basting

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n basting moistening a roast as it is cooking
    • n basting a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Ancient Egyptians believed that "Bast" was the mother of all cats on Earth. They also believed that cats were sacred animals.
    • n basting A cudgeling; a beating.
    • n basting The moistening of meat that is being roasted with its own fat, butter, etc.
    • n basting The gravy, melted fat, butter, etc., used in moistening roasting beef, etc.
    • n basting In candle-making, the process of pouring melted wax over the wicks.
    • n basting The act of sewing together with long, loose stitches.
    • n basting The stitches themselves.
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Usage

In literature:

This sheriff is the man that'll hang ye for your murthers and crimes, ye bastes!
"Trail's End" by George W. Ogden
We used de broth to baste him and for gravy.
"Slave Narratives, Oklahoma" by Various
The ground should be kept even and mellow during the summer, and the vines neatly tied to the trellis with bast or straw.
"The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines" by George Husmann
Phat for kind of a baste do ye think this is?
"The Corner House Girls at School" by Grace Brooks Hill
He held a huge meat-knife in one hand, and a basting-ladle in the other.
"Under the Meteor Flag" by Harry Collingwood
Och, the murtherin' bastes, the daymans, the divvles!
"The Ghost Ship" by John C. Hutcheson
You're a nate-looking baste to interfere with a pair of illigant craythers!
"The Rifle Rangers" by Captain Mayne Reid
You soot-coloured, big-lipped baste!
"Charge!" by George Manville Fenn
Whisht, Masther Dick, dear, jump up behind and hold on by me, and the baste'll carry us both over.
"Off to the Wilds" by George Manville Fenn
Niver mind the nets, or the fish, or the mosquito bastes.
"Afar in the Forest" by W.H.G. Kingston
It's my belief it's the very baste Mr Desmond shot last night.
"The Three Admirals" by W.H.G. Kingston
All the rest of the company are to tie their handkerchiefs into knots, with which to baste the bear.
"Ernest Bracebridge" by William H. G. Kingston
But I got even with Pa for basting me, this morning, and I dassent go home.
"Peck's Bad Boy and His Pa 1883" by George W. Peck
Fasten it to the spit and roast it, basting frequently with the marinade strained.
"A Poetical Cook-Book" by Maria J. Moss
Bad cess to ye, ye roachbacked Prodestan' baste, kape off iv thim flower beds!
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
They were cut out, but not basted.
"Patty's Success" by Carolyn Wells
A good deal of "basting" is being got through.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 19th, 1914" by Various
Hold your tongue, you baste; don't you know your misthress when you see her?
"The Ghost Girl" by H. De Vere Stacpoole
It had a little ruffle basted round the neck.
"A Little Country Girl" by Susan Coolidge
Gwineter baste him up wid gravy, an' add some onions too.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
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In poetry:

Peter the Repeater,
Platted round a platter
Slips of slivered paper,
Basting them with batter.
"Cats Cradle Song," by James Clerk Maxwell
WELL freighted with gay flowers
And goodly wine, O Bast,
We'll fling aside the hours
Like glittering spray upcast,
Up to the stars divine !
"Egyptian Lyrics" by E J Rupert Atkinson
Poor victim, prepared for his classical spit,
With a stuffing of praise and a basting of wit,
You may twitch at your collar and wrinkle your brow,
But you're up on your legs, and you're in for it now.
"Verses For After-Dinner" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Quoth she, I grant it is in vain.
For one that's basted to feel pain,
Because the pangs his bones endure
Contribute nothing to the cure:
Yet honor hurt, is wont to rage
With pain no med'cine can asswage.
"Hudibras: Part 2 - Canto I" by Samuel Butler
Once when I had a fever--I won't forget it soon--
I was hot as a basted turkey and crazy as a loon;
Never an hour went by me when she was out of sight--
She nursed me true and tender, and stuck to me day and night.
"Betsey And I Are Out" by William McKendree Carleton
Once when I had a fever—I won't forget it soon—
I was hot as a basted turkey and crazy as a loon;
Never an hour went by me when she was out of sight—
She nursed me true and tender, and stuck to me day and night.
"Betsey and I are out" by Will McKendree Carleton

In news:

If you're an avid barbecue fan like I am, you must surely know that rubs, basting sauces and finishing sauces vary from region to region all over the South.
Roast in 325°f oven to medium doneness (160°f), basting halfway through roasting time with 1 cup barbecue sauce.
Bast wins Fast Friday's Main Event.
Michael Kirby/Auburn JournalBobby Hedden leads Bart Bast in a handicap heat race.
Hedden won the handicap main event and Bast finished second.
You'll flavor the skin, but you'll also let out heat out of the oven each time you open it to baste .
Do I have to baste my turkey.
(Don't brine kosher or self-basting turkeys, however.
Celebrity Chefs Join Burger Wars, Baste Beef Patties in Butter.
Barbecue the salmon ( basting as needed using left over marinade ) until the white fat bubbles on the surface of the salmon.
TrustNordisk adds Lukas Moodysson's 'Vi ar bast' to AFM slate.
Gang Green fans were glowering with rage yesterday over the Jets' disgusting Thanksgiving Day basting by the hated Patriots — a loss that reached its humiliating climax when quarterback.
Thanksgiving dinner doesn't have to require basting the turkey, doing the dishes and calling the plumber to plunge the potato peels out of the clogged garbage disposal.
Forget about brining and basting.
A few weeks ago we grilled some delicious Bourbon Basted Pork Chops.
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In science:

Kleppe A, Warmer J, Bast W, MDA Explained: The Model Driven Architecture™: Practice and Promise, Addison Wesley Professional (2003), and Rick Kazman, Steven G. Woods, S. Jeromy Carrière, Requirements for Integrating Software Architecture and Reengineering Models: CORUM II.
Experiences of Engineering Grid-Based Medical Software
BASTE-like bursts, with around 78% of those bursts detected by GLAST within one second of GRB onset.
Triggers and alerts with GLAST
Bast et al (see for an outline) find a set of about 10,000 intersections (which they call transit nodes) with the property that, unless the start and destination points are close, the shortest route goes via some transit node near the start and some transit node near the destination.
Scale-Invariant Random Spatial Networks
Such a simulation ensures that P (θ) and P (θ, z ) predicted by the USJ models and derived from BASTE observations are based on the same GRB rate model.
Testing the Universal Structured Jet Models of Gamma-Ray Bursts by BATSE Observations
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