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1) Bast, in Egyptian religion. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Bast, in Egyptian religion, (bast) (KEY) , ancient Egyptian cat goddess. At first a goddess of the home, she later became known as a goddess of war. The center of...

2) bast. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. See phloem. 2. Bast fiber. Middle English, from Old English baest....

3) bast, in botany. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...bast, in botany, see bark....

4) bast fiber. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Any of various durable fibers found in the phloem of certain plants, especially flax, hemp, and jute, used in making rope and baskets....

5) Bass. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...Matting made of bast, that is the lime or linden tree. Dutch, bast, bark; Swedish, basta, to bind; so called because used for binding. "Ribbons from the linden tree...

6) Act V. Scene VI. The Life and Death of King John. Craig, W.J., ed. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare
...An open Place in the neighbourhood of Swinstead Abbey. Enter the BASTARD and HUBERT, severally. Hub. Who s there? speak, ho! speak quickly, or I shoot. Bast. A friend....

7) lambaste. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: lamˇbastˇed, lamˇbastˇing, lamˇbastes Informal 1. To give a thrashing to; beat. See synonyms at beat. 2. To scold sharply; berate. Perhaps lam1 +...

8) baste 3. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: bastˇed, bastˇing, bastes1. To beat vigorously; thrash. See synonyms at beat. 2. To lambaste. Probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse...

9) baste 2. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: bastˇed, bastˇing, bastes To moisten (meat, for example) periodically with a liquid, such as melted butter or a sauce, especially while cooking....

10) baste 1. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: bastˇed, bastˇing, bastes To sew loosely with large running stitches so as to hold together temporarily. Middle English basten, from Old French bastir,...

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