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 Bel-à-faire-peur.Belch. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bel Esprit (French).
 
A vivacious wit; a man or woman of quick and lively parts, ready at repartee. (Plural, beaux esprits.)   1
 


 Bel-à-faire-peur.Belch. 

 
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