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Historical Examples

Here for some days he lay in pain, though without losing speech or consciousness, and sent for Anselm from bec.
The Story of Rouen Sir Theodore Andrea Cook

This variety is known as the bec de cane or bear-paw soleret.
Armour & Weapons Charles John Ffoulkes

The sculptures, however, which adorn the high altar, are relics saved from the destruction of the abbey of bec.
Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2) Dawson Turner

In bec, theology for the first time spoke the language of philosophy.
How France Built Her Cathedrals Elizabeth Boyle O’Reilly

He suddenly gave up this work, entered the newly founded monastery of bec, and devoted himself to the monastic life.
The English Church in the Middle Ages William Hunt

According to Iablonsky, bec and Beth are of the same meaning.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. Jacob Bryant

Through him bec and Caron, two friends of the people, had died six years ago, in the days of the tyrant.
The False Chevalier William Douw Lighthall

I didn’t say nothin’ ter you about it, Merriwell, bec’us’ I didn’t dare.
Frank Merriwell, Junior’s, Golden Trail Burt L. Standish

In the twelfth century the greatest theologian was said to be Anselm, bred a monk in the monastery of bec, in Normandy.
Curiosities of Christian History Croake James

Both species are birds of Africa—the “coral bill” (bec corail) being also a native of the island of Madagascar.
The Young Yagers Mayne Reid

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