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 Bastion (A),Bat-horses 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bat.
 
Harlequin’s lath wand (French, batte, a wooden sword).   1
   To carry out one’s bat (in cricket). Not to be “out” when the time for drawing the stumps has arrived.   2
   Off his own bat. By his own exertions; on his own account. A cricketer’s phrase, meaning runs won by a single player.   3
 


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