a person who gives bail or acts as surety.
Speke had his bedding amidships, spread on reeds; the cook and bailsman sat facing him, and Bombay and one Belooch behind him.
Great African Travellers W.H.G. Kingston
noun one of the largest craters on the moon, about 293 kilometres in diameter, lying in the SE quadrant Historical Examples At Natchez, baily organized a party which included the five “Dutchmen” whose horse boat had proved a failure. The Paths of Inland Commerce Archer B. Hulbert Of the same eminent serjeant in his earlier […]
- Baily’s beads
spots of light that appear to encircle the moon, resembling a string of luminous beads, visible immediately before and after a total eclipse, caused by the sun’s light shining between the mountains on the moon’s surface. plural noun the brilliant points of sunlight that appear briefly around the moon, just before and after a total […]
(in cooking) a receptacle containing hot or boiling water into which other containers are placed to warm or cook the food in them. British. a double boiler. Contemporary Examples The table fork is far less time-honored than such objects as the colander, the waffle iron, the bain-marie. The Strange Way We Eat: Bee Wilson’s ‘Consider […]
a city in SW Georgia. Historical Examples Bainbridge, cheerfully loquacious, continued to do most of the talking. The Price Francis Lynde Could it be possible that Bainbridge was mixed up with this vile conspiracy? Turned Adrift Harry Collingwood For his falsehood, Bainbridge was roundly abused, and many a French oath was hurled at his head. […]