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Definitions of bun

  1. small rounded bread either plain or sweet
  2. Alt. of Bunn
  3. A small light cake or slightly sweetened biscuit. Also, bunn.
  4. A kind of sweet cake: the familiar name for the squirrel. ( Amer.).
  5. A cake of sweet, light bread.

Usage examples for bun

  1. My dear young lady, you say that in the same voice you might use to tell me your uncle had gone to buy a bun. – The Princess Priscilla's Fortnight by Elizabeth von Arnim
  2. " And if it does," I cried, " who on this earth will care a half- penny- bun?" – The Morals of Marcus Ordeyne by William J. Locke
  3. Then he gave the elephant a sweet bun, which he had saved for him, and back to the tent went Umboo. – Umboo, the Elephant by Howard R. Garis
  4. Bun- bury gurrang, gurrang boola. – Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2) by George Grey
  5. Polly watched him as he strode up to the desk, and paid twopence for his glass of milk and his bun. – The Old Man in the Corner by Baroness Orczy
  6. Gerald asked impatiently, beginning on another bun. – The Enchanted Castle by E. Nesbit
  7. I will rub her to keep her from freezing, and perhaps get her to eat the bun that is left in my pocket. – The Children's Book of Christmas Stories by Various
  8. Huge masses of chocolate in this stage awaiting the final preparation are seen here and there, all destined at last to be put half a pound at a time into a little baking tin, and to be baked like a hot cross bun, the name of Menier being stamped on at the same time. – Holidays in Eastern France by Matilda Betham-Edwards
  9. Besides, she was making dolls' biscuit just then from a piece of dough Wong had given her, cutting out each individual bun with Aunt Anne's thimble. – The Madigans by Miriam Michelson
  10. Do let me persuade you to have a toasted bun. – The Limit by Ada Leverson
  11. Once more, therefore, when she was ready to go downstairs, she took the bun out of the dolls' house, where she kept it wrapped up in tissue paper, and squeezed it into her pocket. – The Kitchen Cat and Other Stories by Amy Walton
  12. If you would join me in a bun and a glass of milk at the stall yonder, I could tell you some interesting things about Indian birds. – The Chronicles of Clovis by Saki
  13. The child had a bun in both hands, and had stopped in the middle of a bite to watch her. – Sara Crewe by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  14. " To take the cake," for instance, a figure from the cake- walk of the negroes, becomes to " capture" or " corral" the " bun" or " biscuit." – The Love Sonnets of a Hoodlum by Wallace Irwin
  15. Bun, two, three, four, five, white, bite, fight, kite. – Indian Conjuring by L. H. Branson
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