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 (bə-tēst′, bă-)
A fine, plain-woven fabric made from various fibers and used especially for clothing.

[French, from Old French, perhaps after Baptiste of Cambrai, 13th-century textile maker.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a fine plain-weave cotton fabric: used esp for shirts and dresses
[C17: from French, from Old French toile de baptiste, probably after Baptiste of Cambrai, 13th-century French weaver, its reputed inventor]
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(bəˈtist, bæ-)

a fine, often sheer fabric, constructed in either a plain or figured weave and made of any of various natural or synthetic fibers.
[1690–1700; < French; Middle French (toile de) ba(p)tiste, after Baptiste of Cambrai, said to have been its first maker]
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Noun1.batiste - a thin plain-weave cotton or linen fabric; used for shirts or dresses
cloth, fabric, textile, material - artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers; "the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent"; "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC"; "she measured off enough material for a dress"
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[bæˈtiːst] Nbatista f
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nBatist m
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A short stout man of about thirty, in white breeches and high boots and a batiste shirt that he had evidently only just put on, standing in that room, and his valet was buttoning on to the back of his breeches a new pair of handsome silk-embroidered braces that, for some reason, attracted Rostov's attention.
12 are: North/South: Nancy Riley and Charlotte Irvine, 66.29%; Ken Kenny and Bob Batiste, 58.71%; Ray and Sue Tunelius, 57.58%; John Snow and Carleen Eschenbach 53.41%; Jan Koerner and Loren Price, 51.89%; and Dennis Lynch and Richard Houde, 50.19%; East/West: tie, Larry and Jay Bennett and Barbara Helzing and Joe Camp, 54.55%; Donna Prisner and Jackie Palmer, 53.60%; John Knoll and Larry Schlarb, 52.65%; Marilyn Bailey and Heicke Kingery, 52.46%; and Karen Gableson and Barbara Schulz, 51.89%.
Judge Simon Batiste told him: "Over a period of time you made the lives of the people who lived upstairs from you absolute hell.
He presented Judge Simon Batiste with references, saying his client has suffered from depression but is now hoping to work.
Batiste-Harrison co-founded Batiste Leadership with her father, retired Army Major General John Batiste, and shares the leadership of the firm with him.
Judge Simon Batiste, at Newcastle Crown Court, told Charlton: "As you have heard, the jury have been unable to reach verdicts on most of the counts you face.
Judge Simon Batiste, atNewcastle Crown Court, told her: "Any offence of someone dipping their hand in the till when they are working for an employer is always serious and almost always will cross the custody threshold.
Create instant family heirlooms with traditional all-white stockings using linen and silk batiste fabric embellished with lace embroidery and custom monograms.
| Josh Wood Tinted Dry Shampoo in Lighter Blonde, PS10 (75ml), Boots I LOVE the Batiste coloured dry shampoos, so was interested to see how this, which is more than twice the price, fared.
HHH HH | Batiste Hair Benefits Dry Shampoo & Volume (200ml), PS4.25, The formula adds volume and body to your roots but left my hair feeling dry and chalky.