from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A bean-pod.
  • n. A small fishing-vessel or pilot-boat used in the rivers of Portugal. It is sharp forward, and has its stem bent above into a great curve and plated with iron.


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  • “Thou a gentleman!” said Lilias, who, as usual, was in attendance; “such a gentleman as I would make of a bean-cod with a rusty knife.”

    The Abbot

  • For is it any wonder that as husband-men affirm, one ridge will bear soft and fruitful, and the very next to it hard and unfruitful corn or — which is stranger — that in the same bean-cod some beans are of this sort, some of the other, as more or less wind and moisture falls upon this or that?

    Essays and Miscellanies

  • _Tamerim_, [tamarinds,] as large as an English bean-cod, having a very sour taste, and reckoned good against the scurvy.

    A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels — Volume 08


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  • Argent, three bean-cods transverse the escutcheon proper --coat-of-arms of HARDBEANE; Gules, three bean-cods pendent or --arms of BEANE.

    October 11, 2011

  • bean-cod in Italian: fagiolo merluzzo

    March 8, 2011

  • Were you looking for bean c.o.d.?

    Well, maybe. My local Asian supermarket is all out of soybeans due to 'transport difficolty in supply'.

    March 8, 2011

  • I'm gonna cheat and put it on LAK on name alone

    March 8, 2011

  • I've bean had-docked !-)

    March 8, 2011

  • Not tofu :-(

    March 8, 2011

  • "A small Portuguese fishing vessel with a sharply-curved bow." —A Sea of Words, 102

    See bilander for a usage note.

    February 27, 2008