Definitions starting with B

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[W Car.; from bald-pated by folk etym.] adj. bald: 1918 Jack saw his head was bal'-plated and he say, "0 Mr. King! I could make your hair grow!" (Parsons 150). = BALL-HEAD (Black)

Tags: adjective, folk etymology

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Last update: 2012-01-04 15:11
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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