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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 bearding
 船舷填角楔

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Beard v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bearded; p. pr. & vb. n. Bearding.]
 1. To take by the beard; to seize, pluck, or pull the beard of (a man), in anger or contempt.
 2. To oppose to the face; to set at defiance.
    No admiral, bearded by these corrupt and dissolute minions of the palace, dared to do more than mutter something about a court martial.   --Macaulay.
 3. To deprive of the gills; -- used only of oysters and similar shellfish.