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Beauty and the Beast

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The hero and heroine of Madame Villeneuve’s fairy tale. Beauty saved the life of her father by consenting to live with the Beast; and the Beast, being disenchanted by Beauty’s love, became a handsome prince, and married her. (Contes Marines, 1740.)

⁂ A handsome woman with an uncouth or uncomely male companion.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Beau Ideal
Beau Jour beau Retour (A)
Beau Lion (Un)
Beau Monde
Beau Trap
Beauclerc [good scholar]
Beaumontague [pronounce bo-montaig]
Beautiful
Beautiful Parricide
Beauty
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty of Buttermere
Beauty Sleep
Beaux Esprits (French)
Beaux Yeux (French)
Beaver
Beaver
Becarre, Bemol
Becasse
Becket’s Assassins
Bed

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