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Busby   /bˈəzbi/   Listen

(pl. busbies)
Tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions.  Synonyms: bearskin, shako.

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"Busby" Quotes from Famous Books

... his dress coat so as to hide his white shirt front, the masquerader buckled on the sabre that Fred handed to him. Without changing his trousers he put on his riding boots and spurs, which with the busby and cloak, a pair of white kid gloves, and a small blond moustache completed his disguise. Standing thus in the middle of the room with the door open, he waited until Fred signalled that the coast was clear. He then stepped quickly across the hall and into the elevator, ...
— L. P. M. - The End of the Great War • J. Stewart Barney

... by the East India Company, they were of magnificent physique, and their uniform was singularly handsome. The jacket was much the same as that now worn by the Royal Horse Artillery, but instead of the busby they had a brass helmet covered in front with leopard skin, surmounted by a long red plume which drooped over the back like that of a French Cuirassier. This, with white buckskin breeches and long boots, completed a uniform which was one of the most ...
— Forty-one years in India - From Subaltern To Commander-In-Chief • Frederick Sleigh Roberts

... Richard Busby, a king's scholler of Westminster, towards enabling him to proceed master of arts at Oxon, by consent of ...
— Early English Meals and Manners • Various

... Busby.—It is a very astonishing thing that I never could persuade school-boys that this is a most succulent, scholastic supper-dish, exceptionally brisk and pungent in its flavour. Perhaps their aversion to it is based ...
— Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 102, May 21, 1892 • Various

... bread-and-butter. He sent in a real Address to the Drury Lane committee, which was really rejected. The present imitation professes to be recited by the translator's son. The poet here, again, was a prophet. A few evenings after the opening of the Theatre Dr. Busby sat with his son in one of the stage-boxes. The latter to the astonishment of the audience, at the end of the play, stepped from the box upon the stage, with his father's real rejected address in his hand, and began to recite ...
— Rejected Addresses: or, The New Theatrum Poetarum • James and Horace Smith

Words linked to "Busby" :   chapeau, lid, hat, bearskin

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