bast

Part of speech: noun

The fibrous inner bark of trees; also, cordage, etc., made from it.

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Usage examples "bast":

  1. Planks and framework had been held together, partly by iron bolts, and partly by ropes of bast. - "Beowulf An Introduction to the Study of the Poem with a Discussion of the Stories of Offa and Finn", R. W. Chambers.
  2. Here and there on the road we could see the bear's paws with all the toes printed on the snow, while in others we could see the tracks of a peasant's bast shoes. - "Fables for Children, Stories for Children, Natural Science Stories, Popular Education, Decembrists, Moral Tales", Leo Tolstoy.
  3. Through another open door we could see a red- faced, hairy peasant, in bast shoes, sitting on his wooden bunk; his hands rested on his knees, and he was swinging his feet, shod in bast shoes, and gazing gloomily at them. - "The Moscow Census - From "What to do?"", Lyof N. Tolstoi.