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 Beaver.Becarre, Bemol. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Beaver.
 
That part of the helmet which lifted up to enable the wearer to drink. Similarly bever, the afternoon draught in the harvest-field, called fours’s. (Italian, bevere, to drink; Spanish, beber; Latin, bibo; French, buveur, a drinker; Armoric, beuvrauh, beverage, etc.)   1
       
Hamlet: Then you saw not his face?
Horatio: O’yes, my lord; he wore his beaver up.”
       
Shakespeare: Hamlet, i. 2.
 


 Beaver.Becarre, Bemol. 

 
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