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Bedouins [Bed-wins]

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The homeless street poor are so called. Thus the Times calls the ragged, houseless boys “the Bedouins of London.” The Bedouins are the nomadic tribes of Arabia (Arabic, bedawin, a dweller in a desert; badw, a desert). (See Street Arabs.)

“These Bedouins of the prairie invariably carry their lodges with them.”—A. D. Richardson: Beyond the Mississippi, chap. v.

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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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Bed-post
Bede (Adam)
Bedell
Beder
Bedford
Bedford Level
Bedfordshire
Bediver
Bedlam
Bedlamite
Bedouins [Bed-wins]
Bedreddin Hassan
Bed-rock
Bedver
Bee
Bee
Bee-line
Bees
Beef, Ox
Beefeaters
Beef-steak Club

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