Definition of Basto

1. n. The ace of clubs in quadrille and omber.



Definition of Basto

1. the ace of clubs in the game of quadrille [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Basto

bastinadoes
bastinadoing
bastinados
basting
bastings
bastion
bastioned
bastions
bastirma
bastle
bastles
bastnaesite
bastnaesites
bastnasite
bastnasites
basto (current term)
baston
bastonade
bastonaded
bastonades
bastonading
bastons
bastos
basts
basturma
basuco
basucos
basuko
basyle
basyles

Literary usage of Basto

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Queen's Romance: A Version of Victor Hugo's "Ruy Blas" by John Davidson, Victor Hugo (1904)
"Enter the MARQUIS OF basto. Give me leave, your Grace, to present my cousin, ... I should hardly have known him. Don Salluste. Ten years, my lord. basto. ..."

2. A Typographical Gazetteer by Henry Cotton (1831)
"here, by Fr. Laurentius de basto, in the year 1612 ; (Bodleian) and by Joannes Rodriguez, in 1622,1625. Posnania, Posnan, or Posen, an ancient and large ..."

3. Lawn Tennis at Home and Abroad by Arthur Wallis Myers (1903)
"SIGNOR PINTO basto ON THE CASCAES COURTS. audience was what our Society journals call a "small and select" one, but it has never before been my good fortune ..."

4. Control of Heredity: A Study of the Genesis of Evolution and Degeneracy by Casper Lavater Redfield (1903)
"... and among these several individuals were produced that had the same defect as herself."1 Mr. Day2 gives the case of a mare, "basto", that had ten foals ..."

5. Africa from South to North Through Marotseland by Alfred St. Hill Gibbons (1904)
"... sanction employment of boys — Centipede in difficulty — Dinner at SENNA with Senhor PINTO basto — A talk on colonisation — Tom the PONDO falls overboard ..."

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