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BASE. Something low; inferior. This word is frequently used in composition; as base court, base estate, base fee, &c.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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The swivel construction of the units feature a drop forged steel top-plate and horn base, legs made of 1/4 in.
The site of horn fracture was highest at the horn base (n=38, 61.29%) followed by at lower 1/3rd (n=13, 20.97%) and middle 1/3rd (n=09, 14.52%).
The horn and horn base in cattle are innervated by cornual branch of zygomatico temporal nerve, also known as lacrimal nerve (Butler et al., 1967).