Bear to Beasts
Bear (To). Come, bear a hand! Come and render help! In French, Donner un coup à quelqu'un. Bring
a hand, or bring your hand to bear on the work going on.
His faithful dog shall bear him company.To bear down. To overpower; to force down.
Fully prepared to bear down all resistance.- Cooper: The Pilot, chap. xvii.To bear down upon (Nautical). To approach from the weather side.
To bear in mind. Remember; do not forget. Carry in your recollection.
To learn by heart, means to learn memoriter. Mind and heart stand for memory in both phrases.
To bear out. To corroborate, to confirm.
To bear up. To support; to keep the spirits up.
To bear with. To show forbearance; to endure with complacency.
How long shall I bear with this evil congregation?-Numbers xiv. 27.To bear the bell. (See Bell.)
Bear of Bradwardine (The) was a wine goblet, holding about an English pint, and, according to Scott, was made by command of St. Duthac, Abbot of Aberbrothoc, to be presented to the Baron of Bradwardine for services rendered in defence of the monastery. Inscribed upon the goblet was the motto: Beware the bear.
Bear Garden This place is a perfect bear-garden - that is, full of confusion, noise, tumult, and quarrels. Bear-gardens were places where bears used to be kept and baited for public amusement.
Bear-leader One who undertakes the charge of a young man of rank on his travels. It was once customary
to lead muzzled bears about the streets, and to make them show off in order to attract notice and gain
Bear! [said Dr. Pangloss to his pupil]. Under favour, young gentleman, I am the bear-leader, being appointed your tutor.- G. Colman: Heirat-Law.
Bears are caught by Honey In French, Il faut avoir mauvaise bête par douceur, for, as La Fontaine
says, Plus fait douceur que violence. Bears are very fond of honey. Bribes win even bears.
Beard Cutting the beard. The Turks think it a dire disgrace to have the beard cut. Slaves who serve
in the seraglio have clean chins, as a sign of their servitude.
Beard (To). To beard one is to defy him, to contradict him flatly, to insult by plucking the beard. Among
the Jews, no greater insult could be offered to a man than to pluck or even touch his beard.
Dar'st thou, then,Maugre his beard. In spite of him.
To laugh at one's beard. To attempt to make a fool of a person- to deceive by ridiculous exaggeration.
`By the prophet! but he laughs at our beards,' exclaimed the Pacha angrily. `These are foolish lies.' - Marryat: Pacha of Many Tales.To laugh in one's beard [Rire dans sa barbe] To laugh in one's sleeve.
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