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Blatant Beast (The)

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“A dreadful fiend of gods and men, ydrad;” type of “Common Rumour” or “Slander.” He has 100 tongues and a sting; with his tongues he speaks things “most shameful, most unrighteous, most untrue;” and with his sting “steeps them in poison.” Sir Calidore muzzled the monster, and drew him with a chain to Faërie Land. After a time the beast broke his chain and regained his liberty. (Saxon, blœtan, to bellow.) (Spenser: Faërie Queene, books v. vi.)

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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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Blank Verse
Blanket
Blanketeers
Blare
Blarney
Blasé (pronounce blah-zay)
Blasphemous Balfour
Blast
Blast
Blatant Beast (The)
Blayney’s Bloodhounds
Blaze
Blaze (To)
Blazer (A)
Blazon [Blazonry]
Blé
Blear-eyed (The)
Bleed
Bleeding of a Dead Body (The)
Blefuscu

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