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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bonny  \Bon"ny\,  a.  [Spelled  {bonnie}  by  the  Scotch.]  [OE.  boni, 
  prob.  fr  F.  bon,  fem.  bonne,  good,  fr  L.  bonus  good.  See 
  {Bounty},  and  cf  {Bonus},  {Boon}.] 
  1.  Handsome;  beautiful;  pretty;  attractively  lively  and 
  graceful. 
 
  Till  bonny  Susan  sped  across  the  plain.  --Gay. 
 
  Far  from  the  bonnie  banks  of  Ayr.  --Burns. 
 
  2.  Gay;  merry;  frolicsome;  cheerful;  blithe. 
 
  Be  you  blithe  and  bonny.  --Shak. 
 
  Report  speaks  you  a  bonny  monk,  that  would  hear  the 
  mati?chime  ere  he  quitted  his  bowl.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bonny  \Bon"ny\,  n.  (Mining) 
  A  round  and  compact  bed  of  ore,  or  a  distinct  bed,  not 
  communicating  with  a  vein. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bonny 
  adj  :  very  pleasing  to  the  eye;  "my  bonny  lass";  "there's  a  bonny 
  bay  beyond";  "a  comely  face";  "young  fair  maidens" 
  [syn:  {bonnie},  {comely},  {fair}] 




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