beefeater

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n beefeater officer in the (ceremonial) bodyguard of the British monarch
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Beefeater (Zoöl) An African bird of the genus Buphaga, which feeds on the larvæ of botflies hatched under the skin of oxen, antelopes, etc. Two species are known.
    • Beefeater One of the yeomen of the guard, in England.
    • Beefeater One who eats beef; hence, a large, fleshy person.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n beefeater One who eats beef; hence, a well-fed fellow; a stout fleshy man.
    • n beefeater One of the yeomen of the English royal guard, who, since the accession of Henry VII. in 1485, have attended the sovereign at state banquets and on other ceremonial occasions. The name is also given to the warders of the Tower of London, who wear a similar uniform.
    • n beefeater An African insessorial bird, of the genus Buphaga, which feeds on the larvæ that infest the hides of oxen. It is a mere book-name, translating Buphaga; the more frequent term is oxpecker. See Buphaga.
    • n beefeater Same as bluebottle, 2.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Beef, + eater,; prob. one who eats another's beef, as his servant. Cf. AS. hlāfǣta, servant, properly a loaf eater

Usage

In literature:

Or perhaps it was some post in the Beefeaters'.
"The Good Soldier" by Ford Madox Ford
Beefeaters reply, winding clarions of welcome.
"Ulysses" by James Joyce
They're going to give it to the beefeaters pretty hot when they try to come ashore.
"The Raid From Beausejour; And How The Carter Boys Lifted The Mortgage" by Charles G. D. Roberts
A genuine beefeater he was, only he ate too much beef and the ale he drank was evidently Extra XXX.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 1 of 14" by Elbert Hubbard
They put a Beefeater at the Gate, Heigh-o, fiddlededee!
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 152, January 10, 1917" by Various
The Beefeaters at the Tower wear the costume of Henry VIIth's bodyguard.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
Do beefeaters eat lots of beef, mamma?
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, Nov 1877-Nov 1878" by Various
She walked to Tower Hill amidst a body of Beefeaters.
"Terribly Intimate Portraits" by Noël Coward
The beefeater before the door of the Lady Mary's lodgings spat upon the ground when he had passed.
"The Fifth Queen" by Ford Madox Ford
For "Beefeater" see YEOMEN OF THE GUARD.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 5" by Various
They're Beefeaters goin' to the Pallis, they are.
"Voces Populi" by F. Anstey
The Beefeaters at the Tower wear the costume of Henry VIIth's body-guard.
"Illustrations of Universal Progress" by Herbert Spencer
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In poetry:

And why do they call us Beefeaters?
Is it 'cos we eat beef; Sir? Nay, nay.
The Sergeant eats pork and the Corporal eats bacon,
But I eat tripe three times a day.
"The Beefeater" by Weston and Lee
And so you shall know we're Beefeaters;
There's me who has fought in the wars
'As to walk round with frills on me neck like a hambone,
A daft hat and purple plus fours.
"The Beefeater" by Weston and Lee

In news:

One jumps at the chance to spend a day at London's Beefeater Distillery, particularly when given a personal tour by Beefeater's master distiller Desmond Payne.
Coming on the heels of last year's superpremium debut, 24, Beefeater Gin is set to introduce a lighter, brighter seasonal gin in June, called Beefeater Summer Edition.
Enjoy Beefeater Summer Edition Gin in your favorite summer cocktails including.
New York, NY (April 22, 2010) – Beefeater Gin, the world's most awarded gin and only premium London Dry Gin still made in London, announces the release of a limited Beefeater Summer Edition Gin.
The resurgent gin category gets another boost as one of its classic brands, Beefeater, enters the superpremium category with a new expression that at once brings new flavors to gin while revisiting the heritage of the company.
Beefeaters, the iconic protectors of the Tower of London, will break with tradition and welcome a woman into their ranks for the first time.
One jumps at the chance to spend a day at London's Beefeater Distillery, particularly when given a personal tour by Beefeater 's master distiller Desmond Payne.
The aromas of summer flowers enhance Beefeater 's key-note citrus character and deliver a softer gin with a well-balanced taste of floral and herbal notes and just the right kick of juniper, the signature taste of gin.
The real McCoys have become favorites among millions of tourists who stop to have pictures snapped with Britain's beefeaters , but few people took notice of Sigurdarson's shenanigans — until he began picking his nose.
Desmond Payne, Beefeater 's master blender, says he hit upon the addition of tea when researching the history of the original blend, which was created in 1860 by James Burrough.
Beefeaters , the iconic protectors of the Tower of London, will break with tradition and welcome a woman into their ranks for the first time.
(Photo courtesy of Beefeater and Plymouth Gins).
The Guardian reports that the Tower of London 's famous Beefeaters are not to blame in the theft of keys to several areas of the historic fortress that houses the crown jewels.
2 parts Beefeater London Dry gin.
Ago Nov 2, 1992 Stacey Stoehr has opened the doors to a new eating establishment in Lincoln called the "BeefEaters Restaurant & lounge" (formerly where the Village Inn was located).
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