beastings


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Related to beastings: colostrum, Bee Stings

beast·ings

 (bē′stĭngz)
pl.n. (used with a sing. or pl. verb)
Variant of beestings.

beastings

(ˈbiːstɪŋz)
n
(Agriculture) a US spelling of beestings

beest•ings

or beast•ings

(ˈbi stɪŋz)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
colostrum, esp. of a cow.
[before 1000; late Middle English bestynge, Old English bȳsting=bēost beestings (c. Old Saxon, Old High German biost) + -ing -ing 1]
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Things look up when Scarlett and Grandpa almost hit bass player Zach with their car, which leads Scarlett to see his band, the Beastings. Soon she is invited to play with them.
He said it had been a normal run "with no extra beastings" and had been done within the confines laid down by the Army
At the inquest officers denied knowledge of any beastings saying the military guidelines that came into force a year before Pte Williams' death were followed.
During the inquest senior officers denied knowledge of any beastings, saying the military guidelines that came into force a year before Pte Williams' death were followed.
DURHAM-BORN author Benjamin Myers has landed a PS10,000 Portico Prize for Literature for his latest novel, Beastings.
Durham-born author Benjamin Myers has landed a [pounds sterling]10,000 Portico Prize for Literature for his latest novel, Beastings.
"Another dish we kids used to enjoy was 'beastings.' .' This was a thick custard type dish made from the first milk from a cow that had just calved.
"There were a lot of beastings when I first got to Rotherham," he said.
Pte Jones, from Aberdare, and his comrade claimed they found repeated beastings unbearable.
Back on duty he says he was regularly sent for "beastings" (unofficial "punishments") over the state of his uniform and was regularly "picked on" during parade.
They claimed Stuart had suffered "beastings" - informal punishments.
An ex-cadet said: "Beastings are a way of breaking down individuality, making sure people become team players.