Old Ben


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Old Ben

great bear; subject of annual quest by mature men. [Am. Lit.: The Bear in Six Modern Short Novels]
See: Quarry
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Thus was I lost in useless speculation one sultry August evening when old Ben, my body servant, handed me a telegram.
It is a Yorkshire habit to say what you think with blunt frankness, and old Ben Weatherstaff was a Yorkshire moor man.
Clearly it's from an old Ben Shaws bottle but can readers tell us more about how it came to be there?
Though much, much more than two centuries separate Franklin and Fonda, she channels old Ben on almost every page.
POOR OLD BEN Stereo, Glasgow, July 7 HHHHH These refreshing young rockers have some interesting musical ideas.
The 128 year old Ben Shaws soft drinks brand is being relaunched in an attempt to shake off its dusty image and gain national distribution.
Under Vyas' watch, Zeigler has since acquired the Old Ben Coal from BP America (1990), and Shell Mining from Shell Oil (1992).
The first takes place in 1883 when Isaac ("Ike") McCaslin, grandson of the founder, is 16 and begins by mentioning the wild dog, Lion, which was trained to help hunt down Old Ben, the great mythical bear that the men of the county pursue every year, without any real intention of killing him, but as a kind of ritual--until the time comes when Old Ben doesn't want to live anymore.
Tim Lessels, 24, who formed indie group Poor Old Ben, was found dead last Saturday not far from his home in Rutherglen, near Glasgow.
Tim Less els, 24, who formed indie group Poor Old Ben, was found dead last Saturday not far from his home in Ruther glen, near Glasgow.