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BASTON. An old French word, which signifies a staff, or club, In some old English statutes the servants or officers of the wardens of the Fleet are so called, because they attended the king's courts with a red staff. Vide Tipstaff.

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Only three players - Gonzalo Castro, Rolan and Baston - have scored more than once this season so goals are clearly going to be a problem with two of them sidelined.
Baston, who already has three children from his previous marriage, is the president of Televisa, a US-based media company.
Mr Baston started the redevelopment of the Grade II-listed Pumphouse building in 2014 after he purchased it from Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Mr Baston, who was also behind the Tramshed project on the outskirts of Cardiff city centre, has also been trying to build a box city in Cardiff.
Swansea signed Baston from Atletico Madrid in a PS15.
Para que exponer mi fisico de oruga ante la irrefrenable ira del baston de caoba del abuelo Pulgon?
Patrick Baston immigrated to the United States from Jamaica in 1985 and was arrested and convicted of an aggravated felony leading to his removal from the country in 1998.
The 6ft 3ins Spaniard was prolific on ATLETICO Madrid are ready to offload striker Borja Baston, but there will be no approach from Albion, contrary to some reports.
Before focusing on Charles Areskine and Thomas Aikenhead as case studies, Baston explains why and how Scottish lawyers and their libraries played leading roles in the intellectual phenomenon of the Enlightenment, with a particular focus on Enlightened Edinburgh as a hotbed of genius in the 18th century.
But, the man -- Damion Baston, 39, from Jamaica -- turned out to be part of a global sex trade organisation.
The following case involves the international pimp Damian Baston, whose antics include his own "Pimp Manifesto," bizarre golden vampire teeth and yellow contact lenses, luxury cars, as well as selfie-style photographs in which large amounts of cash are brandished.
And among the Army's representatives on the day was Morpeth's Sergeant Ross Baston, 35, of 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, who was one of six pall bearers carrying the remains of the royal to his final resting place.