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Bast

 (bäst)
n. Mythology
Variant of Bastet.

bast

 (băst)
n.
1. The phloem of a plant.
2. Bast fiber.

[Middle English, from Old English bæst.]

bast

(bæst)
n
1. (Botany) Also called: bass fibrous material obtained from the phloem of jute, hemp, flax, lime, etc, used for making rope, matting, etc
2. (Botany) botany another name for phloem
[Old English bæst; related to Old Norse, Middle High German bast]

bast

(bæst)

n.
1. phloem.
2. Also called bast fiber. any of several strong, woody fibers, as flax, hemp, ramie, or jute, obtained from phloem tissue and used in the manufacture of woven goods and cordage.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English bæst, c. Middle Dutch, Old High German, Old Norse bast]

bast

- A word for an asylum, refuge, or sanctuary.
See also related terms for refuge.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bast - strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plantsbast - strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants
natural fiber, natural fibre - fiber derived from plants or animals
2.bast - (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where neededbast - (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
vascular tissue - tissue that conducts water and nutrients through the plant body in higher plants
sieve tube - tube formed by cells joined end-to-end through which nutrients flow in flowering plants and brown algae
3.bast - cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddessBast - cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddess; represents life-giving power of the sun
Translations
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The boy, Leonard Bast, stood at the extreme verge of gentility.
A curly-headed old man with a bit of bast tied round his hair, and his bent back dark with perspiration, came towards the carriage, quickening his steps, and took hold of the mud-guard with his sunburnt hand.
They're pleased, too; haven't seen each other for a long while," said the curly-headed old man with the bast round his hair.
Under guise of a present for the pilgrims, Princess Mary prepared a pilgrim's complete costume for herself: a coarse smock, bast shoes, a rough coat, and a black kerchief.
Bast began to record the incident on her cell phone but maintained a safe distance as she was concerned about the "very angry" man.
The assets acquired include trademarks, trade secrets, IP and know-how related to bast fiber production from agronomics to finished products developed by Crailar Technologies Inc.
Crailar Fiber Technologies International is a producer of bast fiber-based products including flax and hemp for the non-wovens and textile markets.
The verytoy models made with brightly colourful Lego bricks, I try to find a quiet spot to have a chat with Simon Stansfied Bast, directorof MEA, Mediterranean and Greece at " popular Danish toymaker Lego.
The world needs voices devoted to sound science and market-based, rather than government-based, solutions to environmental problems, Bast explained.
Don't think of leaks or drafts as normal, everyday complaints," says Bast.
Bast says the area is outside the airport's perimeter fence.
Mummified cats were given in offering to Bast," the famous source notes.