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Names

To call a person names. To blackguard a person by calling him nicknames.

Names

of the Puritans.

Praise-God Barebones. A leather-seller in Fleet Street. If-Jesus-Christ-had-not-died-for-thee-thou-hadst-been-damned Barebones. His son; usually called Damned Dr. Barebones.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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