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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.]
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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]
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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]
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bast

- A word for an asylum, refuge, or sanctuary.
See also related terms for refuge.
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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
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Hemp (Cannabis sativa) is an annual bast fibre plant, which is a source fibre, shives, and seeds.
The effect of alkalization and fibre alignment on the mechanical and thermal properties of Kenaf and hemp bast fibre composites: part 2--cashew nut shell liquid matrix.
Various chemical combinations and conditions were employed for processing kenaf bast fibre [14].
Ensuring that their suppliers are green in credentials is imperative for Plum Sheep, who deal with the likes of Camira, a highly popular fabric supplier known for using natural bast fibre products from harvested plants and recycled input materials.
It falls into the bast fibre category (fibre collected from bast or skin of the plant) along with kenaf, industrial hemp, flax (linen), ramie, etc.
While the specific plant type of the earliest finds of twisted fibre cannot be identified as to species, the woven material on the 'dressed' figurines was identified visually by Soffer (2004) as bast fibre. This suggests that by early in the thirtieth millienium BP twisted fibre technology had not only been mastered, but that the fibres were being used to create secondary items.
y Ansell P.: "The effect of alkalization and flbre alignment on the mechanical and thermal properties of kenaf and hemp bast fibre composites: Part 1-polyester resin matrix".
Kenaf bast fibre was supplied by Institute of Tropical Forestry and Forest Products (INTROP), Malaysia.
This tying machine processes monofilaments, coarse multifilaments, PP tapes, bast fibres, coarse staple fibres and many other yarn types.
A woman weaving bast fibres from linden trees -- Wikimedia Commons CAIRO -- 27 December 2017: The government has a five-year plan to develop spinning and weaving companies in northern Egypt, Head of the Cotton and Textile Industries Holding Company Ahmed Mostafa said Wednesday.
Hall, "A review of bast fibres and their composites.