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Blaze

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A white mark in the forehead of a horse. (Icelandic, blesi, a white star on the forehead of a horse; German, blasz, pale.)

⁂ A star is a sort of white diamond in the forehead. A blaze is an elongated star or dash of white.

To blaze a path. To notch trees as a clue. Trees so notched are called in America “blazed trees,” and the white wood shown by the notch is called “a blaze.” (See above.)

“Guided by the blazed trees … they came to the spot.”—Goulding: The Young Marooners, 118.


“They buried him where he lay, a blazed tree marking his last resting-place.”—Adventures in Mashonaland, p. 158.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Blanket
Blanketeers
Blare
Blarney
Blasé (pronounce blah-zay)
Blasphemous Balfour
Blast
Blast
Blatant Beast (The)
Blayney’s Bloodhounds
Blaze
Blaze (To)
Blazer (A)
Blazon [Blazonry]
Blé
Blear-eyed (The)
Bleed
Bleeding of a Dead Body (The)
Blefuscu
Bleidablik [vast splendour]
Blemmyes (of Africa)

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