The technical name for the small forts which the English gradually erected round Orleans is bastide.
Who would have thought that it was bastide who should eventually induce the Assembly to make up its mind?
But as he was then a détenu at Clairvaux, bastide and Littré filled the editorial chair during the interregnum.
Each gate of the new wall was defended by a kind of fortress called a bastide or Bastille.
I am leaving this place in an hour, to occupy a country-house (bastide) about a mile away.
bastide makes a more honest attempt to support his own statement that Talleyrand gained thirty millions during three years.
A single house outside the walls of a town was also called a bastide.
(p. 244) bastide, one of the staff, became Minister for Foreign Affairs.
The name Castelsarrasin appears in the 13th century, when the village of Villelongue was replaced by the present bastide.
His farm or bastide was subjected to the same minuteness of seizure.