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 Besaile.Beside the Cushion. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Besants or Bezants.
 
Circular pieces of bullion without any impression, supposed to represent the old coinage of Byzantium, and to have been brought to Europe by the Crusaders.   1
 


 Besaile.Beside the Cushion. 

 
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