- brussels carpet,
- brussels griffon,
- brussels lace
Origin of brusque
Examples from the Web for brusquely
And so it was Sunday night that Cristiano Ronaldo, brusquely thwarted for much of the game, put the upstarts in their place.Team USA 2, Portugal 2: Seconds Away From World Cup Glory|Tunku Varadarajan|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Xabi Alonso, the Spanish midfielder who has had a tournament to forget (after only two games), was brusquely dispossessed.
I simply want to draw attention to some of the gaps, some of what may be missing, when we dismiss God too brusquely.Alain de Botton on the Benefits of Religion Without God|The Daily Beast|March 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
He affected non-recognition of Mayo when the young man asked, brusquely, if he might see him in private.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
"And I was in Flanders, so that lets me out," Worth broke in brusquely.The Million-Dollar Suitcase|Alice MacGowan
On rising from my chair, I moved so brusquely that my dress caught on to an invisible splinter of wood, and was torn.My Double Life|Sarah Bernhardt
"You forget all the good that opium does," she said brusquely tender, after her fashion.Shadows of Flames|Amelie Rives
"I came out here to talk about that," Wilton retorted, brusquely.No Clue|James Hay
Word Origin for brusque
1650s, from French brusque "lively, fierce," from Italian adjective brusco "sharp, tart, rough," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruscum "butcher's broom plant."