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Betz

[bets] /bɛts/
noun
1.
Pauline (Pauline Betz Addie) 1919–2011, U.S. tennis player.
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  • The Princess of Monaco passed at Betz the happiest years of her life.

  • With this pleasing picture, let us leave the gardens of Betz.

  • That was in 1819, and, therefore, Old Betz could not have been over eighty-eight when she died.

    Fifty Years In The Northwest William Henry Carman Folsom
  • After a long period of neglect, the domain is today in safe hands: the remnants of the gardens of Betz are now safeguarded.

  • The design of the alleys at Betz has remained almost the same as it was in the eighteenth century.

  • But the hermitage of Betz possessed this much originality, that it was inhabited by an actual hermit.

  • It has been removed from Betz; but it will soon be replaced by another cast of the same group.

  • The tailor of Betz—his bill has been discovered—asked ninety-nine francs, five sous for dressing a hermit.

  • Betz also wrote to the Master, who would receive the dispatches the same evening and the letters the following morning.

    Wagner at Home Judith Gautier
  • Among them were two eyebrow-arching young matrons whom Claire had not met—Mrs. Corey and Mrs. Betz.

    Free Air Sinclair Lewis

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