backtalk vb talking behind someone's back; to gossip
[compound back + talk]
backbearing n a piece of text leading back to another article or paper.;
[direct calque of Latin]
bakehouse n a shop where breads are baked and sold; bakery
[extension of existing word, from compound of bake 'to cook food in an oven' & house]
bane n a person or thing that ruins or spoils; that which causes death or destroys life; a deadly poison.; curse, nemesis, undoing
[neologism, from OE bana slayer; that which destroys life; causes death, destruction, ruin or woe, as in a watery bane.]
banestead n a palace where people are not meant to live owing to the extremes and harshness of the climate, as a polar region.; hell on earth
[neologism, from OE bana slayer. bane: cursed, woe. stead place in various applications.]
banewave n a very large ocean wave caused by an underwater earthquake or volcanic explosion; tsunami.; death-wave
[neologism, from OE bana slayer. Bane: that which destroys life; causes death, destruction, ruin or woe. Wave an advancing ridge or swell of liquid, as of the sea; a moving billow of water.]
baneworm n a huge, winged serpent with crested head and enormous claws and teeth, and often spouting fire; dragon, Grendel
[neologism, from OE bana slayer. Bane: that which destroys life; causes death, destruction, ruin or woe. wyrm a worm, snake, or serpent]
bareback adj without a saddle on the back of a horse that is being ridden;
[OE: barn & back]
barn-find n vintage (several decades old) ; antique (more than a hundred years old. Many vintage items and antiques are found in barns.;
[O.E. barn & find]
bawse adj purple, scarlet, crimson; clam
[OE basu]
beadle n warrant, officer;
[OE bydel]
bearing n, adj Meaning 1: fertile, fecund Meaning 2: behavior Meaning 3: tolerance Meaning 4: awareness or sense of direction; Varies by meaning
[OE berend]
beclip vb encompass;
becloud v to obfuscate, or make muddled, to confuse an issue; confuse, beguile, deceive
[existing rare English word, a compound of be- and cloud]
becraft vb to create or to craft; create, construct, bework
becrafter n one who becrafts; creator, editor
becrafting n or vb creating or editing , can also mean a creation (as a nameword or noun); constructing, planner, coming up with, beworking/ creation,
[be+crafting, (viz. becrafting an ettle at something)]
becrafted vb (past tense) past tense of becraft; created, beworked
bede vb pray;
[OE bedian]
bed-geld n a fine paid to the lord paid on the marriage of a vassal;
[O.E. "bed" & "geld"]
bee phr like a working-bee in blossom dust;
befit vb to be appropriate for; literally " to be fit for";
[be- + fit]
beforemath n the events and situations that lead to a particualr end; antecedence, here-to-fore, foregoings
[neologism & antonymn of aftermath. From the Old English words: before & math a mowing]
beghast vb to inspire, inspire; enthuse; fill with shock, awe, wonder, or amazement; begeist
[existing word; be- + ghast]
beglide vb accompany;
[calque: Fr. begeliede, Du.begeleiden, NHG begleiten]
begetting n An asset or object bought or obtained, typically by a library or museum.; purchase, accession
[(be + getting)]
beginner-folk n aborigine.;
[OE 'beginner & folk']

Every beginning has an ending and every ending has a beginning

phr there is always a new opportunity;
behet vb promise;
[OE behatan]
bellowharp n accordeon;
benim vb deprive;
[OE beniman]
berather vb to choose over or like better than something else; prefer
[compound: be- + rather]
berighten vb correct;
[NHG. berichtigen]
beshed n/vb n: distinction vb: dicriminate;
[OE bescead(an)]
besnit vb pollute, dishonour;
[OE besnitan]
besorrow vb to have compassion for;
[OE besorgian]
beswape vb persuade;
[OE beswapan]
beswike vb deceive;
[OE beswican]
betimes adv Def 1: within a short time(historical usage) Def 2: early Def 3: on some occasions; early, sometimes, quickly
[OED (Obsolete), ME bitimes, be+times; note that this word was still in use in the 18th century.]
betoken vb 1. symbolise 2.designate; to gossip
[2. OE betacnian]
bewarp vb pervert;
beway vb to move;
[calque: from German "bewegen"]
bewise vb to show the truth or the being of (something) by evidence or reasoning.; to prove
[calque: from German/other Germanic languages "beweisen"]
bilewhit adj innocent, sincere;
[OE bilewit]
birl vb pour, serve drink to;
[<ME birlen <OE byrelian]
birth-death room n (calque) a special room in every house of the Mosuo folk inhabiting the border areas of Yunnan & Sichuan provinces in western China. It is the room in which they begin their life at birth and to which they return at the end of their life to lie in wait for their funeral.;
[O.E. birth, death, room]
bitter earth n in chemistry, an alkaline earth, now recognized as oxide of magnesium; magnesium
[putting together of the OE words: bitter & earth]
black earth n of urban decay during times of unsustainable numbers of refugees taking sanctuary within the walls of a besieged town. It originates from decaying buildings, contaminated agricultural soils, the accumulation of human and animal waste indicating continuing activity alongside the collapse of civic control.;
[putting together of the OE words: black & earth]
blacklove n a spiritual journey that only people who are rich in melanin can experience. A love that is unconditional. A love that can build an empire. Monogamous and genuine in intent, this love can not be stopped.;
[OE words black & love]
bleeding edge phr something too new and untested to be considered reliable or to have an assurance of safety. fig. such place where such things exist, 'as the 'bleeding edge' of drone technology.' cf. 'cutting edge.'; cutting edge
bleeter vb to talk aimlessly;
bliss-burst n a sudden feeling or surge of perect happiness or great joy.;
[OE: bliss & burst]
blissend n a quiet and easy death; means of procuring this; euthanasia;
[a blending of the OE words: bliss: happy end& send: easy death]
blome n metal;
[OE blóma]
blood-month n the eleventh month of the year, so called because the heathen Anglo-Saxons sacrificed cattle to their gods; November
[Anglo-Saxon, from Blōt-Mōnath]
bloomcole n cauliflower;
like a working-bee in blossom dust. phr a description of a miller at work.;
bookcraft n creative writing of recognized artistic value, the humanistic study of written work; literature
[OE boccræft]
bookly adj literary;
[OE boclic]
booksmell n some students asked why they didn't use e-books, said they missed the smell of the paper book.;
[OE book & smell]
book-whisperer n one who encourages the love of books and reading in children.;
[OE boc & hwisprian & er]
boroughman n town citizen;
[OE burhman]
boundness n obligation;
[OE bundennes]
brain-drop (n) puzzle, riddle, conundrum; riddle
brambling n a winter visitor to Britain that breeds in northern parts of Eurasia;
brath n impetuousity, violence, ire; wrathful
[dialectal, C15th-16th Northern dialects, from OE braþþe < ME:braþ & ON:brað]
bread: it is good thing to eat brown bread first. pvb hardships are more easily endured in one's youth rather than in old age.;
breme adj famous;
brock n a small mammal of the kind Meles meles, with black and white stripes on its head; badger
[dialectual, from OE brocc < Celtic]
brook vb to use, enjoy;
brownfield n an abandoned, contaminated industrial site; atterground
[neologism; a putting together of OE words: brown & field]
brown shift n the politicising of German theatre under the Nazis;
[O.E. brown & shift]
burhsittend n a citizen;
[burh - city + sittend - dweller]
byledish adj dialectical, uncommon; seldseen
by-gone adj that has gone-by; things that are passed; deceased; arrears; the past(rare); former, past, happened
[a putting together of OE words: by & gone]
byspel n example, proverb;
[existing word from OE bispel]
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