Sunday, August 12, 2012

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Bristle (noun) 
a short stiff coarse hair or filament
Caterpillars of giant silkworm moths and royal moths often bear stiff bristles on their

Brooch (noun) 
an ornament that is held by a pin or clasp and is worn at or near the neck 
Even though most people do not believe that birthstone’s affect the wearer’s life, many
still choose their birthstones to be set in rings, brooches, and other pieces of jewelry.

Bubble up (verb) 
to become progressively greater as in size, amount, number, or intensity
When it comes to home prices, Bergson does not believe values are bubbling up,
reasoning that prices are being driven higher by income gains as well as a shortage of
Buffer (adjective) 
something serving to separate two items; something acting as a cushion
Georgia was valued by the British as a buffer zone to protect the highly valued
Carolinas against attack from the Spanish in Florida and the French in Louisiana.

Buggy (noun) 
a light one horse carriage made with four wheels
Before the invention of the automobile, the horse and buggy was a popular form of

Built-up (adjective) 
covered with buildings
Crime tends to occur in heavily built-up areas since they are more opportunities for the

Bundle (verb)   
to make into a bundle or package: wrap; to include a product or service with a related 
for sale at a single price 
Gateway bundled a wealth of blank media for these tasks, including six DVD-R and one
DVD-RAM disc, as well as three CD-RW and five CD-R discs. 

Burgeoning (adjective) 
to become greater in number, amount, or intensity
Before the mid 1800s, there was no "Dante's View," nor was there a "Devil's Corn Field."
These names were coined by the hustlers and con-men who sought to attract visitors and
investors to this burgeoning mining area.

Burrow (noun) 
a hollow place used as an animal’s dwelling
The Western Diamondback Rattlesnake hibernates in the burrows of other small
animals, but is often seen lying in the sun on rocks and on the side of roads. 

Burst (noun) 
a concentrated outpouring, as of missiles, words, or blows
A sudden burst of recognition came upon Albert Einstein on November 7, 1919, when
British astronomers announced they had found the first confirmation of Einstein’s theory
of relativity. 

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