bastard


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bastard \Bas"tard\, a.
   1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate.
      See Bastard, n., note.
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   2. Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; --
      applied to things which resemble those which are genuine,
      but are really not so.
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            That bastard self-love which is so vicious in
            itself, and productive of so many vices. --Barrow.
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   3. Of an unusual or irregular make or proportion; as, a
      bastard musket; a bastard culverin. [Obs.]
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   4. (Print.) Abbreviated, as the half title in a page
      preceding the full title page of a book.
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   Bastard ashlar (Arch.), stones for ashlar work, roughly
      squared at the quarry.

   Bastard file, a file intermediate between the coarsest and
      the second cut.

   Bastard type (Print.), type having the face of a larger or
      a smaller size than the body; e. g., a nonpareil face on a
      brevier body.

   Bastard wing (Zool.), three to five quill feathers on a
      small joint corresponding to the thumb in some mammalia;
      the alula.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bastard \Bas"tard\, n. [OF. bastard, bastart, F. b?tard, prob.
   fr. OF. bast, F. b?t, a packsaddle used as a bed by the
   muleteers (fr. LL. bastum) + -ard. OF. fils de bast son of
   the packsaddle; as the muleteers were accustomed to use their
   saddles for beds in the inns. See Cervantes, "Don Quixote,"
   chap. 16; and cf. G. bankert, fr. bank bench.]
   1. A "natural" child; a child begotten and born out of
      wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit
      union.
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   Note: By the civil and canon laws, and by the laws of many of
         the United States, a bastard becomes a legitimate child
         by the intermarriage of the parents at any subsequent
         time. But by those of England, and of some states of
         the United States, a child, to be legitimate, must at
         least be born after the lawful marriage. --Kent.
         Blackstone.
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   2. (Sugar Refining)
      (a) An inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from
          the sirups that have already had several boilings.
      (b) A large size of mold, in which sugar is drained.
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   3. A sweet Spanish wine like muscatel in flavor.
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            Brown bastard is your only drink.     --Shak.
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   4. A writing paper of a particular size. See Paper.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bastard \Bas"tard\, v. t.
   To bastardize. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cod \Cod\, n. [Cf. G. gadde, and (in Heligoland) gadden, L.
   gadus merlangus.] (Zool.)
   An important edible fish (Gadus morrhua), taken in immense
   numbers on the northern coasts of Europe and America. It is
   especially abundant and large on the Grand Bank of
   Newfoundland. It is salted and dried in large quantities.
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   Note: There are several varieties; as shore cod, from
         shallow water; bank cod, from the distant banks; and
         rock cod, which is found among ledges, and is often
         dark brown or mottled with red. The tomcod is a
         distinct species of small size. The bastard, blue,
         buffalo, or cultus cod of the Pacific coast belongs
         to a distinct family. See Buffalo cod, under
         Buffalo.
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   Cod fishery, the business of fishing for cod.

   Cod line, an eighteen-thread line used in catching codfish.
      --McElrath.
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