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BEG greasy hat, could have suspected that he should,
1. To do the first act of any thing; to by the murder of one king and the banishment of another, ascend the throne ?
pass from not doing to doing, by the
first act. The next town has the reputation of being extremely poor and beggarly.
Ye nymphs of Solyma, begin the song. Pope. Corusodes, by extreme parsimony, saved
They have been awaked, by these awful scenes, thirty-four pounds out of a beggarly fellowship.
to begin religion; and afterwards, their virtue Swift.
has improved itself into more retined principles, BE'GGARLY.adv. [from beggar.] Meanly;
by divine grace.
Watts. despicably ; indigently.
2. To trace from any thing, as the first Touching God himself, hath he revealed, that
ground. it is his delight to dwell bergarly? and that he The apostle begins our knowledge in the creataketh no pleasure to be worshipped, saving only
tures, which leads us to the knowledge of God. in poor cottages? Hooker.
Locke. BE'GGARY: n. s. [from beggar.] Indi- 3. To begin svith. To enter upon; to fall
to work upon. gence; poverty in the utmost degree.
On he broucht me into so bare a house, that A lesson which requires so much time to learn, it was the picture of miserable happiness and
had need be early begun with. Gor.of Tongue. rich beggar,
Sidcy. BEGI'NNER. n. s. (from begin.] While I am a beggar, I will rail, 1. He that gives the first cause, or original, And say there is no sin but to be rich :
to any thing. And being rich, my virtue then shall be,
Thus hvaping crime on crime, and grief on To say there is no vice but beggary. Shakspeare.
grief, We must become not only poor for the
To loss of love adjoining loss of friend, sent, but reduced, by further mortgages, toa state
I meant to purge both with a third mischief, of beggary for endless years to come. Sayt.
And, in my woe's beginner, it to end. Spenser. 70 BL GIN V. 1!. I began, or begun; I Socrates maketh Ignatius, the bishop of An
have begun. [beginnan, Sax. from be, tioch, the first beginner thereof, even under the or by, and zanzan, gaan, or gan, to apostles then selves.
2. An unexperienced attempter; one in 1. To enter upon something new: applied
his rudiments; a young practitioner.
Palladius, behaving himself nothing like a be, to persons. Beyin every day to repent : not that thou
ginner, brought the honour to the Iberian side. shouldst at all dcfcr it; but all that is post ought
Sidrer. to seem little to thec, seeing it is so in itself.
They are, to beginners, an easy and familiar Begin the next day with the same zeal, fear, and
introduction; a mighty augmentation of all virhumility, as if thou hadse never begun before.
tue and knowledge in such as are entered before.
I have taken a list of several hundred words 2. To commence any action or state ; to
in a serinon of a new beginner, which not one do the first act, or first part of an act;
hearer could possibly understand. Swift. to make the first step from not doing to
BEGI'SNING. n. S. [from begin.] doing
1. The first original or cause. They began at the ancient men which were
Wherever we place the beginning of motion, before the house.
whether from the head or the heart, the body By peace we will begin. Sbakspeare. moves and acts by a consent of all its parts. I'll sing of heroes and of kings :
Saift. Begin, my nuse !
2. The entrance into act, or being. Of these no more you hear him speak; He now begins up on the Greek:
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
Genesis. These, rang'd and show'd, shall in their turns Remain oscure as in their urns. Prior.
3. The state in which any thing first is. Beginning from the rural gods, his hand
Youth, what man's age is like to be, doth Was lib’ral to the pow'rs of high command.
We may our end by our beginning know. Denbam. Rapt into future times, the bard begun,
4. The rudiments, or first grounds or maA virgin shall conceive.
terials. 3. To enter upon existence; as, the world By viewing nature, nature's bandmaid, art, began ; the practice began.
Makes mighty things from small beginningsgrow: I am as free as Nature first made man,
Thus fishes first to shipping did impart, Fre the base laws of servitude began,
Their tail the rudder, and their head the prow. When wild in woods the noble savage ran. Dryd.
Dryden. 4. To have its original.
The understanding is passive; and whether or And thus the hard and stubborn race of man
not it will have these beginnings, and materials
of knowledge, is not in its own power. Locke, From animated rock and fiint began. Blackmore. From Nimrod first the savage chace began ;
5. The first part of any thing. A mighty hunter, and his game was nian. Pope.
The causes and designs of an action, are the 3. To take rise ; to commence.
beginning; the effects of these causes, and the
dificulties that are met with in the execution of Judgment must begin at the house of God.
these designs, are the middle; and the unravelThe song begun from Jove. Dryden.
ling and resolution of these difficulties, are the
end. All began,
Broome. All ends, in love of God and love of man. Pope. TO BEGIRD. 7. a. I begirt, or begirded; I 6. To come into act.
have bogirt. from be and gird.] Now and then a sigh he stole,
1. To bind with a girdle. And tears began to fow.
Dryden, 2. To surround ; to encircle ; to encom. TO BEGI'N. v.a.
Begird th' Almighty throne, BEGU'N. The participle passive of begin Boseeching, or besieging.
Miltor. But thou, bright morning star, thou rising sun, Or should she, confident Which in these lutter times hast brought to light As sitting queen adorn'd on beauty's throne, 'Those mysteries, that since the world begru Descend, with all her winning charms begirt, Lay hid in darkness and etcrnal night. Davies. T'enamour.
Milton. BEHA'LF. o. s. [This word Skinner deAt home surrounded by a servile crowd, Prompt to abuse, and in detraction loud :
rives from half, and interprets it, for Abroad begirt with men, and swords, and spears;
my half; as, for my part. It seems to His very state acknowledging his fears. Prior. me rather corrupted from behoof, profit; 3. To shut in with a siege ; to beleaguer; the pronunciation degenerating easily to block up.
to behafe ; which, in imitation of other It was so closely begirt before the king's march words so sounded, was written, by those into the west, that the council humbly desired his who knew not the etymology, behalf.:]
majesty, that he would relieve it. Clarendon. TO BEGI'RT. v. a. (This is, I think, only
1. Favour ; cause favoured: we say in be
half, but for the sake. a corruption of begird; perhaps by the He was in confidence with those who designed printer.] To begird. See Begird.
the destruction of Strafford; against whom he had And, Lentulus, begirt you Pompey's house, contracted some prejudice, in the bcbalf of his To seize his sons alive; for they are they
Clarendon. Must make our peace with him. Ben Jonson. Were but my heart as naked to thy view, BEGLERBEG. 11. [Turkish.] The Marcus would see it bleed in his behalf. Aldison. chief governour of a province among
Never was any nation blessed with more frethe Turks.
quent interpositions of divine providence in its TO BEGNA'W. v. Q. [from be and gnaw.]
2. Vindication ; support. To bite; to eat away; to corrode ; to
He might, in his presence, defy all Arcadian nibble. His horse is stark spoiled with the staggers,
knights, in the behalf of his mistress's beauty,
. Sidney. begnawn with the bots, waid in the back, and
Lest the fiend, shoulder-shotten.
Shekspeare. Or in behalf of man, or to invade The worm of conscience still begnaw thy soul. Vacant possession, some new troubles raise. Sbakspeare's Richard 11.
Milton, BEGO'Ne. interject. [only a coalition of Others believe that, by the two Fortunes,
the words be gone.] Go away; hence ; were meant prosperity or affliction ; and prohaste away.
duce, in their behalf, an ancient monument. Begone! the goddess cries with stern disdain, To BEHA'VE. v. a. [from be and have.]
Addison on Italy. Begone! nor dare the hallow'd stream to stain.
She Hed, for ever banish'd from the train. Addis. 1. To carry; to conduct : used almost al. BEGO'r.
The participle passive of ways with the reciprocal pronoun. BEGOʻTTEN.) beget.
We bebaved not ourselves disorderly among Remember that thou wast begot of them. you.
Thess. Ecclus. Manifest signs caine from heaven unto those The first he met, Antiphates the brave,
that behaved tbeinselves manfully: 2 Maccabresa But base begotten on a Theban slave. Dryden,
To their wills wedded, to their errours slaves, To BEGRE'ÅSE. v. a. (from be and grease.]
No man like them, they think, bimself beboes.
Denham. To soil or daub with unctuous or fat
We so live, and so act, as if we were secure of matter.
the final issue and event of things, however we To BBGRI'ME. v. a. (from be and grime. may bebave ourselves.
Atterbury. See GRIME and GRIM.] To soil with 2. It seems formerly to have had the sense dirt deep impressed ; to soil in such a of, to govern; to subdue; to discipline : manner that the natural hue cannot but this is not now used. easily be recovered.
But who his limbs with labours, and his mind that was as fresh
Bebaves with cares, cannot so easy miss. FairyQ. As Dian's visage, is now begrim'd, and black
With such saber and unnoted passion As my own face.
He did believe his anger ere 't was spent, To BEGUI'LE. v. a. (from be and guile.]
As if he had but prov'd an argument. Shaksp. 1. To impose upon; to delude ; to cheat. To BEHA've, v. 2. To act; to conduct This I say, lest any man should beguile you
one's self. It is taken either in a good with enticing words.
Colossians. or a bad sense ; as, he behaved well or The serpent me beguild, and I did eat! Milt. ill. Whosoever sees a man, who would have bem
BEHA'VIOUR. n. s. [from behave.] guiled and imposed upon him by making him Believe a lye, he may truly say, that is the man
1. Manner of behaving one's self, whether who would have ruined me.
South, good or bad ; manners ; carriage, with 2. To deceive; to evade.
respect to propriety. Is wretchedness depriv'd that benefit,
Mopsa, curious in any thing but her own good To end itself by death? ”T is yet some comfort,
bebaviour, followed Zelmane. Sidney. When misery could beguile the tyrant's rage, 2. External appearance, with respect to. And frustrate his proud will. Stakspears.
grace. 3. To deceive pleasingly; to amuse.
lie mark'd, in Dora's dancing, good grace and Sweet, leave me here awhile; handsome behaviour.
Sidney. My spirits grow dull, and fain I would beguile
3. Gesture; manner of action, adapted to The tedious day with sleep. Sbakspeare. particular occasions.
With these sometimes she doth her time beguile; Well witnessing the most submissive lebaviour These do by fits her phantasy possesse Davies, that a thralled heast could express. Sidney,
When we make profession of our faith, we To visit of those happy tribes, stand; when we acknowledge our sins, or seek On hig! bebests his angels to and fro unto God for favour, we fall down; because the Passid frequene.
Milied gesture of constancy becometh us best in the one, In heav'n God ever blest, and his divine in the other the behaviour of humility. Hooker, Bebests obey, worthiest to be obey'd! Miltir.
One man sees how much another man is a TO BEHIGHT. w a. pret. behot, part. fool, when he dedicates his behaviour to love.
bebigbt. [from hatan, to promise, Sax.] And he changed his bebaviour before them, and
This word is obsolete. feigned himself mad in their hands. 1 Samuel.
1. To promise. 4. Elegance of manners; gracefulness.
Sir Guyon, mindful of his vow yplight, The beautiful prove accomplished, but not of
Up rose from drowsy couch, and him addrest great spirit; and study, for the most part, rather
Unto the journey which he had bebighi. Fairy Q. behaviour than virtue.
2. To entrust ; to commit. He who adviseth the philosopher, altogether
That most glorious house that glist'reth bright devoted to the Muses, sometimes to offer sacri- Whereof the keys are to thy hand bebigbt fice to the altars of the Graces, thought know
By wise Fidelia.
Fairy Queen. ledge imperfect without bebaviour, Wotton. 3. Perhaps to call ; to name : bigbe being s. Conduct; general practice; course of often put, in old authors, for named, or life.
was named. To him, who hath a prospect of the state that BEHI'ND. prep. (hindan, Saxon.] attends inen after this life, depending on their I. At the back of another. behaviour here, the measures of good and evil
Acomates hasied with harquebusiers, which are changed.
he had caused his horsemen to take bebind them 6. To be upon one's behaviour. A familiar
upon their horses.
Knolless phrase, noting such a state as requires 2. On the back part ; not before. great caution; a state in which a failure She came in the press bebind, and touched in behaviour will have bad consequences.
Mark. Tyrants themselves are upon their bebaviour 3. Toward the back. to a superiour power.
L'Estrange, The Benjamnites looked bebind them. Judges. To BEHE'AD. v. a. [from be and head.] 4. Following another. To deprive of the head; to kill by cüt.
Her husband went with her, weeping bebind ting off the head.
2 Samuel His beheading he underwent with all christian 5. Remaining after the departure of somemagnanimity.
Clarendon. thing else.
He left bebind him myself and a sister, both By chains connext, and with destructive sweep
born in one hour.
Svakspeare. Behead whole troops at once. Philips. Piety and virtue are not only delightful for Mary, queen of Scots, was bebeaded in the
the present, but they leave peace and contenta reign of queen Elizabeth. Addison. meni bebind them.
Tillotsoni. BEHE'LD. The participle passive of behold. 6. Remaining after the death of those to
All hail! ye virgin daughters of the main! whom it belonged. Ye streams, beyond my hopes boheld again! Pope. What he gave me to publish, was but a small BE'HEMOTH. n. š. Behemoth, in Hebrew, part of what he left behind him. Pop:.
signifies beasts in general, particularly 9. At a distance from something going bethe larger kind, fit for service. But fore. Job speaks of an animal behemoth, and Such is the swiftness of your mind, describes its properties. Bochart has
That, like the earth's, it leaves our sense bebind. taken much care to make it the hippo- 8. Inferiour to another; having the poste
Dryders potamus, or river horse. Sanctius thinks it is an ox. The fathers suppose the
riour place with regard to excellence.
After the overthrow of this first house of God, devil to be meant by it. But we agree a second was erected; but with so great odds, with the generality of interpreters, that that they wept, which beheld how much this it is the elephant. Calmet. latter came bebind it.
Hooker. Behold now behemoth, which I made with 9. On the other side of something. thee; he cateth grass as an ox.
From light retir'd bebind his daughter's bed, Behold! in plaited mail
He, for approaching sleep, compos'd his head. Bebemotb rears his head. Thomson.
Drydens BE'HEN. n. s. Valerian roots. Also a BEHI'ND. adv. BEN. 5 fruit resembling the tamarisk, 1. Out of sight ; not yet produced to from which perfumers extract an oil. view; remaining.
Dict. We cannot be sure that we have all the par. BEHE'st. n. s. [from be and hest; hær, ticulars before us, and that there is no evidence Saxon.] Command ; precept ; man
behind, and yet unseen, which may cast the prodate.
bability on the other side.
Lester Her tender youth had obediently lived under
2. Most of the former senses may become her parents bebests, without framing, out of her adverbial, by suppressing the accusative own will, the forechoosing of any thing. Sidney. case; as, I left my money bebind, or beSuch joy he had their stubborn hearts to quell,
hind me. And sturdy courage tame with dreadful awe, Thar his bebest they fear'd as a proud tyrant's
BEHI'NDHAND. adv. (from bebind and law.
hand.] I, messenger from everlasting Jove,
1. In a state in which rent or-profit, or any In his great ane tus his debesi do tel. Fairfax. advantage, is anticipated, so that less is
to be received, or more performed, than The justling chiefs in rude encounters jcik, the natural or just proportion.
Each fair brbulder trembling for her knight. Your trade would suffer, if your being behind
Granville. band has made the natural use so high, that your
The charitable foundlations, in the church of tradesman cannot live upon his labour. Locke.
Rome, exceed all the demands of charity; and 2. Not upon equal terms, with regard to
raise envy, rather than compassion, in the breasts of beboldars.
Atterbury. forwardness. In this sense, it is followed BEHO'LDING. adj. [corrupted from beby with.
Consider, whether it is not better to be halfa holden.] Obliged. See BEHOLDEN. year behindband zeitb the fashionable part of the BEHO'LDING.n.s. Obligation. world, than to strain beyond his circumstances. Love to virtue, and not any particular bem
Spectator. boldings, hath expressed this my testimony. 3. Shakspeare uses it as an adjective, but
Carew, licentiously, for backward ; tardy. BEHO'LDINGNESS. n. s. [from beholding, And these thy offices,
mistake: for beholden.] The state of So rarely kind, are as interpreters
being obliged. Of my bebiudhand slackness. Shakspeare. The king invited us to his court, so as I must: TO BEHOʻLD. v. a. pret. I beheld, I have acknowledge a beboldinguess unto him. Sidney.
bebeld, or beholden. [belealban, Saxon.] In this my debt I seem'd loch to confess, To view ; to see; to look upo! : to
In that I shunn'd beholdingness.
Donne, behold is to see, in an emphatical or in- BEHO'O F. n. s. [from behoove.] That tensive sense.
which belooves; that which is advan. Son of man, beheld with chine eyes, and hear tageous ; profit; advantage. with chine ears.
Her majesty mav alter any thing of those laws, When Thessalians on horseback were bebeld for her own behoof, and for the good of the people. afar off, while their horses watered, while their heads were depressed, they were conceived by
No mean recompence it brings the spectators to be one animal. Brown.
To your behoof: if I that region !ost, Man louks aluft, ard, with crected eyes, All usurpation thence expeli'd, reduce Beholds his own hereditary skies. Dryden. To her original darkness, and your sway. Mill. At this the former tale again he told,
Wert thou some star, which from the ruin'd With thund'ring tone, and arcadful to l'ebold.
Dryden. Of shak’d Olympus by mischance did fall; The Saviour comes, by ancient bards foretold, Which careful jove, in nature's true beboof, Hear bim ye deaf, and all ye blind belo!!! Pepe. Took
up, and in fit place did reinstate. Milton BEHOʻLD. interject. [from the verb.] See; Because it was for the beboof of the animal, thac
lo: a word by which attention is ex- upon any sudden accident, it might be awakenede cited, or admiration noted.
there were no shuts or stopples made for the ears. Bebold! I am with thee, and will keep thee.
It would be of no behoof, for the settling of When out of hope, be!old her! not far off,
government, unless there were a way taught, Such as I saw her in my dream, adorn'd
how to know the person to whom belonged this With what all earth or heaven could bestow, power and dominion.
Locke. To make her amiable.
Miliun. T. BEHO'OVE. v. 11. [behofan, Saxon, BEHO'LDEN. particip. adj. [gebouden, it is a duty.] To be fit; to be meet : Dutch; that is, held in obligation. It
either with respect to duty, necessity, is very corruptly written beholding.] or convenience. It is used only impera Obliged; bound in gratitude: with the sonally with it.
For better examination of their quality, it boparticle to. Horns, which such as you are fain to be beo
booveth the very foundation and root, the highkelden to your wives for.
est well-spring and fountain of them, to be dis
covered. Little are we bebold n to your love,
Hooker. And little look'd for at your helping hands.
He did so prudently temper his passions, as thar Sbakspeare.
none of them made him wanting in the offices of I found you next, in respect of bond both of
life, which it bebooved or became him to perform. lear alliance, and particularly of communication
Atterbury. in studies; wherein I must acknowledge myself
But should you lure the monarch of the brook, brbolden to you.
Bebooves you then to ply your finest art. Tbomsota I think myself mightily bebolden to you for the BEHO'OVEFUL. adj. (from behoof.] Usereprehension you then gave us. Addison. ful; profitable ; advantageous. This
We, who see men under the awe of justice, word is somewhat antiquated. cannot conceive what savage creaturesthey would It is very bebooveful in this country of Ireland, be without it; and how much bebolden we are to where there are waste deserts full of that wise contrivance.
Atterbury. the same should be eaten down. Spenser. BEHO'LDER. n. s. (from behold.] Specta- Laws are many times tull of imperfections ; tor; he that looks upon any thing.
and that which is supposed bebooveful unto men, Was this the face,
proveth oftentimes most pernicious. Hooker. That, like the sun, did make beholders wink? Madam, we have cull'd such necessaries
As are bebooveful for our state to-morrow. Shak. These beasts among,
It may be most bebooveful for princes, in matBebolders rude, and shallow to discern
ters of grace, to transact the same publickly: so Half what in thee is fair, one ma!) except,
it is as requisite, in matters of judgment, punishWho sees thee?
ment, and censure, that the same be transacted Things of wonder give no less delight
Clarendon. T. she wise Maker's wan beholder's sithe. Ben O'OVEFULLY. adv.(from behooveful.1
Derben. Profitably; uscfully.
Tell us of more weighty dislikes than these,
Wise Socrates and that may more bebuovefully import the re- Pour'd out his life, and last philosophy, 'formation.
Spenser. To the fair Critias, his dearost belamié. Fairy Q. BEHOʻT. (preterit, as it seems, of besight, BE'I AMOUR. 1. s. [bei amour, Fr. ] Galto promise.]
'lant ; consort ; paramour. Obsolete. With sharp intended sting so rude him smote, Lo, lo, how brave she decks her bounteous That to the earth him drove as suiken dead,
bow'r Ne living wight would have him life bebot. With silken curtains, and gold coverlets,
Fairy Queen. Therein to shroud her sumptuous belamour. BE'ING. particip. (from be.]
Fairy Queen Those, who have their hope in another life, BELA'TED. adj. [from be and late.] Bee look upon themselves as being on their passage nighted ; out of doors late at night. through this.
Fairy elves, BE'ING. n. s. [from be.]
Whose midnight revels, by a forest side, 1. Existence : opposed to nonentity.
Or fountain, some belated peasant sees, Of him all things have both received their first
Or dreams he sees.
Milton's Paradise Lost. being,and their continuance to be that which they
Or near Fleetditch's oozy brinks,
Hooker. Belated, seems on watch to lie. Swift. Yet is not God the author of her ill,
To BELA'Y.V. a. (from be and lay ; as, to Though author of her bring, and being there. wazlay, to lie in wait, to lay wait for.]
1. To block up; to stop the passage. There is none but he,
The speedy horse all passages belay, Whose being I do fear: and under him
And spur their smoaking steeds to cross their My genius is rebuked. Sbakspeare's Macbeth.
Drgdea. Thee, Father, first they sung, omnipotent, Immutable, immortal, intinite,
2. To place in ambush.
'Gainst such strong castles needeth greater Eternal king! Thee, Author of all being, Fountain of light! Milton's Paradise Lost.
might, Merciful and gracious, thou gavest us bring,
Than those small forces yé were wont belay.
Spenser. raising us from nothing to be an excellent creation. Taylor's Guide to Devotion.
To BELA Y a rope.[a sea term.) To splice; Consider every thing as not yet in bring; then to mend a rope, by laying one end orer examine, it it must needs have been at all, or another.
what other ways it might have been. Bentley. To BELCH. v. n. [bealcan, Saxon.] 2. A particular state or condition.
1. To eject the wind from the stomach; Those happy spirits which, ordain'd by fate,
to eruct. For future being and new bodies Hait. Dryden. Heav'n from all creatures liides the book of
The symptoms are, a sour smell in their fæces, fate;
belchings, and distensions of the bowels. Arbutó. From brutes what men, from men what spirits
2. To issue out, as by eructation. know';
The waters boil, and, belching from below, Or who could suffer being here below?
Black sands as from a forcefulengine throw. Dryde As now your own, our beings were of old,
A triple pile of plumes his crest adornd, And once inclos'd in woman's beauteous mould. On which with belching flames Chimæra burn'd. Pupe.
Dryden. 3. The person existing.
To BELCH. v. a. To throw out from the Ah fair, yet false! ah being form’d to cheat stomach; to eject from any hollow By seeming kindness, mixt with deep deceit! place. It is a word implying coarseness,
Dryden. hatefulness, or horrour. It is folly to seek the approbation of any being, They are all but stomachs, and all but food; besides the Supreme; because no other being can They eat us hungerly, and, when they're full, make a right judgment of us, and because we
They belch us.
Sbakspearea can procure no considerable advantage from the The bitterness of it I now beleb from my heart. approbation of any other bring: Addison.
Sbukspeare. BE'ING. conjunct. [from be.? Since. Dict.
Immediate in a flame, Be it so. A phrase of anticipation, sup- But soon obscur'd with smoke, all heav'n appose it be so; or of permission, let it be so.
pear'd, My gracious duke,
From those deep-throated engines bel bd. Mut. Be't so she will not here, before your grace,
"The gates that now Consent to marry with Demetrius,
Stood open wide, belching outrageous flame I beg the ancient privilege of Athens. Sbakspeare,
Far into chaos, since the fiend pass'd through. ToBELA'BOUR. v. a. (from be and labour.]
Rough as their savage lords who rang'd the To beat; to thump: a word in low
And, fat with acorns, belib'd their windy food. What several madnesses in men appear !
Dryda. Orestes runs from fancy'd furies here;
There beleb'd the mingled streams of wind and Ajax belabours there an harmless ox,
blood, And thinks that Agamemnon feels the knocks. And human flesh, his indigested food. Popa
Dryden. When I an am'rous kiss design'd, He sees virago Nell belabour,
I belcb'd an hurricane of wind.
Seifi. With his own staff, his peaceful neighbour. BELCH. n. s. (from the verb.]
Szeift. To Bela'ce. v. a. (a sea term.] To
1. The act of eructation. fasten; as, to belace a rope.
2. A cant term for malt liquor.
Dict. BE'LAMIE. n. s. [bel amie, Fr.] A friend
A sudden reformation would follow, among all di
sorts of people; porters would no longer be drunk an intimateOut of use,