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  • The black female cat she called Bast lay beside her, submitting to her gentle stroking.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • That’s all I need to know in order to conclude that Joe Bast is not dealing with a full deck.

    Libertarians Still Lusting for Palin? « Antiwar.com Blog

  • I named her Bast, the Egyptian cat goddess, because giving birth to all those babies made her a deity.

    Cats and Gods « Colleen Anderson

  • I call her Bastella—to call her Bast would be sacrilegious, but I got good omens for the Latin diminutive.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • I call her Bastella—to call her Bast would be sacrilegious, but I got good omens for the Latin diminutive.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • Her last cat, also called Bast, had expired some time ago; this one she had recently acquired from a sailing merchant in Ostia.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • "Bast," said Margaret, and was about to remind him that they had met at Wickham Place, but stopped herself.

    Howards End

  • "World Bank officials justify massively polluting coal and oil projects by saying that they increase energy access for the poor - but that's just not true", said one of the report's authors, Elizabeth Bast.

    Stephen Kretzmann: The Polluter's Newfound Concern for the Poor

  • "World Bank officials justify massively polluting coal and oil projects by saying that they increase energy access for the poor - but that's just not true", said one of the report's authors, Elizabeth Bast.

    Stephen Kretzmann: The Polluter's Newfound Concern for the Poor

  • To answer your question as a critic and not a novelist, the most obvious difference between England circa 1910 and England now is that the sudden drop in fortunes that Leonard Bast experiencesthe free-fall from simply "working-class" to "economic and social oblivion" is not quite as swift nor as absolute as it used to be.

    A Conversation with Zadie Smith about On Beauty

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  • Cat-headed Egyptian deity.

    January 27, 2016

  • Makes sense, all cats are bastards.

    January 27, 2016