As he grows up and gets more serious, bass is even starting to look the part of a savvy businessman.
bass looked slightly out of place at that long-ago Paris Review party, despite being the centerpiece of the evening.
But bass, the quiet one of the group, might actually be the more interesting one to watch.
Yes, Mike Huckabee has his bass guitar, but he's also packed on the pounds in recent months.
“Everybody told me I had this voice for the radio,” bass says backstage on a recent summer evening.
From his boyhood bass wanted to be a sailor, but was apprenticed, sorely against his will, to a Boston apothecary.
I always say she is like the bass of 46 a tune; so solid, and satisfactory, and beneath one.
The spirits of trout and salmon and bass and walleye and sunfish and pike, all the fish of lakes and streams that fed his people.
The first bass is one of these fellows with a flutter in his voice.
The inference is that the bass bites furiously at about daybreak.
late 14c., of things, "low, not high," from Late Latin bassus "short, low" (see base (adj.)). Meaning "low in social scale or rank" is recorded from late 14c. Of voices and music notes, from mid-15c. (technically, ranging from the E flat below the bass stave to the F above it), infuenced by Italian basso. Meaning "lowest part of a harmonized musical composition" is from mid-15c. Meaning "bass-viol" is from 1702; that of "double-bass" is from 1927.
freshwater fish, early 15c. corruption of Old English bærs "a fish, perch," from Proto-Germanic base *bars- "sharp" (cf. Middle Dutch baerse, Middle High German bars, German Barsch "perch," German barsch "rough"), from PIE root *bhar- "point, bristle" (see bristle (n.)). The fish was so called for its dorsal fins. For loss of -r-, cf. ass (n.2).