2. A blinder for horses; a flap of leather on a horse's bridle to prevent him from seeing objects as his
side hence, whatever obstructs sight or discernment.
Nor bigots who but one way see,
through blinkers of authority.
3. pl. A kind of goggles, used to protect the eyes form glare, etc.
(Blink"-eyed`) a. Habitually winking. Marlowe.
(Blirt) n. (Naut.) A gust of wind and rain. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
(Bliss) n.; pl. Blisses [OE. blis, blisse, AS. blis, bliðs, fr. bliðe blithe. See Blithe.] Orig., blithesomeness; gladness; now,
the highest degree of happiness; blessedness; exalted felicity; heavenly joy.
An then at last our bliss
Full and perfect is.
Syn. Blessedness; felicity; beatitude; happiness; joy; enjoyment. See Happiness.
(Bliss"ful) a. Full of, characterized by, or causing, joy and felicity; happy in the highest degree.
"Blissful solitude." Milton. Bliss"ful*ly, adv. Bliss"ful*ness, n.
(Bliss"less), a. Destitute of bliss. Sir P. Sidney.
(Blis"som) v. i. [For blithesome: but cf. also Icel. blsma of a goat at heat.] To be lustful; to
be lascivious. [Obs.]
(Blis"som), a. Lascivious; also, in heat; said of ewes.
(Blis"ter) n. [OE.; akin to OD. bluyster, fr. the same root as blast, bladder, blow. See Blow to
1. A vesicle of the skin, containing watery matter or serum, whether occasioned by a burn or other injury,
or by a vesicatory; a collection of serous fluid causing a bladderlike elevation of the cuticle.
And painful blisters swelled my tender hands.
2. Any elevation made by the separation of the film or skin, as on plants; or by the swelling of the substance
at the surface, as on steel.
3. A vesicatory; a plaster of Spanish flies, or other matter, applied to raise a blister. Dunglison.
Blister beetle, a beetle used to raise blisters, esp. the Lytta (or Cantharis) vesicatoria, called Cantharis
or Spanish fly by druggists. See Cantharis. Blister fly, a blister beetle. Blister plaster, a
plaster designed to raise a blister; usually made of Spanish flies. Blister steel, crude steel formed
from wrought iron by cementation; - - so called because of its blistered surface. Called also blistered
steel. Blood blister. See under Blood.
(Blis"ter), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blistered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Blistering.] To be affected with a
blister or blisters; to have a blister form on.
Let my tongue blister.
(Blis"ter), v. t.
1. To raise a blister or blisters upon.
My hands were blistered.