Bournless to Bowl
(Bourn"less), a. Without a bourn or limit.
(Bour"non*ite) n. [Named after Count Bournon, a mineralogist.] (Min.) A mineral of a
steel- gray to black color and metallic luster, occurring crystallized, often in twin crystals shaped like
cogwheels also massive. It is a sulphide of antimony, lead, and copper.
(Bour*nous") n. See Burnoose.
(||Bour*rée) n. [F.] (Mus.) An old French dance tune in common time.
(||Bourse) n. [F. bourse purse, exchange, LL. bursa, fr. Gr. skin, hide, of which a purse was
usually made. Cf. Purse, Burse.] An exchange, or place where merchants, bankers, etc., meet for
business at certain hours; esp., the Stock Exchange of Paris.
(Bouse) v. i. To drink immoderately; to carouse; to booze. See Booze.
(Bouse), n. Drink, esp. alcoholic drink; also, a carouse; a booze. "A good bouse of liquor." Carlyle.
(Bous"er) n. A toper; a boozer.
(||Bou`stro*phe"don) n. [Gr. turning like oxen in plowing; to turn.] An ancient mode of
writing, in alternate directions, one line from left to right, and the next from right to left as in early Greek
(Bou*stroph`e*don"ic) a. Relating to the boustrophedon made of writing.
(Bou*stroph"ic) a. [Gr. boystro`fos ox-guiding.] Boustrophedonic.
(Bousy) a. Drunken; sotted; boozy.
In his cups the bousy poet songs.
(Bout) n. [A different spelling and application of bought bend.]
1. As much of an action as is performed at one time; a going and returning, as of workmen in reaping,
mowing, etc.; a turn; a round.
In notes with many a winding bout
Of linked sweetness long drawn out.
The prince . . . has taken me in his train, so that I am in no danger of starving for this bout.
2. A conflict; contest; attempt; trial; a set-to at anything; as, a fencing bout; a drinking bout.
The gentleman will, for his honor's sake, have one bout with you; he can not by the duello avoid it.
(Bou*tade") n. [F., fr. bouter to thrust. See Butt.] An outbreak; a caprice; a whim. [Obs.]
(Boute"feu) n. [F.; bouter to thrust, put + feu fire.] An incendiary; an inciter of quarrels. [Obs.]
Animated by . . . John à Chamber, a very boutefeu, . . . they entered into open rebellion.
(||Bou`ton`nière") n. [F., buttonhole.] A bouquet worn in a buttonhole.
(||Bouts`-ri*més") n. pl. [F. bout end + rimé rhymed.] Words that rhyme, proposed as the
ends of verses, to be filled out by the ingenuity of the person to whom they are offered.