• WordNet 3.6
    • n benne East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Benne (Bot) The name of two plants (Sesamum orientale and Sesamum indicum), originally Asiatic; -- also called oil plant. From their seeds an oil is expressed, called benne oil or sesame oil, used mostly for making soap. In the southern United States the seeds are used in candy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n benne An annual plant, Sesamum Indicum, natural order Pedaliaceœ, a native of India, but largely cultivated in most tropical and subtropical countries for the sake of the seeds and the oil expressed from it. The leaves are very mucilaginous, and readily impart this quality to water. The seeds have from ancient times been classed with the most nutritious grains, and are still extensively used for food in Asia and Africa. They yield about half their weight of oil (known as benne-, gingili-, teel-, or sesameoil), which is inodorous, not readily turned rancid by exposure, and in universal use in India in cooking and anointing, for soaps, etc. Large quantities of both oil and seeds are imported into France, England, and the United States, and are used chiefly in the manufacture of soap and for the adulteration of olive-oil, or as a substitute for it.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Malay bijen,


In literature:

I s' jist awa' benn to the mistress.
"Robert Falconer" by George MacDonald
Benn showed the way; Benn called, and Davy came.
"The Weavers, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
Mr. Benn grunted and led the way in silence.
"The Boatswain's Mate" by W.W. Jacobs
Mr. Benn nodded, and for a while smoked on in silence.
"Captains All and Others" by W.W. Jacobs
There is still something of "the eternal boy" in Major WEDGWOOD BENN.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, April 23, 1919" by Various
Dey neber would benn so foolish if de white folks did not tell us all dat rot.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
There, scrawled erratically in dripping tallow, is a three word sentence in Benn Pitman's phonetic characters.
"Ashton-Kirk, Investigator" by John T. McIntyre
W. BENN (Amalekites) was invisible.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 159, November 24, 1920" by Various
Benn seventy-odd years since Freedom, ain't it, Cap?
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Captain Trench, Major Benn, Major Phillott, Captain White, have all answered perfectly, and have all done and are doing excellent work.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
Resolution, moved by SHIRLEY BENN, urged Government to enforce against enemy a blockade as effective as possible.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 150, February 2, 1916" by Various
As he had to leave Belfast rather hurriedly, without packing, I have lent him a spare suit of WEDGWOOD BENN'S clothes.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, February 4, 1914" by Various
Other examples are Bacga, Bagg, Benna, Benn, Bota, Boot and dim.
"The Romance of Names" by Ernest Weekley
Trying moment for WEDGWOOD BENN.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 5th, 1914" by Various
Further on, in Persia proper, lies Benn, a town which was formerly of importance, as the ruins which surround it sufficiently prove.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
Mrs. Benn was sitting up for him, and received him with a rather sour face.
"People of Position" by Stanley Portal Hyatt
Benn, A., Emmanuel 11 5 3.
"Boating" by W. B. Woodgate
Benn and Benny represent the stem on which are formed the compounds, p. 45.
"Surnames as a Science" by Robert Ferguson
Benn, A. W., =1=, 333, 334.
"The Letters of William James, Vol. II" by William James
Benn, A. Shirley, 415.
"Under Four Administrations" by Oscar S. Straus

In poetry:

Of all sad words of tongue or pen
The saddest are Captain Wedgwood Benn,
Who, waving aloft his gory sabre,
Placed it at the disposal of Labour.
"Clerihew – Wedgwood Benn" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley

In news:

Benn is the assistant editor of Go magazine.
Benn is the food critic and beer columnist for the Post-Dispatch.
Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent has benn released from jail.
LAPORTE — After the 25-pound test line broke, Benn Jordan figured the camera he had attached to helium balloons in Chicago last week was gone forever.
Locked-out NHLer Jamie Benn, left, of the Hamburg Freezers battles against Steven Wagner of Adler Mannheim during a German League game.
Kristen mullen / staff photographer Benn Ferriero of the Penguins, center, battles for the puck with Syracuse's Alex Killorn, left, and Matt Taormina during Friday night's game at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Mack Benn ventures into Lego league.
Students from the Mack Benn Amazing Marlins Robotics Team, from Mack Benn Jr Elementary School, compete in a recent First Lego League competition at Lake Taylor Middle School in Norfolk.
Pilots Richard Hood, (left) Grant Benns and Wayne Ormrod will race at a North Shore air show.
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Benn Ferriero to a one-year , two-way contract on Friday.
The Pittsburgh Penguins signed forward Benn Ferriero to a one-year, two-way contract on Friday.
One of my favorite holiday treats is this crisp, buttery little cookie sprinkled with benne seeds called benne seed wafers.
Benne come from the African name for sesame seeds that were brought to the Lowcountry in the 17th century.
Add the benne seeds and mix gently.
Jake Short , left, Trevor Gagnon, Jimmy Benne.

In science:

This is well consistent with the findings of Rixon, Wall & Benn (1991) at lower redshift: they found the rest-frame colours of radio ellipticals at z < 0.3 to be constant to within a few hundredths of a magnitude.
The radio background: radio-loud galaxies at high and low redshifts
This bundle is extended to the bundle of Clifford algebras CX with the fibres CxX generated by the fibres MxX of M X (Benn and Tucker, 1987; Rodrigues and Vaz, 1996).
Covariant Spin Structure
Full details of the second and third datasets above, and a discussion of possible biases, are given by Benn & S´anchez(2000) and S´anchez & Benn(2000).
The impact of spanish astrophysics in the 1990's
Our results, although based on a different sample of HIPs, are consistent with the values found by Benn & S´anchez (2001): HST generates 11% of the total citations in the years 1995 to 2001.
Hubble Space Telescope Science Metrics
Nature and Science are the outputs with the greatest impact on science and on mankind (Benn & S´anchez , 2001b), we have investigated the papers published in the journals Nature and Science from 2006 and 2010 in this study.
Trends of Papers Published from 2006 to 2010 in Journals Nature and Science
S´anchez, S. F., & Benn, C. R. 2004, Impact of astronomical research from different countries, Astron.
Trends of Papers Published from 2006 to 2010 in Journals Nature and Science
This differs from the work of Hestenes and Benn which both interpret the negative parity geometric pseudoscalar as playing the role of i.
Multivector Solutions to the Hyper-Holomorphic Massive Dirac Equation
We have tested this by computing the power spectrum of the FIRST data, and find no evidence for any departure from Poisson noise (see also Benn & Wall 1995).
A method for subtracting foregrounds from multi-frequency CMB sky maps
This paper is a summary of results which are presented in full elsewhere (Benn & Ellison 1998).
LA Palma Night-Sky Brightness
Interestingly, these broad-lined AGNs show significant absorption (several of them have NH ∼ 1022 cm−2 ) and may be important contributors to the cosmic X-ray background (CXB; cf. §3.3; see also Webster et al. 1995; Benn et al. 1998; Whiting et al. 2001 for analyses of similar PKS radio-selected red QSOs).
The AGN Paradigm: Radio-Quiet Objects
In Benn & Sanchez (2001, hereafter Paper I), we used these data to compare the scientific impact of different telescope s.
Impact of astronomical research from different countries
For science overall, output is growing fastest in Spain, according to Nature (1999), and the fraction of astronomy papers published from Spain is rising steadily (S ´anchez & Benn 2001).
Impact of astronomical research from different countries
I M Benn, Philip Charlton and Jonathan Kress. ‘Debye Potentials for Maxwell and Dirac Fields From a Generalisation of the Killing-Yano Equations’.
Dirac symmetry operators from conformal Killing-Yano tensors