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Beal

[bel] /bɛl/
noun
1.
a god of the ancient Celts, a personification of the sun.
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  • Le bel appears not only as Bell but also, through Picard, as Beal.

    The Romance of Names

    Ernest Weekley
  • Why did Mr. Beal, the lawyer, not appear at the consultation?

    The Hoosier School-boy Edward Eggleston
  • THE narrative of travel and history was continued by Mr. Beal.

    ZigZag Journeys in Northern Lands; Hezekiah Butterworth
  • This is supposed to be a Barghast from its peculiar wawl or Beal.

    The Vale of Lyvennet John Salkeld Bland
  • She was on the same street she had found upon her arrival in the city—Beal street.

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux
  • But Mr. Beal shrunk back and raised his moist, white hands in protest.

    The Gateless Barrier Lucas Malet
  • Some years ago Professor Beal made a test of this difference.

  • Withers then called upon Smith, Henninger, and Beal, and their wives.

    The Rainbow Trail Zane Grey
  • He drew in his breath as he turned helplessly over the pages of Beal and Stanislas Julien. ''

    Kim Rudyard Kipling
  • Without regard to direction, she finally found herself on Beal street, which she recognized at once.

    The Forged Note Oscar Micheaux
Word Origin and History for Beal

beal

n.

"mouth of a river or valley," 1818 (in Scott), from Gaelic beul "mouth."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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