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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bas·tard a.
 1. Begotten and born out of lawful matrimony; illegitimate. See Bastard, n., note.
 2. Lacking in genuineness; spurious; false; adulterate; -- applied to things which resemble those which are genuine, but are really not so.
    That bastard self-love which is so vicious in itself, and productive of so many vices.   --Barrow.
 3. Of an unusual or irregular make or proportion; as, a bastard musket; a bastard culverin. [Obs.]
 4. Print. Abbreviated, as the half title in a page preceding the full title page of a book.
 Bastard ashlar Arch., stones for ashlar work, roughly squared at the quarry.
 Bastard file, a file intermediate between the coarsest and the second cut.
 Bastard type Print., type having the face of a larger or a smaller size than the body; e. g., a nonpareil face on a brevier body.
 Bastard wing Zool., three to five quill feathers on a small joint corresponding to the thumb in some mammalia; the alula.