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  • v. Present participle of bask.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sound thrashing.


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  • Twenty-one years later, as a well-known world figure, Mr. Samaranch returned to Moscow to finish his term basking in the unprecedented popularity and riches of the games but still bearing the scars of the scandal that led to the ouster of 10 IOC members for receiving improper benefits from the 2002 Salt Lake bid committee.

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  • Our source, the Green Iguana Society, recommends a cage of about 8 feet long, 4 feet wide and 6 feet tall, with a heat source (called a basking light).

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  • There's another shark that's considerably larger than the white shark called the basking shark, and that gets to be about 40 feet long.

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  • And then, you know, going to the White House correspondents dinner in a way sort of -- Joseph Wilson and Valerie Plame kind of basking in the limelight once this all came out.

    CNN Transcript Jul 14, 2006

  • "schools" of whales, "basking" -- as the whalers term it -- at intervals,

    The Ocean Waifs A Story of Adventure on Land and Sea

  • It was reported in that year that there was a large quantity of trouts in the beck; and I went at the recommendation of those who had seen a particularly large one (when passing by) "basking" in the streams.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 12, No. 331, September 13, 1828

  • Directed by American film maker Robert J. Flaherty, the film showcases a classic battle of wits between man and the elements of nature, such as basking sharks

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  • "basking" in the late afternoon sun on April 18, 1985 when a municpal truck with a load of tree branches suddenly appeared.

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  • As Hermès and B&B were basking in mutual glory, the much smaller Italian boutique firm of Sawaya & Moroni were literally pushing people away from Zaha Hadid's polished aluminium Z-Chair.

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  • Milan tried her best to feel my pain, but she was basking in the joy of her reconciliation.

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