Anchor buoy, a buoy attached to, or marking the position of, an anchor.Bell buoy, a large buoy on which a bell is mounted, to be rung by the motion of the waves.Breeches buoy. See under Breeches.Cable buoy, an empty cask employed to buoy up the cable in rocky anchorage.Can buoy, a hollow buoy made of sheet or boiler iron, usually conical or pear-shaped.Life buoy, a float intended to support persons who have fallen into the water, until a boat can be dispatched to save them.Nutor Nun buoy, a buoy large in the middle, and tapering nearly to a point at each end. To stream the buoy, to let the anchor buoy fall by the ship's side into the water, before letting go the anchor.Whistling buoy, a buoy fitted with a whistle that is blown by the action of the waves.

(Buoy), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Buoyed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Buoying.]

(Bun"ny), n. A pet name for a rabbit or a squirrel.

(||Bu`no*don"ta Bu"no*donts) n. pl. [NL. bunodonta, fr. Gr. hill, heap + a tooth.] (Zoöl.) A division of the herbivorous mammals including the hogs and hippopotami; — so called because the teeth are tuberculated.

Bunsen's battery
(Bun"sen's bat"ter*y Bun"sen's burn`er) See under Battery, and Burner.

(Bunt) n. (Bot.) A fungus (Ustilago fœtida) which affects the ear of cereals, filling the grains with a fetid dust; — also called pepperbrand.

(Bunt), n. [Cf. Sw. bunt bundle, Dan. bundt, G. bund, E. bundle.] (Naut.) The middle part, cavity, or belly of a sail; the part of a furled sail which is at the center of the yard. Totten.

(Bunt), v. i. (Naut.) To swell out; as, the sail bunts.

(Bunt), v. t. & i. To strike or push with the horns or head; to butt; as, the ram bunted the boy.

(Bun"ter) n. A woman who picks up rags in the streets; hence, a low, vulgar woman. [Cant]

Her . . . daughters, like bunters in stuff gowns.

(Bun"ting) n. [Scot. buntlin, corn-buntlin, OE. bunting, buntyle; of unknown origin.] (Zoöl.) A bird of the genus Emberiza, or of an allied genus, related to the finches and sparrows (family Fringillidæ).

Among European species are the common or corn bunting (Emberiza miliaria); the ortolan (E. hortulana); the cirl (E. cirlus); and the black-headed (Granitivora melanocephala). American species are the bay-winged or grass (Poöcætes or Poœcetes gramineus); the black- throated (Spiza Americana); the towhee bunting or chewink (Pipilo); the snow bunting (Plectrophanax nivalis); the rice bunting or bobolink, and others. See Ortolan, Chewick, Snow bunting, Lark bunting.

(Bun"ting, Bun"tine) n. [Prov. E. bunting sifting flour, OE. bonten to sift, hence prob. the material used for that purpose.] A thin woolen stuff, used chiefly for flags, colors, and ships' signals.

(Bunt"line) n. [2d bunt + line.] (Naut.) One of the ropes toggled to the footrope of a sail, used to haul up to the yard the body of the sail when taking it in. Totten.

(Bun"yon, Bun"ion) n. [Cf. Prov. E. bunny a small swelling, fr. OF. bugne, It. bugna, bugnone. See Bun.] (Med.) An enlargement and inflammation of a small membranous sac (one of the bursæ muscosæ), usually occurring on the first joint of the great toe.

(Buoy) n. [D. boei buoy, fetter, fr. OF. boie, buie, chain, fetter, F. bouée a buoy, from L. boia. "Boiae genus vinculorum tam ferreae quam ligneae." Festus. So called because chained to its place.] (Naut.) A float; esp. a floating object moored to the bottom, to mark a channel or to point out the position of something beneath the water, as an anchor, shoal, rock, etc.

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