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St. Beesʹ College (Cumberland)


situated on the bay formed by St. Beesʹ Head, founded by Dr. Law, Bishop of Chester, in 1816. St. Beesʹ was so called from a nunnery founded here in 650, and dedicated to the Irish saint named Bega. A “man of wax” is a “Beesʹ man.”

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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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Sagramour le Desirus
Sahib (in Bengalee, Saheb)
Sail before the Wind (To)
Sailing under False Colours
Sailing within the Wind or Sailing close to the Wind
Sailor King
St. Bees College (Cumberland)
St. Cecilia
St. Cuthbert’s Duck
St. Distaff
St. Elmo
St. Francis
St. George’s Cross
St. John Long
St. John’s Eve, St. Mark’s Eve, and Allhallow Even
St. Johnstone’s Tippet
St. Leger Sweepstakes