To Blu'ster. v.n. [supposed from blast.]
- To roar as a storm; to be violent and loud.
Earth his uncouth mother was,
And blust'ring Æolus his boasted sire. Spenser.
So now he storms with many a sturdy stoure;
So now his blust'ring blast each coast doth scour. Spenser.
- To bully, to puff, to swagger, to be tumultuous.
My heart's too big to bear this, says a blustering fellow; I'll destroy myself. Sir, says the gentleman, here's a dagger at your service; so the humour went off. L'Estrange.
Either he must sink to a downright confession, or else he must huff and bluster, till perhaps he raise a counter-storm. Government of the Tongue.
Virgil had the majesty of a lawful prince, and Statius only the blustering of a tyrant. Dryden's Spanish Friar, Dedication.
There let him reign the jailor of the wind;
With hoarse commands his breathing subjects call,
And boast and bluster in his empty hall. Dryden's Æneid.