beard

Part of speech: verb

To take by the beard; defy.

Part of speech: noun

The hair on a man's face, especially on the chin; also, any similar growth or appendage; an awn, as of grass; the barb of an arrow, etc.

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Usage examples "beard":

  1. Bull- with- a- beard bade me wait here for a letter that must go to Khinjan to- day. - "King--of the Khyber Rifles", Talbot Mundy.
  2. If fair France again shall greet me You shall never wed my sister; By this beard of mine I swear it! - "Hero-Myths & Legends of the British Race", Maud Isabel Ebbutt.
  3. I may add that, up to the day of the masked ball, he was protected from casual recognition by a full beard. - "The Chase of the Golden Plate", Jacques Futrelle.