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  • Bought up the bouquets
    Bought up the bouquets
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bought imp. & p. p. of Buy.
    • Bought A flexure; a bend; a twist; a turn; a coil, as in a rope; as the boughts of a serpent. "The boughts of the fore legs."
    • p. a Bought Purchased; bribed.
    • Bought The part of a sling that contains the stone.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The USA bought Alaska from Russia for 2 cents an acre
    • n bought A bend; flexure; curve; a hollow angle.
    • n bought A bend or curve in a coast-line. See bight.
    • n bought A bend, flexure, turn, loop, coil, or knot, as in a rope or chain, or in a serpent; a fold in cloth. See bout.
    • bought To bend; fold; wind.
    • bought Preterit and past participle of buy.
    • n bought Same as bught.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Ray Kroc bought McDonalds for $2.7 million in 1961 from the McDonald brothers
    • pa.t., pa.p Bought bawt of Buy
    • n Bought bowt a bight or bend:
    • n Bought bowt (Spens.) a twist or coil: the bend of a sling in which the stone is placed.
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  • P. J. O'Rourke
    “When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.”
  • Spanish Proverb
    Spanish Proverb
    “A pig bought on credit is forever grunting.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Friendship is a priceless treasure never to be bought or sold -- it can only be cherished.”
  • Benjamin Franklin
    “He was so learned that he could name a horse in nine languages; so ignorant that he bought a cow to ride on.”
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    “Love gives itself; it is not bought.”
  • Proverb
    “Love can neither be bought or sold, its only price is love.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. Dan. bugt, bend, turning, Icel. buga,. Cf. Bight Bout, and see Bow to bend
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Bight.


In literature:

I allus heard dat Dr. Bates bought my maw fer $1,500, at de same time he bought me.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
He bought and sold anything, from groceries to old junk.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
What is it you want bought?
"Halsey & Co." by H. K. Shackleford
There was an old slave trader in Louisiana by the name of Riley who always bought this type of slave, and re-sold them.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
They bought their liquors at Jackson's.
"Old Rail Fence Corners" by Various
I bought the boat, and now I hear Pringle has left for Seattle, on his way to Alaska.
"Frank Merriwell's Cruise" by Burt L. Standish
At the same fair next year we had bought, as we found on comparing our books, ninety-nine cattle, mostly stirks.
"Cattle and Cattle-breeders" by William M'Combie
Once he bought some books from the prisoner which she had stolen from his shop, but he did not know that when he bought them.
"The Book-Hunter in London" by William Roberts
When Alonza Hodge bought his son anything he bought for me too.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
When others were beaten out and ready to give up, and prices were down, he bought.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
If he bought nuts or almonds, he was afraid of the mice; so at last he bought some roasted peas, and ate all but the last pea.
"Italian Popular Tales" by Thomas Frederick Crane
Stephen had bought her a round comb of which she was very proud.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
But think of Boston being bought for thirty pounds!
"A Little Girl in Old Boston" by Amanda Millie Douglas
And there are things that can't be bought and sold.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
From a homesteader who was proving up and leaving we bought an old wire cot.
"Land of the Burnt Thigh" by Edith Eudora Kohl
I paid my tailor and outfitter's bill, bought a $100 watch on credit, and gave a wine supper on borrowed money.
"Bidwell's Travels, from Wall Street to London Prison" by Austin Biron Bidwell
These could be bought for much less than the wethers would sell for.
"Twenty Years of Hus'ling" by J. P. Johnston
Vitalis had no desire to eat me and although he bought children he was not a bad man.
"Nobody's Boy" by Hector Malot
Whitfield bought one and Strum bought the other.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
The cattle were duly bought, but the gallant Colonel had to drive them through the city with his own right hand.
"Ireland as It Is" by Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

In poetry:

That which I gave you
Never bought
A single thing
For which I sought.
"Mendicant" by Jewell Miller

G was Papa's new Gun;
He put it in a box;
And then he went and bought a bun,
And walked about the Docks.
"Nonsense Alphabet" by Edward Lear
When was ever kingdom made,
Glory bought, or empire won,
When was might guerdon gained
But a mighty risk was run?
"Nec Aspera Terrent" by Cicely Fox Smith
The False another portion sought,
The True with tediousness were fraught,
The Best could not be bought.
"Vanitas! Vanitatum Vanitas!" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
We will be slaves no more,
Since Christ has made us free;
Has nailed our tyrants to his cross,
And bought our liberty.
"Hymn 106" by Isaac Watts
And what does Mark, the second, write?
Is a candle bought
to be put under a bushel
and not to be set on a candlestick?
"The Plague Colemn" by Jaroslav Seifert

In news:

Even though it's easier to dip a teaspoon into a jar of store-bought ground spices, toasting and grinding whole cardamom, cumin seeds and a cinnamon stick heightened the fragrance of the curry powder, and brought it up to the next level.
For years, I've been using heaping tablespoons of store-bought curry powders and pastes to season Indian-style dishes.
When I told someone I was off to a screening of We Bought a Zoo the other day, the response was an eye roll.
After we reported last week that a parody of E.L. GreyJames's Fifty Shades of Grey, called Fifty Shames of Earl Grey, was being shopped, the satire has been bought.
Back to an old theme, the Dalian Commodity Exchange, this story from ICIS news talks of how physical cargoes are being bought and then sold at a price fixed now for November delivery.
You've bought your camera and filled your memory card with photos, now what.
According to police, a 31-year-old Point Lay man bought a young woman a ticket to Anchorage for a weekend "date.".
Far Fetched & Dear Bought: Four Architects Who Changed North Carolina.
HomeFar Fetched & Dear Bought: Four Architects Who Changed North Carolina.
DONALD TRUMP bought himself his very own 757 jet and customized it to well beyond the definition of decadence .
A first printing of the Declaration of Independence, said to have been found in a picture frame bought at a flea market two summers ago, was auctioned for $2,420,000 yesterday at Sotheby's.
Investors in an Austin office building have filed a lawsuit alleging they were defrauded when they bought into the property.
Whether you boil your own eggs or try the store-bought versions, there are several ways to serve up deviled eggs.
A Diane von Furstenberg dress from Saks, Gucci shoes from Neiman Marcus, a seed pearl bracelet and a tassel necklace, both estate pieces, bought at a gem show in Arizona.
Charles Palliser was mildly worried when Ballantine Books bought the American rights to his novel, "The Quincunx," and Penguin Books bought the paperback rights.

In science:

Benzene (Tm = 279 K, Tb = 353 K) was bought from Sigma Aldrich (99.9% puriss. p.a.), unpacked under inert gas and sealed into a Duran cuvette.
Structural Relaxation and Mode Coupling in a Simple Liquid: Depolarized Light Scattering in Benzene
To do so, we have bought together in one place various conclusions that can be found scattered in many of our recently published works, as well as new results and graphics that add to the overall analysis and discussion.
Multi-Dimensional Explorations in Supernova Theory
The BGO detector tested by ROSEBUD in 2007 has a 207Bi content similar to the one tested by Satoh et al in 1993: both crystals were bought from the same company.
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop "Radiopure Scintillators for EURECA" (RPScint'2008)
When Dell entered this industry, it took quite a different strategy: Dell did not create any component itself, but bought them from its partners.
Complementary cooperation, minimal winning coalitions, and power indices
Instead of being characterized simply by what items they have read or bought previously, users can participate in various social activities and establish connections with different semantics.
SocialScope: Enabling Information Discovery on Social Content Sites
Production will proceed after that and we expect to do this in-house as the design is so simple. • ODR and DAQ PC: As the ODR was the first component bought and the basis of the DAQ system, this has been stable for some time.
CALICE Report to the DESY Physics Research Committee
Eisele for providing the KURARAY detector, bought by Heidelberg University, for the beam tests.
Testrun results from prototype fiber detectors for high rate particle tracking
Often it’s not possible to use exactly the same type of processing unit that has been used in the original cluster (new and faster processors are available and maybe the older type can not be bought any more).
Cluster Computing White Paper
For a few hundred dollars extra, we could have bought 100 MHz motherboards that would have allowed us to nearly triple the speed of the machine today for only the cost of the processors.
Computational Asteroseismology
The first option is to assume that the number of assets sold by the agents must equal the number bought by the agents.
Designing agent-based market models
In some countries it is required that services are bought from a network provider which is typically very expensive, at least more expensive than lighting a dark fiber.
A Review of VLBI Instrumentation
The sort of new music in the experiment might not be recognized by the two of your three authors who bought from Deadalus last year the complete works of Mozart and Bach.
Astrophysics in 2006
Some stories of course must be bought first but generally team members should be able to have some story they would like to do in addition to the stories they em must do.
ECSS in the eXtreme
A main argument promoting the idea of pervasive computing is that computing power is monetarily cheap, as the most powerful workstations of yesteryear (e.g., late 1990s to 2000) can be bought for a few hundred US dollars. These machines of yesteryear are plentiful, and can easily be set up as surrogates.
Balancing transparency, efficiency and security in pervasive systems
Reason (1990) also found evidence of this phenomena and was bought to attention in EUD by Panko (1998). There are other numerous examples that include BER in spelling and grammar, calculation tasks, prediction and interpretation.
Exploring Human Factors in Spreadsheet Development