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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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In a statement to fans, Birch said: "The two unexpected bonuses have been Borja Baston and Andre Ayew.
swans on song Borja Baston scores from the spot after (below) Bersant Celina and Kyle Naughton were on target
Solicitor Elliot Hammer and Lili Baston outside Romford County Court
MAN OF THE MATCH: Borja Baston - Two red hot finishes for a striker who has emerged from cold storage.
Baston cancelled out Joseph Rafferty's early strike before George Byers put the Swans in front for the first time in the 63rd minute.
Simon Baston, director Developments He said: "We have listened to the community and their concerns and have reduced the new building to the level of the Tramshed, and kept it away from the Tramshed building.
Washington DC, [USA] Nov 16 ( ANI ): Hollywood actor Eva Longoria Baston is set to make her directorial debut with upcoming workplace comedy movie '24-7'.
Longoria and Baston, the president of Latin American media company Televisa started dating in 2013.
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.
Actress Eva Longoria is expecting her first child with husband Jose Baston.
But the Spanish side are still preparing for life without their top scorer by holding talks with Swansea City over the loan of striker Borja Baston.