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  • n  the status of being born to parents who were not married

  • Stressed was the bastardy of Ramsay MacDonald, the 'cozy hospitality' of Mae West.
  • For Tin Tan is a master of pocho, and pocho, a bilingual bastardy of anglicized Mexican, is as funny to Mexican ears as the English of a stage Englishman is to Americans.
  • The suggestion that Jesus' childhood may have been dogged by the accusation of bastardy is perhaps implicit in his townspeople's question in Mark 6, "Isn't this Mary's son?".
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  • This Day in History
    On this day in 1903 the Daily News cited City Marshal Ayers' annual report for the year of 1903: "There had been 797 arrests, including 60 for assault and battery, 5 for assault on an officer, 513 for drunkenness, 5 runaway girls, 2 for bastardy, 4 f
    Jan. 4, 2014 - The Daily News of Newburyport

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