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Definition for basset (2 of 3)
verb (used without object), bas·set·ed, bas·set·ing.
Origin of basset2
Definition for basset (3 of 3)
Origin of basset3
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Basset, the name of a game at cards, formerly much played, especially in France.
Buffon calls the turnspit the Basset à jambes torses, but some of the breed are said to have straight legs.Anecdotes of Dogs|Edward Jesse
The Basset boy threw down his last half-eagle and carelessly called for the one with a blue border.In Exile and Other Stories|Mary Hallock Foote
Well, it was a good lark, I must say; I was telling it to Basset last night, and it nearly killed him.Frank Fairlegh|Frank E. Smedley
Basset is looking for you everywhere, and you 'll have to leave the neighborhood, for a while at least.Tom Burke Of "Ours", Volume I (of II)|Charles James Lever