Definition of Benetting
1. benet [v] - See also: benet
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Benetting
Literary usage of Benetting
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Publications by English Dialect Society (1893)
"'They have an old rhyme in Wiltshire— " Pigeons never know no woe Till they a-benetting do ..."
2. Lean's Collectanea by Vincent Stuckey Lean (1902)
"or benetting. Pigeons, against their wills, keep one Lent for seven weeks in the year, betwixt the going out of the old and growing up of the new grass. ..."
3. A Glossary of Words Used in the County of Wiltshire by George Edward Dartnell, Edward Hungerford Goddard (1893)
"They have an old rhyme in Wiltshire— " Pigeons never know no woe Till they a-benetting do go ; " meaning that pigeons at this time are compelled to feed on ..."