from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of low or base breeding; mean; of discreditable origin.


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  • Well may they smile alike; tliy base-bred boy And his base sire had both one cause, a toy:

    Emblems, divine and moral

  • He said abruptly: "It is not altogether befitting that one who has the accomplishments of a holy priest should go garbed like a base-bred thrall.

    The Thrall of Leif the Lucky


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