Fews Glossary: B, 2

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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