Bas"set (?), n. [F. bassette, fr.It. bassetta. Cf. Basso.]

A game at cards, resembling the modern faro, said to have been invented at Venice.

Some dress, some dance, some play, not to forget Your piquet parties, and your dear basset. Rowe.

 

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Bas"set (?), a. [Cf. OF. basset somewhat low, dim. of bas low.] Geol.

Inclined upward; as, the basset edge of strata.

Lyell.

 

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Bas"set, n. Geol.

The edge of a geological stratum at the surface of the ground; the outcrop.

 

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Bas"set, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Basseted; p. pr. & vb. n. Basseting.] Geol.

To inclined upward so as to appear at the surface; to crop out; as, a vein of coal bassets.

 

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