Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- A name for erotic verses or amorous writings of any kind; anacreontics; sapphics: as, the basia of Bonnefons and Secundus.
- n. the second largest city in Iraq; an oil port in southern Iraq
“In Polish and Greek, Basia is short for “Barbara”, female barbarian.”
“Once when my sister Marion really wanted the recipe for this salad her birthday party she called Basia to ask for it.”
“At the foot of the coffin Basia, stretched out on the tiles of the church, is overcome by grief The chaplain beats the tambourine as if he were giving a signal of alarm and exhorts the dead hero to rise from the catafalque and combat the enemy as before.”
“Piasecka Johnson, who is known as "Basia," recently sold the world's most expensive piece of furniture: an Italian chest known as the "Badminton Cabinet.”
“Called the PB Kitchen, set up in the home's main hall, and run by chef Barbara "Basia" Patrick, the restaurant serves a modest number of simple entrees every Friday night to a mixed clientele of”
“This young poet has left us three books of Eligies, one of Epigrams, two of Epistles, one of Sylvee, one of Funera, one of gallant pieces, which he has entitled Basia, and some other poetical pro - ductions, which no way relate to any of the above - mentioned kinds of poetry.”
“He quickly came to admire the work of Mr. Johnson, who, along with his siblings, famously clashed with their late father's third wife, Basia, in a bitter dispute over the family's pharmaceutical fortune.”
“POLSKI blog reports that Basia, whose voice is familiar to anyone who in the early 1980s danced to Whose Side ...”
“Basia, whose voice is familiar to anyone who in the early 1980s danced to Whose Side Are You On?”
“Basia was born in the south of Poland and before leaving the country in the late 70s, she sang with a couple of Polish groups.”
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