from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To mark with a buist, as sheep. Also boost.
- n. A box; a chest.
- n. A coffin.
- n. A basket.
- n. A distinctive mark set upon sheep and cattle; a brand; hence, any distinguishing characteristic.
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"buist," on the ewe's nose; the letter "O" was newly burned there, nearly obliterating an old letter "T."
If I lived in Georgia, Tennesee, or North Carolina–I would consider flyinng to Oregon, renting a tanker, and returning home with a full truckload of gas. randy buist
-- (Keith's Catal.pp. 223-226; Senators of the College of Justice, pp. 14-19.)  In MS. G, "lickit of the same buist."
It was proved that thirty-three score of sheep were found on Ormiston bearing Murdison's buist branded over, and, as far as possible, obliterating, the known buists of other farms.
Mary’s — at least he has not the buist 56 of these black cattle.”
-- He is not of the brotherhood of Saint Mary's -- at least he has not the buist [Footnote: _Buist_ -- The brand, or mark, set upon sheep or cattle, by their owners.] of these black cattle. "