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cusk

[ kuhsk ]

noun

, plural cusks, (especially collectively) cusk.
  1. an edible marine fish, Brosme brosme, of North Atlantic coastal waters.
  2. the burbot.


cusk

/ kʌsk /

noun

  1. See torsk
    a gadoid food fish, Brosmius brosme, of northern coastal waters, having a single long dorsal fin aslo called torsk


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Word History and Origins

Origin of cusk1

An Americanism dating back to 1610–20; probably a variant of tusk, a kind of fish, from Scandinavian; compare Norwegian tosk, variant of torsk, cognate with Old Norse thorskr “cod, codfish”

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Word History and Origins

Origin of cusk1

C17: probably alteration of tusk of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse thorskr codfish

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Example Sentences

For Cusk, it is “a jigsaw dismantled into a heap of broken-edged pieces.”

Cusk knows this, of course; she is of the cerebral breed that is used to thinking their way out of any situation.

To the consummate writer (as Cusk spectacularly is), events like divorce issue a challenge: Own me, comprehend me—write me!

Cusk is a very smart, talented, harsh British writer, and these stories are about people whose lives are loosely connected.

Cusk is so sharply observant that it would probably be terrifying to meet her.

Seven or eight small haddock and cusk, and then once more the trawl began to yield hake.

Mingled with them was an occasional lonesome skeleton of a haddock, cusk, or hake.

Cod, pollock, and cusk are here in the spring, and haddock are abundant in the fall.

Cusk are on the eastern portion in from 60 to 70 fathoms virtually the year around.

Cod and cusk are here the year around, the cod being most abundant in the spring.

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