Definitions

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  • noun A tarpaulin or plastic waterproof sheet.
  • noun A makeshift shelter made from the above.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • The Chiaoush basha is now at the head of 700 officers, (Rycaut’s Ottoman

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • His murderer was given up to justice -- that is, the basha of Tangier said some one must die, and together with the fine the tribe outside Tangier produced a man, who was duly executed, though whether he was the murderer ... ...

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • The brother-in-law returned to the basha, stiff, but alive; and the country people give it as their verdict that the basha is a rapacious man.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

  • Then Acmek basha tooke sir Passin, and led him to his pauillion, and intreating him right well, caused him to abide all that day and night: and in eating and drinking they had many discourses of things done at the siege, questioning each with other.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • When these two ambassadours had made them readie, they went out at the gate of Quosquino, and went to the tent of Acmek basha, capitaine generall.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Turke, which were two Spaniardes, the one named sir Raimon Market, and the other messire Lopez at whose issuing entered Sir Passin the first ambassadour, and the other two went to the tent; of Acmek basha, for to leade them to the great Turke.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Between his babble and having to totter into the bushes every half-mile while the troop tactfully looked the other way, I was in poor trim by the time we reached Nuggur Ford, where they slung me a hammock in a makeshift hospital basha, and a native medical orderly filled me with jalap.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • And it wasn't the heat, or the excitement, or the sight of his teeth showing through his cheek (other folks 'blood don't bother me), or the screaming from the hospital basha, or the stench of stale blood and acrid smoke from the battle, or the dull ache in my ankle - none of that.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • It was a big bare basha, * (* Native house.) with fellows curled up asleep on the earth, and at the far end Gough and Hardinge with a map across their knees, and an aide holding a light.

    Flashman And The Mountain Of Light

  • And it wasn't the heat, or the excitement, or the sight of his teeth showing through his cheek (other folks 'blood don't bother me), or the screaming from the hospital basha, or the stench of stale blood and acrid smoke from the battle, or the dull ache in my ankle — none of that.

    Flashman and the Mountain of Light

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