bacca

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bacca an indehiscent fruit derived from a single ovary having one or many seeds within a fleshy wall or pericarp: e.g. grape; tomato; cranberry
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bacca A berry, especially a succulent berry, like the gooseberry, in which seeds are distributed throughout a pulpy mass.
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Usage

In literature:

I've got t'bacca heart.
"This Side of Paradise" by F. Scott Fitzgerald
S' welp me ef it wer' es big as my 'bacca-box!
"Stories by English Authors: Africa" by Various
Quisquis amans sequitur fugitivae gaudia formae, Fronde manus implet, baccas vel carpit amaras.
"Travels Through France and Italy" by Tobias Smollett
Old Bootha's luck stuck to her that time, and I had to give her a new dress and some 'bacca.
"The Euahlayi Tribe" by K. Langloh Parker
I will take three o' grog and an ounce of 'bacca.
"By Sheer Pluck" by G. A. Henty
Enty you got one piece t'bacca fo' po' ole nigger?
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 17, No. 97, January, 1876" by Various
He won't tak tax off 'bacca!
"The Parish Clerk (1907)" by Peter Hampson Ditchfield
Some say drink is the besetting sin; another says 'bacca is man's ruination.
"Yorkshire Ditties, Second Series" by John Hartley
Dey had a big plantation an' raised cawn, wheat, cotton an' 'bacca.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
So thur I lay till I heern you fellurs palaverin about a 'bacca-pipe, and thurfor I knowd the hul thing wur over.
"The War Trail" by Mayne Reid
Ef I hed a plug o' bacca for every grizzly I've rubbed out, it 'ud keep my jaws waggin' for a good twel'month, I reck'n.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
My stammuck feels starved for a bit o' bacca.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
Has de gemmin from de norf any bacca for dis yere chile?
"Voyage of the Paper Canoe" by Nathaniel H. Bishop
The bacca was dry as powder, but it eased the gnawin' of my limbs, and I tottered on.
"Seven Frozen Sailors" by George Manville Fenn
It's sold, and burnt, and wrapped round 'bacca, and butter, and all sorts.
"Mad" by George Manville Fenn
I've got some 'bacca.
"Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir" by Charles Garvice
I had to swaller the bacca-smoke instead o' puffun that out, an' that choked that in three pipes!
"Peccavi" by E. W. Hornung
Pass the 'bacca, Jack.
"A Boy of the Dominion" by F. S. Brereton
Jest you sit still and chew a plug of 'bacca.
"Indian and Scout" by F. S. Brereton
Blest if he couldn't tell you what 'bacca it was.
"The Great Airship." by F. S. Brereton
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In poetry:

Now often to the station comes
An old and wrinkled tracker:
They cheer his heart with plenty rum,
And “plenty pheller bacca”.
"The Squatter’s Daughter" by Henry Lawson
An shoo saved em until shoo gat three,
But this mornin away shoo went aght,
An spent em o' bacca for me,
'Coss shoo thowt aw luk'd looansum withaat.
"Lamentin' An Repentin'" by John Hartley
Mi 'bacca's all done, soa aw'll creep
Off to bed, just as quiet as a maase
For if Dolly's disturbed ov her sleep,
Ther'n be a fine racket i' th' haase.
"Aw'm Havin' A Smook Bi Misel'," by John Hartley
Mi bacca's all done, soa aw'll creep
Off to bed, just as quite as a maase,
For if Dolly's disturbed ov her sleep,
Ther'll be a fine racket i'th' haase.
"Old Moorcock" by John Hartley
Old salty swearing seadogs and tarry buccaneers,
With bacca quids and pigtails and ear-rings in their ears,
That spent their money handsome and took their ease ashore
In rowdy Ratcliff aleshops with sand upon the floor . . .
"London Seagulls" by Cicely Fox Smith
Boss Oberseer, Dat BULLUMTIN! Goo' day, boss Plurry 'ot!
Bloke tell me writum BULLUMTIN, bin plenty bacca got.
"You Billy, makum writin'-yabber," bloke he say to me;
"Him quick bin pay fer writin' - plenty tsugar plenty tea."
"King Billy Chips In" by C J Dennis

In news:

IN PROFILE Bacca da Silva's digital prints and embellished designs in his S.F.
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In science:

We thank Sonia Bacca and Randy Lewis for making these resources available.
D_s meson spectroscopy
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