from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Scotch form of book.
  • n. The military families of Japan, as distinguished from the kuge, or court nobility; the daimios, or territorial nobility, and their retainers, the samurai.


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  • A Brooklyn-based duo, Arone Dyer and Aron Sanchez play with customized homemade gear that includes heavy-duty amps, a "toe-bourine," a kick-drum with noisemakers and, of course, the modified baritone ukulele "buke" and guitar-bass hybrid

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  • Their sound consists of what they call a "buke" (a six-string baritone ukulele), a "gass" (a guitar-bass hybrid they invented), some bells, and a kick-drum.

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  • "A 'dinna say that they wud read the Doctor's letters, an' a 'dinna say they wud tak a buke as a keepsake, but a' can never forget ane o 'them -- he hed a squint and red hair -- comin' oot frae the cupboard as a 'opened the door.

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  • I s'pose that kind of thing could work in my buke.

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  • Looks like an ad centred around some of that infamous Japanese “buke cake” that Scott was talking about.

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  • He pulled out his buke, squeezed in a code, and waited for the results.

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  • It was in fact an oak tree, which would have made the fellowship happier still had they been aware of that fact, as they settled their backs against its vast trunk and Ellsworth-Howard set up the buke on his lap.

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  • Rutherford was referring to the fact that all of the initial data on the third sequence had been lost when Ellsworth-Howard's buke had been spiked.

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  • He sank into his now-customary chair and pulled out his buke, setting it up for wide image.

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  • "Shame about the buke, but, you know, we've learned something tremendously valuable about our man," said Rutherford at last, with a little of his former briskness.

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