I recognized the detested voice of my bete noir
, Alick Carruthers, thick as might be expected of the dissipated dog, yet daring to stutter out her name.
He takes John Paul II's major encyclical of 1993, Veritatis splendor, as an example: "Whatever its virtues, nothing is gained by resurrecting artificial contraception as the bete noir
of Catholic married life and practice.
Every member of the side knows that in the eyes of his captain the sole criterion is effort: the 'slacker' alone is his bete noir
On the other hand, CPM's bete noir
, Mamata, is fighting a battle of perception to hold on to TMC's minority vote bank, which is critical for her continuation in power in the state.
Interestingly, the SCs have been the traditional voters of SP's bete noir
, the Bahujan Samaj Party.
Hunt arrived at Billesley Common as Moseley's bete noir
, having plundered points against them as a Birmingham & Solihull player, and, as befitting a teacher, even advising them to do their homework a little better.
But in 2013 Aston Villa's callow back four - his latest bete noir
- are doing their best to revive his anti-youth argument.
She uses it as a weapon and is a bete noir
to another character, Lisette, who is the fur coat and no knickers type, and is always using comedy to bring her down.
The biggest problem men face is knowing how to shave properly - a conundrum for 45% - while 10% say dark circles around their eyes is their bete noir
While the Surrey side are in decent form, at least Moseley won't have to face Hunt, a player who has become their bete noir
since he joined their rivals three seasons ago.
Not even Callum MacBurnie's four tries were enough to end the season with a win as Bees wing Simon Hunt, Moseley's bete noir
, dragged his men to safety.
You can almost feel the pain of the thorn piercing the side of the BHA at the mention of the words, as it continues to wrestle with its bete noir
of the 21st century.