• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Basan Same as Basil, a sheepskin.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n basan Sheepskin tanned in oak- or larch-bark, and used for bookbinding, etc. It is distinguished from roan, which is tanned in sumac.
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In literature:

Have 'e seen fat bulls of Basan?
"Springhaven" by R. D. Blackmore
Il est petit, basane, mal conforme.
"Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science, Vol. 17, No. 97, January, 1876" by Various
What says Og the king of Basan to it?
"The Works Of John Dryden, Vol. 7 (of 18)" by John Dryden
Then Kay chanted "Fat bulls of Basan came round about me on either side," and it was just like that.
"Dangerous Ages" by Rose Macaulay
Father Fray Juan Basan, a priest, from Andalucia.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, Volume XXIV, 1630-34" by Various
I felt like 'many oxen come about me, fat bulls of Basan compass me on every side,' when she glared at me and said that.
"Hildegarde's Home" by Laura E. Richards

In news:

WOONSOCKET- Anna A Basan , 95, a resident of the Ballou Home, Mendon Rd, passed away peacefully on Thursday at the Ballou Home.
Born May 24, 1915 in Woonsocket, she was the daughter of the late Andrew & Julia (Lapiniak) Basan , she resided in Woonsocket all her life.

In science:

Estos test se basan en las distintas capacidades de compresión de textos que poseen las máquinas y los humanos.
Analysis of first prototype universal intelligence tests: evaluating and comparing AI algorithms and humans
Los ´unicos modelos de memoria de corto plazo existentes que no requieren aprendiza je sin´aptico se basan en que cada neurona mantenga de alguna manera la informaci´on que le corresponde (t´ıpicamente gracias a una serie de procesos sub-celulares).
Interplay between Network Topology and Dynamics in Neural Systems