Glossary

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baby
baccare, backare
bacchanal
bachelor
back
backare
backbite
backfriend
backing
backside
backsword
back-trick
backward
backwardly
bacon
bacon-fed
bad
bade
badge
baffle
bag
baggage
bagpipe
bail
bailiff
bait
baiting-place
bake
baked meats
balance
bald
baldric, baldrick
bale
baleful
balk
ball
ballad
ballasting
ballet
ballow
balm
balmy
balsam
balsamum
ban
bancrout, bankrout, bankerout
band
bandetto, banditto
ban-dog
bandy
bandying
bane
bang
bank
banket
bankrout, bankerout
banneret
banning
banquet, banket
banquet, running
bar
barbarism
Barbary cock-pigeon
Barbary hen
barbed
barber-monger
bare
bare-bone
bare-boned
bare-gnawn
barely
bareness
barful
baring
bark
bark about
barked
barky
barley broth
barley-break
barm
barn
barnacle
barren
barrenness
barren-spirited
barricado
barrow
Bartholomew boar-pig
Bartholomew-tide
base
base viol
base-born
base-court
baseless
basely
baseness
bashful
basilisk
basis
basket-hilt
bass viol, base viol
bass, base
bastard
bastardizing
bastardly
bastardy
baste
bastinado
bat
batch
bate
bate-breeding
bated
bateless
bat-fowling
batler, batlet
battalia
batten
battery
battle
battled
batty
bauble
baubling, bawbling
baulk, balk
bavian
bavin
bawcock
bawd
bawdry
bawdy
bawdy-house
bay
be
beached
beachy
bead
beadle
beadsman
beak
beam
bear
bear a
bearard
beard
bearer
bearherd, bear-herd, bearard, bearward, berrord
bearing
bearing-cloth
bearward
beast
beastly
beat
beaten
beating
beauty
beauty-waning
beaver
because
bechance
beck
becking
beckon
beckoning
become
becomed
becoming
bedashed
bedazzle
bed-blotting
bedded
bedew
bedfellow
bed-hanger
bedim
Bedlam
bed-presser
bedred
bedrench
bedrid, bed-rid, bedred
bed-right
bed-swerver
bed-vow
bedward, to
beefs
beef-witted
beer / ale, small
beesome
beest
beest-eating
beetle
beetle-headed
befall
befall of
before
before-breach
beforehand
before-time
befortune
beg
beget
beggar
beggared
beggar-fear
beggarly
beggary
begird
begnaw
beguild
beguile
beguiling
behalf
behaviour
behest
behind
behindhand
behold
beholden
beholding
behoof
behoofeful
behove
behoveful, behoofeful
behowl
being
being that
belch
belching
beldam
be-lee
belie
belief
belike
bell
bellman
bell-wether
belly
belly doublet
belly-god
belly-pinched
belock
belong
belonging
beloving
bemadding
bemeet
bemete, be-mete
bemoaning
bemock
bemocked-at
bemoil
bemonster, be-monster
ben venuto
bench
bencher
bench-hole
bend
bending
beneath
benediction
benefactor
benefice
benefit
benet
benevolence
benison
bent
benumbed
bepaint
bepray
bequeath
berattle
beray
bereave
bereaved
berhyme, be-rime
Bermoothes
berrord
bescreen
beseech
beseek
beseem
beseeming
beset
beshrew, 'shrew
beside
besides
besiege
beslubber
besmear
besmirch
besom
besonian, bezonian
besort
bespeak
bespice
bespoke
best
best a
bestained
best-boding
best-conditioned
bestead, bested
bestir
best-moving
bestow
bestowing
bestraught
bestrew
bestride
best-tempered
betake
beteem, beteene
beteene
bethink
bethinking
bethought
bethump
betide
betime
betimes
betossed
betray
betrim
better
bettered
betumbled
between
betwixt
bevel
bevy
beware
bewasted
beweep
bewet
bewhore
bewitchment
bewray
bezonian
bias
bias-drawing
bibble-babble
bid
bid the base / bass
biddy
bide
bide upon
biding
bifold, by-fold
big
biggen
bigger-looked
bigness
bilbo
bilboes
bile
bill
billet
billing
bind
bind in
bind up
bird
bird-bolt, burbolt
birding
birdlime
birth
birth-child
birthdom
birthright
bis
bisson
bit
bite
bite one's thumb
bite one's tongue
biting
bitter
bitumed
blab
blabber
blabbing
black
blackamoor
black-cornered
bladder
blade
bladed
blain
blame
blameful
blank
blank charter
blaspheme
blast
blasted
blasting
blastment
blaze
blazon
blazoned
blazoning
bleak
blear
bleared
bleed
bleeding
blench
blend
blent
bless
blessed, blest
blessedly
blind
blindness
blind-worm
blinking
blister
blistered
blithe
bloat
block
blockish
blood
blood-boltered
blood-drinking
blood-sized
bloody
bloody-minded
bloomed
blossoms
blot
blot out
blow
blown
blowt
blowze
blubbered
blue
bluebottle
blue-cap
blunt
blur
blurt
blurt at
blushing
bluster
blusterer
blustering
blusterous
board
boast off
bob
bobtail
bode
bodement
bodge
boding
bodkin
body
body forth
bodykins
boggle
boggler
Bohemian-Tartar
boiled
boiled-brain
boisterous
boisterously
bold
bolden
boldened
boldness
bolin
bollen
bolster
bolt
bolted
bolter
bolting
bolting-hutch
bombard, bumbard
bombast, bumbast
bona-roba
bond
bondage
bondmaid
bondman
bondslave
bone
bone-ache, Neapolitan
bonnet
bonny
book
bookish
book-man
book-mate
book-oath
boon
boor
boorish
boot
boot-hose
bootless
bo-peep
border
bordering
bore
boresprit
borne
borrow
borrowed
bosky
bosom
bosomed
bossed
botch
botcher
botchy
both
both-sides
bots
bottle
bottle-ale
bottled
bottom
bottomless
boughs
bought and sold
bounce
bouncing
bound
bound a
bounded
bounden
bounding
bounteous
bounteously
bounty
bourn
bout
bow
bow hand
bow-back
bowed
bowels
bower
bowget
bowling, bowline
box-tree
boy
boy-queller
brabble
brabbler
brace
braced
bracelet
brach
brag
braggardism, braggartism
bragged
bragging
bragless
braid
braided
brain
brained
brainish
brainsick, brain-sick
brain-sickly
brake
bran
branch
branched
branchless
brand
brandish
brass
brass, braze
brassy
brat
brave
bravely
bravery
braving
brawl
brawling
brawn
brawn-buttock
braze
brazen
brazen-faced
brazier
breach
bread
bread-chipper
break
break a
breaking
break-neck
break-promise
break-vow
breast
breath
breathe
breathed
breather
breathing
breathing while
breathless
breech
breeching
breed
breed-bate
breeder
breeding
breese, breeze
brew
brewage
brewed
brew-house
briar
bribed
briber
bridal
bride
bride-habited
bridehouse
bridle
brief
briefly
briefness
brim
brimmed
brinded
brine
brine-pit
bring
bring a
bringing up
bringing-forth
brinish
brisk
brisky
Britain
Brittaine
broach
broached
broad
broad-fronted
brock
brogue
broil
broke
broken
broker, broker-between
broker-lackey
broking
brooch
brood
brood, on
brooded
brook
broom-grove
broomstaff
brother
brotherhood
brought abed / to bed
brow
brow-bind
brown
browny
browse
bruise
bruising
bruit
brunt
brush
bubble
bubukle, bubuncle
buck
buck-basket
bucket
bucking
buckle
buckler
buckram, buckrom
buck-washing
bud
budge, bodge
budger
budget
buff
buffet
bug
bugbear
bugle
bugle-bracelet
building
bulk
bull-beef
bullet
bull's-pizzle
bully
bully rook
bulwark
bum-baily, bum-bailiff
bumbard
bumbast
bunch-backed
bung
buoy up
bur
burbolt
burden
burdened, burthened
burdenous
burden-wise
burdock
burgher
burgomaster
burgonet
burial
burly-boned
burn
burnet
burning zone
burnt
burr
burst
burthen
bury
bush
business
buskined
busky
buss
bustling
busy
but
butcherly
butchery
butler
butt
butt-end
butter
butter-woman
buttery
buttery bar
button
buttoned
butt-shaft
buxom
buy
buzz
buzzard
buzzer
buzzing
by
by and by
by any means
by-dependance
by-drinking
by-fold
by-gone
byle, bile
by-past
by-peep
by-room
by-word
brow (n.) 1appearance, aspect, countenance
brow (n.) 2bold front, confidence, effrontery
brow (n.) 3eyebrow
brow (n.) 4forehead [often plural, referring to the two prominences of the forehead]
brow (n.) 5height, peak, pinnacle
brow (n.) 6overlooking shore, high-lying coast
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AYL III.iii.55 [Touchstone to Audrey] so is the forehead of a married man more honourable than the bare brow of a bachelor
CE II.ii.145 [Adriana to Antipholus of Syracuse] And tear the stained skin off my harlot brow
Cor I.iii.14 [Volumnia to all] To a cruel war I sent him; from whence he returned, his brows bound with oak
Cor II.i.119 [Volumnia to Menenius, of Coriolanus' victory] On's brows
Cor I.iii.35 [Volumnia to Virgilia] His bloody brow / With his mailed hand then wiping
Cym III.i.61 [Cymbeline to Lucius, of Mulmutius] the first of Britain which did put / His brows within a golden crown
Ham II.i.89 [Ophelia to Polonius] with his other hand thus o'er his brow / He falls to such perusal of my face / As 'a would draw it
Ham III.iv.56 [Hamlet to Gertrude] See what a grace was seated on this brow
Ham V.ii.282 [Gertrude to Hamlet] Here, Hamlet, take my napkin. Rub thy brows
1H4 II.iii.60 [Lady Percy to Hotspur] beads of sweat have stood upon thy brow / Like bubbles in a late-disturbed stream
2H4 I.i.150 [Northumberland to Lord Bardolph and Morton] Now bind my brows with iron
2H4 IV.v.28 [Prince Henry to himself, of King Henry IV's sleep] Yet not so sound ... / As he whose brow with homely biggen bound / Snores out the watch of night
1H6 III.i.125 [Warwick to Winchester] the Duke / Hath banished moody discontented fury, / As by his smoothed brows it doth appear
2H6 V.i.99 [York to King] That gold must round engirt these brows of mine
3H6 V.ii.19 [Warwick alone] The wrinkles in my brows, now filled with blood
JC I.ii.182 [Brutus to Cassius] The angry spot doth glow on Caesar's brow
JC V.iii.83 [Titinius to dead Cassius] did not they / Put on my brows this wreath of victory, / And bid me give it thee?
JC V.iii.86 [Titinius to dead Cassius] take this garland on thy brow
KJ II.i.505 [Bastard to himself, of Lewis the Dauphin and Blanche] Hanged in the frowning wrinkle of her brow
KJ III.i.247 [King Philip to Cardinal Pandulph, of breaking the treaty with England] make a riot on the gentle brow / Of true sincerity
KJ III.iv.30 [Constance to King Philip, as if to death] I will kiss thy detestable bones / And put my eyeballs in thy vaulty brows
KJ IV.i.42 [Arthur to Hubert] When your head did but ache, / I knit my handkercher about your brows
KJ IV.ii.192 [Hubert to King John, of people talking of Arthur's death] he that hears makes fearful action, / With wrinkled brows, with nods, with rolling eyes
KJ V.ii.54 [Lewis the Dauphin to Salisbury] Lift up thy brow
KL I.iv.281 [Lear as if to Nature, of Gonerill's child] Let it stamp wrinkles in her brow of youth
KL IV.ii.52 [Gonerill to and of Albany] Who hast not in thy brows an eye discerning / Thine honour from thy suffering
LLL III.i.193 [Berowne alone, of his lady] A whitely wanton with a velvet brow
LLL IV.i.118 [Maria to Boyet, of Rosaline] You still wrangle with her, Boyet, and she strikes at the brow.
LLL IV.iii.183 [Berown to King] When shall you hear that I / Will praise a hand, ... A gait, a state, a brow, a breast
LLL IV.iii.225 [Berowne to King, of Rosaline] What peremptory eagle-sighted eye / Dares look upon the heaven of her brow
LLL IV.iii.256 [Berowne to all] if in black my lady's brows be decked
LLL IV.iii.263 [Berowne to King, of Rosaline's dark colouring] red, that would avoid dispraise, / Paints itself black, to imitate her brow
LLL V.ii.392 [Rosaline to all, of the King] Help! Hold his brows! He'll swoon
Luc 709 [] With heavy eye, knit brow, and strengthless pace
Luc 794 [Lucrece to herself] I have no one to blush with me ... / To mask their brows and hide their infamy
Luc 807 [Lucrece to herself, of day] The light will show charactered in my brow / The story of sweet chastity's decay
Luc 1509 [of a painting of Sinon] A brow unbent that seemed to welcome woe
MA III.v.12 [Dogberry to Leonato, of Verges] honest as the skin between his brows
Mac IV.i.87 [Macbeth to Witches, of a vision] What is this / That ... wears upon his baby brow the round / And top of sovereignty?
Mac IV.i.113 [Macbeth to a vision] Thou ... gold-bound brow
Mac IV.iii.208 [Malcolm to Macduff] Ne'er pull your hat upon your brows
MND III.ii.364 [Oberon to Puck, of Lysander and Demetrius] lead them ... / Till o'er their brows death-counterfeiting sleep / With leaden legs and batty wings doth creep
MV IV.i.267 [Antonio to Bassanio, of Fortune] it is still her use ... / To view with hollow eye and wrinkled brow / An age of poverty
MW III.iii.53 [Falstaff to Mistress Ford] Thou hast the right arched beauty of the brow that becomes the ship-tire
MW III.iii.55 [Mistress Ford to Falstaff, of wearing a scarf] My brows become nothing else, nor that well neither
Per V.i.108 [Pericles to himself, of Marina] My queen's square brows
R3 I.i.5 [Richard alone] Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths
R3 I.iii.174 [Richard to Queen Margaret] The curse my noble father laid on thee / When thou didst crown his warlike brows with paper
R3 IV.i.59 [Anne to all] would to God that the inclusive verge / Of golden metal that must round my brow / Were red-hot steel
R3 V.v.6 [Derby to Richmond, of the crown] to grace thy brows withal
RJ I.i.230 [Romeo to Benvolio] These happy masks that kiss fair ladies' brows
RJ I.iii.39 [Nurse to Lady Capulet, of Juliet as a baby] the day before she broke her brow
RJ I.iii.53 [Nurse to Lady Capulet, of Juliet as a baby] it had upon it brow / A bump as big as a young cockerel's stone
RJ III.ii.92 [Juliet to Nurse, of Romeo] Upon his brow shame is ashamed to sit
Sonn 2.1 [] When forty winters shall besiege thy brow
Sonn 19.9 [to time] O carve not with thy hours my love's fair brow
Sonn 33.10 [of the sun] did shine / With all triumphant splendour on my brow
Sonn 60.10 [] Time doth transfix the flourish set on youth, / And delves the parallels in beauty's brow
Sonn 63.3 [of the loved one] When hours have drained his blood and filled his brow / With lines and wrinkles
Sonn.106.6 [] in the blazon of sweet beauty's best, / Of hand, of foot, of lip, of eye, of brow
Sonn 112.2 [] Your love and pity doth th'impression fill, / Which vulgar scandal stamped upon my brow
TN V.i.239 [Viola to Sebastian] My father had a mole upon his brow
TNK II.ii.81 [Arcite alone] who knows / Whether my brows may not be girt with garlands
TNK V.iii.45 [Emilia to herself, of Palamon] his brow / Is graved, and seems to bury what it frowns on
Ven 59 [of Venus and Adonis] she kissed his brow, his cheek, his chin
Ven 139 [Venus to Adonis] Thou canst not see one wrinkle in my brow
Ven 339 [of Adonis] with his bonnet hides his angry brow
WT I.ii.119 [Leontes to himself, of Hermione's behaviour towards Polixenes] that is entertainment / My bosom likes not, nor my brows! [i.e. where my cuckold's horns would be]
WT I.ii.146 [Leontes to himself] the infection of my brains / And hardening of my brows
WT IV.iv.647 [Camillo to Perdita] take your sweetheart's hat / And pluck it o'er your brows
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