Definitions

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  • n. A basin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A basin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as basin.

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Examples

  • The Warm spring issues with a very bold stream, sufficient to work a grist-mill, and to keep the waters of its bason, which is 30 feet in diameter, at the vital warmth, viz. 96° of Farenheit's thermometer.

    Notes on the State of Virginia.

  • The Warm spring issues with a very bold stream, sufficient to work a grist-mill, and to keep the waters of its bason, which is 30 feet in diameter, at the vital warmth, viz. 96x of Farenheit's thermometer.

    Notes on the State of Virginia

  • Water sometimes collects in the bason, which is remarkably cold, and is kept in ebullition by the vapour issuing through it.

    Notes on the State of Virginia

  • In this place a group of rocky hills almost surround a large bason, which is the general receptacle of the water, draining from every part of the vast savanna, by lateral conduits, winding about, and one after another joining the main creek or general conductor, which at length delivers them into this sink; where they descend by slow degrees, through rocky caverns, into the bowels of the earth, whence they are carried by secret subterraneous channels into other receptacles and basons.

    Travels Through North & South Carolina, Georgia, East & West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy, and the Country of the Chactaws; Containing An Account of the Soil and Natural Productions of Those Regions, Together with Observations on the Manners of the Indians.

  • There is a large fountaine or bason which is to resemble that in the privy garden at Whitehall, which will ffront the house.

    Through England on a Side Saddle in the Time of William and Mary

  • The heat of this water before it rose out of the earth could not be ascertained, as water looses all its heat above 212 (as soon as it is at liberty to expand) by the exhalation of a part, but the flinty bason which is deposited from it shews that water with great degrees of heat will dissolve siliceous matter.

    The Botanic Garden A Poem in Two Parts. Part 1: the Economy of Vegetation

  • Plain on each Side, passed thro narrows for 3 miles where the Clifts of rocks juted to the river on each Side compressing the water of the river through a narrow chanel; below which it widens into a kind of bason nearly round without any proceptiable current, at the lower part of this bason is a bad dificuelt and dangerous rapid to pass, at the upper part of this rapid we over took the three Indians who had Polited us thro the rapids from the forks. those people with our 2 Chiefs had proceeded on to this place where they thought proper to delay for us to warn us of the difficulties of this rapid. we landed at a parcel of

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1806

  • It looks prodigiously as if just imported out of the slop bason.

    Camilla

  • Miss Margland, who, with a malicious smile, asked if she was going to hold the bason?

    Camilla

  • Miss Margland, he stretched forth for the tea-pot, to pour out a bason of tea; not ceasing the libation till the saucer itself, overcharged, sent his beverage in trickling rills from the tablecloth to the floor.

    Camilla

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