an insane person; lunatic.
Why Bayard in the nineteenth century’s a bedlamite, Irish or no.
The Celt and Saxon, Complete George Meredith
The bedlamite replied, “The world said I was mad; I said the world was mad, and they outwitted me.”
The Jest Book Mark Lemon
Any way, it came to be used for a witless fellow, or bedlamite.
Chapters in the History of the Insane in the British Isles Daniel Hack Tuke
Up the steep, narrow lane we ran with that bedlamite crowd at our heels.
Greenmantle John Buchan
Whether knave, fool, or bedlamite, it is intolerable that the fellow should go at large.
Twice-Told Tales Nathaniel Hawthorne
Thus perished an ardent and learned youth, who ought only to have been condemned as a bedlamite.
Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) Isaac D’Israeli
The bedlamite replied, The world said I was mad; I said the world was mad; and they outvoted me.
Joe Miller’s Jests, With Copious Additions Various
But you should remember that John Ford had to put such a sentiment in the mouth of a bedlamite.
Hansford: A Tale of Bacon’s Rebellion St. George Tucker
Mollie paced up and down like a bedlamite, sobbing and scolding to herself, and quite broken down with one day’s imprisonment.
The Unseen Bridgegroom May Agnes Fleming
And I ain’t out of my head—not yet; though keepin’ company with a bedlamite may have some effect, I shouldn’t wonder.
The Woman-Haters Joseph C. Lincoln
(archaic) a lunatic; insane person
bedsonia Bedsonia Bed·so·ni·a (běd-sō’nē-ə) n. See Chlamydia.
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an industrial and mining town in S Poland. Historical Examples In the southwest, in bedzin and Olkuz, there are (p. 269) coal deposits about 200 square miles in area. The Story of the Great War, Volume II (of VIII) Various
any hymenopterous insect of the superfamily Apoidea, including social and solitary species of several families, as the bumblebees, honeybees, etc. the common honeybee, Apis mellifera. a community social gathering in order to perform some task, engage in a contest, etc.: a sewing bee; a spelling bee; a husking bee. have a bee in one’s bonnet, […]