Definition of Basse

1. to fish for bass [v BASSED, BASSING, BASSES]

Literary usage of Basse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Dictionary of National Biography by Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1885)
"Nine other manuscript versions are verses prove that basse followed his ¡«optical extant, and in five of these basse is described as the author. ..."

2. Martinique, Guadeloupe, Dominica & St. Lucia Alive! by Lynne M. Sullivan (2000)
"The Riviere-Salee separates Grande from basse, and east of this narrow strip of ... It sits snugly in the niche between Grande and basse in the watery Petit ..."

3. A New General Biographical Dictionary by Hugh James Rose (1857)
"Shakespeare was probably then not buried, or at all events it was not known that he had been placed in the vault at Stratford-upon-Avon; for basse writes as ..."

4. History of the Huguenot Emigration to America by Charles Washington Baird (1885)
"On the south-western shore of the island, near the shipping, stood the pleasant lit- basse- tle town of basse-terre, the residence of the terre. merchants ..."

5. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1850)
"And I find among my MS. biographical collections that a William basse, of Suffolk, ... These verses are valuable as showing that basse was living in 1651, ..."

6. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"In both haute and basse-lisse the weaver works on the wrong side and the finished part faces away from instead of toward him. Consequently he is unable to ..."

7. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (1887)
"So, taking a dozen or two of longer strides than usual across my room, just while it passed my brain, I walked down calmly into the basse cour, ..."

8. A Short History of English Literature by George Saintsbury (1898)
"... Wither — basse — The lyrical impulse — Jonson's poems — Donne THE division which has been here adopted, striking a line at the death of Spenser, ..."

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