(in a theater or other auditorium) spotlights affixed to the ceiling of a stage setting, as distinguished from footlights, border lights, etc.
a tall pole for a bean plant to climb on. Informal. a tall, lanky person. Contemporary Examples But before we got to that, I turned to my oldest son Mickey, our 5-foot-10 beanpole. Christmas With My Son With Autism Caren Zucker December 22, 2010 She was a beanpole growing up, before gaining 30 pounds after […]
- Bean pot
a heavy, covered crockery or metal pot, suitable for the slow cooking of beans, stews, etc. Historical Examples Measure beans (marrowfat are best), put them in cold water and parboil fifteen minutes and drain; use the Boston bean pot. The Community Cook Book Anonymous In bottom of bean pot place the onion and a piece […]
- Bean shot
refined copper having a shotlike form from being thrown into water in a molten state. Historical Examples In this way copper is granulated into bean shot, and silver alloys are granulated preparatory to Parting; which see. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines Andrew Ure