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 for Baston
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Baston \Bas"ton\ (b[a^]s"t[u^]n), n. [OF. baston, F. b[^a]ton,
     LL. basto. See Bastion, and cf. Baton, and 3d Batten.]
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     1. A staff or cudgel. [Obs.] "To fight with blunt bastons."
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     2. (Her.) See Baton.
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     3. An officer bearing a painted staff, who formerly was in
        attendance upon the king's court to take into custody
        persons committed by the court. --Mozley & W.
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From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  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 

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