Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Fed on beans.
“The women soldier [sic], playing the part of an old woman, said bean-fed troops including her husband had amazing strength on the battle field.”
“The two talk about how bean-fed North Korean soldiers were able to fight off U.S. imperialist troops during the Korean War.”
“He stopped in front of a picture-postcard shop that was hung from top to bottom of its window with strings of actresses 'photographs, and stood there with a jaunty rising and falling of the heels, bestowing an exaggerated attention on the glossy black and white patterns that indicated the glittering facades of these charmers' smiles, the milky smoothness of their bean-fed femininity.”
“Sahib sat in the midst of three silver wheels that made no creaking, and drave them with his legs, prancing like a bean-fed horse -- thus.”
“He was in the midst of a description of Mrs. Orlando Van Sueindell's last dinner-party, which he had unfortunately missed, when his browns, less peaceably disposed than most of the lazy bean-fed cattle one sees on the Newport avenue, took it into their heads that it would be a joyous thing to canter down a steep place into the sea.”
“The women soldier, playing the part of an old woman, said bean-fed troops including her husband had amazing strength on the battle field.”
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