See also:blow or stroke; from the many applications of the verb " to
See also:beat " come various meanings of the substantive, in some of which the
See also:primary sense has become obscure . It is applied to tile throbbing of the
See also:pulse or heart, to the beating of a
See also:drum, either for retreat, or
See also:charge, or to quarters; in
See also:music to the alternating sound produced by the striking together of two notes not exactly of the same pitch (see SOUND), and also to the
See also:movement of the baton by which a conductor of an orchestra or
See also:chorus indicates the
See also:time, and to the divisions of a
See also:bar . As a nautical
See also:term, a " beat " is the zigzag course taken by a
See also:ship in sailing against the
See also:wind . The application of the word to a policeman's or sentry's
See also:round comes either from beating a covert for
See also:game and hence the term means an exhaustive
See also:search of a
See also:district, or from the repeated strokes of the
See also:foot in constantly walking up and down . In this sense the word is used in
See also:America, particularly in
See also:Alabama and
See also:Mississippi, of a voting
See also:precinct .
BEATIFICATION (from the Lat. beatus, happy, blessed...
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