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husky


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Husky  \Hus"ky\,  a. 
  Powerful;  strong;  burly.  [Colloq.,  U.  S.] 
 
  A  good,  husky  man  to  pitch  in  the  barnyard.  --Hamlin 
  Garland. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Husky  \Hus"ky\,  n.;  pl  {-kies}.  [Cf.  {Eskimo}.] 
  1.  An  Eskimo;  also  an  Eskimo  dog. 
 
  2.  The  Eskimo  language. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Husky  \Husk"y\,  a.  [From  {Husk},  n.] 
  Abounding  with  husks;  consisting  of  husks.  --Dryden. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Husky  \Hus"ky\,  a.  [Prob.  for  husty;  cf  OE  host  cough,  AS 
  hw[=o]sta;  akin  to  D.  hoest,  G.  husten,  OHG.  huosto  Icel. 
  h[=o]sti.  See  {Wheeze}.] 
  Rough  in  tone;  harsh;  hoarse;  raucous;  as  a  husky  voice. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  husky 
  adj  1:  muscular  and  heavily  built;  "a  beefy  wrestler";  "had  a  tall 
  burly  frame";  "clothing  sizes  for  husky  boys";  "a 
  strapping  boy  of  eighteen";  (`buirdly'  is  a  Scottish 
  term;  "a  buirdly  lad  of  twelve")  [syn:  {beefy},  {burly}, 
  {strapping},  {buirdly}] 
  2:  deep  and  harsh  sounding  as  if  from  shouting  or  illness  or 
  emotion;  "gruff  voices";  "the  dog's  gruff  barking"; 
  "hoarse  cries";  "makes  all  the  instruments  sound  powerful 
  but  husky:-  Virgil  Thomson  [syn:  {gruff},  {hoarse}] 
  n  :  breed  of  heavy-coated  Arctic  sled  dog  [syn:  {Eskimo  dog}] 




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