kale (def 1).
The Field and Garden Vegetables of America Fearing Burr
Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin Robert Louis Stevenson
another name for kale1
to hold up; support: to bear the weight of the roof. to hold or remain firm under (a load): The roof will not bear the strain of his weight. to bring forth (young); give birth to: to bear a child. to produce by natural growth: a tree that bears fruit. to hold up under; be […]
a hole drilled in the earth, as for the purpose of extracting a core, releasing gas, oil, water, etc. Historical Examples Notes on the Fenland T. McKenny Huges Scientific American Supplement, No. 1082, September 26, 1896 Various Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 6 Various noun a hole driven into the ground to obtain […]
to verify the alignment of the sights and bore of (a firearm). Historical Examples Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President’s Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Also, bore to tears or bore stiff or bore the pants off . Weary someone through extremely dull talk or uninteresting action. For example, Sam was bored stiff by the opera but didn’t dare to admit it , or Carol bores the pants off me with her constant talk of remodeling , or His books […]