• WordNet 3.6
    • v basset appear at the surface "A seam of coal bassets"
    • n basset smooth-haired breed of hound with short legs and long ears
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Basset băs"sĕt or băs*sĕt" A game at cards, resembling the modern faro, said to have been invented at Venice. "Some dress, some dance, some play, not to forget
      Your piquet parties, and your dear basset ."
    • a Basset băs"sĕt (Geol) Inclined upward; as, the basset edge of strata.
    • n Basset (Geol) The edge of a geological stratum at the surface of the ground; the outcrop.
    • v. i Basset (Geol) To incline upward so as to appear at the surface; to crop out; as, a vein of coal bassets .
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n basset A game of cards resembling faro, invented in Venice, and popular throughout Europe during the eighteenth century and the latter part of the seventeenth.
    • n basset In geology and mining, an outcrop.
    • basset In geology and mining, outcropping.
    • basset In geology and mining, to appear at the surface; crop out: said of the edges of strata.
    • n basset Same as basset-hound.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Basset bas′et a short-legged dog used in unearthing foxes and badgers: an old Venetian game at cards, resembling faro, widely popular in the 18th century:
    • v.i Basset to incline upward so as to appear at the surface, to crop up
    • n Basset bas′et (geol.) the outcrop or emergence of mineral strata at the surface
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
F. bassette, fr. It. bassetta,. Cf. Basso
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. bas, low.


In literature:

The tenor or basset horn, in F, a fifth below the C clarinet.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 4" by Various
Come, Basset, I 'll take him back myself.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)" by Charles James Lever
Once more in the streets, I turned my steps towards Basset's house, where I hoped, at all events, to learn some tidings of my brother.
"Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume II (of II)" by Charles James Lever
It is not a horn, but bears the same relation to the oboe as the basset horn does to the clarinet.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 4" by Various
Basset hounds are long and crooked-legged dogs, with pendulous ears.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 8, Slice 6" by Various
Margaret Basset's mother seeks not from a son the help which a husband refused.
"Trevethlan: Volume 1" by William Davy Watson
BASSET-HORN, a musical instrument, now practically obsolete, a sort of clarinet of enlarged dimensions, with a curved and bell-shaped metal end.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3" by Various
In coming from Wotton-Basset to Highworth, I left Swindon a few miles away to my left, and came by the village of Blunsdon.
"Rural Rides" by William Cobbett
The American beagle has a brother in France, called the Basset.
"Hunting Dogs" by Oliver Hartley
Basset, term explained, 56.
"A Manual of Elementary Geology" by Charles Lyell
A little inland is Tehidy House, the seat of the Bassets, a famous Cornish family.
"Nooks and Corners of Cornwall" by C. A. Dawson Scott
Jerry took a short-cut route to the Basset Street docks.
"Whispering Walls" by Mildred A. Wirt
London, Printed for R. Basset .
"A Catalogue of Books in English Later than 1700 (Vol 2 of 3)" by Various
Old Maud Basset was deeply versed in all the wild superstitions which still lingered among the Cornubians.
"Trevethlan: (Vol 2 of 3)" by William Davy Watson
Quite sobered by the shock, Basset was of more use than any of them.
"Greene Ferne Farm" by Richard Jefferies
The second son of Lawrance Basset, or Bassnet, was Hugh, of Leigh, living temp.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. IV, Number 91, July 26, 1851" by Various
The Wootton Basset incline, 85-1/2 miles from London, is 1 mile 550 yards long.
"The life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Civil Engineer" by Isambard Brunel
The quarrel was about a game at basset, at which the lady lost something over five thousand pounds.
"Mohawks, Volume 1 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
I have lost heavily at basset, and I am in sore need of money.
"Mohawks, Volume 3 of 3" by Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The basset is a short-legged French hound resembling the German dachshund, to which it is doubtless related.
"The Dogs of Boytown" by Walter A. Dyer

In poetry:

With hawk and hound he made him boun,
With horn, and eke with bow;
To Drayton Basset he took his way,
With all his lords arow.
"King Edward IV. And The Tanner Of Tamworth" by Henry Morley
"Go with me down to Drayton Basset,
No dainties we will spare;
All day shalt thou eat and drink of the best,
And I will pay thy fare."--
"King Edward IV. And The Tanner Of Tamworth" by Henry Morley
"To Drayton Basset wouldst thou go,
Fro the place where thou dost stand?
The next pair of gallows thou comest unto
Turn in upon thy right hand."--
"King Edward IV. And The Tanner Of Tamworth" by Henry Morley
"God speed, God speed thee," said our king.--
"Thou art welcome, sir," said he.--
"The readiest way to Drayton Basset
I pray thee to show to me."--
"King Edward IV. And The Tanner Of Tamworth" by Henry Morley
Cardelia. At the Groom-Porter's, batter'd Bullies play,
Some Dukes at Mary-Bone bowl Time away.
But who the Bowl, or ratt'ling Dice compares
To Basset's heav'nly Joys, and pleasing Cares?
"The Basset-Table : An Eclogue" by Alexander Pope

In news:

As for Mary Kate, she is on her way to a basset hound rescue in Denver until she can be placed in a new permanent home.
Basset hound abandoned , now rescued.
The Town of Normal is turning down a motion to require any restaurant or bar employee who handles alcohol to take a four hour course known as Basset training.
Aquarter-century ago, Brian Basset and Bill Watterson did what many cartooning peers do as an act of camaraderie: They swapped originals.
A QUARTER-CENTURY ago, Brian Basset and Bill Watterson did what many cartooning peers do as an act of camaraderie: They swapped originals.
The dog, a 3-year-old Basset hound named Buddy, died of his burns.
(AP) — The federal judge killed in the Arizona shooting rampage was known for an immigration ruling that got him death threats, but on Friday he was remembered as a man devoted to his family, his basset hounds and his Irish-Catholic heritage.
Conditions at Montrose Co. Grand Junction, Colo. A basset hound was left for dead, but Wednesday, she got a second chance with a new family.
Your Nov 9 article, "18-year-old accused of setting family's basset hound on fire near Camarillo".
I want to thank The Star for its outstanding coverage of poor Buddy, the basset hound who was burned to death by, of all people, one of his owners.
Basset hound inspired children's books.
Burial for a Basset Hound .
My otherwise-sensible neighbors sent me an invitation to a funeral for their 12-year-old basset hound .
"Darwin" the Basset Hound sits with his owner at the "Music for Dogs" concert for canines at the Sydney Opera House forecourt on June 5, 2010 in Sydney, Australia.
Ernest T is a 4-year-old Basset Hound from Paragon , IN.

In science:

Bruce Basset discussed geometric reheating after Inflation.
Summary of GR15 session B.3 -- Physics of the Early Universe