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bastard

adjective
(1) Born out of wedlock; illegitimate.
(2) Not genuine; adulterated; ersatz.

noun A popular term for an extremely unpleasant, rude and/or malicious person.

bastard

atypical, or unusual form of, a disease or plant.

bastard lentil
ervumervilia.
bastard strangles
bastard wing
see alula.
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31) For good descriptions of these traditions, see not only Zunshine, but also Allison Findlay, Illegitimate Power: Bastards in Renaissance Drama (Cambridge U.
Bastards of Utopia is the story of three young Croatian anarchists struggling to change the world amid the aftershocks of the fall of the Berlin Wall and the bloody wars in the former Yugoslavia.
Gerber shows that changing legal attitudes and practices did not necessarily mean that the position of the bastard improved.
Indeed, Professor Witte mentions in the introduction to this book his own perplexity and discomfort when as a youth he witnessed the public expulsion of an unwed mother and her bastard child from a Christian congregation to which he belonged.
The deep golden color and lush, rounded palate caused Boudinaud to describe the wine as a "Fat Bastard," an affectionate term in Brit speak, no doubt taught to him by his cheeky partner Guy.
By the same token, most of Kuehn's examples concern bastards from the propertied classes; the economic and cultural stakes of their acknowledgment were higher than among poorer Florentines and consequently likelier to prompt disputes with legitimate siblings or other lineage members.
Inglorious Bastards is truly spaghetti Western,just set in Nazi-occupiedFrance,''he said.
I know who the real bastards are - and it's not these men.
The trouble was that some of them weren't IRA bastards at all - they were innocents gunned down by Loyalist terrorists working with the British Army.
The third section of the book examines royal social policy during the course of the eighteenth-century regarding the legitimation of bastards, which reached a peak in the years 1776--1793 only to retreat in subsequent years.
While there may not have been any more Bastard's officially picked for England - a number of people with a striking resemblance to the Bastards have made the team since.