July 14, a national holiday of the French republic, commemorating the fall of the Bastille in 1789.
(in France) an annual holiday on July 14, commemorating the fall of the Bastille
- Bastille house
bastel house. (on the Anglo-Scottish border) a partly fortified house, usually with a vaulted ground floor.
bastinado. Historical Examples This Jacob had been condemned to the bastinade, or knout, by Schein, the Russian general. The History of Peter the Great, Emperor of Russia Voltaire
a mode of punishment consisting of blows with a stick on the soles of the feet or on the buttocks. a blow or a beating with a stick, cudgel, etc. a stick or cudgel. to beat with a stick, cane, etc., especially on the soles of the feet or on the buttocks. Historical Examples She […]
sewing with long, loose stitches to hold material in place until the final sewing. bastings, the stitches taken or the threads used. the act of moistening food while cooking, especially with stock or pan juices. the liquid used in basting. to sew with long, loose stitches, as in temporarily tacking together pieces of a garment […]