(Bleat"ing), a. Crying as a sheep does.
Then came the shepherd back with his bleating flocks from the seaside.
(Bleat"ing), n. The cry of, or as of, a sheep. Chapman.
(Bleb) n. [Prov. E. bleb, bleib, blob, bubble, blister. This word belongs to the root of blub, blubber,
blabber, and perh. blow to puff.] A large vesicle or bulla, usually containing a serous fluid; a blister; a
bubble, as in water, glass, etc.
Arsenic abounds with air blebs.
(Bleb"by) a. Containing blebs, or characterized by blebs; as, blebby glass.
(Bleck, Blek) v. t. To blacken; also, to defile. [Obs. or Dial.] Wyclif.
(Bled) imp. & p. p. of Bleed.
(Blee) n. [AS. bleó, bleóh.] Complexion; color; hue; likeness; form. [Archaic]
For him which is so bright of blee.
Lament. of Mary Magd.
That boy has a strong blee of his father.
(Bleed) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Bled ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bleeding.] [OE. bleden, AS. bldan, fr. bld
blood; akin to Sw. blöda, Dan. blöde, D. bloeden, G. bluten. See Blood.]
1. To emit blood; to lose blood; to run with blood, by whatever means; as, the arm bleeds; the wound
bled freely; to bleed at the nose.
2. To withdraw blood from the body; to let blood; as, Dr. A. bleeds in fevers.
3. To lose or shed one's blood, as in case of a violent death or severe wounds; to die by violence. "Cæsar
must bleed." Shak.
The lamb thy riot dooms to bleed to-day.
4. To issue forth, or drop, as blood from an incision.
For me the balm shall bleed.
5. To lose sap, gum, or juice; as, a tree or a vine bleeds when tapped or wounded.
6. To pay or lose money; to have money drawn or extorted; as, to bleed freely for a cause. [Colloq.]
To make the heart bleed, to cause extreme pain, as from sympathy or pity.
(Bleed), v. t.
1. To let blood from; to take or draw blood from, as by opening a vein.
2. To lose, as blood; to emit or let drop, as sap.
A decaying pine of stately size, bleeding amber.
3. To draw money from (one); to induce to pay; as, they bled him freely for this fund. [Colloq.]