Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
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bunting. Usually a soft, hooded blanket, a bunting wraps a baby from head to toe, leaving only the baby's face exposed. They can be made from any soft durable material, such as flannel or fleece.
The thin cloth used to make flags or streamers for holiday decorations is also termed bunting. And, a bunting is also a small seed-eating bird such as the indigo bunting or lark bunting.
bunion. Bunions are actually a thickening of the skin on the outside of the big toe. They are usually caused by poor-fitting shoes or repeated irritation. There are ways to prevent, and to treat, bunions. But, when bunions become truly painful, a podiatrist - a foot doctor - might be able to help.
bundt. A bundt cake is baked in a rather deep, fluted pan or mold. Typically, bundt cakes are rather rich and dense cakes that are not frosted, but dusted with powdered sugar, cocoa or drizzled with a sugar glaze.
bunch. Many things, besides grapes, come in a bunch. People, flowers, keys and almost anything that can be gathered together can be called a 'bunch'. You can also do a bunch of things - get in a bunch of trouble, have a bunch of fun or take a bunch of tests.
|If you do something poorly or incorrectly, what word might you use to describe what you did?||The Bun Quiz
bungle. When you bungle a test, or bungle a job, it means you've done it wrongly or clumsily. When you do something in that way, you might be called a bungler.
bunkhouse. A bunkhouse is usually a long wooden building with many beds, called bunks, inside. Found on ranches, especially in the western part of North America, bunkhouses are used by cowboys, ranch hands and migratory farm workers. Bunkhouses were traditionally built out of wood, but some newer, and less expensive, bunkhouses are now made out of other materials such as corrugated steel.
bunt. In baseball, when a player 'bunts', the ball is hit softly, and doesn't go very far. Either the pitcher or the catcher will try to retrieve the ball. The 'bunt' play is usually used to get another player, who's already on base, to the next base.
bunk. A bunk is usually a small, shelflike bed. The word is also used to describe a bed or cot built into the wall on a ship. Bunkbeds are two small beds, one above the other with a ladder connecting the two.
'Bunk' can also be used as a slang word for something that you don't believe, or something that is truly made-up. "What he just said is bunk."
|What word can mean an amount of laundry or firewood (for example)? ||The Bun Quiz
bundle. A bundle can describe a package or parcel, a group, or a number of things tied or wrapped together. When you 'bundle up' in the winter, it means to wrap yourself in warm clothing.
|What small mammal is furry and when kept as a pet, usually lives in a hutch?||The Bun Quiz
bunny. The word 'bunny' is actually a slang word for 'rabbit'. In many homes, the Easter Bunny brings children Easter baskets filled with candy and toys, and hides dyed hard-boiled eggs for an Easter-egg hunt. A hutch is a small pen, or coop, built with wood and wire.
There is a dance called the 'bunny hop', and a cartoon character called Bugs Bunny.