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 for bonny
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bonny \Bon"ny\ (-n[y^]), 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.
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              Till bonny Susan sped across the plain. --Gay.
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              Far from the bonnie banks of Ayr.     --Burns.
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     2. Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe.
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              Be you blithe and bonny.              --Shak.
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              Report speaks you a bonny monk, that would hear the
              matin chime ere he quitted his bowl.  --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bonny \Bon"ny\, n. (Mining)
     A round and compact bed of ore, or a distinct bed, not
     communicating with a vein.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bonny
      adj 1: very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there's a
             bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"
             [syn: bonny, bonnie, comely, fair, sightly]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  79 Moby Thesaurus words for "bonny":
     Junoesque, advantageous, agreeable, amply endowed, attractive,
     auspicious, beauteous, beautiful, becoming, beneficial, benevolent,
     bon, boulevardier, braw, bueno, built, built for comfort, buxom,
     callipygian, cogent, comely, commendable, curvaceous, curvy,
     elegant, estimable, excellent, expedient, fair, famous, favorable,
     fine, goddess-like, good, good-looking, goodly, grand, handsome,
     healthy, helpful, high liver, kind, laudable, likely, lovely,
     lovely to behold, man-about-town, nice, noble, personable,
     pleasant, pleasing, pneumatic, presentable, pretty, profitable,
     pulchritudinous, regal, royal, shapely, sightly, skillful, slender,
     sound, splendid, sport, stacked, statuesque, useful, valid,
     very good, virtuous, well-built, well-favored, well-formed,
     well-made, well-proportioned, well-shaped, well-stacked
  
  

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