be|whisk|ered

be|whisk|ered
be|whisk|ered «bih HWIHS kuhrd», adjective.
1. having whiskers: »

a splendidly bewhiskered old man.

2. Figurative. very old and (usually) deserving to be given up: »

the bewhiskered notion that the common toad causes warts.


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