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

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The design and position of the metal base is customized for an optimal esthetic and functional outcome, and allows for conventional reline procedures.
Caption(s): New blenders from KitchenAid feature a solid die-cast metal base and 0.9-horsepower motor.
One drawback of metal base plates and even non-metallic base plates is the possibility of warping the base plate during installation onto the concrete foundation.
The final form, erected to applause from a great crowd of local people, consists of the canopy held on a metal base supporting a musicians' deck.
The lower base flashing has a flexible rubber collar that friction-fits around the pipe; you install it and shingle around the metal base as you would a standard vent flashing.
Between the metal base and the thick polymer photoresist, they sandwiched a thin "sacrficial layer" of another polymer.
The series includes two versions with painted or chrome metal base: a more classic version with four legs and one with a rod base.
This enclosure comes with a sheet metal base that is a mounting chassis and EMC shielding all in one.