does not make it, but it makes it go down more pleasantly, and adds somewhat to its wholesomeness.
As Shakespeare says, Where virtue is, it makes more virtuous.
Beuves (1 syl.), or Buovo of Aygremont. The father of Malagigi, and uncle of Rinaldo. (Ariosto: Orlando Furioso.)
Bever A drink between meals. (Italian, bevere, to drink- our beverage; Latin, bibere - our im-bibe).
At Eton they used to have Bever days, when extra beer and bread were served during the afternoon in
the College Hall to scholars, and any friends whom they might bring in.
He . . . will devour three breakfasts . . . without prejudice to his bevers.- Beaumont and Fletcher: Woman Hater, i. 3.
Bevil A model gentleman in Steele's Conscious Lovers.
Whate'er can deck mankind,
Bevis' The horse of Lord Marmion. (Sir Walter Scott.) (See Horse. )
Bevoriskius whose Commentary on the Generations of Adam is referred to by Sterne in the Sentimental Journey, was Johannes Bevoricius, physician and senator, author of a large number of books. The Commentary will be found at fol. 1 (1652).
Bevy A bevy of ladies. A throng or company; properly applied to roebucks, quails, and pheasants. Timid
gregarious animals, in self-defence, go down to a river to drink in bevies or small companies. Ladies,
from their timidity, are placed in the same category (Italian, bevere, to drink).
And upon her deck what a bevy of human flowers- young women, how lovely!- young men, how noble!- De Quincey: Dream-fugue.
Bezaliel in the satire of Absalom and Achitophel, by Dryden and Tate, is meant for the Marquis of Worcester,
afterwards Duke of Beaufort.
Bezaliel with each grace and virtue fraught,
Bezonian A new recruit; applied originally in derision, to young soldiers sent from Spain to Italy, who
landed both ill-accoutred and in want of everything (Ital. besogni, from bisogno, need; French besoin).
Base and pilfering besognios and marauders.
Great men oft die by vile bezonians.Under which king, Bezonian? Speak or die (2 Hen. IV., act v. 3). Choose your leader or take the consequences - Cæsar or Pompey? Speak or die.
Bheem or Bhima. One of the five Pandoos, or brotherhoods of Indian demi-gods, famous for his strength. He slew the giant Kinchick, and dragged his body from the hills, thereby making the Kinchick ravine.
Biæum in rhetoric, means converting the proof into a disproof. As thus: That you were the murderer is proved by your being on the spot at the time. Reply: Just the contrary, if I had been the guilty person most certainly I should have run away. (Greek, biaion.)
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