Boot"less*ly, adv. Boot"less*ness, n.
(Boot"lick`) n. A toady. [Low, U. S.] Bartlett.
(Boot"mak`er) n. One who makes boots. Boot"mak`ing, n.
(Boots) n. A servant at a hotel or elsewhere, who cleans and blacks the boots and shoes.
1. (Naut.) The act or process of daubing a vessel's bottom near the surface of the water with a mixture
of tallow, sulphur, and resin, as a temporary protection against worms, after the slime, shells, etc., have
been scraped off.
2. (Naut.) Sheathing a vessel with planking over felt.
(Boot"tree`) n. [Boot + tree wood, timber.] An instrument to stretch and widen the leg of
a boot, consisting of two pieces, together shaped like a leg, between which, when put into the boot, a
wedge is driven.
The pretty boots trimly stretched on boottrees.
To play booty, to play dishonestly, with an intent to lose; to allow one's adversary to win at cards at
first, in order to induce him to continue playing and victimize him afterwards. [Obs.] L'Estrange.
(Boo"ty) n. [Cf. Icel. bti exchange, barter, Sw. byte barter, booty, Dan. bytte; akin to D. buit
booty, G. beute, and fr. Icel. byta, Sw. byta, Dan. bytte, to distribute, exchange. The Scandinavian
word was influenced in English by boot profit.] That which is seized by violence or obtained by robbery,
especially collective spoil taken in war; plunder; pillage. Milton.
(Booze) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boozed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Boozing.] [D. buizen; akin to G. bausen,
and perh. fr. D. buis tube, channel, bus box, jar.] To drink greedily or immoderately, esp. alcoholic
liquor; to tipple. [Written also bouse, and boose.] Landor.
This is better than boozing in public houses.
H. R. Haweis.
(Booze), n. A carouse; a drinking. Sir W. Scott.
(Booz"er) n. One who boozes; a toper; a guzzler of alcoholic liquors; a bouser.
(Booz"y) a. A little intoxicated; fuddled; stupid with liquor; bousy. [Colloq.] C. Kingsley.
(Bo*peep") n. [Bo + peep.] The act of looking out suddenly, as from behind a screen, so as
to startle some one or of looking out and drawing suddenly back, as if frightened.
I for sorrow sung,
That such a king should play bopeep,
And go the fools among.
(Bor"a*ble) a. Capable of being bored. [R.]
(Bo*rach"te) n. [Sp. borracha a leather bottle for wine, borracho drunk, fr. borra a lamb.]
A large leather bottle for liquors, etc., made of the skin of a goat or other animal. Hence: A drunkard.
You're an absolute borachio.
(Bo*rac"ic) a. [Cf. F. boracique. See Borax.] Pertaining to, or produced from, borax; containing
boron; boric; as, boracic acid.