from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To set with or as with studs; adorn with bosses.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To set or adorn, as with studs or bosses; to set thickly; to stud.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To set with or as with studs; adorn with bosses.
And thus did the Ephesians play the 'March of the Goddess Hecate,' and the sound of the queenly tread of the Infernal Goddess seemed to follow the ranks of her devotees, ranks of priests and priestesses dressed in black raiment bestud with stars of gold, a crescent moon on every brow.
Now came banners waving in the air, and standards of silver and gold bestud with precious stones.
Like the stars of heaven, they beset and bestud the oracles of truth, and will forever shine and glitter through all the ages of the nations until every tribe of man shall be bedecked with the gems of truth, and every lip and tongue shall glow with his praise.
These when polished by human culture shall bedeck the crown and bestud the heavens of a triumphant and unified civilization.
Seas shift their beds, rivers change their channels, continents grow old with the weight of years and hoary crowns bestud the islands, while ocean currents grind their rocky feet to dust and scatter their flinty ribs in the secret chambers of the deep.
These brilliant constellations began to bestud the sky, and the Southern Cross shone out.
I have but one holiday, which is Christmas-day itself nakedly: no pretty garnish and fringes of St. John's day, Holy Innocents &c., that used to bestud it all around in the calendar.
In Milton's MS. it is 'bestud the centre with their star-light,' _centre_ being the 'centre of the earth.'