Bouncing Bet(Bot.), the common soapwort Harper's Mag.

(Boun"cing*ly), adv. With a bounce.

(Bound) n. [OE. bounde, bunne, OF. bonne, bonde, bodne, F. borne, fr. LL. bodina, bodena, bonna; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Arm. bonn boundary, limit, and boden, bod, a tuft or cluster of trees, by which a boundary or limit could be marked. Cf. Bourne.] The external or limiting line, either real or imaginary, of any object or space; that which limits or restrains, or within which something is limited or restrained; limit; confine; extent; boundary.

He hath compassed the waters with bounds.
Job xxvi. 10.

On earth's remotest bounds.

And mete the bounds of hate and love.

3. To eject violently, as from a room; to discharge unceremoniously, as from employment. [Collog. U. S.]

4. To bully; to scold. [Collog.] J. Fletcher.

(Bounce) n.

1. A sudden leap or bound; a rebound.

2. A heavy, sudden, and often noisy, blow or thump.

The bounce burst open the door.

3. An explosion, or the noise of one. [Obs.]

4. Bluster; brag; untruthful boasting; audacious exaggeration; an impudent lie; a bouncer. Johnson. De Quincey.

5. (Zoöl.) A dogfish of Europe

(Bounce), adv. With a sudden leap; suddenly.

This impudent puppy comes bounce in upon me.

(Boun"cer) n.

1. One who bounces; a large, heavy person who makes much noise in moving.

2. A boaster; a bully. [Collog.] Johnson.

3. A bold lie; also, a liar. [Collog.] Marryat.

4. Something big; a good stout example of the kind.

The stone must be a bouncer.
De Quincey.

(Boun"cing) a.

1. Stout; plump and healthy; lusty; buxom.

Many tall and bouncing young ladies.

2. Excessive; big. "A bouncing reckoning." B. & Fl.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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