from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Bean, Roy Self-styled "the Law West of the Pecos.” 1825?-1903. American frontiersman in Texas who in 1881 appointed himself justice of the peace and handed down judgments based on one law book and one six-shooter.

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  • proper n. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist William Jackson Bean (1863-1947).
  • proper n. A surname.


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  • The man who got the hidden bean in his piece was declared Lord of Misrule or King of the Bean.

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  • It's a shame though that once again Bean is cast as a baddie, I'd rather see him in a strong, positive lead, and he certainly has the talent and the presence to carry that off.

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  • Drat it all, it was nothing but gossip and hearsay, but she couldn’t deny that this was the second time today that she’d heard the name Bean uttered aloud.

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  • Sean Bean is Ulric, envoy to the Bishop, who leads a mission to a remote settlement reported to be "a sanctuary from the pestilence" for reasons of devilry.

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  • Bean is expected to win the district, but the Chicago Tribune reported earlier this week that Walsh's campaign has been "re-energized" after a few embarrassments early in the season.

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  • L. L.Bean is a tremendous store and used to cater to hunters, but now they are primarily a store for the back packer, camper, skier, yuppie style stuff.


  • Meanwhile, Lee Farkas, the Florida businessman who built Taylor Bean from a small mortgage company into the nation's largest mortgage lender not owned by a bank, awaits trial in Virginia on charges of bank, wire and securities fraud.

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  • And in the Eighth District, incumbent Melissa Bean is polling closely with her Tea Party-backed opponent, Joe Walsh, despite a significant fundraising edge.

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  • For prepaid, I think virgin Bean counter is the way to go.

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  • I might be thrilled that Sean Bean is in it but both Sean Bean and Sam Neill are so mildly used that it's aggravating.

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