bunter

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bunter a batter who bunts
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bunter (Baseball) a batter who bunts{2}.
    • Bunter A woman who picks up rags in the streets; hence, a low, vulgar woman. "Her . . . daughters, like bunters in stuff gowns."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bunter A woman who picks up rags in the streets; hence, a low, vulgar woman.
    • bunter In geology, noting the lowest division or group of strata in the Triassic system in Europe. The word has reference to the variegated colors of these strata. The lower division of the Bunter is a sandstone several hundred feet thick (also locally known as the Vosgesiun, grès des Vosges, and grès bigarré), resting conformably on the uppermost layers of the Permian (Zechstein) and passing insensibly into them. The middle and upper divisions, from 1,000 to 2,000 feet thick, are sandstones passing into dolomites and red and green marls, the upper beds being known in Germany as he ‘Röth.’ The Bunter is overlain by the Muschelkalk in the German Triassic Basin and by the Keuper in Great Britain.
    • n bunter The bunter-sandstein division.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bunter bunt′ėr a rag-picker, a low woman.
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Usage

In literature:

He had to pitch to McCall, the fastest man in the league; to Ashwell, the best bunter; to Stringer, the champion batter.
"The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories" by Zane Grey
Below them lies a thousand feet of sandstones, known in Germany by the name of "Bunter," from its mottled and spotted appearance.
"Town Geology" by Charles Kingsley
The Bunter Sandstein, as a rule, is very barren of fossils.
"The Ancient Life History of the Earth" by Henry Alleyne Nicholson
From this you will perceive that I knew Bunter.
"Tales Of Hearsay" by Joseph Conrad
Hill, the bunter, was next.
"The Young Pitcher" by Zane Grey
Hunter-Bunter stayed to lunch.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume I" by Ian Hamilton
BUNTER, the name applied by English geologists to the lower stage or subdivision of the Triassic rocks in the United Kingdom.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
The old stone of Chester Cathedral was a very red Bunter sandstone, which decayed badly.
"The American Architect and Building News, Vol. 27, Jan-Mar, 1890" by Various
West of the Peckforton ridge, Bunter Sandstones and pebble beds extend to the border.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 1" by Various
Bunter Sandstein, fossils of, 193.
"Principles of Geology" by Charles Lyell
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In poetry:

It was Isaiah Bunter
Who sailed to the world's end,
And spread religion in a way
That he did not intend.
"The Higher Unity" by Gilbert Keith Chesterton

In news:

"He's trying to bunt for a base-hit," Yost said, "and he's our best bunter.
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