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He was in the full bloom and pride of beadlehood; his cocked hat and coat were dazzling in the morning sun; he clutched his cane with the vigorous tenacity of health and power.
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chained_bear commented on the word beadlehood
OED: The state or dignity of a beadle. So beadleism. 1838 DICKENS O. Twist xvii, Mr. Bumble..was in the full bloom and pride of beadleism. Later edd. read ‘beadledom,’ and ‘beadlehood.’ The latter is in the C.D. ed.Not the same as beaglehood, which is the state of being Snoopy.
April 29, 2010