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About-sledge
About-sledge A*bout"-sledge", n. The largest hammer used by smiths. --Weale.
Arcboutant
Arcboutant Arc`*bou`tant", n. [F.] (Arch.) A flying buttress. --Gwilt.
Boutade
Boutade Bou*tade", n. [F., fr. bouter to thrust. See Butt.] An outbreak; a caprice; a whim. [Obs.]
Boutefeu
Boutefeu Boute"feu, n. [F.; bouter to thrust, put + feu fire.] An incendiary; an inciter of quarrels. [Obs.] Animated by . . . John [`a] Chamber, a very boutefeu, . . . they entered into open rebellion. --Bacon.
Bouteloua oligostachya
Mesquite Mes*qui"te, Mesquit Mes*quit", n. [Sp. mezquite; said to be a Mexican Indian word.] (Bot.) A name for two trees of the southwestern part of North America, the honey mesquite, and screw-pod mesquite. Honey mesquite. See Algaroba (b) . Screw-pod mesquite, a smaller tree (Prosopis pubescens), having spiral pods used as fodder and sometimes as food by the Indians. Mesquite grass, a rich native grass in Western Texas (Bouteloua oligostachya, and other species); -- so called from its growing in company with the mesquite tree; -- called also muskit grass, grama grass.
Bouteloua oligostachya
Grama grass Gra"ma grass` [Sp. grama a sort of grass.] (Bot.) The name of several kinds of pasture grasses found in the Western United States, esp. the Bouteloua oligostachya.
Boutonniere
Boutonniere Bou`ton`ni[`e]re", n. [F., buttonhole.] A bouquet worn in a buttonhole.
Farabout
Farabout Far"*a*bout`, n. A going out of the way; a digression. [Obs.] --Fuller.
Gadabout
Gadabout Gad"a*bout`, n. A gadder [Colloq.]
Haulabout
Haulabout Haul"a*bout`, n. A bargelike vessel with steel hull, large hatchways, and coal transporters, for coaling war vessels from its own hold or from other colliers.
Herea-bout
Herea-bout Here"a-bout`, Hereabouts Here"a*bouts`, adv. 1. About this place; in this vicinity. 2. Concerning this. [Obs.]
Hereabouts
Herea-bout Here"a-bout`, Hereabouts Here"a*bouts`, adv. 1. About this place; in this vicinity. 2. Concerning this. [Obs.]
Knockabout
Knockabout Knock"a*bout`, n. 1. (Naut.) A small yacht, generally from fifteen to twenty-five feet in length, having a mainsail and a jib. All knockabouts have ballast and either a keel or centerboard. The original type was twenty-one feet in length. The next larger type is called a raceabout. 2. A knockabout performer or performance. [Theat. Slang] 3. A man hired on a sheep station to do odd jobs. [Colloq., Australia]
Knockabout
Knockabout Knock"a*bout`, a. 1. Marked by knocking about or roughness. 2. Of noisy and violent character. [Theat. Slang] 3. Characterized by, or suitable for, knocking about, or traveling or wandering hither and thither. 4. That does odd jobs; -- said of a class of hands or laborers on a sheep station. [Collog., Australia]
Marabout
Marabout Marabout", n. [F., from Pg. marabuto, Ar. mor[=a]bit. Cf. Maravedi.] A Mohammedan saint; especially, one who claims to work cures supernaturally.
Raceabout
Raceabout Race"a*bout`, n. (Naut.) A small sloop-rigged racing yacht carrying about six hundred square feet of sail, distinguished from a knockabout by having a short bowsprit.
Right-about
Right-about Right"-a*bout`, n. [Right, adv. + about, adv.] A turning directly about by the right, so as to face in the opposite direction; also, the quarter directly opposite; as, to turn to the right-about. To send to the right-about, to cause to turn toward the opposite point or quarter; -- hence, of troops, to cause to turn and retreat. [Colloq.] --Sir W. Scott.
Round about
Round Round, prep. On every side of, so as to encompass or encircle; around; about; as, the people atood round him; to go round the city; to wind a cable round a windlass. The serpent Error twines round human hearts. --Cowper. Round about, an emphatic form for round or about. ``Moses . . . set them [The elders] round about the tabernacle.' --Num. xi. 24. To come round, to gain the consent of, or circumvent, (a person) by flattery or deception. [Colloq.]
Roundabout
Roundabout Round"a*bout`, a. 1. Circuitous; going round; indirect; as, roundabout speech. We have taken a terrible roundabout road. --Burke. 2. Encircling; enveloping; comprehensive. ``Large, sound, roundabout sense.' --Locke.
Roundabout
Roundabout Round"a*bout`, n. 1. A horizontal wheel or frame, commonly with wooden horses, etc., on which children ride; a merry-go-round. --Smart. 2. A dance performed in a circle. --Goldsmith. 3. A short, close jacket worn by boys, sailors, etc. 4. A state or scene of constant change, or of recurring labor and vicissitude. --Cowper.
Roundaboutness
Roundaboutness Round"a*bout`ness, n. The quality of being roundabout; circuitousness.
Roustabout
Roustabout Roust"a*bout`, n. [Etymol. uncertain.] A laborer, especially a deck hand, on a river steamboat, who moves the cargo, loads and unloads wood, and the like; in an opprobrious sense, a shiftless vagrant who lives by chance jobs. [Western U.S.]
Stirabout
Stirabout Stir"a*bout`, n. A dish formed of oatmeal boiled in water to a certain consistency and frequently stirred, or of oatmeal and dripping mixed together and stirred about in a pan; a hasty pudding.
Thereabout
Thereabout There"a*bout`, Thereabouts There"a*bouts`, adv. [The latter spelling is less proper, but more commonly used.] 1. Near that place. 2. Near that number, degree, or quantity; nearly; as, ten men, or thereabouts. Five or six thousand horse . . . or thereabouts. --Shak. Some three months since, or thereabout. --Suckling. 3. Concerning that; about that. [R.] What will ye dine? I will go thereabout. --Chaucer. They were much perplexed thereabout. --Luke xxiv. 4.
Thereabouts
Thereabout There"a*bout`, Thereabouts There"a*bouts`, adv. [The latter spelling is less proper, but more commonly used.] 1. Near that place. 2. Near that number, degree, or quantity; nearly; as, ten men, or thereabouts. Five or six thousand horse . . . or thereabouts. --Shak. Some three months since, or thereabout. --Suckling. 3. Concerning that; about that. [R.] What will ye dine? I will go thereabout. --Chaucer. They were much perplexed thereabout. --Luke xxiv. 4.
To beat about
Beat Beat, v. i. 1. To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly. The men of the city . . . beat at the door. --Judges. xix. 22. 2. To move with pulsation or throbbing. A thousand hearts beat happily. --Byron. 3. To come or act with violence; to dash or fall with force; to strike anything, as, rain, wind, and waves do. Sees rolling tempests vainly beat below. --Dryden. They [winds] beat at the crazy casement. --Longfellow. The sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wisbed in himself to die. --Jonah iv. 8. Public envy seemeth to beat chiefly upon ministers. --Bacon. 4. To be in agitation or doubt. [Poetic] To still my beating mind. --Shak. 5. (Naut.) To make progress against the wind, by sailing in a zigzag line or traverse. 6. To make a sound when struck; as, the drums beat. 7. (Mil.) To make a succession of strokes on a drum; as, the drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters. 8. (Acoustics & Mus.) To sound with more or less rapid alternations of greater and less intensity, so as to produce a pulsating effect; -- said of instruments, tones, or vibrations, not perfectly in unison. A beating wind (Naut.), a wind which necessitates tacking in order to make progress. To beat about, to try to find; to search by various means or ways. --Addison. To beat about the bush, to approach a subject circuitously. To beat up and down (Hunting), to run first one way and then another; -- said of a stag. To beat up for recruits, to go diligently about in order to get helpers or participators in an enterprise.
To beat about the bush
Beat Beat, v. i. 1. To strike repeatedly; to inflict repeated blows; to knock vigorously or loudly. The men of the city . . . beat at the door. --Judges. xix. 22. 2. To move with pulsation or throbbing. A thousand hearts beat happily. --Byron. 3. To come or act with violence; to dash or fall with force; to strike anything, as, rain, wind, and waves do. Sees rolling tempests vainly beat below. --Dryden. They [winds] beat at the crazy casement. --Longfellow. The sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wisbed in himself to die. --Jonah iv. 8. Public envy seemeth to beat chiefly upon ministers. --Bacon. 4. To be in agitation or doubt. [Poetic] To still my beating mind. --Shak. 5. (Naut.) To make progress against the wind, by sailing in a zigzag line or traverse. 6. To make a sound when struck; as, the drums beat. 7. (Mil.) To make a succession of strokes on a drum; as, the drummers beat to call soldiers to their quarters. 8. (Acoustics & Mus.) To sound with more or less rapid alternations of greater and less intensity, so as to produce a pulsating effect; -- said of instruments, tones, or vibrations, not perfectly in unison. A beating wind (Naut.), a wind which necessitates tacking in order to make progress. To beat about, to try to find; to search by various means or ways. --Addison. To beat about the bush, to approach a subject circuitously. To beat up and down (Hunting), to run first one way and then another; -- said of a stag. To beat up for recruits, to go diligently about in order to get helpers or participators in an enterprise.
To haw and gee about
Haw Haw, v. t. To cause to turn, as a team, to the near side, or toward the driver; as, to haw a team of oxen. To haw and gee, or To haw and gee about, to lead this way and that at will; to lead by the nose; to master or control. [Colloq.]
To haw and gee about
Haw Haw, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Hawed; p. pr. & vb. n. Hawing.] [Written also hoi.] [Perhaps connected with here, hither; cf., however, F. huhau, hue, interj. used in turning a horse to the right, G. hott, h["u], interj. used in calling to a horse.] To turn to the near side, or toward the driver; -- said of cattle or a team: a word used by teamsters in guiding their teams, and most frequently in the imperative. See Gee. To haw and gee, or To haw and gee about, to go from one thing to another without good reason; to have no settled purpose; to be irresolute or unstable. [Colloq.]
To hem about
Hem Hem, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Hemmed; p. pr. & vb. n. Hemming.] 1. To form a hem or border to; to fold and sew down the edge of. --Wordsworth. 2. To border; to edge All the skirt about Was hemmed with golden fringe. --Spenser. To hem about, around, or in, to inclose and confine; to surround; to environ. ``With valiant squadrons round about to hem.' --Fairfax. ``Hemmed in to be a spoil to tyranny.' --Daniel. To hem out, to shut out. ``You can not hem me out of London.' --J. Webster.

Meaning of Bout from wikipedia

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