Basset



one of a breed of hounds having short legs, long body and ears, and usually a black, tan, and white coat.
an outcrop, as of the edges of strata.
to crop out.
an 18th-century card game similar to faro.
Historical Examples

basset of Drayton bore “Gold three piles (or pales) gules with a quarter ermine.”
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3 Various

A few yards, perhaps,” surmised basset, “but not so far as the wharf.
The Cruise of the Nonsuch Buccaneer Harry Collingwood

All the young men expressed their acknowledgment—Jack rather fulsomely, basset and Tremayne in a few quiet words.
Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt

“I would it were,” said basset, folding his arms beneath his head.
Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt

Sometimes a member of the basset family held one or other of the three livings.
Cornish Worthies, Volume 1 (of 2) Walter H. Tregellas

“And ours were uncommon men—there is all the difference,” retorted basset.
Clare Avery Emily Sarah Holt

The basset boy threw down his last half-eagle and carelessly called for the one with a blue border.
In Exile and Other Stories Mary Hallock Foote

A basset, is one of those Hounds, incapable of having a ‘wicked eye.’
All About Dogs Charles Henry Lane

This brings the compass of the basset horn to a range of four octaves from , actual sounds .
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3 Various

The emergence of strata at the surface is called by miners their outcrop or basset.
A Manual of Elementary Geology Charles Lyell.

noun
a long low smooth-haired breed of hound with short strong legs and long ears Also called basset hound
verb, noun -sets, -seting, -seted
a rare word for outcrop
n.

type of short-legged dog, 1610s, from French basset, from Old French bas “low” (see base (adj.)) + diminutive suffix.

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