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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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All these, however, were mere terrors of the night, phantoms of the mind that walk in darkness; and though he had seen many spectres in his time, and been more than once beset by Satan in divers shapes, in his lonely perambulations, yet daylight put an end to all these evils; and he would have passed a pleasant life of it, in despite of the Devil and all his works, if his path had not been crossed by a being that causes more perplexity to mortal man than ghosts, goblins, and the whole race of witches put together, and that was--a woman.
Ichabod, on the contrary, had to win his way to the heart of a country coquette, beset with a labyrinth of whims and caprices, which were forever presenting new difficulties and impediments; and he had to encounter a host of fearful adversaries of real flesh and blood, the numerous rustic admirers, who beset every portal to her heart, keeping a watchful and angry eye upon each other, but ready to fly out in the common cause against any new competitor.
And, in the meantime,'' said Locksley, ``we will beset the place so closely, that not so much as a fly shall carry news from thence.
Summary: Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 5 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has refrained from commenting on its ally Telugu Desam Party (TDP) after the latter, although beset with the Union Budget, ultimately chose to remain in alliance.
ISLAMABAD -- Beset by troubles since its inception, the second LNG terminal at Port Qasim, Karachi has got fixed and over 400mmcfd of supplies were received on Sunday, which was ramped up to 600mmcfd by Monday, said government officials at the Prime Minister Office (PMO).
FEW families can have endured such tragedy as that which has beset the Quinseys over the past four years.
Summary: In another weekend beset by postponed games after heavy storms across the Lebanon, Ahli Sidon finally climbed off the bottom of the Lebanese football league table after a 1-0 win over Tadamoun Sour.
EDUCATION reform in Northern Ireland has been beset by delay and political prevarication, a teaching union warned yesterday.
It is the latest in a series of problems to beset the 30-year-old, who was sent home early from the tour of Bangladesh with a back problem which kept him out of the Test series against Australia.
1 : to attack violently <The traveler was beset by wild beasts.
WHILE the rest of us are harangued by the eco-lobby over wisdom of using jet travel, the super rich are beset by a different problem: should they share their private jets?
Charman's Restaurant and Lounge, recently beset by tax problems, has closed for business after nearly 30 years in Hudson and Nashua.