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Synonyms for bast

strong woody fibers obtained especially from the phloem of from various plants

(botany) tissue that conducts synthesized food substances (e.g., from leaves) to parts where needed

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Washington demonstrated for the class how to feed Bastet with a tiny bottle full of Kitten Milk Replacement, a brand of feline milk powder.
Next time you find yourself on Sadat metro station on the Helwan-Marg line, look out for the statue of Bastet with a nose ring and inscrutably peering out of a glass case on the down platform.
Bastet, from the sire's first crop, is responsible for this year's impressive French Guineas heroine Beauty Parlour.
They worshiped feline goddesses like Mafdet, the goddess for protection of dangerous animals, who was most commonly depicted as a woman with a lion or cat-head, and more famously Bastet, the cat goddess of beauty, women and fertility.
The singer's name, Nehmes Bastet, means she was believed to be protected by the feline deity Bastet.
These can be classified as votive offerings to specific deities: the cat to Bastet, the ibis to Thoth and the falcon to Horus.
So Bastet arguably represents the beginnings of chemistry.
Such cats are images of the cat goddess Bastet and were often placed on the top of bronze boxes containing mummified cats.
Summary: Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed the remains of an ancient Greek temple dedicated to Egyptian cat goddess Bastet in the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, the antiquities department said
To appreciate some exhibits you have to squint through a peephole, as in Bastet, 1990, which comprises "45 patinated bronze cats, granite, electrical wiring.
However, there is another theory that the saying is linked to Bastet, the catheaded goddess of Egypt, who was said to have had nine lives.
184), with a rise in the prominence of the goddess Bastet (Figure 2-8).
The ancient Egyptians revered her in the form of Bastet, the feline goddess of fertility and protector of women and children.
The first novel specifically for young adults by published author Inda Schaenen, All the Cats in Cairo is an adventure in which Maggie, an ordinary 13-year-old girl, receives contact from the mysterious cat goddess of ancient Egypt, Bastet.
They were also seen as manifestations of the goddess Bastet, and Dr Malek draws on a vast range of artistic and written sources to show how they became one of the most widely-esteemed and revered animals in Egypt.