Definitions starting with B

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/boyl, borl/ n. 1. [W Car.; cf. OED, that which is boiled 1755; Scots, meat for boiling CSD] a stew; anything boiled: 1918 They put on a boil of hot water (Crowley 51). (Gen.)

2. a boiling movement of water: 1910 We see a perceptible "boil" on the surface that was undoubted caused by the rising water (Northrop 35). cf. BOILING HOLE (Gen.)

3. [Car.] any raised sore or swollen lymph glands. (Gen.)

Tags: anatomy, food, geography, noun

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Last update: 2012-01-08 11:23
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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