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bus•tle



Pronunciation: (bus'ul), [key]
v., -tled, -tling,
n.


v.i.
1. to move or act with a great show of energy (often fol. by about): He bustled about cooking breakfast.
2. to abound or teem with something; display an abundance of something; teem (often fol. by with): The office bustled with people and activity.

v.t.
to cause to bustle; hustle.

n.
thriving or energetic activity; stir; ferment.

bus•tle



Pronunciation: (bus'ul), [key]
n.
1. fullness around or below the waist of a dress, as added by a peplum, bows, ruffles, etc.
2. a pad, cushion, or framework formerly worn under the back of a woman's skirt to expand, support, and display the full cut and drape of a dress.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

bustierbustle pipe
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