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  • n  strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants
  • n  (botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed; consists primarily of sieve tubes
  • n  cat- or lion-headed Egyptian goddess; represents life-giving power of the sun

  • When an Iranian wants to be safe from the police, he reverts to an old custom called bast, or asylum.
  • But I'm not convinced that creating a special class of victim is the bast way to deal with the general problem of prejudice.
  • Translation: how dare the little bastrd provide accurate and precise fiskings of my tainted and politically corrupt water-carrying for the GOP and the Blue Dogs?.
News & Articles

  • Celiac power: It's much more than a trendy new diet
    Alice Bast was diagnosed with celiac disease in the early 1990s, requiring the permanent, total avoidance of foods containing wheat - and promising an ascetic life of grim and tasteless meals. Today, a multibillion-dollar market has arisen to make and sell safe, good-tasting foods to people like Bast.
    June 24, 2013 - The Philadelphia Inquirer

  • CC Sabathia in USA Today
    You really have to give it up to these guys (Yankees lineup), they swung the bast well. Buehrle has been pitching great and these guys put some good swings on him,said Sabathia.
  • Nate McMillan in
    Unbelievable. He's just taking over the game,McMillan said. "You're talking about the bast player in the West for two weeks in a row. No question it's All-Star caliber."
  • Brandon Webb in
    Right now, [my changeup] is probably my second-bast pitch, but you don't want to get beat with your second-best pitch,Webb said. "It takes a long time to really feel comfortable with throwing it in tough situations, but when you can, you...

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