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Name Term description
Name B. or bach. Term description

Bachelor

Name Back draucht Term description

The distinctive gasping sound made by whooping cough sufferers.

Name Backgang Term description

Relapse

Name Backjar Term description

A relapse or setback

Name Bad blood Term description

Syphilis

Name Bailer/bailie/baille/baillie Term description

Magistrate in a Scottish town or burgh

Name Bailie-clerk Term description

One who documents the business of the bailies in a town

Name Bailie-depute Term description

One acting as deputy to a town magistrate

Name Bailiff/Balif Term description

1. The protector of fishing rights on a river; 2. Town magistrate

Name Bairn's pairt of gear Term description

Children's legal share of their father's moveable property on his death; also called the legitim.

Name Bait-wright Term description

Boatbuilder

Name Baker Term description

One who bakes bread, cakes or pastries

Name Bakester Term description

One who bakes bread, cakes or pastries

Name Banker Term description

One owning or running a financial house

Name Banksman Term description

A person in charge of miner's cages at the pithead

Name Barber-chirurgeon Term description

One who shaves others, later also cutting hair, extracting teeth and carrying out rough surgery

Name Barber/barbour Term description

One who shaves others, later also cutting hair, extracting teeth and carrying out rough surgery

Name Barboner Term description

Weaver

Name Bargeman Term description

A manager of a barge

Name Barker Term description

Tanner

Name Barnman Term description

Thresher

Name Baron Term description

Senior official in the Exchequer

Name Baron bailie/baron-bailze Term description

A magistrate appointed by a lord superior in a burgh of barony

Name Baron of HM Exchequer Term description

Senior official in the Exchequer

Name Baron-officer Term description

One employed to uphold the law in a barony