a straight joint made by several members, as strips of flooring, ending at the same line.
the bill of a bird; neb. any similar horny mouthpart in other animals, as the turtle or duckbill. anything beaklike or ending in a point, as the spout of a pitcher. Slang. a person’s nose. Entomology, proboscis (def 3). Botany. a narrowed or prolonged tip. Nautical. (formerly) a metal or metal-sheathed projection from the bow […]
adjective having a nose that is large, pointed, or hooked Historical Examples He was smiling just the same on Joanna’s beaky-nosed husband. The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke “It is very absurd to have such prejudices,” said the beaky-nosed man of forty. The Belovd Vagabond William J. Locke The beaky-nosed man fumbled in the breast […]
a god of the ancient Celts, a personification of the sun. Historical Examples “We shall stop to-morrow at Moville, the port of Londonderry,” said Mr. Beal. ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands; Hezekiah Butterworth Le bel appears not only as Bell but also, through Picard, as Beal. The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley We discovered a […]
noun Dorothea. 1831–1906, British schoolmistress, a champion of women’s education and suffrage. As principal of Cheltenham Ladies’ College (1858–1906) she introduced important reforms Contemporary Examples beale Street drew them, it has been said, “like a lodestone.” Stanley Booth on the Life and Hard Times of Blues Genius Furry Lewis Stanley Booth June 6, 2014 beale […]