Becoming to Bedswerver

(Be*com"ing), a. Appropriate or fit; congruous; suitable; graceful; befitting.

A low and becoming tone.

Formerly sometimes followed by of.

Such discourses as are becoming of them.

Syn. — Seemly; comely; decorous; decent; proper.

(Be*com"ing), n. That which is becoming or appropriate. [Obs.]

(Be*com"ing*ly), adv. In a becoming manner.

(Be*com"ing*ness), n. The quality of being becoming, appropriate, or fit; congruity; fitness.

The becomingness of human nature.

(Be*crip"ple) v. t. To make a cripple of; to cripple; to lame. [R.] Dr. H. More.

(||Be*cu"na) n. [Sp.] (Zoöl.) A fish of the Mediterranean (Sphyræna spet). See Barracuda.

(Be*curl") v. t. To curl; to adorn with curls.

(Bed) n. [AS. bed, bedd; akin to OS. bed, D. bed, bedde, Icel. ber, Dan. bed, Sw. bädd, Goth. badi, OHG. betti, G. bett, bette, bed, beet a plat of ground; all of uncertain origin.]

1. An article of furniture to sleep or take rest in or on; a couch. Specifically: A sack or mattress, filled with some soft material, in distinction from the bedstead on which it is placed or this with the bedclothes added. In a general sense, any thing or place used for sleeping or reclining on or in, as a quantity of hay, straw, leaves, or twigs.

And made for him [a horse] a leafy bed.

I wash, wring, brew, bake, . . . make the beds.

In bed he slept not for my urging it.

2. (Used as the symbol of matrimony) Marriage.

George, the eldest son of his second bed.

3. A plat or level piece of ground in a garden, usually a little raised above the adjoining ground. "Beds of hyacinth and roses." Milton.

4. A mass or heap of anything arranged like a bed; as, a bed of ashes or coals.

5. The bottom of a watercourse, or of any body of water; as, the bed of a river.

So sinks the daystar in the ocean bed.

6. (Geol.) A layer or seam, or a horizontal stratum between layers; as, a bed of coal, iron, etc.

7. (Gun.) See Gun carriage, and Mortar bed.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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