bearherd, bear-herd, bearard, bearward, berrord (n.) Old form(s): Beare-heard, Berard , Berrord
bear-keeper, bear-handler [for dancing or baiting]
2H4 I.ii.171[Falstaff to Lord Chief Justice] Virtue is of so little regard in these costermongers' times that true valour is turned bearherd [Q Berod]
2H6 V.i.149[Clifford to York, of Warwick and Salisbury as bears] We'll ... manacle the bearard in their chains
2H6 V.i.210[Clifford to Warwick] from thy burgonet I'll rend thy bear ... / Despite the bearard that protects the bear
MA II.i.35[Beatrice to Leonato] I will even take sixpence in earnest of the bear-ward
TS induction.2.19[Sly to Lord] Am not I ... by transmutation a bear-herd
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