Bearding
Beard Beard (b[=e]rd), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bearded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bearding}.] 1. To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt. [1913 Webster]

2. To oppose to the face; to set at defiance. [1913 Webster]

No admiral, bearded by these corrupt and dissolute minions of the palace, dared to do more than mutter something about a court martial. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

3. To deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and similar shellfish. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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