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  • 1 beat the bounds — ► beat the bounds historical mark parish boundaries by walking round them and striking certain points with rods. Main Entry: ↑beat …

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  • 2 beat the bounds — phrasal : to survey the bounds of an English parish by marching in procession and marking them at various points by switching with boughs * * * beat the bounds To trace out boundaries in a perambulation, certain objects in the line of journey… …

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  • 3 beat the bounds — historical mark parish boundaries by walking round them and striking certain points with rods. → beat …

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  • 4 Beating the bounds — is an ancient custom still observed in many English parishes. The community would walk the boundaries of the parish, to share the knowledge of where they lay, and to pray for protection and blessings for the lands.CeremonyIn former times when… …

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  • 5 beat — ► VERB (past beat; past part. beaten) 1) strike (someone) repeatedly and violently. 2) strike repeatedly to flatten or make a noise. 3) defeat, surpass, or overcome. 4) informal baffle. 5) (of the heart) pulsate. 6) …

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  • 6 beat — [c]/bit / (say beet) verb (beat, beaten or beat, beating) –verb (t) 1. to strike repeatedly and usually violently. 2. to thrash, cane, or flog, as a punishment. 3. to whisk; stir, as in order to thicken or aerate: to beat cream; to beat eggwhites …

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  • 7 beat — v., n., & adj. v. (past beat; past part. beaten) 1 tr. a strike (a person or animal) persistently or repeatedly, esp. to harm or punish. b strike (a thing) repeatedly, e.g. to remove dust from (a carpet etc.), to sound (a drum etc.). 2 intr.… …

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  • 8 beat — {{11}}beat (adj.) defeated, overcome by effort, c.1400; tired, exhausted, by 1905, Amer.Eng., from past tense of BEAT (Cf. beat) (v.). {{12}}beat (n.) c.1300, a beating, whipping; the beating of a drum, from BEAT (Cf. beat) (v.). As throb of the… …

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  • 9 beat — verb (past beat; past participle beaten) 1》 strike (a person or an animal) repeatedly and violently so as to hurt or punish them.     ↘strike repeatedly so as to make a noise.     ↘flatten or shape (metal) by striking it repeatedly with a hammer …

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  • 12 The Catch (American football) — The Catch was the winning touchdown reception from Joe Montana to Dwight Clark in the January 10, 1982 NFC Championship American football game between the Dallas Cowboys and the San Francisco 49ers. The Catch is widely regarded as one of the most …

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  • 14 The Nancy Drew Files — The Cover Art for Secrets Can Kill, the first book in the Nancy Drew Files series The Nancy Drew Files, or the Nancy Drew Case Files, is a detective fiction series started in 1986 and released by Simon Schuster, New York. It is a spin off of the… …

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  • 15 The Gores Group — Industry Private Equity Founded 1987 Founder(s) Alec Gores, Chairman CEO …

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  • 16 The B-52's — Infobox musical artist | Name = The B 52 s Img capt = The B 52 s at Festival Internacional de Benicàssim, July 21, 2007 Img size = 250 Background = group or band Landscape = yes Origin = Athens, Georgia, U.S. Genre = New wave, pop rock, rock… …

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  • 17 The Incredible Hulk (1996 TV series) — This article is about the 1996 Animated TV Series. For other uses, see Hulk (disambiguation). The Incredible Hulk (1996 Animated TV series) Genre Action/Adv …

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  • 18 The Times They Are a-Changin' — Infobox Album Name = The Times They Are A Changin Type = Album Artist = Bob Dylan Released = January 13 1964 Recorded = August 6 1963–October 31 1963 at Columbia Studios, New York City Genre = Folk Length = 45:36 Label = Columbia Records Producer …

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  • 19 Green Grow the Rushes, O — Green Grow The Rushes, Ho (or O ) (aka The Twelve Prophets , or The Carol Of The Twelve Numbers , or The Teaching Song , or The Dilly Song ), is a folk song (Roud #133) popular across the English speaking world. The song was first recorded in… …

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  • 20 History of the New England Patriots — The History of the New England Patriots began when Boston business executive Billy Sullivan was awarded the eighth and final franchise of the developing American Football League (AFL) on November 16 1959. The following winter, locals were allowed …

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