[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".
>
> http://dictionary.die.net/bested
>
> Source: WordNet (r) 1.7
>
> bested
>     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.
>                                                  21.
>
>            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.

David 



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