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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 ?
"Many were the wit-combats," he says, "betwixt Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, which two I behold like a Spanish great gallion and an English Man of War: Master Jonson (like the former) was built far higher in learning; solid, but slow in his performances.
And so we get a picture of Ben lording it in taverns.
It'll be a good while afore my head's full o' th' Methodies," said Ben.
But you are not a good enough sailor to beat Ben Ali, the Barbary Dragon.
They had waited perhaps half an hour when the messenger returned with Kadour ben Saden.
"No -- no -- I reckon it wouldn't hardly do, Ben. You see, Aunt Polly's awful particular about this fence -- right here on the street, you know -- but if it was the back fence I wouldn't mind and SHE wouldn't.
Quivering, not with fear but with rage, Ben Bolt perforce endured the buckling around his throat of a thick, broad collar of leather to which was attached a very stout and a very long trailing rope.
"Ben Weatherstaff," called out Mary, finding her breath.
"Oh--it means--you must think what you mean," said Ben, rather peevishly.
'Oh, Ben and I have hit upon a dozen such,' replied Bob Sawyer, with great glee.
"And when Ben Gunn is wanted, you know where to find him, Jim.
The Sheik jerked his thumb toward Ali ben Kadin and addressed Meriem.