• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Basse a marine fish allied to the perch.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bærs; cf. Ger. bars, the perch.


In literature:

He sometimes even added to the harmony by uttering a bass growl at the pipe.
"The Lonely Island" by R.M. Ballantyne
Mr Long had a magnificent bass voice and made good use of it.
"Personal Reminiscences in Book Making" by R.M. Ballantyne
Then, uttering something like a deep bass growl, he ordered the lad to follow him into his private cabin.
"Philosopher Jack" by R.M. Ballantyne
It included fried bass, ham and eggs, and baked potatoes, with milk and pie for desert.
"Canoe Boys and Campfires" by William Murray Graydon
You can catch a minnow with a worm, and a bass will take your minnow.
"Letters from a Self-Made Merchant to His Son" by George Horace Lorimer
Strings of immense size were used alike on Violins, Violoncellos, Tenors, and Double Basses.
"The Violin" by George Hart
On the tops of these very high hills, good land, timber, some very large chestnut, hickory and bass.
"The Country of the Neutrals" by James H. Coyne
His catalogues from 1564 to 1592 were printed by Nicholas Basse at Frankfort.
"The Book-Hunter at Home" by P. B. M. Allan
Immediately the bass Narrator announces the approach of the awful tragedy.
"The Standard Oratorios" by George P. Upton
He was ciphering in fractions at school, and what most puzzled him were the figures set to the bass.
"Winning His Way" by Charles Carleton Coffin

In poetry:

He turnt her heid intil the north:
Quo' the nobles, "He s' droon, by the mass!"
Quo' the skipper, "Haud afif yer lady-ban's
Or ye'll never see the Bass."
"The Yerl O' Waterydeck" by George MacDonald
Tenors and Basses:
Blessed was the food that fed Thee,
Blessed was the hand that led Thee;
Blessed was the parent's eye,
That watch'd Thy slumb'ring infancy.
"Virgin-Born! We Bow Before Thee!" by Reginald Heber
Our tiny girl’s a sturdy lass;
Our boy’s shrill pipe descends to bass;
New friends appear, the old we miss;
My Love grows old … in spite of this
My love’s unchanged.
"My Love’s Unchanged—Though Time, Alas" by Thomas Runciman
"Had not a kind cricket fluttered,
Perched upon the place
Vacant left, and duly uttered
'Love, Love, Love,' whene'er the bass Asked the treble to atone
For its somewhat sombre drone."
"A Tale" by Robert Browning
The liquid, dripping songs of orchard-birds--
The wee bass of the bees,--
With lucent deeps of silence afterwards;
The gay, clandestine whisperings of the breeze
And glad leaves of the trees.
"A Child-World" by James Whitcomb Riley
When far through the cloisters the anthem was stealing,
Thy heart was ablaze with a heavenly ray--
When thy organ was softly and tenderly pealing,
Or the bass of thy bourdon was rolling away.
"The Musician's Grave" by Lennox Amott

In news:

Just days remain before what promises to be an historic Bass Player LIVE.
Solo bass artist and doubler extraordinaire Brian Bromberg has requested a press conference to address his plucking peers.
As they walked out onto the dance floor last weekend, Wendell Bass tenderly brushed the veil from his bride's face and gathered her into his arms.
Joe Buck, ex-bass player for Hank Williams III, blew through Boise to play two sets at The Shredder Saturday night.
' The recording features members of Guns N' Roses: Frank 'Thunderchucker' Ferrer on drums, Tommy Stinson on bass, Richard Fortus and DJ Ashba on rhythm guitars.
He's just as compelling working on classical music and nimble on everything from the viola to the bass guitar.
Southern California Coastal Fishing for Calico Bass Turns Red Hot.
Tenors, baritones, basses and guests are invited to a rehearsal Oct 10 for this non-audition men's a cappella group 503-234-0294 or
ICAST 2012 – Ardent Reels Legendary bass pro Denny Brauer showed us two of Ardent's reel series.
A powerful fish-killing toxin that has caused major losses in commercial ponds of catifish, striped bass and tilapia may also have cancer-killing properties.
LYRA, the acclaimed a capella vocal ensemble of two women and three men, soprano, mezzo-soprano, two tenors and a deep bass from St Petersburg, Russia, will return to Hope for an evening of Russian music.
This time of year, Ms Rogers says, sea bass is especially popular.
The bass culling bill would allow tournament anglers to " cull " bass.
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. A spontaneous stint on stage, and it was a blast from the past on bass.
Oh yeah, you gotta love the funky bass slap… that's it.

In science:

Instantons provide an example how to generate topological x = 0 polarization (Bass, 1998).
The Spin Structure of the Proton
It is very important for strangeness and charm production (Bass et al., 1999).
The Spin Structure of the Proton
Bass et al., 1998) of the fundamental GDH sum-rule.
The Spin Structure of the Proton
These different choices of infrared cut-offs correspond to different jet definitions and different factorization schemes for photon-gluon fusion in the QCD parton model – see Bass et al. (1991); Bass et al. (1998); Mankiewicz (1991) and Manohar (1991).
The Spin Structure of the Proton
We refer to Bass (2002b) for an overview of the phenomenology.
The Spin Structure of the Proton