Obsolete? This looks like an awesome instrument!
|1.||a sword with only one sharp edge; broadsword.|
|2.||(formerly) a cudgel having a basket hilt, used in fencing exhibitions.|
I wonder if this can be applied metaphorically to someone's wit (that half is razor sharp and the other half is dull)
backwardation - (on the London stock exchange) the fee paid by a seller of securities to the buyer for the privilege of deferring delivery of purchased securities.
badger plane - in carpentry, a plane for finishing rabbets or the like.
Badger? Rabbets? Is carpentry poaching the vocabulary of hunters?
bafflegab - confusing or generally unintelligible jargon; gobbledegook: an insurance policy written in bafflegab impenetrable to a lay person.
Baile Atha Cliath - Gaelic name of Dublin
I vote that Dublin be henceforth known only by its Gaelic name.
baked alaska - a dessert consisting of ice cream on a cake base, placed briefly in a hot oven to brown its topping of meringue.
Sounds like the title to a really stupid buddy comedy.
baleboste - a capable, efficient housewife, esp. a traditional Jewish one, devoted to maintaining a well-run home.
The many advantages of a traditional Jewish home. Gentiles, take note!