Belvawney (Miss), of the Ports-mouth theatre. She always took the part of a page, and wore tights and silk stockings. (Dickens: Nicholas Nickleby, 1838.)

Belvedere [bel-ve-dear]. A sort of pleasure-house or look-out on the top of a house. The word is Italian, and means a fine prospect.

Belvidera (in Otway's Venice Preserved). Sir Walter Scott says, “More tears have been shed for the sorrows of Belvidera and Monimia than for those of Juliet and Desdemona.”

“And Belvidera pours her soul in love.”
Thomson: Winter.

Bemuse (2 syl.). To get into a dreamy, half-intoxicated state.

“Bemusing himself with beer.”- Sala: Gaslight and Daylight.

Ben The Neptune of the Saxons.

Ben (a theatrical word). Benefit. “A big ben,” a good or bumping benefit.
   Big Ben of Westminster. A name given to the large bell, which weighs 13 tons 10 cwt., and is named after Sir Benjamin Hall, the Chief Commissioner of Works when the bell was cast. (1856.)

  By PanEris using Melati.

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