Big Black River

Big Black River, a river which rises in Choctaw county, Miss., and after a S. W. course of about 200 m. enters the Mississippi through two mouths, one of which is in Warren county, and the other in Claiborne county, at Grand Gulf. It is bordered throughout most of its course by rich cotton plantations.

Big Bone Liar

Big Bone Liar, a salt spring in Boone county, Ky., especially interesting to geologists and naturalists, on account of the deposits of fossil bones of the mastodon and several species of mammalia found there. The soil containing the deposit is dark-colored and marshy, generally overlaid with gravel, resting on blue clay.

Big Horn

Big Horn. See Sheep.

Big Horn #1

Big Horn, the S. E. county of Montana territory, bounded E. by Dakota and S. by Wyoming territory; area, about 30,000 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 38. It is intersected by Yellowstone river, and watered by its tributaries and by Mussel Shell river. Thick-Timbered river crosses the S. E. corner. There are mountains in the E. part. The Northern Pacific railroad will pass through the N. part.

Big Horn River

Big Horn River, the largest tributary of the Yellowstone, rising in the Rocky mountains a little N. of Fremont's peak, in the N.

W. part of Wyoming territory, where it is known as Wind river. Pursuing first a S. E., then a N. course, for about 350 m., during which it receives several tributaries, it falls into the Yellowstone at Big Horn City, Montana territory.

Big Stone

Big Stone, a S. W. county of Minnesota, chiefly bounded N. E. by the Minnesota river, which crosses the N. portion, and W. by Dakota territory and Big Stone lake, the main source of the Minnesota; area, about 1,700 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 24. It is well watered by affluents of the Minnesota.

Bigamy

Bigamy, the wilfully contracting a second marriage with knowledge that the first is still subsisting. If the first marriage was void or has been dissolved by the death of one party, or by a divorce from the bonds of matrimony, the offence is not committed; but a divorce from bed and board is no defence. By the English statute a person whose husband or wife shall have remained absent for seven years without being heard from is excused from the penalties of bigamy; and in some of the American states there are similar statutes. In prosecutions for bigamy strict proof of the marriages is required; they cannot be made out by reputation.

Bihar

Bihar, the largest county of Hungary, situated E. of the Theiss and W. of Transylvania, and traversed by the Swift and Black Koros and other rivers; area, 4,280 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 557,337, chiefly Magyars and Wallachs. It is mountainous or hilly in its eastern portions, and level in the western, and generally fertile, producing grains, fruits, tobacco, and wines of good quality. It is rich in cattle, horses, and sheep. The principal towns are Gross-War-dein (Hun. Nagy- Varad), the capital, and De-breozin.