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BBig
bBit
BBillion
BByte
BAbove Average grade
BReverse Side, Record
BBack (chat)
BBlack
BBusiness
BBook
BBlue
BButt (welded joint type)
BBad (worst CD condition)
BBase (transistor; electronics)
BBottom
bBrown
BBritish
BBank
BBlock
BBorn
BBe
BBag
BBlank
BBass
BBoat (Stores 100 code)
BBomber (US military aircraft designation; as in B-52)
BBridge
BBible
BBeta (2nd brightest star in a constellation)
BBefore
BBold Text (HTML)
BBritain
BBoth
BBat
BBureau
BBishop
BBravo
BBiological
BBachelor
BBarn
BBrick
BIndividual (IRB)
BBinary
BBandwidth
BBore (French: Boron)
BBulb
BBirmingham (postcode, United Kingdom)
BBerlin (auto license plate)
BBrightness
BBoeing
BBirthday (Beatles song)
BBelgium (International Auto Identification)
BBolivar (unit of currency)
BBilateral
BBasso
BBucharest (Romanian state capital)
BBalboa (currency of Panama)
BBiography (library code)
BY-Intercept (from the equation y = mx + b)
BBale
BBoron
BBlade (comic; movie)
BBeam (naval architecture; width of hull)
BBaht (currency of Thailand)
BNova Scotia (Canada Post designation)
BBaume (relating to the propriety of hydrometer measurements)
BBacillus
BBaroness
BBowled
BBrazing
BTical (another name for baht, Thai currency)
BBillable
BBezier (spline curve)
BBearer Channel (ISDN)
BAt or Below (constrained altitude)
BBiocide
BBetaxolol (blood pressure drug)
BPanamanian Balboa (national currency)
BBombadier
BSemipostal (philatelic catalog prefix for non-standard stamps)
BButut (1/100 division of the dalasi, the Gambian currency)
BBarnabites (religious order)
BMagnetic Field Density (physics)
BBetopic (same as Betaxolol)
BBanknote Corporation of America (philatelic mark for company stamps)
BB computer language (Ken Thompson; predecessor to C)
BBone Marrow-Derived Lymphocyte
Bcross-over barrier pattern (US DoD)
BFederal Reserve Bank of New York City (designates original spot of circulation of a bill)
BBordetella Bacterium
BSwitzerland Postmark (for letters going to Sardinia)
BUS Domestic Stamp Rate (18 cents, issued 15 May 1981)
References in classic literature ?
You have been a sailor long enough--and sent many stout ships and good men to the bottom of the sea.
The stone cannot be removed from its place by any force, because the hoop and its feet are one continued piece with that body of adamant which constitutes the bottom of the island.
At first they heaved with a will, but when the stone was half way up they let it drop suddenly, and it fell to the bottom broken into a hundred pieces.
Stooping, she raised the bottom of the canvas and looked beneath and beyond.
Various kinds of isis, clusters of pure tuft-coral, prickly fungi, and anemones formed a brilliant garden of flowers, decked with their collarettes of blue tentacles, sea-stars studding the sandy bottom.
I crouched in the bottom of the dingey, stunned, and staring blankly at the vacant, oily sea.
They gazed down into the water, which was so transparent that it seemed as if they could have seen the gold and silver at the bottom, had there been any of those precious metals there.
At other times, he turns the traps bottom upwards, by the same means, and occasionally even drags them to the barrier and conceals them in the mud.
To keep ships afloat is his business; it is his trust; it is the effective formula of the bottom of all these vague impulses, dreams, and illusions that go to the making up of a boy's vocation.
Toby's scheme, and it was a desperate one, was to entrust ourselves to these treacherous-looking roots, and by slipping down from one to another to gain the bottom.
The diffidence, then, with which I venture to dispute their authority would be overwhelming did I not feel, from the bottom of my heart, that learning has little to do with the imagination-intellect with the passions-or age with poetry.
It runs like a mill-race, and I could feel no bottom.