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babel¹

According to the bible, a united humanity in the generations following the Great Flood, agree to build a city and a tower tall enough to reach heaven. This came to be known as the tower of Babel, although the phrase does not appear in the bible.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tower_of_Babel

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bacca(1)

tobacco

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Bad scrant(1)

Bad scran; bad luck (to). Anglo-Irish [OED]

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Baggins¹

food, a snack (N.W.England)

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bags¹

Trousers [OED]

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bailey¹

Prison

Palmer, Roy – A Touch on the Times Songs of Social Change 1770 to 1914 (Penguin Education, 1974) p 63

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Bailiffs²

Bailiff: An officer of justice under a sheriff, who executes writs and processes, distrains, and arrests; a warrant officer, pursuivant, or catchpoll [OED] Invovled in the pursuit of debtors [CPB]

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Bailliffs

Baillif; The agent of the lord of a manor, who collects his rents, etc.; the steward of a landholder, who manages his estate; one who superintends the husbandry of a farm for its owner or tenant. [OED]

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baiting¹

The action of giving food to horses, or of taking wayside refreshment, upon a journey. [OED]

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ballast(1)

material to support the track and hold it on place. Ref: Oxford Companion to British Railway History]

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Ballinamuch

The Battle of Ballinamuck (8 September 1798) marked the defeat of the main force of the French incursion during the 1798 Rebellion in Ireland.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Ballinamuck

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Ballymore

Ballymore (Irish: An Baile Mór, meaning "big town") is a village in County Westmeath, Ireland
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ballymore,_County_Westmeath

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bam¹

To hoax, practise on the credulity of, deceive, impose upon, cozen. Or A story intended to impose upon the credulous; a hoax or imposition [OED]

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ban(1)

A story intended to impose upon the credulous; a hoax or imposition
To hoax, practise on the credulity of, deceive, impose upon, cozen.[OED]

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banes(1)

Bones (Scottish)

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bangs them a'(1)

beats them all

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Bangs them a’
Beats them all (N.E.England)
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Banker(1)

A labourer who makes banks of earth, ditches, etc.

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Bankers(1)

Banker: A labourer who makes banks of earth, ditches, etc.

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Synonyms - banksmen
bank¹

Pit bank - the heaps of coal at the pit head.

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