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basis (S. is earliest for fig. sense of ‘foundation’)
1. base, foot Tp. II. i. 127 “o'er his wave-worn basis.”
2. pedestal Cæs. III. i. 115 “on Pompey's lies along.”
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    • William Shakespeare, The Tempest, 2.1
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