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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Baste  \Baste\  (b[=a]st),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Basted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Basting}.]  [Cf.  Icel.  beysta  to  strike,  powder;  Sw 
  basa  to  beat  with  a  rod:  perh.  akin  to  E.  beat.] 
  1.  To  beat  with  a  stick;  to  cudgel. 
 
  One  man  was  basted  by  the  keeper  for  carrying  some 
  people  over  on  his  back  through  the  waters.  --Pepys. 
 
  2.  (Cookery)  To  sprinkle  flour  and  salt  and  drip  butter  or 
  fat  on  as  on  meat  in  roasting. 
 
  3.  To  mark  with  tar,  as  sheep.  [Prov.  Eng.] 




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