from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An outburst of wind, rain, or tears; specifically, nautical, a gust of wind and rain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Naut.) A gust of wind and rain.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun nautical A
gustof windand rain.
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Those scoring high on the blirt scale report higher levels of assertiveness, extraversion, self-esteem, self-liking, self-competence and positive effect.
The blirt scale predicts all sorts of things you would expect.
Car salesmen and Americans score higher on the blirt scale than librarians and Asians.
They also report lower levels of rumination, shyness, fear of negative evaluation, neuroticism and negative emotions compared to lower blirt scorers.
In the induction to Marston's comedy of "What You Will," 1607, it is asked if the poet's resolve shall be "struck through with the blirt of