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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bessus.
 
A cowardly, bragging captain, a sort of Bob’adil (q.v.). (Beaumont and Fletcher: A King and no King.)   1
 


 Bessie Bell and Mary Gray.Best. 

 
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