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~ B ~

B, The second letter of the English alphabet, is pronounced as in most other European languages, by pressing the whole length of the lips together, and forcing them open with a strong breath. It has a near affinity with the other labial letters, and is confounded by the Germans with P, and by the Gascons with V; from which an epigrammatist remarks, that bibere and vivere are in Gascony the same. The Spaniards, in most words, use B or V indifferently.

B
Baa (noun)
Baa (verb)
Babble (noun)
Babble (verb)
Babblement
Babbler
Babe
Babery
Babish
Baboon
Baby
Baccated
Bacchanalian
Bacchanals
Bacchus Bole
Bacciferous
Baccivorous
Bachelor
Bachelors Button
Bachelorship
Back (adverb)
Back (noun)
Back (verb)
Backbite
Backbiter
Backbone
Backcarry
Backdoor
Backed
Backfriend
Backgammon
Backhouse
Backpiece
Backroom
Backside
Backslide
Backslider
Backstaff
Backstairs
Backsword
Bacon
Baigne
Baken
Ball (noun 1)
Ball (noun 2)
Bane (noun)
Bannock
Barometer
Baron
Barrator
Barrel (noun)
Bashful
Be
Beach
Beadle
Bear (verb active)
Beard (noun)
Beard (verb)
Bed (noun)
Belace
Belamie
Belles Lettres
Belluine
Belly (noun)
Beloved
Berg
Berlin
Bewray
Bewrayer
Beyond
Bezel
Bezil
Bezoar
Bezoardick
Biangulated
 Biangulous
Bias (adverb)
Bias (noun)
Bias (verb)
Bib (noun)
Bib (verb)
Bibacious
Bibacity
Bibber
Bible
Bibliographer
Bibliothecal
Bibulous
Bicapsular
Bice
Bicipital
Bicipitous
Bicker
Bickerer
Bickern
Bicorne
Bicornous
Bicorporal
Bihovac
Bilingsgate
Billiards
Biographer
Biography
Biovac
Bird (noun)
Bird (verb)
Birth
Bishop (noun 1)
Bishop (noun 2)
Bissextile
Bit (noun 1)
Bit (noun 2)
Bit (verb)
Bitch
Bite (verb)
Bivouac
Blab (noun)
Blab (verb active)
Blab (verb neuter)
Blabber (noun)
Blabber (verb)
Blabberlipped
Black (adjective)
Black (noun)
Black (verb)
Black-bryony
Black-cattle
Black-earth
Black-guard
Black-lead
Black-mail
Black-pudding
Black-rod
Blackamoor
Blackberried Heath
Blackberry Bush
Bland
Blast (noun)
Blast (verb)
Blatant
Blatteration
Bleb
Bleyme
Blindman's Buff
Blissom
Blow a Moor
Blue
Blush (noun)
Blush (verb)
Blushy
Bluster (noun)
 Bluster (verb)
Blusterer
Blustrous
Bmi
Bo
Boar
Boar-spear
Board (noun)
Board (verb active 1)
Board (verb active 2)
Board (verb neuter)
Board-wages
Boarder
Boarding-school
Boarish
Boast (noun)
Boast (verb active)
Boast (verb neuter)
Bode (verb active)
Bode (verb neuter)
Bolis
Bombard (noun)
Bombard (verb)
Bombardier
Bombardment
Bombasin
Bombast (adjective)
Bombast (noun)
Bombilation
Bombycinous
Bona Roba
Bonasus
Bonchretien
Bone (noun)
Bone (verb)
Bonny-clabber
Booby
Borough
Borough English
Borrel
Botanical
Botanick
Box (noun 1)
Box (noun 2)
Box (noun 3)
Box (verb active 1)
Box (verb active 2)
Box (verb neuter)
Boy (noun)
Brain (noun)
Bramble
Breadth
Break (verb active)
Breast (noun)
Breviary
Brevier
Brew (verb active)
Broach (noun)
Broach (verb)
Broad
Brook (verb active)
Brow (noun)
Brown
Brute (adjective)
Bucaniers
Buff (noun)
Buff (verb)
Buffalo
Buffle (noun)
Buffle (verb)
Buffleheaded
Burg
Burgeois
Burgess
Burgh
Burrow (noun)

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