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Ben,

in the Bible, Levite porter under David.

ben

1 Scot
an inner room in a house or cottage

ben

2
1. any of several Asiatic trees of the genus Moringa, esp M. oleifera of Arabia and India, whose seeds yield oil of ben, used in manufacturing perfumes and cosmetics, lubricating delicate machinery, etc.: family Moringaceae
2. the seed of such a tree

ben

3
Scot, Irish a mountain peak (esp in place names)
References in classic literature ?
So the shark went off and chased Ben Ali over to the Doctor.
Listen, Ben Ali," said John Dolittle, leaning over the side.
You will pay more than this for the life of Achmet ben Houdin, my sister's son," he said.
The trail of Achmet ben Houdin and his accomplices is a matter of record--you may verify it if you care to.
Come, that's wise of you, Ben," said Adam, laughing and relaxing his grasp.
They all returned to their work now; but Wiry Ben, having had the worst in the bodily contest, was bent on retrieving that humiliation by a success in sarcasm.
Come, come, Ben, you are not so ignorant as that," said Mrs.
said Ben, who had taken Fred's whip out of his hand, and was trying its efficiency on the cat.
Your friends of last evening, no doubt, monsieur," remarked Kadour ben Saden dryly to Tarzan.
He was a man of few words, and possibly it was for this reason as much as any that Kadour ben Saden had taken to him, for if there be one thing that an Arab despises it is a talkative man.
Ever Ben Bolt leaped to retaliate, but was thrown by the ten men tailed on to the rope, and, each time, even as he struck the floor on his side, Mulcachy was upon him, pounding, smashing, jabbing.
And so we get a picture of Ben lording it in taverns.