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bastard


  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bastard  \Bas"tard\,  n.  [OF.  bastard,  bastart,  F.  b?tard,  prob. 
  fr  OF  bast,  F.  b?t,  a  packsaddle  used  as  a  bed  by  the 
  muleteers  (fr.  LL  bastum)  +  -ard.  OF  fils  de  bast  son  of 
  the  packsaddle;  as  the  muleteers  were  accustomed  to  use  their 
  saddles  for  beds  in  the  inns.  See  Cervantes,  ``Don  Quixote,'' 
  chap.  16;  and  cf.G.  bankert  fr  bank  bench.] 
  1.  A  ``natural''  child;  a  child  begotten  and  born  out  of 
  wedlock;  an  illegitimate  child;  one  born  of  an  illicit 
  union. 
 
  Note:  By  the  civil  and  canon  laws,  and  by  the  laws  of  many  of 
  the  United  States,  a  bastard  becomes  a  legitimate  child 
  by  the  intermarriage  of  the  parents  at  any  subsequent 
  time.  But  by  those  of  England,  and  of  some  states  of 
  the  United  States,  a  child,  to  be  legitimate,  must  at 
  least  be  born  after  the  lawful  marriage.  --Kent. 
  Blackstone. 
 
  2.  (Sugar  Refining) 
  a  An  inferior  quality  of  soft  brown  sugar,  obtained  from 
  the  sirups  that  ?  already  had  several  boilings. 
  b  A  large  size  of  mold,  in  which  sugar  is  drained. 
 
  3.  A  sweet  Spanish  wine  like  muscadel  in  flavor. 
 
  Brown  bastard  is  your  only  drink.  --Shak. 
 
  4.  A  writing  paper  of  a  particular  size.  See  {Paper}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bastard  \Bas"tard\,  a. 
  1.  Begotten  and  born  out  of  lawful  matrimony;  illegitimate. 
  See  {Bastard},  n.,  note. 
 
  2.  Lacking  in  genuineness;  spurious;  false;  adulterate;  -- 
  applied  to  things  which  resemble  those  which  are  genuine, 
  but  are  really  not  so 
 
  That  bastard  self-love  which  is  so  vicious  in 
  itself  and  productive  of  so  many  vices.  --Barrow. 
 
  3.  Of  an  unusual  make  or  proportion;  as  a  bastard  musket;  a 
  bastard  culverin.  [Obs.] 
 
  4.  (Print.)  Abbreviated,  as  the  half  title  in  a  page 
  preceding  the  full  title  page  of  a  book. 
 
  {Bastard  ashlar}  (Arch.),  stones  for  ashlar  work  roughly 
  squared  at  the  quarry. 
 
  {Bastard  file},  a  file  intermediate  between  the  coarsest  and 
  the  second  cut. 
 
  {Bastard  type}  (Print.),  type  having  the  face  of  a  larger  or 
  a  smaller  size  than  the  body;  e.g.,  a  nonpareil  face  on  a 
  brevier  body. 
 
  {Bastard  wing}  (Zo["o]l.),  three  to  five  quill  feathers  on  a 
  small  joint  corresponding  to  the  thumb  in  some  mam  malia; 
  the  alula. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bastard  \Bas"tard\,  v.  t. 
  To  bastardize.  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cod  \Cod\,  n.  [Cf.  G.  gadde,  and  (in  Heligoland)  gadden,  L. 
  gadus  merlangus.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  important  edible  fish  ({Gadus  morrhua}),  taken  in  immense 
  numbers  on  the  northern  coasts  of  Europe  and  America.  It  is 
  especially  abundant  and  large  on  the  Grand  Bank  of 
  Newfoundland.  It  is  salted  and  dried  in  large  quantities. 
 
  Note:  There  are  several  varieties;  as  {shore  cod},  from 
  shallow  water;  {bank  cod},  from  the  distant  banks;  and 
  {rock  cod},  which  is  found  among  ledges,  and  is  often 
  dark  brown  or  mottled  with  red.  The  {tomcod}  is  a 
  distinct  species  of  small  size.  The  {bastard},  {blue}, 
  {buffalo},  or  {cultus  cod}  of  the  Pacific  coast  belongs 
  to  a  distinct  family.  See  {Buffalo  cod},  under 
  {Buffalo}. 
 
  {Cod  fishery},  the  business  of  fishing  for  cod. 
 
  {Cod  line},  an  eighteen-thread  line  used  in  catching  codfish. 
  --McElrath. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bastard 
  adj  1:  born  out  of  wedlock;  "the  dominions  of  both  rulers  passed 
  away  to  their  spurious  or  doubtful  offspring"- 
  E.A.Freeman  [syn:  {bastardly},  {misbegot},  {misbegotten}, 
  {natural(a)},  {spurious}] 
  2:  fraudulent;  having  a  misleading  appearance  [syn:  {bogus},  {fake}, 
  {phony},  {phoney}] 
  n  1:  (obscene)  insulting  terms  of  address  [syn:  {asshole},  {cocksucker}, 
  {shit},  {mother  fucker},  {motherfucker},  {mother},  {prick}, 
  {son  of  a  bitch},  {SOB}] 
  2:  the  illegitimate  offspring  of  unmarried  parents  [syn:  {by-blow}, 
  {love  child},  {illegitimate  child},  {illegitimate}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bastard 
  In  the  Old  Testament  the  rendering  of  the  Hebrew  word  _mamzer'_, 
  which  means  "polluted."  In  Deut.  23:2,  it  occurs  in  the  ordinary 
  sense  of  illegitimate  offspring.  In  Zech.  9:6,  the  word  is  used 
  in  the  sense  of  foreigner.  From  the  history  of  Jephthah  we  learn 
  that  there  were  bastard  offspring  among  the  Jews  (Judg.  11:1-7). 
  In  Heb.  12:8,  the  word  (Gr.  nothoi)  is  used  in  its  ordinary 
  sense  and  denotes  those  who  do  not  share  the  privileges  of 
  God's  children. 
 




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