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busk


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Busk  \Busk\  (b[u^]sk),  n. 
  Among  the  Creek  Indians,  a  feast  of  first  fruits  celebrated 
  when  the  corn  is  ripe  enough  to  be  eaten.  The  feast  usually 
  continues  four  days.  On  the  first  day  the  new  fire  is 
  lighted,  by  friction  of  wood,  and  distributed  to  the  various 
  households,  an  offering  of  green  corn,  including  an  ear 
  brought  from  each  of  the  four  quarters  or  directions,  is 
  consumed,  and  medicine  is  brewed  from  snakeroot.  On  the 
  second  and  third  days  the  men  physic  with  the  medicine,  the 
  women  bathe,  the  two  sexes  are  taboo  to  one  another,  and  all 
  fast  On  the  fourth  day  there  are  feasting,  dancing,  and 
  games. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Busk  \Busk\  (b[u^]sk),  n.  [F.  busc,  perh.  fr  the  hypothetical 
  older  form  of  E.  bois  wood,  because  the  first  busks  were  made 
  of  wood.  See  {Bush},  and  cf  OF  busche,  F.  b[^u]che,  a  piece 
  or  log  of  wood,  fr  the  same  root.] 
  A  thin,  elastic  strip  of  metal,  whalebone,  wood,  or  other 
  material,  worn  in  the  front  of  a  corset. 
 
  Her  long  slit  sleeves,  stiff  busk,  puff  verdingall,  Is 
  all  that  makes  her  thus  angelical.  --Marston. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Busk  \Busk\,  v.  t.  &  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Busked}  (b[u^]skt).]  [OE. 
  busken,  fr  Icel.  b[=u]ask  to  make  one's  self  ready, 
  rexlexive  of  b[=u]a  to  prepare,  dwell.  Cf  8th  {Bound}.] 
  1.  To  prepare;  to  make  ready;  to  array;  to  dress.  [Scot.  & 
  Old  Eng.] 
 
  Busk  you  busk  you  my  bonny,  bonny  bride. 
  --Hamilton. 
 
  2.  To  go  to  direct  one's  course.  [Obs.] 
 
  Ye  might  have  busked  you  to  Huntly  banks.  --Skelton.