Bever

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bever A light repast between meals; a lunch.
    • v. i Bever To take a light repast between meals.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bever An obsolete form of beaver.
    • n bever An obsolete form of beaver.
    • n bever A collation or slight repast between meals.
    • n bever Formerly, at some colleges and schools, a slight meal which the students received at the buttery-hatch and took to their rooms.
    • bever To take a bever or slight repast between meals.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Bever an obsolete form of Beaver.
    • n Bever a small repast between meals:
    • n Bever (obs.) a time for drinking
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Quotations

  • Woody Allen
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    “In Beverly Hills... they don't throw their garbage away. They make it into television shows.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. bever, a drink, drinking time, OF. beivre, boivre, to drink, fr. L. bibere,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. bevrage (Fr. breuvage), beivre—L. bibere, to drink.

Usage

In literature:

Pauline Beverly had not, like her sister, a reputation for beauty, yet she possessed undeniable charm.
"A Venetian June" by Anna Fuller
Why, she has sent six girls to the Beverly Club in Chicago during the last month.
"Traffic in Souls" by Eustace Hale Ball
We are marching in two columns, one towards Beverly and the other towards Kelly's, Fords.
"Three Years in the Federal Cavalry" by Willard Glazier
Lydia Languish cared nothing for Beverly when all obstacles to their union vanished; opposition is the spice of love.
"Aztec Land" by Maturin M. Ballou
The speaker in favor was Mrs. Fordyce, a granddaughter of the pioneer suffragist, Mrs. Beverly Allen.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Not long afterward the earliest cotton-mill in America was built at Beverly, Massachusetts (1787).
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, v. 13" by Various
Bevere, Drogo de, 166.
"A History of Horncastle from the earliest period to the present time" by James Conway Walter
His uncle went to England and died at his country house, Beverly, Yorkshire, in 1785.
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
JONES, BEVERLY W., inspector who registered A., 423.
"The Life and Work of Susan B. Anthony (Volume 2 of 2)" by Ida Husted Harper
At the house of his friend, Beverly Robinson, he met Miss Mary Philipse, and speedily surrendered.
"Threads of Grey and Gold" by Myrtle Reed
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In poetry:

Gray shadows still linger the beeches among,
And scarce has the earliest matin been sung,
Ere Alice with Beverly pale at her side,
Yet firm as his mother, is ready to ride.
"Beechenbrook - VI" by Margaret Junkin Preston
"To-morrow is Christmas!--but Beverly,--say,
Will it do to be glad when Papa is away?"
And the face that is tricksy and blythe as can be,
Tries vainly to temper its shadowless glee.
"Beechenbrook - V" by Margaret Junkin Preston
The minister of Beverly went homeward riding fast;
His wife shrank back from his strange look, affrighted and aghast.
"Dear wife thou ailest! Shut thyself into thy room!" said he;
"Whoever comes, the latch-string keep drawn in from all save me!"
"Mistress Hale Of Beverly" by Lucy Larcom

In news:

Lindsay Lohan arrives at the premiere of 'Liz and Dick' at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Tuesday, November 20, 2012.
He married Beverly Jeanne Meister on Jan 23, 1960, in Clearfield.
Singer Pink and husband Carey Hart attend the L.A. Lesbian Center's "An Evening With Women" on May 1, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California.
Iconic stage and screen star Patty Duke not only owned this Beverly Hills mansion, she even rented it out to doomed actress Sharon Tate, and eloquently wrote about her elegant home in a memoir.
Shrinks in Beverly Hills say they've been stampeded by despairing patients.
Kelsey Grammer says "parting gift" to third wife was "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills".
Elton John lost to Madonna at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, where the Material Girl won for Best Original Song (Motion Picture) for "Masterpiece," which she wrote for W.E.
Most people heard of Red Medicine in Beverly Hills because of a very public kerfuffle with a the Los Angeles Times restaurant critic, which is unfortunate.
Well, if you've got $200k per month to blow, you can rent Martin Lawrence's Beverly Hills mansion.
Beverly's life would seem too short to many, but those who were touched by her understood the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives.
Michael Jackson's three children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, will appear at the Beverly Hills launch party for revitalizing beverage Mr Pink Ginseng Drink.
BEVERLY HILLS — With the Golden Globe Awards parceling its finest hardware Sunday, Hollywood kicked off its trophy season while clearing the Oscar picture a little.
Beverly Hills News Weekly to Relaunch as a Quarterly Glossy .
Beverly Schaefer/For The Times The Thunder's Bradley Suttle, left, scores in front of New Hampshire catcher Yan Gomes in second inning off a Corban Joseph single.
It was a swanky evening at the 35th Annual Gracie Awards Gala in Beverly Hills on Tuesday night, where the hottest television stars (and Jessica Simpson ) stepped out in graciously glam fashion.
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In science:

Department of Mathematics, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel.
THe largest eigenvalue of sparse random graphs
Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Mathematical Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel.
Random matrix theory and discrete moments of the Riemann zeta function
School of Mathematics, Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, 69978, Israel.
Non-backtracking random walks mix faster
Kikoin Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences, School of Physics and Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 69978 Israel.
The Nature of the magnetism-promoting hole state in the prototype magnetic semiconductor GaAs: Mn
School of Physics and Astronomy Raymond and Beverly Sackler Faculty of Exact Sciences Tel Aviv University, Tel-Aviv 69978, Israel.
Applications of a Simple Formula
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