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bluebeard


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bluebeard  \Blue"beard\,  n. 
  The  hero  of  a  medi[ae]val  French  nursery  legend,  who  leaving 
  home,  enjoined  his  young  wife  not  to  open  a  certain  room  in 
  his  castle.  She  entered  it  and  found  the  murdered  bodies  of 
  his  former  wives.  --  Also  used  adjectively  of  a  subject  which 
  it  is  forbidden  to  investigate. 
 
  The  Bluebeard  chamber  of  his  mind,  into  which  no  eye 
  but  his  own  must  look  --Carlyle. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Bluebeard 
  n  :  (fairy  tale)  a  monstrous  villain  who  marries  seven  women;  he 
  kills  the  first  six  for  disobedience  [syn:  {Bluebeard}] 




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