John McCullagh March 2, 2004
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Bash He’d bash you in a minute! [He’d strike without warning]
Bastard (var. endings) Unsuitable 
The bastardin’ thing doesn’t fit right!
Bat
 Blow 
He hit him a bat on he’s neb.
Bat
  Stroke, exact time 
He arrived on the bat of the hour.
Be t’ be:
  Had to be 
It be t’ be that till make sense!
Be
  By 
Beck  Nod
Boon  Number 
He had the quare boon of workers on the job.
Become
Suit   
That outfit becomes ye well!
Bedrid
  Confined to bed 
She’s been bed-rid these months!
Bedivilment
   Fun 
What sorta bedevilment are ye at, now?
Beeld
 Festered 
He’s wound beeld.
Bees
 Is  
He bees working well now.
Beetle-head
  Heavy-headed: dull: sleepy
Be-hopes Expectations 
She’s be-hopes of clicking him.
Belt
  Physical punishment 
He got a whale of a belting aff he’s father.
Bend 
Effort 
He’ll make no bend for hisself at all.
Bemean
  Demean 
Ah wunn’t bemean mesself till arg with her!
Bit 
Crux  
When it comes to the bit, he’ll let ye down
Bing
  Heap 
a bing of potatoes: A binged-up plate
Birl
  swing, spin, dance 
Give her a birl there, ye boy ye!
Black-foot
  def.  man who accompanies the prospective bridegroom, arranges the match, helps with the courtship
Black looks  angry, expression
Enough of yer black looks.
Blade
  contemptuous expression, of a girl:
saucy blade!
Bla-fum
  nonsence 
That’s only bla-fum!
Blare
– yell 
Give her a blare!
Blast
– tune –
give us a blast of yer pipes, there! 
Blazon
– praise
Blind – fill, close  Blind that gap with a bit of a bush![n. a mask for a cow or horse]
Blirt v. spill the beans, whinge  Blirt it out now!  Quit yer blirting!  He’s a real blirt [i.e. cry-baby, informer].

 

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