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Bête Noire

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The thorn in the side, the bitter in the cup, the spoke in the wheel, the black sheep, the object of aversion. A black sheep has always been considered an eyesore in a flock, and its wool is really less valuable. In times of superstition it was looked on as bearing the devil’s mark.

“The Dutch sale of tin is the bête noire of the Cornish miners.”—The Times.

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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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Bessemer Iron
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Bessus
Best
Best Man (at a wedding)
Best Things (The Eight)
Bestiaries or Bestials
Bête
Bête Noire
Beth Gelert
Bethlemenites
Betrothed (The)
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Betty
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