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blate

(bleɪt)
adj
1. obsolete exhibiting corpselike qualities, for example a pallid tone, insensibility, or lack of spirits
2. undiscerning
3. obsolete brusque
4. shy and ill at ease

blate

(bleɪt)
vb
to babble (something)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.blate - cry plaintivelyblate - cry plaintively; "The lambs were bleating"
let loose, let out, utter, emit - express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words); "She let out a big heavy sigh"; "He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand"
Adj.1.blate - disposed to avoid noticeblate - disposed to avoid notice; "they considered themselves a tough outfit and weren't bashful about letting anybody know it"; (`blate' is a Scottish term for bashful)
Scotland - one of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; located on the northern part of the island of Great Britain; famous for bagpipes and plaids and kilts
backward - (used of temperament or behavior) marked by a retiring nature; "a backward lover"
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When Faye and Dolorie return with Fig from San Francisco, he goes into the spare bedroom straightaway, kicking and fussing all the way to the four poster, carried by the three big Blately boys.
We think on this and bribe the biggest Blately boy, Jim, to get us some of the cheap strawberry wine from the corner store with a nickel and a promise that Poug will spend ten minutes in the shed with him next Friday night.