Definition of Bearbaitings

1. bearbaiting [n] - See also: bearbaiting

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bearbaitings

bear spread
bear the scars
bear trap
bear traps
bear up
bear upon
bear walker
bear with
bear witness
bearbaitings (current term)
bearberry willow
beard lichen
beard moss
beard the lion in his den
beard worm

Literary usage of Bearbaitings

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

1. Literary Criticism from the Elizabethan Dramatists by John Tucker Murray, David Klein, Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin, William Winter, Rosamond Gilder, Felix Emmanuel Schelling, William Dean Howells, Mary Findlater, Jane Helen Findlater, Allan McAulay, William Randolph Hearst (1910)
"... Hall . . . x8 - Interesting as showing where the bearbaitings took place. 1 Word omitted in Records, probably 'aldermen. ..."

2. Henslowe's Diary by Philip Henslowe, Walter Wilson Greg (1908)
"... whereupon they ordered the prohibition of plays, bearbaitings, &c., on Sundays and holidays during divine service, and continued, with special reference ..."

3. Stratford-on-Avon: From the Earliest Times to the Death of Shakespeare by Sidney Lee (1902)
"bearbaitings occasionally diversified the amusements of the country side, and in morris-dancing the young people often indulged on "the wanton green " of a ..."

4. Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen by Walter Savage Landor (1826)
"He was fond of bearbaitings and other such amusements in the midst of the rabble, and would wrestle with Francis I. His reign is one continued proof, ..."

5. Analytical Index, to the Series of Records Known as the Remembrancia by Corporation of London, H. C. Overall, Corporation of London (England) (1878)
"... to prohibit all plays, shows, bearbaitings, or other such sights within the City and Liberties, until further orders, and to commit offenders to prison. ..."

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