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bonny

Definitions

  • Up with the Bonnets of Bonnie Dundee
    Up with the Bonnets of Bonnie Dundee
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bonny very pleasing to the eye "my bonny lass","there's a bonny bay beyond","a comely face","young fair maidens"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Brian Epstein, a record store owner in London, was asked by a customer for a copy of the record, "My Bonnie", by a group known as The Silver Beatles. He didn’t have it in stock so he went to the Cavern Club to check out the group. He signed to manage them in a matter of days and renamed them The Beatles.
    • n Bonny (Mining) A round and compact bed of ore, or a distinct bed, not communicating with a vein.
    • Bonny Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe. "Be you blithe and bonny .""Report speaks you a bonny monk, that would hear the matin chime ere he quitted his bowl."
    • Bonny Handsome; beautiful; pretty; attractively lively and graceful. "Till bonny Susan sped across the plain.""Far from the bonnie banks of Ayr."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bonny Beautiful; fair or pleasant to look upon; pretty; fine.
    • bonny Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe.
    • n bonny In mining, a mass of ore adjacent to a vein, but not distinctly connected with it; “a great collection of ore, without any vein coming into or going from it,” See carbona.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Bonny bon′i beautiful: handsome: gay: plump: pleasant-looking: as a general term expressing appreciation = considerable, &c., often ironically: cheerful:
    • adj Bonny bon′i (Shak.) stout, strong
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Quotations

  • Emily Bronte
    Emily%20Bronte
    “A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. boni, prob. fr. F. bon, fem. bonne, good, fr. L. bonus, good. See Bounty, and cf. Bonus Boon
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. bon, bonne—L. bonus.

Usage

In literature:

To tak' bonnie Jeannie awa, awa, To tak' bonnie Jeannie awa.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume IV." by Various
This lady accompanied Anne Bonny to New Providence Island from Carolina in the guise of her mother.
"The Pirates' Who's Who" by Philip Gosse
Somehow it often happened that Harry Esmond fell in with Nance Sievewright's bonny face.
"The Literary World Seventh Reader" by Various
And Mrs. Wright's bonny face flushed and her eyes flashed when she said why.
"Under Fire" by Charles King
That's a bonnie bit news.
"Hunter's Marjory" by Margaret Bruce Clarke
I will tak' out my bonny bow, An' in troth I will you sheet.
"Ballads of Romance and Chivalry" by Frank Sidgwick
A bonnie bit lassie she was, Bawbie, as ye'll mind.
"My Man Sandy" by J. B. Salmond
He reached the clump of trees where Bonnie Bird should have been.
"The Boy Land Boomer" by Ralph Bonehill
I can't fancy Bonnie on a farm somehow.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
I shall never forget the bonny dresses of the riders.
"The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself" by David Macbeth Moir
With Scotland's best staghound's blood in your veins, and Scotland's names, my bonny dogs, for Scotland win the day!
"Winter Adventures of Three Boys" by Egerton R. Young
It cost the people of this country a bonny penny one way or another.
"Doom Castle" by Neil Munro
Ay, there's twa bonnie laddies.
"Steve Young" by George Manville Fenn
I'm just resting myself in this bonny quiet place, looking at the sky and the bonny green grass.
"David Fleming's Forgiveness" by Margaret Murray Robertson
This is a bonny place.
"The Orphans of Glen Elder" by Margaret Murray Robertson
Oh, Mr. Lindsay, it's a bonny bairn, and a gude.
"The Wide, Wide World" by Susan Warner
She's my 'Guardian Angel' an' her name's 'Bonny'; she said so.
"A Sunny Little Lass" by Evelyn Raymond
Eh, my bonny Miss Jeannie, that I mind sae weel!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
A bonny wee girl she is, and has a fine farm and land comin' till her.
"The Turn of the Road" by Rutherford Mayne
Drive me to my bonnie babes!
"Mistress Nell" by George C. Hazelton, Jr.
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In poetry:

He whisked into the dusty street
And to the Waller lot,
Where bonnie Annie Evans played
With charming Sissy Knott.
"The Ballad Of The Taylor Pup" by Eugene Field
"Why pu's thou the rose, Janet,
Amang the groves sae green,
And a' to kill the bonny babe
That we gat us between?"
"Tam Lin" by Anonymous Americas
And he that had a bonnie boy
Sent out his horse to grass;
And he that had not a bonnie boy
His ain servant he was.
"The Battle Of Otterburn" by Anonymous British
And he that had a bonnie boy,
Sent out his horse to grass,
And he that had not a bonnie boy,
His ain servant he was.
"Battle Of Otterbourne" by Anonymous British
The Lord gaed wi' a crood o' men
Throu Jericho the bonny;
'Twas ill the Son o' Man to ken
Mang sons o' men sae mony:
"Godly Ballants" by George MacDonald
There's bonny Maggy o' the brae
As gude as lass can be;
But 'cause I'm rich, these plaguy men
Hae a' run wud for me.
"I’m Tibby Fowler O’ The Glen" by Susanna Blamire

In news:

Infamous Bonnie and Clyde shot down on this date in 1934.
Hugh and Javonne Gilmore, Michael Mueller, and Kaye Reynolds are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Bonnie Mueller, to Bert Murillo, son of Bert and Marge Murillo of Tucson, Arizona.
The Evening Etude' Music Club met Nov 13 in the Monroe City home of Dorothy Kern, with Bonnie Berrey serving as co-hostess.
FROM ZONA DAHLMANN VIA FRIEND, BONNIE.
Band from TV (Hugh Laurie, James Denton, Bonnie Somerville, etc.
Seated R.Bruce Connelly, Standing L-R Bonnie Black, Beverley Taylor, Katherine Alisa Hubbard.
Mel Evans/The Associated Press Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman is pushing for a program that would send nonviolent drug offenders for treatment, not to jail.
The Washington Post's Bonnie S Benwick talks about the history and connection to the snack cake.
Bonnie Ellison, 78, of Easley, stands on her back porch overlooking Smithfields Country Club eighth hole on the golf course.
Bonnie Raitt's Amazing, Omnivorous, Adult-Contemporary Career.
Bonnie Leavitt, a third-grader at Washington Elementary School in Kennewick, washes her hands in a classroom.
Glogover Hosiery, Convertibles, pantyhose, pantyhose with a seamless toe flap, Bonnie Glogover, Duane Reade.
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and multiple Grammy-Award winner Bonnie Raitt is emerging from a 7 year studio layoff with a new record and tour.
Bonnie Raitt, ' Slipstream '.
Airs Friday, July 6 at 8:00 pm After a Seven Year hiatus Bonnie Raitt is emerging from the sudio with a new record and tour.
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In science:

Also Tom Rosenblum at the Rockefeller Archives for bringing Fermi’s correspondence to our attention and Bonnie Sherwood for typing the original manuscript.
On the Theory of Collisions between Atoms and Electrically Charged Particles
My interest in astronomy was inspired by Darla Casey and Bonnie Osbourne, and was nurtured by Brian Montgomery, Rick Letherer, and Ed Fitzpatrick. I also owe thanks to my parents and the rest of my family in Oregon, who always believed in me and never questioned my sometimes impractical decisions.
Computational Asteroseismology
These lectures are dedicated to the memory of Bonnie M.
Lectures on Nongeometric Flux Compactifications
The authors would like to thank Bonnie Dorr, Jimmy Lin, Saif Mohammad, Judith L.
Scientific Paper Summarization Using Citation Summary Networks
Pollack et al., 1982] Martha Pollack, Julia Hirschberg, and Bonnie Webber.
Discourse and Deliberation: Testing a Collaborative Strategy
Webber and Joshi, 1982] Bonnie Webber and Aravind Joshi.
Discourse and Deliberation: Testing a Collaborative Strategy
Thanks are also due to our librarian Bonnie Bullock for providing me with many ancient books and journal articles.
Discovery of the Expansion of the Universe
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