Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Beaumontague [pronounce bo-montaig].

 Beauclerc [good scholar].Beautiful. 
CONTENTS · BIBLIOGRAPHIC RECORD
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Beaumontague [pronounce bo-montaig].
 
Bad work, especially ill-fitting carpenter’s work; literary padding; paste and scissors literature; so called from putty used by carpenters, etc., for filling up cracks and bad joinery. German, teig, dough; and Emile Beaumont, the geologist (1798–1851), who also gives his name to “Beaumontite.”   1
 


 Beauclerc [good scholar].Beautiful. 

 
Loading
Click here to shop the Bartleby Bookstore.

Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2014 Bartleby.com · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors