With his eyes still downcast, and in a voice harsh with huskiness, he spoke.
Capt. Burton wiped his eyes, and cleared the huskiness from his voice.
A voice from beyond the summer-house, called forth instructions at intervals, with a huskiness vaguely suggestive of old Coney.
"I don't want to talk about it," he said, with a suspicion of huskiness in his throat.
To hide the huskiness in his own voice Mr. Traill relapsed into broad, burry Scotch.
There was a huskiness as of drink in his throat, and his steps were unsteady and doubtful.
It tends to produce a huskiness of the mouth, which calls for some liquid.
Her hands trembled on the gun and her voice shook into huskiness.
"I'd have to hurt you—like this—every time you came," Ann said with a drop into huskiness.
When he did speak there was a trace of huskiness in his voice.
"hoarse," c.1722 in reference to a cattle disease (of persons, 1740), from husk on the notion of "dry as a husk." Earlier (1550s) "having husks." Sense of "tough and strong" (like corn husks) is first found 1869, American English. Related: Huskily; huskiness.
"Eskimo dog," 1852, Canadian English, earlier (1830) hoskey "an Eskimo," probably shortened variant of Ehuskemay (1743), itself a variant of Eskimo.
The moment any vessel is noticed steering for these islands [Whalefish Islands], the Esquimaux, or "Huskies,"* as the Danes customarily term them, come off in sufficient numbers to satisfy you that you are near the haunts of uncivilized men, and will afford sufficient information to guide any stranger to his anchorage. *"Husky" is their own term. I recollect the chorus to a song at Kamtchatka was "Husky, Husky." ["Last of the Arctic Voyages," London, 1855]