He just wanted a bullier pulpit than a talk show from which to sound the alarm.
But the “bullier” is closing and the crowd is pouring out into the cool air.
Take him all round, pard, there never was a bullier man in the mines.
All the same, this bullier's is a low place, a caricature of the Alhambra in pasteboard.
I still have time to appear at bullier's and meet Zoe Mirilton.
Pretty Rosine Combarieu's face rises up before him, his childhood's companion, whom he met at bullier's and never has seen since.
He had fitted her out for an evening at the bullier for twenty-five francs.
I don't know; there may be bullier circuses than what that one was, but I never struck them yet.
Gaining in audacity, he danced at bullier's, dined at Foyd's, and at last had a mistress.
Taking lessons in anatomy from the living subject at bullier, I'm afraid, eh?
1530s, originally "sweetheart," applied to either sex, from Dutch boel "lover; brother," probably a diminutive of Middle Dutch broeder "brother" (cf. Middle High German buole "brother," source of German Buhle "lover;" see brother (n.)).
Meaning deteriorated 17c. through "fine fellow" and "blusterer" to "harasser of the weak" (1680s, from bully-ruffian, 1650s). Perhaps this was by influence of bull (n.1), but a connecting sense between "lover" and "ruffian" may be in "protector of a prostitute," which was one sense of bully (though not specifically attested until 1706). The expression meaning "worthy, jolly, admirable" (especially in 1864 U.S. slang bully for you!) is first attested 1680s, and preserves an earlier, positive sense of the word.
Excellent; good (1840s+)
: Bully for you! (1780s+)
A track worker; gandy dancer (1900+ Railroad)
[first two senses fr bully, ''a beloved person, darling,'' of obscure origin, attested fr 1538. Bully, ''worthy, admirable,'' used of persons, is attested in 1681]