2. Uttering noisy threats; noisy and swaggering; boisterous. "A blustering fellow." L'Estrange.
(Blus"ter*ing*ly), adv. In a blustering manner.
(Blus"ter*ous) a. Inclined to bluster; given to blustering; blustering. Motley.
(Blus"trous) a. Blusterous. Shak.
(Bo) interj. [Cf. W. bw, an interj. of threatening or frightening; n., terror, fear, dread.] An exclamation
used to startle or frighten. [Spelt also boh and boo.]
(Bo"a) n.; pl. Boas. [L. boa a kind of water serpent. Perh. fr. bos an ox.]
1. (Zoöl.) A genus of large American serpents, including the boa constrictor, the emperor boa of Mexico
and the chevalier boa of Peru (B. eques).
The name is also applied to related genera; as, the dog-headed boa
2. A long, round fur tippet; so called from its resemblance in shape to the boa constrictor.
(Bo"a con*strict"or) [NL. See Boa, and Constrictor.] (Zoöl.) A large and powerful serpent
of tropical America, sometimes twenty or thirty feet long. See Illustration in Appendix.
It has a succession of spots, alternately black and yellow, extending along the back. It kills its prey by
constriction. The name is also loosely applied to other large serpents which crush their prey, particularly
to those of the genus Python, found in Asia and Africa.
(||Bo`a*ner"ges) [Gr. , fr. Heb. bne hargem sons of thunder. an appellation given by
Christ to two of his disciples See Mark iii. 17.] Any declamatory and vociferous preacher or orator.
(Boar) n. [OE. bar, bor, bore, AS. bar; akin to OHG. per, MHG. ber, G. bär, boar (but not bär
bear), and perh. Russ. borov' boar.] (Zoöl.) The uncastrated male of swine; specifically, the wild hog.
(Board) n. [OE. bord, AS. bord board, shipboard; akin to bred plank, Icel. borð board, side of a
ship, Goth. fotu-baurd footstool, D. bord board, G. brett, bort. See def. 8. &radic92.]
1. A piece of timber sawed thin, and of considerable length and breadth as compared with the thickness,
used for building, etc.
When sawed thick, as over one and a half or two inches, it is usually called a plank.
2. A table to put food upon.
The term board answers to the modern table, but it was often movable, and placed on trestles. Halliwell.
Fruit of all kinds . . .
She gathers, tribute large, and on the board
Heaps with unsparing hand.
3. Hence: What is served on a table as food; stated meals; provision; entertainment; usually as furnished
for pay; as, to work for one's board; the price of board.
4. A table at which a council or court is held. Hence: A council, convened for business, or any authorized
assembly or meeting, public or private; a number of persons appointed or elected to sit in council for the