[ntp:questions] Update NTP on FreeBSD 8.2
David J Taylor
david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk.invalid
Fri Feb 10 17:17:13 UTC 2012
"Steve Kostecke" <kostecke at ntp.org> wrote in message
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> On 2012-02-10, David J Taylor <david-taylor at blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>> FYI: "bested" is not English. "only Linux runs on more".
> Source: WordNet (r) 1.7
> adj : defeated in a competition [syn: outdone]
> Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
> Bestead \Be*stead"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bestead or Bested,
> also (Obs.) Bestad. In sense 3 imp. also Besteaded.]
> [Pref. be- + stead a place.]
> 1. To put in a certain situation or condition; to
> circumstance; to place. [Only in p. p.]
> They shall pass through it, hardly bestead and
> hungry: . . . and curse their king and their God.
> --Is. viii.
> Many far worse bestead than ourselves. --Barrow.
> 2. To put in peril; to beset.
> Note: [Only in p. p.] --Chaucer.
> 3. To serve; to assist; to profit; to avail. --Milton.
> Steve Kostecke <kostecke at ntp.org>
Your reference shows "bested" to be an adjective. It's slang when used as
a verb, and grates terribly on the ear to many.
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