what is difference between basting and tacking
- (US) IPA(key): /ˈbeɪstɪŋ/
- Rhymes: -eɪstɪŋ
basting (plural bastings)
- The act by which a food item is basted.
- Use repeated bastings to prevent the chicken from drying out.
- (archaic) A (physical) beating.
- present participle of baste
- [Francis] Grose [et al.] (1811), “Basting”, in Lexicon Balatronicum. A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pickpocket Eloquence. […], London: Printed for C. Chappell, […], OCLC 23927885.
From Old French bastir (“to construct”).
- IPA(key): /bas.tɛ̃ɡ/, /bas.tɛ̃/
basting m (plural bastings)
- A joist used to carry other planks of wood.
- “basting” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).
- present participle of tack
tacking (countable and uncountable, plural tackings)
- (sewing) Loose temporary stitches in dressmaking etc.
- (nautical) The act of changing tack.
- (law) A union of securities given at different times, all of which must be redeemed before an intermediate purchaser can interpose a claim.
- (Can we find and add a quotation of Bouvier to this entry?)
- 1826, James Kent, Commentaries on American Law
- The English doctrine of tacking was first solemnly established in Marsh v . Lee , under the assistance of Sir Matthew Hale , who compared the operation to a plank in shipwreck gained by the last mortgagee
- (law) The joining together of consecutive periods of possession of property, especially between squatters in cases of adverse possession.
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