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 for Bestrid
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bestride \Be*stride"\, v. t. [imp. Bestrode, (Obs. or R.)
     Bestrid; p. p. Bestridden, Bestrid, Bestrode; p. pr.
     & vb. n. Bestriding.] [AS. bestr[imac]dan; pref. be- +
     str[imac]dan to stride.]
     1. To stand or sit with anything between the legs, or with
        the legs astride; to stand over
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              That horse that thou so often hast bestrid. --Shak.
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              Why, man, he doth bestride the narrow world
              Like a Colossus.                      --Shak.
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     2. To step over; to stride over or across; as, to bestride a
        threshold.
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