You shall have a clay pipe if you’ll run and get me half a krone’s worth of chewing ‘bacca.
Pelle the Conqueror, Complete Martin Anderson Nexo
Where is the ‘bacca I ordered ye to bring from Squirrel Island?
The Launch Boys’ Cruise in the Deerfoot Edward S. Ellis
He then, in a surly way, said to his mother, “I wants some bacca and some beer: that’s what I wants; and I’ll have it!”
The Man with the Book John Matthias Weylland
Every man ston’ with his hands to his sides, and ask of they sojjers for a pinch of bacca.
Mary Anerley R. D. Blackmore
Some say drink is the besetting sin; another says ‘bacca is man’s ruination.
Yorkshire Ditties, Second Series John Hartley
baccate, berried, berry-like, of a pulpy nature like a berry (bacca).
The Elements of Botany Asa Gray
It’s ter do wi’ a lady, sir—lady wot lives ashore ‘ere an’ keeps a sweet an’ bacca shop wot sells noospapers.
Pincher Martin, O.D. H. Taprell Dorling
Now one only wants a pipe and bacca and a glass of grog, to feel comfortable.
Colonel Thorndyke’s Secret G. A. Henty
Dey had a big plantation an’ raised cawn, wheat, cotton an’ ‘bacca.
Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States Various
She’ll fetch us a bit o’ supper, and I makes out middlin’ well along o’ my pint and bit o’ bacca.
The Chequers James Runciman
bachelor’s degree. a religious service held at an educational institution, usually on the Sunday before commencement day. baccalaureate sermon. Historical Examples A dozen had taken the baccalaureate, and were proudly repeating the pirouettes and spread-eagles of that degree. The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 09, No. 51, January, 1862 Various The president preached the baccalaureate sermon from […]
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a farewell sermon addressed to a graduating class in some U.S. colleges and schools. Historical Examples The baccalaureate sermon, delivered by Professor Francis, was very appropriate and touching. The American Missionary, Volume XLII. No. 7. July 1888 Various The president preached the baccalaureate sermon from Gen. 5:24. The American Missionary – Volume 52, No. 2, […]
a gambling game at cards played by a banker and two or more punters who bet against the banker. noun a card game in which two or more punters gamble against the banker n. card game, 1848, from French baccara (19c.), of unknown origin. Baccarat is the name of a town in France that was […]
a gambling game at cards played by a banker and two or more punters who bet against the banker. Historical Examples Jack, she knew very well, had no intention of breaking with Alington, because the latter had cheated at baccarat. Mammon and Co. E. F. Benson But as to Ronnie, bridge and baccarat and poker-patience […]