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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bustling  \Bus"tling\  (b[u^]s"sl[i^]ng),  a. 
  Agitated;  noisy;  tumultuous;  characterized  by  confused 
  activity;  as  a  bustling  crowd.  ``A  bustling  wharf.'' 
  --Hawthorne. 
 
  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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bustling 
  adj  :  full  of  energetic  and  noisy  activity;  "a  bustling  city" 




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