Blistery to Blood
(Blis"ter*y) a. Full of blisters. Hooker.
(Blite) n. [L. blitum, Gr. bli`ton.] (Bot.) A genus of herbs (Blitum>) with a fleshy calyx. Blitum
capitatum is the strawberry blite.
(Blithe) a. [AS. bliðe blithe, kind; akin to Goth. bleiþs kind, Icel. bliðr mild, gentle, Dan. & Sw.
blid gentle, D. blijd blithe, OHG. blidi kind, blithe.] Gay; merry; sprightly; joyous; glad; cheerful; as, a blithe
The blithe sounds of festal music.
A daughter fair,
So buxom, blithe, and debonair.
(Blithe"ful) a. Gay; full of gayety; joyous.
(Blithe"ly), adv. In a blithe manner.
(Blithe"ness), n. The state of being blithe. Chaucer.
(Blithe"some) a. Cheery; gay; merry.
The blithesome sounds of wassail gay.
Sir W. Scott.
Blithe"some*ly, adv. Blithe"some*ness, n.
(Blive) adv. [A contraction of Belive.] Quickly; forthwith. [Obs.] Chaucer.
(Bliz"zard) n. [Cf. Blaze to flash. Formerly, in local use, a rattling volley; cf. "to blaze away" to
fire away.] A gale of piercingly cold wind, usually accompanied with fine and blinding snow; a furious
blast. [U. S.]
(Bloat) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bloated; p. pr. & vb. n. Bloating.] [Cf. Icel. blotna to become soft,
blautr soft, wet, Sw. blöt soft, blöta to soak; akin to G. bloss bare, and AS. bleát wretched; or perh. fr.
root of Eng. 5th blow. Cf. Blote.]
1. To make turgid, as with water or air; to cause a swelling of the surface of, from effusion of serum in
the cellular tissue, producing a morbid enlargement, often accompanied with softness.
2. To inflate; to puff up; to make vain. Dryden.
(Bloat), v. i. To grow turgid as by effusion of liquid in the cellular tissue; to puff out; to swell. Arbuthnot.
(Bloat), a. Bloated. [R.] Shak.
(Bloat), n. A term of contempt for a worthless, dissipated fellow. [Slang]
(Bloat), v. t. To dry (herrings) in smoke. See Blote.
(Bloat"ed) p. a. Distended beyond the natural or usual size, as by the presence of water, serum,
etc.; turgid; swollen; as, a bloated face. Also, puffed up with pride; pompous.
(Bloat"ed*ness), n. The state of being bloated.
(Bloat"er) n. [See Bloat, Blote.] The common herring, esp. when of large size, smoked, and
half dried; called also bloat herring.
(Blob) n. [See Bleb.]