• Bye, baby bunting
    Bye, baby bunting
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bunt to strike, thrust or shove against "He butted his sister out of the way","The goat butted the hiker with his horns"
    • v bunt hit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance
    • n bunt (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
    • n bunt fungus that destroys kernels of wheat by replacing them with greasy masses of smelly spores
    • n bunt similar to Tilletia caries
    • n bunt disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Baby Bunting Baby Bunting
To wrap the Baby Bunting in To wrap the Baby Bunting in

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1899, a pharmacist named George Bunting blended his own cold cream, which, in addition to removing makeup and relieving sunburn, gained popularity for its ability to cure eczema. The product's claim of "No Eczema" led to its name, Noxzema.
    • n Bunt bŭnt (Bot) A fungus (Ustilago fœtida) which affects the ear of cereals, filling the grains with a fetid dust; -- also called pepperbrand.
    • n Bunt (Baseball) A push or shove; a butt;
    • n Bunt (Naut) The middle part, cavity, or belly of a sail; the part of a furled sail which is at the center of the yard.
    • Bunt (Baseball) To bat or tap (the ball) slowly within the infield by meeting it with the bat without swinging at it.
    • Bunt To strike or push with the horns or head; to butt; as, the ram bunted the boy.
    • v. i Bunt (Naut) To swell out; as, the sail bunts .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bunt To push with the horns or head, as a goat or a calf.
    • bunt To spring; rear.
    • n bunt A push with the head, or the head and horns.
    • n bunt The middle part of a square sail; also, the middle, baggy part of a net, etc.
    • bunt To swell out; belly, as a sail.
    • bunt To sift.
    • n bunt A smut which infests and destroys the kernels of wheat; an ustilagineous fungus, Tilletia caries, which causes serious damage in Europe, and is becoming troublesome in America. The common smut of wheat and oats in the United States is Ustilago carbo, and is not called bunt. Also called bladder-brand.
    • n bunt A name sometimes given to the puffball, Lycoperdon.
    • bunt In baseball, to block (the ball) with the bat, so that it goes to the ground and rolls only a short distance.
    • n bunt A blunt stone arrow-head with rounded edge in place of a point.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bunt bunt a parasitic disease of wheat and other grains
    • n Bunt bunt the bagging part of a fishing-net, a sail, &c
    • v.i Bunt to belly, as a sail
    • v.i Bunt bunt to push with the horns, butt: to spring, rear
    • n Bunt a push
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Sw. bunt, bundle, Dan. bundt, G. bund, E. bundle,


In literature:

Send a hand up and square the bunt gaskets of the topgallant-sail!
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
He obeyed instructions, bunting rather awkwardly, yet skillfully, and sacrificing himself at first, while Higgins took second.
"Frank Merriwell's Son" by Burt L. Standish
The artillerymen had made the great loft gay with bunting.
"The Reckoning" by Robert W. Chambers
The Fluffy was a curious sight, being swathed in bunting from head to foot.
"Peggy" by Laura E. Richards
The town was decorated with bunting.
"The Manxman A Novel - 1895" by Hall Caine
The German purposely bunted him one day.
"The Escape of a Princess Pat" by George Pearson
Just in front of them was a little platform, decorated in red, white and blue bunting.
"The Automobile Girls in the Berkshires" by Laura Dent Crane
But she showed no bunting beyond a small whiff at her mainmast head, which meant nothing.
"The First Mate" by Harry Collingwood
Five minutes later, to the tune of "Baby Bunting," Nan had fallen into a deep and sound sleep.
"A World of Girls" by L. T. Meade
This bird is the lazuli bunting.
"Birds of the Rockies" by Leander Sylvester Keyser

In poetry:

Das Leben ist bunt.
Du willst mich töten.
Aus tausend Flöten
weint Wald.
"Poem" by Selma Meerbaum-Eisinger
When Bryan speaks, the bunting glows.
The raw procession onward flows.
The small dogs bark. The children laugh
A wind of springtime fancy blows.
"When Bryan Speaks" by Vachel Lindsay
When through the streets I walk about
My subjects stand and kiss their hands,
And raise a fine metallic shout,
Wave flags and warble tunes on bands,
While bunting hangs on ev'ry front, --
With my commands to let it bunt.
"Bluebeard" by Harry Graham
Hang your lantern by the ring,
On a nail, or on a string;
For the Durham calf 'll bunt it, if there's any such a thing:
He's a handsome one to see,
And a knowin' one is he:
I stooped over t'other morning, and he up and went for me!
"Johnny Rich" by William McKendree Carleton
The corner building of St. James Street side was lovely to view,
Ornamented with pink and white bunting and a screen of blue;
And to the eye, the inscription thereon most beautiful seems:
"Thou art alone the Queen of earthly Queens."
"The Queen's Jubilee Celebrations" by William Topaz McGonagall
View with alarm, participant, observer,
Buried in medals from the time before.
Whisper, then believe and serve and die
And drape fresh bunting on the hemisphere
From here to India. This is the world you buy
When the wind blows fresh for war.
"Interregnum" by Weldon Kees

In news:

Oct 2, 1985: In the seventh, though, Ron Darling missed a suicide-squeeze bunt that would have provided him with a 1-0 lead.
Mora's bunt was his own call.
According to Sam Perlozzo, there was no sign on to bunt, therefore Corey Patterson had no idea it was going to happen.
Mets shortstop Jose Reyes sprints to first on a bunt against the Reds in the season finale.
Thole could have coasted into second base on a would-be sacrifice bunt by R.A.
Enlarge Mike Greenlar, The Post-Standard Bryce Harper advances to third base on a sacrifice bunt from Carlos Maldonado in the fifth inning against the Pawtucket Red Sox at Alliance Bank Stadium.
Enlarge Al Messerschmidt/Getty ImagesPedro Ciriaco looked positively mortal Saturday against the Rays, particularly after fouling out to Jose Lobaton on a failed bunt.
Grant' by Josiah Bunting III.
Also watch for Gyrfalcons, Snow Buntings, and Short-eared Owls.
Photo by Wayne Bauer St Marys Area first baseman Raelyn Cunningham is about to throw to first base after fielding a bunt from Altoona 's Brodie Kudlewier.
In another time or situation, Ben Zobrist might have dropped down a bunt.
Mobile lab manager Thomas Bunt works at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Paul Kitagaki Jr pkitagaki@sacbee.com Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera and catcher Gerald Laird watch Gregor Blanco's seventh-inning bunt single, which led to the go-ahead run Thursday.
Detroit third baseman Miguel Cabrera and catcher Gerald Laird watch Gregor Blanco 's seventh-inning bunt single, which led to the go-ahead run Thursday.
Crowder left fielder Skyler Wood (3-for-4, RBI, 2 R, 2 SB) drops down a bunt in the top of the fifth inning Thursday afternoon at Kiowa.

In science:

The choice of the Mazur identity approach over the Bunting identity approach used in has been made for convenience, because the Mazur construction presented in Section 4 is useful in dealing with question (b) in Section 5.
On global models for isolated rotating axisymmetric charged bodies; uniqueness of the exterior field
ACKNOW L EDGMENT The authors would like to thank Andrew Bunting at the Scottish Microelectronics Centre of the University of Edinburgh for carrying out the DRIE and for his helpful advice.
Prototype finline-coupled TES bolometers for CLOVER
We also construct a (Mazur’s) divergence identity [see also Bunting’s in section 5 for non-homogeneous case], expressed in terms of a coset matrix.
Topology and Uniqueness of Higher Dimensional Black Holes
The uniqueness theorem for the nonlinear σ -model on B 2 is obtained utilising either the Mazur identity,82) or the Bunting identity.83) The Mazur identity is in general applied for the nonlinear σ -model with the target space which is a coset space G/H .
Topology and Uniqueness of Higher Dimensional Black Holes
Another way to prove the uniqueness theorem is provided by the Bunting method in the following.
Topology and Uniqueness of Higher Dimensional Black Holes