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, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Busked
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. &
Busk you, busk you, my bonny, bonny bride.
2. To go; to direct one's course. [Obs.]
Ye might have busked you to Huntly banks. --Skelton.
(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.
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
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]