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  • proper n. An English habitational surname of Norman French origin, from the French town Beauvais.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.


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  • So Bevis is trying to persuade Butthead to lift his hold so they can actually hold a vote on a bill that will pass 90-something to 1.

    Think Progress » Inhofe trying to get Bunning to end filibuster so highway funding doesn’t expire.

  • Phil Bevis is now organizing the events, and I'm an occasional host/interviewer.

    Sound Politics: Justice "No-Show"

  • Phil Bevis is the last person I know who would shy away from confrontation.

    Sound Politics: King County GOP election results

  • Next, at the request of his daughter, he dubbed Bevis a knight, and the princess herself clad him in a richly inlaid helmet, and buckled on him the good sword Morglay.

    The Red Romance Book

  • My husband has instructed me to tell you the following: A) His name for you Mark and Phil Bevis is the TV Show - (Beevis and Buthead).

    Sound Politics: King County GOP election results

  • But let me tell you, Sirs, said the widow Bevis, that is not what one husband in a thousand would have done.

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • A terrible thought suddenly occurred to Alice; could Joceline have become unfaithful, that he was calling Bevis off the villain, instead of encouraging the trusty dog to secure him?


  • "Story of my Heart" isn't likely to be revived; but there's a lot else that's interesting "Wood Magic", "Bevis" and "The Amateur Poacher" have striking evocations of childhood, for instance, if a reader doesn't mind maintaining a certain reserve towards Jefferies' oddities.

    In search of lost nineteenth-century novelists

  • In an effort to keep the content clean, the birthplace of high-brow product such as Bevis and Butthead and Tila Tequila will only air ads from political candidates and party political committees -- not from 527s, the technically unaffiliated and so unregulated organizations behind the worst of the smear campaigns in recent years.

    Torey Van Oot: MTV Political Campaign Ads: The End Of The World

  • "Bevis," said Alice, "knows that his attendance on me is totally needless; and, moreover, he has other duties to perform, which every true knight prefers to dangling the whole morning by a lady's sleeve."

    Woodstock; or, the Cavalier


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