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Name Term description
Name Baronet Term description

Junior rank of nobility

Name Barony officer Term description

One employed to uphold the law in a barony

Name Barrack-master Term description

One in charge of an army barracks, often a non-commissioned officer

Name Barrister Term description

Lawyer at the English Bar

Name Base-born Term description

Illegitimate, born outside of wedlock

Name Basketmaker/basket maker Term description

A manufacturer of baskets.

Name Batcher Term description

In textiles for example Jute or flax, a person who sorted the bales of different qualities and colours into batches ready to be prepared for spinning

Name Baxter Term description

One who bakes bread, cakes or pastries

Name Baxter boy Term description

One who bakes bread, cakes or pastries

Name Beadle/beddal/beddell/bedell Term description

Senior church or university officer

Name Beadman/bedeman Term description

A licensed beggar

Name Beal Term description

Chilblain

Name Beamer Term description

In textile industry, wound the warp threads onto a roller before putting it on to the loom

Name Beetler Term description

Operated a beetling machine, used in the textile industry as part of the finishing process. The cloth would be pounded with heavy weights to flatten and close up the threads, thereby producing a sheen.

Name Behoof Term description

On behalf of

Name Beidman Term description

Bead(s)man, one living in an almshouse; pauper, beggar

Name Belkmaker Term description

One who makes belts

Name Bellman/belman Term description

Bell-ringer, or town cryer

Name Bellythraw Term description

Colic

Name Belt-maker/beltmaker Term description

One who makes belts

Name Bere/bear/beir Term description

Barley

Name Berylliosis Term description

A pulmonary disease cused by inhaling particles of beryllium, which was used in the manufacture of watch springs and lamps.

Name Besom maker Term description

A maker of brooms

Name Bever Term description

A feverish tremble

Name Bilious Term description

A term denoting an excess of bile and associated with disorders in the liver or gallbladder.