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basset


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Basset  \Bas"set\,  a.  [Cf.  OF  basset  somewhat  low  dim.  of  bas 
  low.]  (Geol.) 
  Inclined  upward;  as  the  basset  edge  of  strata.  --Lyell. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Basset  \Bas"set\,  n.  (Geol.) 
  The  edge  of  a  geological  stratum  at  the  surface  of  the 
  ground;  the  outcrop. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Basset  \Bas"set\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Basseted};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Basseting}.]  (Geol.) 
  To  inclined  upward  so  as  to  appear  at  the  surface;  to  crop 
  out  as  a  vein  of  coal  bassets. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Basset  \Bas"set\,  n.  [F.  bassette,  fr.It.  bassetta  Cf 
  {Basso}.] 
  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.  --Rowe. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  basset 
  n  :  smooth-haired  breed  of  hound  with  short  legs  and  long  ears 
  [syn:  {basset  hound}] 
  v  :  appear  at  the  surface:  "A  seam  of  coal  bassets"  [syn:  {crop 
  out}] 




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