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Ben

The Neptune of the Saxons.

Ben

(a theatrical word). Benefit. “A big ben,” a good or bumping benefit.

Big Ben of Westminster.
A name given to the large bell, which weighs 13 tons 10 cwt., and is named after Sir Benjamin Hall, the Chief Commissioner of Works when the bell was cast. (1856.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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