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Bast  n.  
The inner fibrous bark of various plants; esp. of the lime tree; hence, matting, cordage, etc., made therefrom.
A thick mat or hassock. See 2d Bass, 2.

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"Bast" Quotes from Famous Books

... enterlarded Bacon; Yolks of hard Eggs, Nutmeg, Salt, Goosberries, Grapes, or Barberries, and some minced Veal in the bottom of the Pie minced with some Bacon or Beef-suit, Sparagus and Chesnuts, with a little musk; close them up, and bast them with saffron water, bake them, and liquor it with beaten butter, and set them about the dish side or brims, with some bottoms of Artichocks, and yolks of hard Eggs, Lemons in quarters, Poungarnets and red ...
— The accomplisht cook - or, The art & mystery of cookery • Robert May

... middle of the garden there was a summer-house. The house was a large, airy single room (overlooking the stream), with a space beneath it, half-cave, half-cellar, open to the light, where Joe Barnicoat kept his gardening tools, with other odds-and-ends, such as bast, peasticks, sieves, shears, and traps for birds and vermin. Hugh and I went directly to this lower chamber to get ...
— Jim Davis • John Masefield

... to have to state that the measures which you appear to have adopted for obtaining possession of Amelia Island and other parts of Bast Florida are not authorized by the law of the United States or the instructions founded on it under ...
— A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents - Section 4 (of 4) of Volume 1: James Madison • Edited by James D. Richardson

... to Memphis, from Bast to Ptah," he said. "Dost thou miss the generous levels of the Delta in our crevice between ...
— The Yoke - A Romance of the Days when the Lord Redeemed the Children - of Israel from the Bondage of Egypt • Elizabeth Miller

... storekeeper's on the Saturday, and mother had sold bilberries, and capercailzies, and three pounds of wool. They had got a little tipsy, and had had such fun with the old fishwife at the headland, who had used a bast-mat ...
— Weird Tales from Northern Seas • Jonas Lie

Words linked to "Bast" :   natural fibre, natural fiber, Cuban bast, botany, Egyptian deity, bast fiber, phloem, sieve tube, phytology

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