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  • noun Plural form of beard.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of beard.


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  • Instead, he determined that his was going to be the nuttiest Stan, a by-no-means uncompetitive field to those for whom the suffix conjures large numbers of excitable young chaps in beards jumping up and down shouting, “Death to the Great Satan!”

    One-Man Stan

  • The nice sensibility of honor, which weighs the insult rather than the injury, sheds its deadly venom on the quarrels of the Arabs: the honor of their women, and of their beards, is most easily wounded; an indecent action, a contemptuous word, can be expiated only by the blood of the offender; and such is their patient inveteracy, that they expect whole months and years the opportunity of revenge.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • And what we have in San Francisco, among all of those beards, which is a completely accurate description, is a rookie catcher named Buster Posey, who's been fantastic and revolutionized that lineup.

    World Series Preview

  • VAFIADIS: I cannot really say, but they didn't have long beards, which is a sign, you know, that they might be Taliban.

    CNN Transcript Nov 21, 2001

  • Cut in a year, those who survived had grown young again, -- not shaven, perhaps, for their beards were a great natural comfort on winter duty, but brushed and washed, in vigorous health, and gay spirits.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 08, No. 49, November, 1861

  • Two or three of them have beards, which is against the best traditions of the Law.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, 1920-04-14

  • The men are great and brown; and their beards -- Holy Cric! their beards are a bush for owls; and striped their shirt, jersey, what you call, and blue trousers.

    Rosin the Beau

  • We called their guardians and told them their boys have trimmed their beards, which is against the uniform rules of the madrassa.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • Mussels start as larva, until they are heavy enough to sink to the bottom of the sea, where they grow wiry threads -- known as beards -- that allow them to latch on to anything around, forming great clumps of dark and heavily encrusted shells.

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • But as soon as they saw white men with beards, that is to say, with mustachios, they ran screaming away, as in a fright.

    The Life, Adventures & Piracies of the Famous Captain Singleton


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