Origin of BB
Examples from the Web for bb
Contemporary Examples of bb
The 12-year-old boy was shot by a police officer after brandishing what turned out to be a BB gun.
It was later reported that the weapon was a BB gun that appeared to be a .45-caliber pistol.
One woman, BB, is a former pastor who was outed to her congregation before she could even tell her loved ones.Mississippi Is Hell for These Lesbians
August 8, 2014
An illegal stock tip is not the same thing as a swindle; but $68 million buys a lot of basketballs and BB guns.What Tolstoy Teaches Us About Insider Trading
June 2, 2013
There is a reason why I keep a bb gun in my nightstand that could easily be mistaken for a handgun.Gun Violence Just Hit My Campus
February 12, 2013
Historical Examples of bb
Straight into his eye and into his brain, if he had any, the BB shot had gone.Frank of Freedom Hill
Samuel A. Derieux
Hes a grand horse, said BB; hes the grandest horse that ever was!A Horse's Tale
Let BB be part of the pitch-circle, and a the point where a tooth is to cross it.
In fig. 1, aa is the body of the lock, bb the bolt and cc the key.
Let ω be the section and v the velocity of the stream at bb.
the internet domain name for
- a ruler or chiefking of the fairies
- (in combination)the pirate king
- a person, animal, or thing considered as the best or most important of its kind
- (as modifier)a king bull
- a title of any of various oriental monarchs
Word Origin for king
Old English cyning "king, ruler," from Proto-Germanic *kuninggaz (cf. Dutch koning, Old Norse konungr, Danish konge, Old Saxon and Old High German kuning, Middle High German künic, German König). Possibly related to Old English cynn "family, race" (see kin), making a king originally a "leader of the people;" or from a related root suggesting "noble birth," making a king originally "one who descended from noble birth." The sociological and ideological implications render this a topic of much debate.
Finnish kuningas "king," Old Church Slavonic kunegu "prince" (Russian knyaz, Bohemian knez), Lithuanian kunigas "clergyman" are loans from Germanic.
As leon is the king of bestes. [John Gower, "Confessio Amantis," 1390]
In Old English, used for names of chiefs of Anglian and Saxon tribes or clans, then of the states they founded. Also extended to British and Danish chiefs they fought. The chess piece so called from early 15c.; the playing card from 1560s; use in checkers/draughts first recorded 1820. Applied in nature to species deemed remarkably big or dominant (e.g. king crab, 1690s). In marketing, king-size is from 1939, originally of cigarettes.
[I]t was [Eugene] Field who haunted the declining years of Creston Clarke with his review of that actor's Lear. ... Said he, "Mr. Clarke played the King all the evening as though under constant fear that someone else was about to play the Ace." ["Theatre Magazine," January 1922]
In addition to the idiom beginning with king
, also see
- live like a king