a gall on roses, especially the sweetbrier, produced by a gall wasp.
bedeguar, bed′e-gar, n. a soft spongy gall found on the branches of some species of roses, esp.
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beadhouse. (formerly) an almshouse in which the residents were required to pray for the founder.
noun archaic spellings of beadle (sense 4) Historical Examples The office of bedel was, of course, not confined to the Universities. The Customs of Old England F. J. Snell He defied the bedel who was sent to arrest him when he refused to go. Oxford and its Story Cecil Headlam Each receives a copy of […]
noun (pl) -men a variant spelling of beadsman Historical Examples A medieval underling writing to his superior often signs himself “your servant and bedesman.” The Romance of Names Ernest Weekley Then he came out, and made his way to old Jenkins the bedesman. The Channings Mrs. Henry Wood Life’s sweet to us a’, an’ it’s […]
to torment or harass maliciously or diabolically, as with doubts, distractions, or worries. to possess, as with a devil; bewitch. to cause confusion or doubt in; muddle; confound: an issue bedeviled by prejudices. to beset or hamper continuously: a new building bedeviled by elevator failures. Historical Examples And as the bedeviling thing had begun, so […]