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blade

blade
(n.) Properly, the leaf, or flat part of the leaf, of any plant, especially of gramineous plants. The term is sometimes applied to the spire of grasses.
(n.) The cutting part of an instrument; as, the blade of a knife or a sword.
(n.) The broad part of an oar; also, one of the projecting arms of a screw propeller.
(n.) The scapula or shoulder blade.
(n.) The principal rafters of a roof.
(n.) The four large shell plates on the sides, and the five large ones of the middle, of the carapace of the sea turtle, which yield the best tortoise shell.
(n.) A sharp-witted, dashing, wild, or reckless, fellow; -- a word of somewhat indefinite meaning.
(v. i.) To put forth or have a blade.
(v. t.) To furnish with a blade.

blake

blake
Visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827)
Sir Peter - English pop artist who created the sleeve design for the Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

blame

blame
(v.) An expression of disapprobation fir something deemed to be wrong; imputation of fault; censure.
(v.) That which is deserving of censure or disapprobation; culpability; fault; crime; sin.
(v.) Hurt; injury.
(v. t.) To censure; to express disapprobation of; to find fault with; to reproach.
(v. t.) To bring reproach upon; to blemish.

blare

blare
(n.) The harsh noise of a trumpet; a loud and somewhat harsh noise, like the blast of a trumpet; a roar or bellowing.
(v. i.) To sound loudly and somewhat harshly.
(v. t.) To cause to sound like the blare of a trumpet; to proclaim loudly.

blase

blase
(a.) Having the sensibilities deadened by excess or frequency of enjoyment; sated or surfeited with pleasure; used up.

blate

blate
Cry plaintively; "The lambs were bleating"
Disposed to avoid notice; "they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)

blaze

blaze
(n.) A stream of gas or vapor emitting light and heat in the process of combustion; a bright flame.
(n.) Intense, direct light accompanied with heat; as, to seek shelter from the blaze of the sun.
(n.) A bursting out, or active display of any quality; an outburst; a brilliant display.
(n.) A white spot on the forehead of a horse.
(n.) A spot made on trees by chipping off a piece of the bark, usually as a surveyor's mark.
(v. i.) To shine with flame; to glow with flame; as, the fire blazes.
(v. i.) To send forth or reflect glowing or brilliant light; to show a blaze.
(v. i.) To be resplendent.
(v. i.) To make public far and wide; to make known; to render conspicuous.
(v. i.) To blazon.
(v. t.) To mark (a tree) by chipping off a piece of the bark.
(v. t.) To designate by blazing; to mark out, as by blazed trees; as, to blaze a line or path.

brace

brace
(n.) That which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly; a bandage or a prop.
(n.) A cord, ligament, or rod, for producing or maintaining tension, as a cord on the side of a drum.
(n.) The state of being braced or tight; tension.
(n.) A piece of material used to transmit, or change the direction of, weight or pressure; any one of the pieces, in a frame or truss, which divide the structure into triangular parts. It may act as a tie, or as a strut, and serves to prevent distortion of the structure, and transverse strains in its members. A boiler brace is a diagonal stay, connecting the head with the shell.
(n.) A vertical curved line connecting two or more words or lines, which are to be taken together; thus, boll, bowl; or, in music, used to connect staves.
(n.) A rope reeved through a block at the end of a yard, by which the yard is moved horizontally; also, a rudder gudgeon.
(n.) A curved instrument or handle of iron or wood, for holding and turning bits, etc.; a bitstock.
(n.) A pair; a couple; as, a brace of ducks; now rarely applied to persons, except familiarly or with some contempt.
(n.) Straps or bands to sustain trousers; suspenders.
(n.) Harness; warlike preparation.
(n.) Armor for the arm; vantbrace.
(n.) The mouth of a shaft.
(v. i.) To get tone or vigor; to rouse one's energies; -- with up.
(v. t.) To furnish with braces; to support; to prop; as, to brace a beam in a building.
(v. t.) To draw tight; to tighten; to put in a state of tension; to strain; to strengthen; as, to brace the nerves.
(v. t.) To bind or tie closely; to fasten tightly.
(v. t.) To place in a position for resisting pressure; to hold firmly; as, he braced himself against the crowd.
(v. t.) To move around by means of braces; as, to brace the yards.

brahe

brahe
Danish astronomer whose observations of the planets provided the basis for Kepler's laws of planetary motion (1546-1601)

brake

brake
Imp. of Break.
Of Break
(n.) A fern of the genus Pteris, esp. the P. aquilina, common in almost all countries. It has solitary stems dividing into three principal branches. Less properly: Any fern.
(n.) A thicket; a place overgrown with shrubs and brambles, with undergrowth and ferns, or with canes.
(v. t.) An instrument or machine to break or bruise the woody part of flax or hemp so that it may be separated from the fiber.
(v. t.) An extended handle by means of which a number of men can unite in working a pump, as in a fire engine.
(v. t.) A baker's kneading though.
(v. t.) A sharp bit or snaffle.
(v. t.) A frame for confining a refractory horse while the smith is shoeing him; also, an inclosure to restrain cattle, horses, etc.
(v. t.) That part of a carriage, as of a movable battery, or engine, which enables it to turn.
(v. t.) An ancient engine of war analogous to the crossbow and ballista.
(v. t.) A large, heavy harrow for breaking clods after plowing; a drag.
(v. t.) A piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction, as of a carriage or railway car, by the pressure of rubbers against the wheels, or of clogs or ratchets against the track or roadway, or of a pivoted lever against a wheel or drum in a machine.
(v. t.) An apparatus for testing the power of a steam engine, or other motor, by weighing the amount of friction that the motor will overcome; a friction brake.
(v. t.) A cart or carriage without a body, used in breaking in horses.
(v. t.) An ancient instrument of torture.

brave

brave
(n.) A brave person; one who is daring.
(n.) Specifically, an Indian warrior.
(n.) A man daring beyond discretion; a bully.
(n.) A challenge; a defiance; bravado.
(superl.) Bold; courageous; daring; intrepid; -- opposed to cowardly; as, a brave man; a brave act.
(superl.) Having any sort of superiority or excellence; -- especially such as in conspicuous.
(superl.) Making a fine show or display.
(v. t.) To encounter with courage and fortitude; to set at defiance; to defy; to dare.
(v. t.) To adorn; to make fine or showy.

braze

braze
(v. i.) To solder with hard solder, esp. with an alloy of copper and zinc; as, to braze the seams of a copper pipe.
(v. i.) To harden.
(v. t.) To cover or ornament with brass.