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Bast

(băst), ancient Egyptian cat goddess. At first a goddess of the home, she later became known as a goddess of war. The center of her cult was at Bubastis. Her name also appears as Ubast.

bast:

see barkbark,
outer covering of the stem of woody plants, composed of waterproof cork cells protecting a layer of food-conducting tissue—the phloem or inner bark (also called bast).
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Bast

 

plants grown for their bast fiber leaf-bearing trees, primarily lindens. Bast is used to weave baskets and other articles; it was formerly used to make lapti (bast sandals).


Bast

 

fibers of linden bark that have been separated from the other tissues by soaking the bark in water for an extended period. They are used to make matting, large bags, brushes (for whitewashing), and bindings for plants, as well as mops.

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Bast

cat-headed goddess of love and fashion. [Egyptian Myth.: Espy, 20]
See: Love

Bast

cat-headed goddess representing sun and moon. [Ancient Egyptian Rel.: Parrinder, 42]
See: Moon

Bast

cat-headed goddess representing sun and moon. [Egypt. Myth.: Parrinder, 41]
See: Sun
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The park, the seventh of its kind in the world, is slated to open in 2017, and will definitely give a lot of extra attention to the brand, explains Bast.
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AMA Championship standings: Greg Hancock 42, Billy Hamill 36, Charlie Venegas 30, Ryan Fisher 24, Mike Faria 24, Bryan Yarrow 20, Buck Blair 19, Bart Bast 18, Bobby Schwartz 15, Nate Perkins 14, Tommy Hedden 13, Eddie Castro 12, Shaun Harmatiuk 8, Jimmy Fishback 8, Chris Kerr 8, Billy Hiles 3.
Application: High-yield CMP from the bast may be used as a reinforcement component in newsprint making to maintain a relatively high freeness in TMP from wood, reducing the refining energy cost.
February 1--Environment & Climate News cites Smith and Plummer in article "Eight Reasons Why 'Global Warming' Is a Scam" by Joe Bast.
Cecilia Cathedral, Archbishop Elden Curtiss of Omaha, Neb., read the letter that he sent two days before to Jeanne Bast and Flank Ayers: "I am sorry that my previous letter to you was interpreted as being demeaning or even insulting.
Ron Bast, editor of the Atascadero Gazette, said he and the others left their jobs when he was told February 17 that he could not publish any stories showing gays or abortion in a positive light.
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