beginning, in the
to proceed to perform the first or earliest part of some action; commence; start: The story begins with their marriage. to come into existence; arise; originate: The custom began during the Civil War. to proceed to perform the first or earliest part of (some action): Begin the job tomorrow. to originate; be the originator of: […]
to gird about; encompass; surround. Historical Examples Horse-Shoe Robinson John Pendleton Kennedy Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains Charles Egbert Craddock Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2) Sven Hedin The Christmas Miracle Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree) The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 Ministry of Education […]
smudged and sticky; soiled, usually with sticky residue.
(used as a euphemism for by God): It’s a fine day, begorra. interjection an emphatic exclamation, regarded as a characteristic utterance of Irish people