the first milk or colostrum of a mammal, especially a cow, after giving birth.
He said to Taircheal, “Whence have you come from, you eater of beastings?”
Legends of Saints & Sinners Douglas Hyde
a US spelling of beestings
(functioning as sing) the first milk secreted by the mammary glands of a cow or similar animal immediately after giving birth; colostrum
“colostrum,” Old English bysting, from beost, a general West Germanic word (cf. Old High German biost, German Biest, Middle Dutch and Dutch biest, of unknown origin.
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,’ […]
any nonhuman animal, especially a large, four-footed mammal. the crude animal nature common to humans and the lower animals: Hunger brought out the beast in him. a cruel, coarse, filthy, or otherwise beastlike person. a live creature, as distinguished from a plant: What manner of beast is this? the beast, the Antichrist. Rev. 13:18. Historical […]
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. Historical Examples They are eminent in nothing, save as samples of beastliness. What a Young Husband Ought to Know Sylvanus Stall It was due to their low wages and to […]
to strike violently or forcefully and repeatedly. to dash against: rain beating the trees. to flutter, flap, or rotate in or against: beating the air with its wings. to sound, as on a drum: beating a steady rhythm; to beat a tattoo. to stir vigorously: Beat the egg whites well. to break, forge, or make […]