(in the Pacific Northwest) an area of forest destroyed by fire.
Canadian. land covered with rocks or scrub growth.
(sometimes not capital) short for bois-brûlé
(in the French Revolutionary calendar) the second month of the year, extending from October 22 to November 20. Historical Examples The Companions of Jehu Alexandre Dumas, pre Napoleon the Little Victor Hugo Biographies of Distinguished Scientific Men Francois Arago France and the Republic William Henry Hurlbert Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 4 Various […]
wintry. Historical Examples Welsh Folk-Lore Elias Owen Traditions, Superstitions and Folk-lore Charles Hardwick The Viking Blood Frederick William Wallace The Mission to Siam, and Hu the Capital of Cochin China, in the Years 1821-2 George Finlayson Notes and Queries, No. 179. Saturday, April 2, 1853. Various adjective of, characteristic of, or relating to winter; wintry […]
a wild horse. Historical Examples The Danes in Lancashire and Yorkshire S. W. Partington The American Senator Anthony Trollope An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson The Christmas Books William Makepeace Thackeray The Newcomes William Makepeace Thackeray The Blue and The Gray A. R. White noun (Austral) (pl) -bies a wild horse, esp one descended from […]
mist; fog. Historical Examples Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Vol. II (of 3) Walter Scott Goblins and Pagodas John Gould Fletcher ‘Green Balls’ Paul Bewsher noun (poetic) heavy mist or fog n.