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  • n. Plural form of busby.


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  • Great Britain "busbies" are of two kinds: (_a_) the hussar busby, cylindrical in shape, with a bag; this is worn by hussars and the Royal

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"

  • 'And the guards march past their colonel in chief, Cheryl Cole-née-Tweedy, in their sustainably sourced uniforms, the miniature wind turbines that replaced the busbies whirring gently in the breeze…' It doesn't bear thinking about.

    Lucy Mangan: What is it with Tories and royalty?

  • On Republic Square, outside the old House of Government building, stands a row of Central Asian elms, shaped into perfect domes like a row of soldiers in dark-green busbies.


  • They had a plume in their fur busbies, but in my army, they have packed them away for the vigorous campaigning that they are engaged in.

    Von Kleist Frei-husaren

  • First came the Zieten Hussars HR2 in blue pelises and fur busbies and all riding white stallions.

    Prussian Cavalry Review - King's Birthday

  • The guard at the bank, in their scarlet and busbies, looked impassively on.

    At Swim, Two Boys

  • Indeed, as I left Chelsea Barracks this morning, the guardsmen were up and dusting down their uniforms and getting the busbies (ph), the black helmet, the hat that guardsmen wear, (UNINTELLIGIBLE) Canadian bearskin.

    CNN Transcript Apr 9, 2002

  • The sabres were nearer, the men riding like veterans, without excitement or haste, and Sharpe tried to place the French regiment with blue uniforms, a yellow stripe on the overalls, and tall brown busbies.

    Sharpe's Gold

  • "Aye, it's a roof over her head, I suppose," says Starnberg, as we gave our busbies to a lackey.

    Royal Flash

  • So well was the movement timed by Colonel Humphreys, R.A., in command, that the trains from Tipperary and Limerick met almost exactly at New Pallas station a little before nine o'clock this morning, just as the busbies of the Hussars appeared upon the bridge.

    Disturbed Ireland Being the Letters Written During the Winter of 1880-81.


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