1. Lined with budge; hence, scholastic. "Budge gowns." Milton.
2. Austere or stiff, like scholastics.
Those budge doctors of the stoic fur. Budge bachelor, one of a company of men clothed in long gowns lined with budge, who formerly accompanied
the lord mayor of London in his inaugural procession. Budge barrel (Mil.), a small copper-hooped
barrel with only one head, the other end being closed by a piece of leather, which is drawn together
with strings like a purse. It is used for carrying powder from the magazine to the battery, in siege or
(Budge"ness) n. Sternness; severity. [Obs.]
A Sara for goodness, a great Bellona for budgeness.
(Budg"er) n. One who budges. Shak.
(||budg"e*row) n. [Hindi bajra.] A large and commodious, but generally cumbrous and sluggish
boat, used for journeys on the Ganges.
(Budg"et) n. [OE. bogett, bouget, F. bougette bag, wallet, dim. of OF. boge, bouge, leather
bag. See Budge, n., and cf. Bouget.]
1. A bag or sack with its contents; hence, a stock or store; an accumulation; as, a budget of inventions.
2. The annual financial statement which the British chancellor of the exchequer makes in the House
of Commons. It comprehends a general view of the finances of the country, with the proposed plan of
taxation for the ensuing year. The term is sometimes applied to a similar statement in other countries.
To open the budget, to lay before a legislative body the financial estimates and plans of the executive
(Budg"y), a. [From Budge, n.] Consisting of fur. [Obs.]
(Bud"let) n. [Bud + -let.] A little bud springing from a parent bud.
We have a criterion to distinguish one bud from another, or the parent bud from the numerous budlets
which are its offspring.
(Buff) n. [OE. buff, buffe, buff, buffalo, F. buffle buffalo. See Buffalo.]
1. A sort of leather, prepared from the skin of the buffalo, dressed with oil, like chamois; also, the skins
of oxen, elks, and other animals, dressed in like manner. "A suit of buff." Shak.
2. The color of buff; a light yellow, shading toward pink, gray, or brown.
A visage rough,
Deformed, unfeatured, and a skin of buff.
3. A military coat, made of buff leather. Shak.
4. (Med.) The grayish viscid substance constituting the buffy coat. See Buffy coat, under Buffy, a.
5. (Mech.) A wheel covered with buff leather, and used in polishing cutlery, spoons, etc.
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