busk, to sell obscene songs and books at the bars and in the tap-rooms of public-houses.
I have left the responsibility with busk whether or no to read the letters.
If thou hast as much mind now to go to the Thing as thou saidst a while ago, busk thyself and ride along with me.
It's no that difficult to busk the hooks; maybe you would be liken' to try.
In 1863 busk, Huxley, and Lyell also placed this skeleton in its true intermediate position between man and the anthropoid apes.
Could see her in the bedroom from the hearth unclamping the busk of her stays: white.
"So it is, Miss Erema," Mrs. busk replied, without any congenial excitement.
For now I had made up my mind to let Mrs. busk know whatever I could tell her.
Mr. busk informs me that a precisely similar breccia is found at Gibraltar at approximately the same level.
Mrs. busk considered not the sun, neither any of his doings.
"strip of wood, whalebone, etc., used in corset-making," 1590s, probably from French busc (16c.), from Italian bosco "splinter," of Germanic origin (see bush (n.)).
"to prepare, to dress oneself," also "to go, set out," c.1300, probably from Old Norse buask "to prepare oneself," reflexive of bua "to prepare" (see bound (adj.2)) + contraction of Old Norse reflexive pronoun sik. Most common in northern Middle English and surviving chiefly in Scottish and northern English dialect. Related boun had the same senses in northern and Scottish Middle English. Related: Busked; busking.
The nautical term is attested from 1660s (in a general sense of "to tack, to beat to windward"), apparently from obsolete French busquer "to shift, filch, prowl," which is related to Italian buscare "to filch, prowl," Spanish buscar (from Old Spanish boscar), perhaps originally from bosco "wood" (see bush (n.)), with a hunting notion of "beating a wood" to flush game.
To perform music in subway stations or other public places, taking the contributions of listeners •Very common in Great Britain, but spreading to the US (1840s+)