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(n.) A large size of mold, in which sugar is drained.


(n.) Of an unusual make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a bastard culverin.


(n.) Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; - applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not so.


(n.) A "natural" child; a child begotten and born out of wedlock; an illegitimate child; one born of an illicit union.


(n.) An inferior quality of soft brown sugar, obtained from the sirups that / already had several boilings.


(n.) Abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book.


(n.) A sweet Spanish wine like muscadel in flavor.


(n.) A writing paper of a particular size. See Paper.


(a.) Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See Bastard, n., note.


(v. t.) To bastardize.

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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Bastard'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. 1828.

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