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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BAS'SET, n. A game at cards, said to have been invented at Venice, by a nobleman, who was banished for the invention. The game being introduced into France by the Venetian embassador, Justiniani, in 1674, it was prohibited by severe edicts.
BAS'SET, v.i. [See Basil.] Among coal diggers, to incline upwards. Thus a vein of coal bassets, when it takes a direction towards the surface of the earth. This is called cropping, and is opposed to dipping.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: smooth-haired breed of hound with short legs and long ears [syn: basset, basset hound] v
1: appear at the surface; "A seam of coal bassets" [syn: basset, crop out]

Merriam Webster's

noun see basset hound

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (in full basset-hound) 1 a sturdy hunting-dog of a breed with a long body, short legs, and big ears. 2 this breed. Etymology: F, dimin. of bas basse low: see BASE(2)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Basset Bas"set, a. [Cf. OF. basset somewhat low, dim. of bas low.] (Geol.) Inclined upward; as, the basset edge of strata. --Lyell.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Basset Bas"set, n. (Geol.) The edge of a geological stratum at the surface of the ground; the outcrop.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Basset Bas"set, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Basseted; p. pr. & vb. n. Basseting.] (Geol.) To inclined upward so as to appear at the surface; to crop out; as, a vein of coal bassets.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Basset Bas"set, n. [F. bassette, fr.It. bassetta. Cf. Basso.] A game at cards, resembling the modern faro, said to have been invented at Venice. Some dress, some dance, some play, not to forget Your piquet parties, and your dear basset. --Rowe.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. (Geol.) Crop out.



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