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Baily's beads
Baiomys taylori
Baird, Bil and Cora
Bairdiella chrysoura
bait and switch
Bait bug
bait casting
bait stealer

Bairn definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BAIT, n.
1. Any substance for food, proper to be used or actually used, to catch fish, or other animals, by alluring them to swallow a hook, or to be caught in snares, or in an inclosure or net.
2. A portion of food and drink, or a refreshment taken on a journey.
3. An allurement; enticement; temptation.
BAIT, v.t. To put meat on a hook or line, or in an inclosure, or among snares, to allure fish,fowls and other animals into human power.
2. To give a portion of food and drink to man or beast upon the road; as, to bait horses.
BAIT, v.i. To take a portion of food and drink for refreshment on a journey; as, we stopped to bait.
BAIT, v.t.
1. To provoke and harass by dogs; to harass by the help of others; as, to bait a bull or a boar.
2. To attack with violence; to harass in the manner of small animals.
BAIT, v.i. To clap the wings; to flutter as if to fly; or to hover as a hawk,when she stoops to her prey.
BAIT, n. White Bait, a small fish of the Thames.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a child: son or daughter

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English bern, barn, from Old English bearn & Old Norse barn; akin to Old High German barn child Date: before 12th century chiefly Scottish child

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. Sc. & N.Engl. a child. Etymology: OE bearn

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bairn Bairn, n. [Scot. bairn, AS. bearn, fr. beran to bear; akin to Icel., OS., &Goth. barn. See Bear to support.] A child. [Scot. & Prov. Eng.] Has he not well provided for the bairn ! --Beau. & Fl.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(bairns) A bairn is a child. (SCOTTISH) He's a lovely bairn. N-COUNT

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. [Scotch.] Child, babe.

Moby Thesaurus

cherub, child, chit, darling, innocent, kid, kitten, lamb, lambkin, little bugger, little fellow, little guy, little innocent, little one, little tad, little tot, mite, nipper, offspring, peewee, shaver, tad, tot, wee tot


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