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Busk

A busk (also spelled busque) is a rigid element of a corset at the centre front of the garment. Two types exist, one- and two-part busks.Single-piece busks were used in "stays" and bodices from the sixteenth to early nineteenth centuries and were intended to keep the front of the corset or bodice straight and upright.
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Tusk

Tusks are elongated, continuously growing front teeth that protrude well beyond the mouth of certain mammal species. They are most commonly canine teeth, as with pigs and walruses, or, in the case of elephants, elongated incisors.
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Busk

Perform music or other entertainment in the street or another public place for monetary donations
The group began by busking on Philadelphia sidewalks
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Tusk

A long pointed tooth, especially one which protrudes from the closed mouth, as in the elephant, walrus, or wild boar.
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Busk

Improvise.
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Tusk

An elongated pointed tooth, usually one of a pair, extending outside of the mouth in certain animals such as the walrus, elephant, or wild boar.
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Busk

A stay or stiffening strip for a corset.
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Tusk

A long projecting tooth or toothlike part.
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Busk

To play music or perform entertainment in a public place, usually while soliciting money.
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Tusk

See cusk.
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Busk

A strip of metal, whalebone, wood, or other material, worn in the front of a corset to stiffen it.
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Tusk

To gore or dig with the tusks or a tusk.
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Busk

A corset.
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Tusk

One of a pair of elongated pointed teeth that extend outside the mouth of an animal such as walrus, elephant or wild boar, and which continue to grow throughout the animal's life.
Until the CITES sales ban, elephant tusks were the 'backbone' of the legal ivory trade.
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Busk

(obsolete) A kind of linen.
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Tusk

A small projection on a (tusk) tenon.
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Busk

To prepare; to make ready; to array; to dress.
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Tusk

A tusk shell.
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Busk

(obsolete) To go; to direct one's course.
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Tusk

(carpentry) A projecting member like a tenon, and serving the same or a similar purpose, but composed of several steps, or offsets, called teeth.
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Busk

(intransitive) To solicit money by entertaining the public in the street or in public transport.
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Tusk

A sharp point.
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Busk

To sell articles such as obscene books in public houses etc.
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Tusk

The share of a plough.
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Busk

(nautical) To tack, cruise about.
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Tusk

A fish, the torsk (Brosme brosme).
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Busk

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.
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Tusk

To dig up using a tusk, as boars do.
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Busk

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.
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Tusk

To gore with the tusks.
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Busk

To prepare; to make ready; to array; to dress.
Busk you, busk you, my bonny, bonny bride.
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Tusk

(obsolete) To bare or gnash the teeth.
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Busk

To go; to direct one's course.
Ye might have busked you to Huntly banks.
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Tusk

Same as Torsk.
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Tusk

One of the elongated incisor or canine teeth of the wild boar, elephant, etc.; hence, any long, protruding tooth.
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Tusk

A toothshell, or Dentalium; - called also tusk-shell.
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Tusk

A projecting member like a tenon, and serving the same or a similar purpose, but composed of several steps, or offsets. Thus, in the illustration, a is the tusk, and each of the several parts, or offsets, is called a tooth.
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Tusk

To bare or gnash the teeth.
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Tusk

A hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses
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Tusk

A long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog
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Tusk

Stab or pierce with a horn or tusk;
The rhino horned the explorer
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Tusk

Remove the tusks of animals;
Tusk an elephant
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