- brussels carpet,
- brussels griffon,
- brussels lace
Origin of brusque
Examples from the Web for brusqueness
Disliking the brusqueness of the new rulers, the Algonquins now shunned the city.Old Quebec|Sir Gilbert Parker and Claude Glennon Bryan
C's breeziness had in it a touch of condescension, or D's brusqueness was the brusqueness of assumed superiority.The Knack of Managing|Lewis K. Urquhart and Herbert Watson
Difficult and domineering, yet behind her brusqueness there was great good sense.The Campfire Girls on the Field of Honor|Margaret Vandercook
She returned at once to her brusqueness, cutting off gratitude with some ironical or disdainful speech.The Joy of Captain Ribot|Armando Palacio Valds
Franklin had none of the brusqueness which characterizes John Bull.
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."