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Bucʹhanites (3 syl.)

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A sect of fanatics who appeared in the west of Scotland in 1783. They were named after Mrs. or Lucky Buchan, their founder, who called herself “Friend Mother in the Lord,” claiming to be the woman mentioned in Rev. xii., and maintaining that the Rev. Hugh White, a convert, was the “man-child.”

“I never beard of alewife that turned preacher, except Luckie Buchan in the West.”—Scott: St. Ronan’s Well, c. ii.

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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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Brydport Dagger
Bub
Bubastis
Bubble (A)
Bubble and Squeak
Bucca
Buccaneer
Bucentaur
Bucephalos [bull-headed]
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Buck
Buck-basket
Buck-bean
Buck-rider (A)
Buck-tooth
Buckwheat
Buckhorse
Buckingham
Bucklaw
Buckle

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