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Bes

shaggy-haired, shortlegged god with tail. [Egyptian Myth.: Leach, 138]
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The stream Besets a grim array where order reigns, Though many hearts may beat, where discipline Is all, and life of no account.
It added one more to the difficulties which beset the inquiry after the lost money.
In vain may the most vigilant and cruel savages beset his path; in vain may rocks and precipices and wintry torrents oppose his progress; let but a single track of a beaver meet his eye, and he forgets all dangers and defies all difficulties.
He may reform," said poor Anne, beset by foe without and traitor within.
They will so beset a man with questions, and draw him on, and pick it out of him, that, without an absurd silence, he must show an inclination one way; or if he do not, they will gather as much by his silence, as by his speech.
To accomplish this I was compelled to avoid looking up old friends, for as ever the adventure-path was beset with John Barleycorn.
The millions of spectators which had beset the peninsula of Florida, would they not rush to meet these sublime adventurers?
The way through which our hunters were to pass in pursuit of their game was so beset with briars, that it greatly obstructed their walk, and caused besides such a rustling, that Jones had sufficient warning of their arrival before they could surprize him; nay, indeed, so incapable was Thwackum of concealing his indignation, and such vengeance did he mutter forth every step he took, that this alone must have abundantly satisfied Jones that he was (to use the language of sportsmen) found sitting.
What fearful shapes and shadows beset his path, amidst the dim and ghastly glare of a snowy night
uf; ``they will beset every path, and rip the errand out of his bosom.
Visions of a great river, now blue, now yellow in the tropical sun and crossed by bright birds, now white in the moon, now deep in shade with moving trees and canoes sliding out from the tangled banks, beset her.
He was beset on either side by the merciless fangs of his erstwhile comrades.