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bustle


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bustle  \Bus"tle\,  n. 
  A  kind  of  pad  or  cushion  worn  on  the  back  below  the  waist,  by 
  women,  to  give  fullness  to  the  skirts;  --  called  also 
  {bishop},  and  {tournure}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bustle  \Bus"tle\  (b[u^]s"s'l),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bustled} 
  (-s'ld);  p.  pr  &  vb.n.  {Bustling}  (-sl[i^]ng).]  [Cf.  OE 
  buskle,  perh.  fr  AS  bysig  busy,  bysg-ian  to  busy  +  the 
  verbal  termination  -le;  or  Icel.  bustla  to  splash,  bustle.] 
  To  move  noisily;  to  be  rudely  active;  to  move  in  a  way  to 
  cause  agitation  or  disturbance;  as  to  bustle  through  a 
  crowd. 
 
  And  leave  the  world  for  me  to  bustle  in  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bustle  \Bus"tle\,  n. 
  Great  stir;  agitation;  tumult  from  stirring  or  excitement. 
 
  A  strange  bustle  and  disturbance  in  the  world.  --South. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bustle 
  n  1:  a  rapid  bustling  commotion  [syn:  {hustle},  {flurry},  {ado}, 
  {fuss},  {stir}] 
  2:  a  framework  worn  at  the  back  below  the  waist  for  giving 
  fullness  to  a  woman's  skirt 
  v  :  move  or  cause  to  move  energetically  or  busily;  "The 
  cheerleaders  bustled  about  excitingly  before  their 
  performance"  [syn:  {bustle  about},  {hustle}] 




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