Boric acid, a white crystalline substance B(OH)3, easily obtained from its salts, and occurring in solution in the hot lagoons of Tuscany.

(Bo"ride) n. (Chem.) A binary compound of boron with a more positive or basic element or radical; — formerly called boruret.

(Bor"ing) n.

1. The act or process of one who, or that which, bores; as, the boring of cannon; the boring of piles and ship timbers by certain marine mollusks.

One of the most important applications of boring is in the formation of artesian wells.

2. A hole made by boring.

3. pl. The chips or fragments made by boring.

Boring bar, a revolving or stationary bar, carrying one or more cutting tools for dressing round holes.Boring tool(Metal Working), a cutting tool placed in a cutter head to dress round holes. Knight.

(Born) p. p. & a. [See Bear, v. t.]

1. Brought forth, as an animal; brought into life; introduced by birth.

No one could be born into slavery in Mexico.

2. Having from birth a certain character; by or from birth; by nature; innate; as, a born liar. "A born matchmaker." W. D. Howells.

Born again(Theol.), regenerated; renewed; having received spiritual life. "Except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God." John iii. 3.Born days, days since one was born; lifetime. [Colloq.]

(Borne) p. p. of Bear. Carried; conveyed; supported; defrayed. See Bear, v. t.

(Bor"ne*ol) n. [Borneo + - ol.] (Chem.) A rare variety of camphor, C10H17.OH, resembling ordinary camphor, from which it can be produced by reduction. It is said to occur in the camphor tree of Borneo and Sumatra but the natural borneol is rarely found in European or American commerce, being in great request by the Chinese. Called also Borneo camphor, Malay camphor, and camphol.

(Bor"el) n. See Borrel.

(Bor"e*le) n. (Zoöl.) The smaller two-horned rhinoceros of South Africa (Atelodus bicornis).

(Bor"er) n.

1. One that bores; an instrument for boring.

2. (Zoöl.) (a) A marine, bivalve mollusk, of the genus Teredo and allies, which burrows in wood. See Teredo. (b) Any bivalve mollusk (Saxicava, Lithodomus, etc.) which bores into limestone and similar substances. (c) One of the larvæ of many species of insects, which penetrate trees, as the apple, peach, pine, etc. See Apple borer, under Apple. (d) The hagfish

(Bo"ric) a. (Chem.) Of, pertaining to, or containing, boron.

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