Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of basque.

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Examples

  • On the classically shaped head she wore a diamond crown or diadem, round her waist a row of magnificent diamonds to correspond, and the same as trimming round the "basques" of her gown.

    The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853 A Selection from her Majesty's correspondence between the years 1837 and 1861

  • "What kind of basques are they wearing this summer, Judy?" inquired Mrs. Yellett, regarding her guest’s trim shirt-waist judicially.

    Judith of the Plains

  • Listen to my son, Max, pronounce today's word and one of the following expressions: "être toujours aux basques de quelqu'un" and "être pendu à ses basques" = to be hanging on someone's apron strings, i.e. to follow someone around: Download basque. wav.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • Europe, with its experience of the IRA, basques etc.etc. reacted with resolve. no one was willing to give in to fear and change their way of life.

    Think Progress » Bush the Diplomat: ‘For Europe, September 11 Was a Moment. For Us, it Was a Change of Thinking.’

  • Listen to my son, Max, pronounce today's word and one of the following expressions: "être toujours aux basques de quelqu'un" and "être pendu à ses basques" = to be hanging on someone's apron strings, i.e. to follow someone around: Download basque.wav .

    French Word-A-Day:

  • “Pêcheurs basques et indiens des côtes du Saint-Laurent au XVIe siècle: perspectives de recherches.”

    Champlain's Dream

  • Spain is not northern ireland and basques are not same as the irish.

    So, there is a peace process more disastrous than Northern Ireland…

  • On Sunday night as we walked amongst the tents and admired the different camp fires it was very easy to imagine that we had stepped through some sort of strange time warp to another dimension with voyeuristic intention and we didn't even have to get dressed up in basques and stockings to do so.

    Archive 2005-09-01

  • Then there was the mysterious woman with the dyed hair and penciled eyebrows, who wore tight English dresses, like basques, who smelled of stale musk, who flirted with the men and got them to advance money for her expenses in a lawsuit, who laughed at

    Main Street

  • Startled at having callers at such an hour, Melanie, Scarlett and Aunt Pittypat roused themselves, hastily hooked their basques, smoothed their hair and descended to the parlor.

    Gone with the Wind

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