Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In heraldry, a snake borne as a charge.
  • n. A weight used in Pondicherry, a French possession in India. It is exactly French pounds, or about 3 pounds 2 ounces avoirdupois.

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Examples

  • Essib, organigrama de natura bisse and organigrama

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  • Babylon is from hence fifteene dayes tourney, whereas by true report be great store of Dates, and sold for a bisse the batman, the commoditie fit for England, and the place so neere vnto vs might easily haue bene knowen, if hee, whose deeds and sayings differ much, had bene willing to the same.

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  • Summer time for 38. shaughs the Laighon batman, which is litle aboue 40.li. waight, and for ready money: also there is to bee had what store of Alom you will, and sold there for one bisse the

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  • The moon abideth in every sign two days and a half, and six hours and one bisse less, and full endeth its course from point to point in 27 days and 8 hours.

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  • The best commoditie there to bee bought, is raw silke, and is sold in the Summer time for 38. shaughs the Laighon batman, which is litle aboue 40.li. waight, and for ready money: also there is to bee had what store of Alom you will, and sold there for one bisse the

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  • The Relais d’Arpette was in a clearing a bit higher up beyond the sluices controlling the water in the bisse and we were offered a choice of dinner menus and allocated two beds in a 4-bunk room.

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  • Sido disst Bushido, Kool Savas, Azad, Sammy Deluxe und Eko Fresh ins loch vo da hähna es gibt koa schenas du woast wos is moan hey da zoi i gean an zehna füa oa loch vielleicht a füar 3 gibts an rabatt is des gail yo do zünd in glei nei mein zipfe ind ritze na es is a loch und die hehn sogt ga ga gag moant na i sog doch und auf gähts hey die spreitzt die flügl wirklich ause supa geil 3 stund und no koa pause und vielleicht blotzt an no vom ganzn zeich .... des wa fei a recht geil den hähna lecha sein so geil hähna lecha sein so geil hähna lecha sein so geil kennst des hodn nei eiso eine ins loch mim zipfe da geht scho a bisse wos drugn nei no a bisse da geht scho wos auf gähts bidde nei damid ey du woast scho das es nix gscheidas gibt ois hähna fegln woast scho des keat zam hähna fegln sama scho beinond und du woast du bist a mann und a hehn woas i net noamal is hoid weiblich aba weis hoid scheiß egal is hoitsn nei bis du nimma konst hehna fegln dua i ned hehna fägln lua i ned hehan lesa lua i geht ähhhh ..... freilli ob'st da rugna bist oda da bädda hähna fegln des mog eigntlich a jäda und du woast as mim leda hosn samb ey und da sama aber hähna fegln hey da sama midanand a grubmbeschäftigung da bist du a dabei und du woast des is ned dumm do kriagst koa Aids hächstns a veglgripp und des vagäht a wida weis hähna fegln is heeeeeeyyyyyy hähna fegln den hähna lecha sein so geil hähna lecha sein so geil hähna lecha sein so geil kennst des hodn nei hühner löcher ja die find ich toll ja die hühner löcher ja die find ich so toll ja die hühner

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  • A term used in both heraldry and as a unit of measure (weight), for those Wordniks who list such terms.

    December 26, 2010