Definitions

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  • n. A bay horse
  • n. Any horse
  • n. A stupid, clownish fellow.
  • adj. coloured bay, reddish brown, notably said of equines

Etymologies

bay 'reddish brown' (from Old French (modern bai), from Latin badius 'brown') (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The word bayard, "a person armed with the self-confidence of ignorance," seems indispensable.

    Daily News-Record

  • Maybe it's just me, but the thought that someoe could think up a place like wonderland is just, well, intersting. tim burton's rendition of this classic tale was AWESOME. the actors and actresses were chosen spectacularly, and i must say that the next animal i get will be named bayard.

    Sound Off: Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland - Thoughts? « FirstShowing.net

  • This was a splendid bayard, of at least forty pounds 'weight.

    In the Heart of Africa

  • I kept him here in the mow lot, made considerable of him, groomed him, stroked him, and at last I got him so he would round and caracol, and follow me like a spoon-fed lamb; he was as handy as the Judge's bayard; just like your squirrel there, he is docile as a kitten.

    Margaret

  • Casual men's shoes in anhima were runny fiddling bayard ago to be izmir to a halitus in coma of anterior rep.

    Rational Review

  • "zone_info": "huffpost. politics/blog; featured-posts = 1; politics = 1; nickname = harold-pollack; entry_id = 189097; bayard-rustin = 1; health-reform = 1; public-health-insurance-plan = 1; single-payer = 1",

    Harold Pollack: From Protest to Coalition Politics in the Fight for Health Reform

  • thanks to bayard in the comments section digby 9/07/2003 12:26:00 PM

    Hullabaloo

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    Harold Pollack: From Protest to Coalition Politics in the Fight for Health Reform

  • (bayard) to drain; water is repeatedly thrown on it, that it may be well foaked, and an hour after it is wafhed knot by knot, to free it com - pletely from the oil, which is abfolutely necef -, fary to its taking the galling well; it is then wrung with the jack and pin, and ftretched upon the poles to dry: the cotton when thus wafhed ought to be of a beautiful white,

    Elements of the Art of Dyeing

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