Bumbast to Buoy

(Bum"bast) See Bombast. [Obs.]

(Bum"be*lo) n.; pl. Bumbeloes [It. bombola.] A glass used in subliming camphor. [Spelled also bombolo and bumbolo.]

(Bum"ble) n. [See Bump to boom.] (Zoöl.) The bittern. [Local, Eng.]

(Bum"ble), v. i. To make a hollow or humming noise, like that of a bumblebee; to cry as a bittern.

As a bittern bumbleth in the mire.

(Bum"ble*bee`) n. [OE. bumblen to make a humming noise (dim. of bum, v. i.) + bee. Cf. Humblebee.] (Zoöl.) A large bee of the genus Bombus, sometimes called humblebee; — so named from its sound.

There are many species. All gather honey, and store it in the empty cocoons after the young have come out.

(Bum"boat`) n. [From bum the buttocks, on account of its clumsy form; or fr. D. bun a box for holding fish in a boat.] (Naut.) A clumsy boat, used for conveying provisions, fruit, etc., for sale, to vessels lying in port or off shore.

(Bum"kin) n. [Boom a beam + - kin. See Bumpkin.] (Naut.) A projecting beam or boom; as: (a) One projecting from each bow of a vessel, to haul the fore tack to, called a tack bumpkin. (b) One from each quarter, for the main-brace blocks, and called brace bumpkin. (c) A small outrigger over the stern of a boat, to extend the mizzen. [Written also boomkin.]

(||Bum"ma*lo) n. [Native name.] (Zoöl.) A small marine Asiatic fish (Saurus ophidon) used in India as a relish; — called also Bombay duck.

(Bum"mer) n. An idle, worthless fellow, who is without any visible means of support; a dissipated sponger. [Slang, U.S.]

(Bum"me*ry) n. See Bottomery. [Obs.]

There was a scivener of Wapping brought to hearing for relief against a bummery bond.
R. North.

(Bump) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bumped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Bumping.] [Cf. W. pwmp round mass, pwmpiaw to thump, bang, and E. bum, v. i., boom to roar.] To strike, as with or against anything large or solid; to thump; as, to bump the head against a wall.

(Bump), v. i. To come in violent contact with something; to thump. "Bumping and jumping." Southey.

(Bump) n. [From Bump to strike, to thump.]

1. A thump; a heavy blow.

2. A swelling or prominence, resulting from a bump or blow; a protuberance.

It had upon its brow
A bump as big as a young cockerel's stone.

3. (Phren.) One of the protuberances on the cranium which are associated with distinct faculties or affections of the mind; as, the bump of "veneration;" the bump of "acquisitiveness." [Colloq.]

4. The act of striking the stern of the boat in advance with the prow of the boat following. [Eng.]

  By PanEris using Melati.

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