Bechuanaland



former name of Botswana.
noun
the former name (until 1966) of Botswana

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    a gesture used to signal, summon, or direct someone. Chiefly Scot. a bow or curtsy of greeting. Archaic. beckon. at someone’s beck and call, ready to do someone’s bidding; subject to someone’s slightest wish: He has three servants at his beck and call. a brook, especially a swiftly running stream with steep banks. to form […]

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    William, 1759–1844, English writer. Contemporary Examples Beckford, like Efron, did so with faux-protest, and with a big smile on his face. Justin Bieber’s Abs Cannot Save Him Tim Teeman September 9, 2014 Historical Examples Mr. Beckford welcomed me in the kindest way, and immediately began pointing out the various curious plants and shrubs. Recollections of […]



  • Beckon

    to signal, summon, or direct by a gesture of the head or hand. to lure; entice. a nod, gesture, etc., that signals, directs, summons, indicates agreement, or the like. Contemporary Examples When anarchy seems to beckon, Libya pulls back from the brink. One Year Later, Libya’s Long Road Continues Jamie Dettmer October 21, 2012 The […]

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    beck’s triad Beck’s triad (běks) n. See acute compression triad.



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