a mountain range of the type found in the Great Basin region of the western U.S., typically long and narrow and characterized by faulted, tilted blocks of strata.
a circular container with a greater width than depth, becoming smaller toward the bottom, used chiefly to hold water or other liquid, especially for washing. any container of similar shape, as the pan of a balance. the quantity held by such a container: We need another basin of water to dilute the mixture. a natural […]
a globular or pointed helmet of the 14th century, often provided with a visor or aventail: evolved from the cervellière. Compare great basinet. a supplementary cap that is worn underneath a helm, as an arming cap. Historical Examples But in the latter half of the 13th century the basinet was developed into a complete war […]
the bottom support of anything; that on which a thing stands or rests: a metal base for the table. a fundamental principle or groundwork; foundation; basis: the base of needed reforms. the bottom layer or coating, as of makeup or paint. Architecture. the distinctively treated portion of a column or pier below the shaft or […]
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a geographical location from which freight charges are computed by the seller regardless of the point from which the goods are shipped. Historical Examples Analyzing these several grounds of defence, a distinction should be made at the start between three varieties of basing point. Railroads: Rates and Regulations William Z. Ripley Contrast between the basing […]