a long verse narrative in which the misadventures of animals satirize human foibles and follies.
- Beast of prey
a predatory mammal. noun any animal that hunts other animals for food
Chiefly Literary. a small animal, especially one toward which affection is felt. Facetious. an insect; bug. Canadian Slang (chiefly Alberta) . construction worker. Contemporary Examples The beastie Boy curates a 17-day festival at MOCA Los Angeles that features art, concerts, and more. Mike D. Curates ‘Transmission LA’ at MOCA Los Angeles Isabel Wilkinson April 19, […]
beestings. the first milk or colostrum of a mammal, especially a cow, after giving birth. Historical Examples He said to Taircheal, “Whence have you come from, you eater of beastings?” Legends of Saints & Sinners Douglas Hyde noun a US spelling of beestings noun (functioning as sing) the first milk secreted by the mammary glands […]
of or like a beast; bestial. Informal. nasty; unpleasant; disagreeable. Chiefly British Informal. very; exceedingly: It’s beastly cold out. British Informal. disagreeably; outrageously: beastly rude. Contemporary Examples And werewolves were about losing yourself to your “beastly side,” which must have been terrifying if you were a Victorian. Maggie Stiefvater Talks New Novel ‘The Raven Boys,’ […]