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CIDE DICTIONARY
bastardly | bastardy | bastardy proceeding | baste | baster | bastile | bastille | bastille day | bastinade | bastinado | basting

bastile

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bas=tile

CIDE DICTIONARY

bastilen. [F. bastille fortress, OF. bastir to build, F. b.].
  •  A tower or an elevated work, used for the defense, or in the siege, of a fortified place.  [1913 Webster]
    "The high bastiles . . . which overtopped the walls."  [1913 Webster]
  •  “The Bastille”, formerly a castle or fortress in Paris, used as a prison, especially for political offenders; hence, a rhetorical name for a prison.  [1913 Webster]

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