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.

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.
M. Green.

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 eject wind.]

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.

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