• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Baston A staff or cudgel. "To fight with blunt bastons ."
    • Baston An officer bearing a painted staff, who formerly was in attendance upon the king's court to take into custody persons committed by the court.
    • Baston (Her) See Baton.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n baston A stick, staff, or cudgel; a baton. Specifically— A mace of wood used in a tourney, instead of the mace of metal used in war. It was usually shaped into a handle, and had a guard like a sword.
    • n baston In architecture, a segmental molding used especially in the bases of columns; a torus.
    • n baston A servant of the warden of the Fleet, who attended the king's courts as an officer, carrying a red truncheon. It was his duty to take to ward such prisoners as had been committed by the court, and also to attend those suffered to go at large by license. Hence, to go out of prison by baston was to go at large in the custody of a servant of the warden of Fleet prison.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. baston, F. bâton, LL. basto,. See Bastion, and cf. Baton, and 3d Batten


In literature:

Baston ti bacnang saan mo nga maiganan.
"A Little Book of Filipino Riddles" by Various
Bring the baston, Ben bach.
"My Neighbors" by Caradoc Evans
The bastone di S. Giuseppe had begun to come up and the tufts of grass were full of lily-leaves preparing for the spring.
"Diversions in Sicily" by H. Festing Jones
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Then she went into Baston's with her meal-sack on her arm.
"Tharon of Lost Valley" by Vingie E. Roe
It was estimated by Eusebio del Bastone as worth 68 florins.
"Intarsia and Marquetry" by F. Hamilton Jackson
But bends and bastons, labels, borders and the rest are often coloured with a single row of alternating tinctures.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various

In poetry:

Stringero` nella mano
Un nodoso bastone,
E me ne andro` lontano
Un balsamo a cercar, l'oblivione...
"Quando?" by Ferdinando Fontana

In news:

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Pistons have waived Maceo Baston , reducing their roster to 15 players.
Photo by Maria R Bastone.
NORTH YARMOUTH — The Yarmouth Water District will pay nearly $33,000 for illegally demolishing a 19th century Baston Road house in July.
Witnesses saw Booker Latangle Floyd, 34, of the 100 block of Crail Drive, with his pants down and exposing himself toward traffic on Washington Road near Baston Road.
Cole Minter (top photo) and Olivia Lohr and Alicia Baston (bottom photo) cooked up "turkeys" in cooking class at St Andrew's Dayschool during the celebration of Thanksgiving last month.
Gary and Mary West's Power Broker made short work of the field in the $250,000 FrontRunner Stakes for 2-year-olds at Santa Anita Park Sept 29, drawing away to win by open lengths over Know More and Capo Bastone.
Follow writer Kelly Bastone on a long-forgotten trail on Yosemite North Rim 's for eagle eye views of Half Dome, Yosemite Valley, and more.
Cole Minter (top photo) and Olivia Lohr and Alicia Baston (bottom photo) cooked up " turkeys " in cooking class at St Andrew's Dayschool during the celebration of Thanksgiving last month.

In science:

Baston: Almost Hermitian symmetric manifolds. I.
Projective Geometry I: Principles and Properties
Baston, R. and Eastwood, M.: The Penrose transformation.
Holomorphic maps from rational homogeneous spaces onto projective manifolds