness of sight; dim.
Power to cheat the eye with blear illusion.
(Blear), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bleared ; p. pr. & vb. n. Blearing.] [OE. bleren; cf. Dan. plire
to blink, Sw. plira to twinkle, wink, LG. plieren; perh. from the same root as E. blink. See Blink, and
cf. Blur.] To make somewhat sore or watery, as the eyes; to dim, or blur, as the sight. Figuratively: To
obscure (mental or moral perception); to blind; to hoodwink.
That tickling rheums To blear the eye of, to deceive; to impose upon. [Obs.] Chaucer.
Should ever tease the lungs and blear the sight.
(Bleared) a. Dimmed, as by a watery humor; affected with rheum. Blear"ed*ness n.
With bleared visages, come forth to view
The issue of the exploit.
(Blear"eye`) n. (Med.) A disease of the eyelids, consisting in chronic inflammation of the
margins, with a gummy secretion of sebaceous matter. Dunglison.
1. Having sore eyes; having the eyes dim with rheum; dim- sighted.
The blear-eyed Crispin.
2. Lacking in perception or penetration; short- sighted; as, a blear-eyed bigot.
(Blear"eyed`ness), n. The state of being blear-eyed.
(Blear"y) a. Somewhat blear.
(Bleat) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bleated; p. pr. & vb. n. Bleating.] [OE. bleten, AS. bltan; akin to D.
blaten, bleeten, OHG. blazan, plazan; prob. of imitative origin.] To make the noise of, or one like that
of, a sheep; to cry like a sheep or calf.
Then suddenly was heard along the main,
To low the ox, to bleat the woolly train.
The ewe that will not hear her lamb when it baas, will never answer a calf when he bleats.
(Bleat), n. A plaintive cry of, or like that of, a sheep.
The bleat of fleecy sheep.
(Bleat"er) n. One who bleats; a sheep.
In cold, stiff soils the bleaters oft complain
Of gouty ails.
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