• Bye, baby bunting
    Bye, baby bunting
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bunting any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of Europe or North America
    • n bunting a loosely woven fabric used for flags, etc.
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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 Bunting (Zoöl) A bird of the genus Emberiza, or of an allied genus, related to the finches and sparrows (family Fringillidæ).☞ Among European species are the common or corn bunting (Emberiza miliaria); the ortolan (Emberiza hortulana); the cirl (Emberiza cirlus); and the black-headed (Granitivora melanocephala). American species are the bay-winged or grass (Poöcætes gramineus or Poœcetes gramineus); the black-throated (Spiza Americana); the towhee bunting or chewink (Pipilo); the snow bunting (Plectrophanax nivalis); the rice bunting or bobolink, and others. See Ortolan Chewick Snow bunting Lark bunting.
    • n Bunting A thin woolen stuff, used chiefly for flags, colors, and ships' signals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bunting The act of pushing, as with the horns or head; butting.
    • n bunting A game among boys, played with sticks and a small piece of wood cut lengthwise.
    • n bunting A large piece of timber; a heavy support for machinery or other structures.
    • n bunting The act of swelling out, as a sail.
    • n bunting Sifting.
    • n bunting The popular name of a number of conirostral oscine passerine birds of the genus Emberiza and family Fringillidæ. One of the commonest in Europe is E. miliaria, the corn-bunting or bunting-lark. The yellow bunting or yellow-hammer is E. citrinella; the cirl bunting, E. cirlus; the ortolan bunting, E. hortulana; the black-headed bunting, E. schæniclus, etc. These are all the European species to which the name properly pertains. There are many others, all belonging to the old world.
    • n bunting By extension, a name given indefinitely and indiscriminately to a great number of emberizine and fringilline birds of all countries, and also to some birds not of the family Fringillidæ. Examples are the lark-bunting, of the geuus Plectrophanes; the snow-bunting, P. nivalis; the small American sparrows of the genus Spizella; the American black-throated bunting, Spiza americana; the cow-bunting, Molothrus pecoris; the rice-bunting, Dolichonyx oryzivorus.
    • n bunting A light woolen stuff very loosely woven. It is the material out of which flags of all kinds are usually made. A variety of bunting is also in use for women's dresses; it is warm, and drapes well.
    • n bunting Flags, especially a vessel's flags, collectively.
    • bunting Short and thick-set.
    • n bunting A short and thick-set person.
    • n bunting The common shrimp, Crangon vulgaris.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bunting pushing: a boys' game, played with sticks and a small piece of wood: a strong timber, a stout prop
    • n Bunting bunt′ing a thin worsted stuff of which ships' colours are made.
    • n Bunting bunt′ing a genus of birds in the Finch family nearly allied to the crossbills.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Prov. E. bunting, sifting flour, OE. bonten, to sift, hence prob. the material used for that purpose


In literature:

I see, my boy, it is the black-headed Bunting or Reed Sparrow, common on the sides of rivers, canals, and ponds.
"Country Walks of a Naturalist with His Children" by W. Houghton
As far as the eye could see, flags and gay bunting waved from every public building and residence.
"The Lost Despatch" by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
A flock of snow buntings will perform their aerial evolutions with a precision that the best-trained soldiery cannot equal.
"Squirrels and Other Fur-Bearers" by John Burroughs
So, from morning till night of the First day of April, the face of Mr. Thomas Bunting was one broad grin.
"The Last Penny and Other Stories" by T. S. Arthur
Messrs. Bunting, Beecham and Hoole, Missionary Secretaries.
"The Story of My Life" by Egerton Ryerson
Drape the red, white and blue bunting from tree to tree and nail to the trees flags of sixteen different countries; the flags to be numbered.
"Games For All Occasions" by Mary E. Blain
The other two exhibited no bunting.
"The Three Commanders" by W.H.G. Kingston
They were a bunting-party of Spokanes and Nez Perces.
"Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California" by Caroline C. Leighton
And if you say that again, I'll bunt you up against the wall.
"Margaret Montfort" by Laura E. Richards
Everywhere the city is a blaze of red and white bunting, and at night it is brilliant with myriad lights, presenting a fairylike scene.
"Travels in the Far East" by Ellen Mary Hayes Peck

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:

Flags and bunting were up everywhere, and factories gave workers a half-holiday.
Sam Graham lays down the bunt during third inning action against Rigby on Wednesday afternoon.
The entrance to Bombay's Birla Matushree Auditorium is festooned with blue and red bunting.
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson called for a sacrifice bunt.
Danny Espinosa's bunt played a big role in the Nats' two-run eighth inning.
A sacrifice attempt that turned into a bunt single.
TWU's Bailey Vrazel drops down a bunt during action in the 2012 Lone Star Conference tournament.
Bunting is drapped over a SUV at the McComas Funeral Home in Abingdon during the viewing for Harford County Sheriff's Office Cpl.
Matt Vande Bunte MLive.com Based on public voting in a contest sponsored by Sprite and the National Recreation and Park Association, the basketball court at Westown Commons park in Grand Rapids will get a $15,000 grant.
Lucroy's bunt scores Braun with winning run.
Jonathan Lucroy bunts in the ninth inning to score Ryan Braun.
View full size Brad Barr/US Presswire Mets pitcher R.A. Dickey practices bunting during spring training.
Instead of kicking foul, Blanco 's seventh-inning bunt single left the Giants with the bases loaded with no outs in a scoreless game.
Davis will be responsible for all the financial operations for both Bunting Magnetics and its' wholly owned subsidiary Magnet Applications Group Ltd.
The Vikings' notched the first run of the evening in the second frame courtesy of a sacrifice bunt by Jevon Jacobs.

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