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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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Bastes said, but "it allows us to register shares, go to meetings, have motions on the floor -- still do advocacy.
His mother was a devout Catholic, and he loves his Mama very much," said Bastes.
They do not want to admit the truth although there are clear cases like the killing of a mayor in jail,' Bastes noted.
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Marriage can only be between a man and a woman, whose main great purpose is procreation of children and the building up of a loving family, the basic unit of human society, which is also the domestic church," said Bastes in an interview.
Echoing Bastes, CBCP-Episcopal Commission on the Laity chairman Manila Auxiliary Bishop Broderick Pabillo in the same interview said, 'What he says has no value anyway kasi hindi naman niya pinag-iisipan (because these are not well thought-out).
They tried already to do that in the Aquino administration and somehow it succeeded although with some displeased by it,' Bastes said on Church-run Radyo Veritas.
But Bastes said Mass in celebration of Christ's birthday should be ideally held at midnight 'so everyone is awake' because midnight is the time that Jesus' second coming could occur, according to the Bible.
Investigation disclosed that Funtanares asked for help from Bishop Bastes to end their relationship but later changed his position to extorting money from the bishop.
Sorsogon Bishop Arturo Bastes said beatifying Paul VI was a good decision, noting that the pontiff completed the Second Vatican Council, which was started by Pope John XXIII, who has just been made a saint.
Nica's house and her entire family were carried away by the sea, said Carmela Bastes, director of the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, a refuge for rape victims and those afflicted by violence, where the orphan now lives.
Nica's house and entire family were, in her own words, "brought away by the sea", said Carmela Bastes, director of the Shelter for Abused Women and Children, a refuge for rape victims and those afflicted by violence, where the orphan now lives.