any carnivorous mammal of the genus Bassariscus, comprising the cacomistles and ringtails.
of or relating to an enameling technique in which transparent enamels are fused over a background carved in low relief, or to a piece, as of jewelry, so enameled. Historical Examples basse-taille: Low cutting of metal beneath the line of the surface, used in enamelling. The Library of Work and Play: Working in Metals Charles […]
a seaport in and the capital of Guadeloupe, in the French West Indies. See under Guadeloupe. two islands (Basse-Terre and Grande-Terre) separated by a narrow channel in the Leeward Islands of the West Indies: together with five dependencies they form an overseas department of France. 687 sq. mi. (1179 sq. km). Capital: Basse-Terre. Historical Examples […]
noun a region of NW France, on the English Channel: consists of the Cherbourg peninsula in the west rising to the Normandy hills in the east; mainly agricultural
a city in SW Burma, near the mouth of the Irrawaddy River. Historical Examples The city of Bassein, near Bombay, has been destroyed by storms and earthquakes. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XVIII, 1617-1620 Various Bassein is one hundred and ninety-two miles west of Rangoon. A Tour of the Missions Augustus Hopkins Strong Having finished […]