Bai



a yellow mist occurring in eastern China and Japan during the spring and fall, caused by dust from the interior of China.
Contemporary Examples

When bai refused her proposal, he contends, the so-called Taliban fiancé concocted the rape story to cast blame on bai.
Afghanistan’s Rape Crisis: Villagers Fear U.S.-Backed Militias Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau May 21, 2013

A U.N. official in the regional capital of Mazar-i-Sharif describes bai as a “strongman with no limits.”
Afghanistan’s Rape Crisis: Villagers Fear U.S.-Backed Militias Sami Yousafzai, Ron Moreau May 21, 2013

She “was an attractive blonde,” bai writes, “only in the sense that the Sistine Chapel had some pretty good artwork.”
How Gary Hart Became the First Political Sex Scandal Casualty Lloyd Grove September 30, 2014

“Indeed, what had it gotten us, this violent compression of politics and celebrity and moral policing,” bai writes.
How Gary Hart Became the First Political Sex Scandal Casualty Lloyd Grove September 30, 2014

bai told The Daily Beast, “It is not career death to leave the Times any more.”
Does Katie Couric’s Move to Yahoo Signal the End of Old Media Dominance? David Freedlander November 24, 2013

Historical Examples

You bain’t going to sit down amang them theer dead folk, missus?
Lancaster’s Choice Mrs. Alex. McVeigh Miller

bai’s wife had supported her wish, and the prince was obliged to yield.
Joshua, Complete Georg Ebers

“It bain’t none of mine, lass,” the man said in an unsteady voice.
Facing Death G. A. Henty

“bain’t makin’ no faces at nobody,” growled the sulky elephant.
The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, Complete George Meredith

It bain’t no profit to she if yew has her sugar and she don’t ha’ your twopence.
Furze the Cruel John Trevena

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