Beche



a grab for retrieving tools used in drilling a well.
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The beche de mer industry has also been a great help to business people in Cooktown.
Early Days in North Queensland Edward Palmer

Gresley had “Vairy ermine and gules,” and beche “Vairy silver and gules.”
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3 Various

The remainder consists of sandal wood, beche la mer, etc. exported principally to China.
Statistical, Historical and Political Description of the Colony of New South Wales and its Dependent Settlements in Van Diemen’s Land William Charles Wentworth

The little estate, in which were the ruins of beche Castle, was ours.
Tennyson and His Friends Various

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  • Beche-de-mer

    a trepang. Often, Bêche-de-Mer. Neo-Melanesian. Historical Examples On the reefs of the Southern Ocean is found a kind of sea-slug termed the beche-de-mer. Chambers’s Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art Various There were traders old and young, beche-de-mer fishermen, old beach-combers and blackbirders. Through the South Seas with Jack London Martin Johnson We must […]

  • Becher

    becher first-born; a youth, the second son of Benjamin (Gen. 46:21), who came down to Egypt with Jacob. It is probable that he married an Ephraimitish heiress, and that his descendants were consequently reckoned among the tribe of Ephraim (Num. 26:35; 1 Chr. 7:20, 21). They are not reckoned among the descendants of Benjamin (Num. […]



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  • Bechstein

    noun Karl. 1826–1900, German piano maker; founder (1853) of the Bechstein company of piano manufacturers in Berlin Historical Examples At the corner near the bechstein Hall the cab came to a stop behind the long line of carriages waiting for the end of a concert. A Bed of Roses W. L. George Helen suggested, after […]



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