Beard

Beard

(brd), 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.
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2. To oppose to the face; to set at defiance.
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No admiral, bearded by these corrupt and dissolute minions of the palace, dared to do more than mutter something about a court martial.
Macaulay.
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3. To deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and similar shellfish.
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