Backstaff means: An instrument formerly used for taking the altitude of the heavenly bodies, but now superseded by the quadrant and sextant; -- so called because the observer turned his back to the body observed.
Baff means: A blow; a stroke.
Bailiff means: Originally, a person put in charge of something especially, a chief officer, magistrate, or keeper, as of a county, town, hundred, or castle; one to whom power/ of custody or care are intrusted.
Bailiff means: A sheriff's deputy, appointed to make arrests, collect fines, summon juries, etc.
Bailiff means: An overseer or under steward of an estate, who directs husbandry operations, collects rents, etc.
Bedaff means: To make a daff or fool of.
Bedstaff means: "A wooden pin stuck anciently on the sides of the bedstead, to hold the clothes from slipping on either side."
Besnuff means: To befoul with snuff.
Blindman's buff means: A play in which one person is blindfolded, and tries to catch some one of the company and tell who it is.
Blow-off means: A blowing off steam, water, etc.;
Zythum means: A kind of ancient malt beverage; a liquor made from malt and wheat.
Zythepsary means: A brewery.
Zythem means: See Zythum.
Zymotic means: Designating, or pertaining to, a certain class of diseases. See Zymotic disease, below.
Zymotic means: Of, pertaining to, or caused by, fermentation.
Zymosis means: A zymotic disease.
Zymosis means: A fermentation; hence, an analogous process by which an infectious disease is believed to be developed.
Zymose means: Invertin.
Zymophyte means: A bacteroid ferment.
Zymosimeter means: An instrument for ascertaining the degree of fermentation occasioned by the mixture of different liquids, and the degree of heat which they acquire in fermentation.
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