[boo sh-ee-teyld]


Origin of bushy-tailed

First recorded in 1865–70
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Contemporary Examples of bushy-tailed

  • Is bushy-tailed new GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan the right choice for Mitt Romney?

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    Is Paul Ryan the Right Choice?

    Matthew DeLuca

    August 13, 2012

  • To that end, you must be as bright-eyed and bushy-tailed as possible.

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    Stars Predict Your Week

    Starsky + Cox

    October 2, 2011

Historical Examples of bushy-tailed

  • Mahmoud obtained a fox, which was his first mammal, saving a bushy-tailed rat.

    Southern Arabia

    Theodore Bent

  • It looked to him like a sharp-nosed, bushy-tailed yellow dog—a very savage and active one.

    The Secret Trails

    Charles G. D. Roberts

  • There is a long gamut between the bushy-tailed, almost squirrel-like marmosets and the big-brained chimpanzee.

  • This is commonly called the bushy-tailed rat but is designated Neotoma Cinera Orelestes by the zoologist.

    Little Pills, An Army Story

    Robert Henderson McKay

  • Was it some one who had watched the swift, sure-footed spring of a bushy-tailed squirrel from branch to branch?