Definition of Beastings

1. n. pl. See Biestings.



Definition of Beastings

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of beestings) ¹

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Definition of Beastings

1. [n]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Beastings

beast of burden
beast of prey
beastdom
beasted
beasten
beastes
beasthood
beastial
beastiality
beastie
beasties
beastily
beasting
beastings
beastish
beastishness
beastlier
beastliest
beastlihead
beastlihood
beastlike
beastliness
beastlinesses
beastly
beastlyhead
beastmaster
beastmasters
beasts

Literary usage of Beastings

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1873)
"See Beastings. Bumble, v. to make a humming noise. Hence ' bumble-bee.' Bumble-kites, sb.pl. blackberries. See Kite. Burn, sb. a brook. ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1891)
"bute the” beastings “(the first milk) to the surrounding farmers' wives. It was a most essential detail that the can or jug in which the milk was sent ..."

3. The British Quarterly Review by Robert Vaughan, Henry Allon (1878)
"... would seem from the context that the Romans used beastings, th^,gh we cannot find that they cared for cream. They liked also sour milk (oxygala),^ which ..."

4. Examples of Printed Folk-lore Concerning Lincolnshire by Eliza Gutch, Mabel Peacock (1908)
"It is very unlucky not to distribute gifts of beastings, or to wash out the vessels in which they have been sent.—E. PEACOCK, i, p. 18. ..."

5. A Warwickshire Word-book: Comprising Obsolescent and Dialect Words by G. F. Northall (1896)
"... 'It is of a peculiar richness and has the property of thickening when cooked, as ordinary milk does with the addition of eggs.' N'hamp. (beastings ..."

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