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  1. blue ribbon an honor or award gained for excellence
  2. blue-ribbon selected or chosen for special qualifications
  3. bilirubin an orange-yellow pigment in the bile that forms as a product of hemoglobin; excess amounts in the blood produce the yellow appearance observed in jaundice
  4. bourbon whiskey distilled from a mash of corn and malt and rye
  5. player piano a mechanically operated piano that uses a roll of perforated paper to activate the keys
  6. Bourbon a European royal line that ruled in France (from 1589-1793) and Spain and Naples and Sicily
  7. blue ribbon jury a jury whose members are selected for special knowledge for a case involving complicated issues
  8. Bellerophon (Greek mythology) a mythical hero of Corinth who performed miracles on the winged horse Pegasus (especially killing the monster Chimera)
  9. Paul Robeson United States bass singer and an outspoken critic of racism and proponent of socialism (1898-1976)
  10. blurb a promotional statement, as on the dust jacket of a book
  11. butter bean bush bean plant cultivated especially in southern United States having small flat edible seeds
  12. butterbean small flat green bean similar to lima beans
  13. bare bone bone stripped of flesh
  14. flour bin a bin for holding flour
  15. pro bono done for the public good without compensation
  16. collarbone bone linking the scapula and sternum
  17. blue moon a long time
  18. ribbon any long object resembling a thin line
  19. blue book a register of persons who are socially prominent
  20. labor pain pain and discomfort associated with contractions of the uterus during labor