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Bes

1. An ancient Roman unit of area approximately equivalent to 1,682 square meters.

2. See: Bessis.
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This is another successful initiative by the Airport to relieve economic pressure on the airlines at a time when the industry is beset by volatile fuel costs.
The analysis by the California Community Colleges chancellor's office found that such dual-enrollment classes are beset by problems ranging from record-keeping shortcomings to possible fraud.
Hailed as a new kind of novel about a successful African American family, beset by expectations and disappointments, this is also a story of family relationships.
That's the question haunting NASA as the agency finds itself beset with yet another major mirror flaw--this time in a $1 billion series of five weather satellites, the first scheduled for launch in February 1992.
series, INTO THE WEST) as James Hayson, a once promising writer beset by life's ups and downs, and combines a troublesome brew of human tragedy, deceit, passion and murder.
TONIGHT, a miniseries begins about a people beset by suicide bombers, ancient religions that justify seemingly never-ending hostilities and environmental crises.
Vermeer struggles to be true to his highest artistic possibilities in an environment beset by unpaid bills, a lively family of 11 children, a violent brother-in-law, and an acerbic mother-in-law.
Moreover, the researchers note, "new worries beset many of these parents, for they are now 60 to 70 years of age and fear for the future care of their [handicapped] children.
The income protection market has been beset by problems of consumer apathy and confusion, while low levels of state incapacity benefits, a rising appetite for protection products and an increase in the cost of critical illness cover have been growth drivers.
The Trojans blew a five-point lead in the final two minutes and were beset by critical turnovers, including two by Desmon Farmer and an errant behind-the-back pass by center Kostas Charissis.
The first part of two separate and distinct stories, with interconnecting themes and characters, tells the story of Jack Keller, a man beset by personal tragedies involving his mother and wife.
Geologists and relief workers have had trouble reaching the remote region, which is beset by drug traders and members of the Shining Path revolutionary group.