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Synonyms for bustle

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Synonyms for bustle

a rapid active commotion

a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt

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move or cause to move energetically or busily

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Then came a bustle and a noise, and one strove to push between the men-at-arms so as to reach the cart, and Stutely saw that it was Little John that made all that stir.
And there all day, and day after day, there was bustle and crowding and labor, while the great ships loaded up, and one after the other spread their white pinions and darted off to the open sea, amid the clash of cymbals and rolling of drums and lusty shouts of those who went and of those who waited.
The lanterns glimmered, as the men ran to and fro; the horses' hoofs clattered on the uneven paving of the yard; the chaise rumbled as it was drawn out of the coach-house; and all was noise and bustle.
be told--as it must and ought to be--Barbara seemed, of all the little household, to take least pleasure in the bustle of the occasion; and when Kit, in the openness of his heart, told her how glad and overjoyed it made him, Barbara became more downcast still, and seemed to have even less pleasure in it than before!
To what more conversation this might have led, we need not stop to inquire; for the wheels of the carriage were heard at that moment, and, being followed by a smart ring at the garden gate, caused the bustle in the house, which had laid dormant for a short time, to burst again into tenfold life and vigour.
Sometimes--towards the end of a long stage--Kit could not help wishing it were a little warmer: but when they stopped to change horses, and he had had a good run, and what with that, and the bustle of paying the old postilion, and rousing the new one, and running to and fro again until the horses were put to, he was so warm that the blood tingled and smarted in his fingers' ends-- then, he felt as if to have it one degree less cold would be to lose half the delight and glory of the journey: and up he jumped again, right cheerily, singing to the merry music of the wheels as they rolled away, and, leaving the townspeople in their warm beds, pursued their course along the lonely road.
By the conclusion of the powwow the bustles needed to be repaired before being used again.
The dhow wharfage in Dubai has tales of over 100 years to tell and is home to a special way of life that remains untouched and bustles with activity.
How the West was worn; bustles and buckskins on the wild frontier.
These bustles were large enough to conceal a pet corgi, an illicit lover, a portable bar or loo, or even a very small string quartet.
These positive developments, combined with the area's strong transportation links and other amenities, promise a future in which the Livingston Corridor bustles with business people, dot-com employees, residents from all walks of life, and retailers serving those who frequent the area.
Matt Garcia rides favorites Grey Memo in the 6 1/2-furlong Foothill Stakes for 3-year-olds and Sea Reel in the 6 1/2-furlong Bustles and Bows for 2-year-old fillies.
The story of how the original grass or scalp dancers of the Plains, who traditionally just wore breechcloths and moccasins with braids of sweetgrass tucked in their belts, ended up strutting their stuff in contemporary powwow, wearing what Speidel called "B-52 Bomber satellite-type bustles," is an interesting trail to follow.
Now that Will and Nancy are retired from their city jobs and their kids are grown, Pinetop bustles with activity.
Round bustle often incorporates multiple bustles that are worn on the arms, back of the neck and often at the knees.