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 Bastard.Ba’stille 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Ba’ste (1 syl.).
 
I’ll baste your jacket for you, i.e. cane you. I’ll give you a thorough basting, i.e. beating. (Spanish, baston, a stick; Italian, bastone; French, bâton.)   1
 


 Bastard.Ba’stille 

 
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