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  • n. Plural form of bustle.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of bustle.


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  • Inside, Lizzy bustles about the kitchen in a homemade tie-dyed apron, setting the dinner table in the sparsely furnished but tidy front room, the walls of which bear dozens of family photographs and a large painting of Jesus.

    American Grace

  • Now British people are doing it too – mooning around castles and manors, yearning for bustles, butlers and the "olden days".

    Just for a moment, I wanted a burkini too | Barbara Ellen

  • It shakes me, seeing her like that, and I ask if anything is bothering her, but she claims not, and bustles about, lighting the stove and warming the chicken fat and the bread.


  • The set often bustles with activity as the characters busy themselves with stacking wood and other chores.

    'Wind' energy powers musical

  • After your eyes expand over the valley, they are drawn back in to the skirt of the citadel, which bustles with café life.

    French Word-A-Day:

  • The children have their colorful piñatas and the adult celebrations begin as the entire downtown area bustles with activity and music.

    Christmas in Mexico

  • She bustles in from the cold, and we get straight to talking about the campaign.

    The Saturday interview: Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat MP

  • Gervinho bustles into the area and is sandwiched by Chansa and Mulenga, the former giving a little shove into the back of the Ivory Coast winger.

    Ivory Coast v Zambia - as it happened | Jacob Steinberg

  • A waterfront that no longer bustles with shipping, a sad reminder of all the things that Harry Bridges fought for and now are long gone.

    Christopher Caen: Friday Footsteps: San Francisco Nostalgia

  • HAMBURG—Produce is usually a staple ware at this affluent, northern German city's 300-year-old fish market, which stretches along its massive harbor and bustles with live music, flea markets and hundreds of food vendors.

    Hamburg Restaurants Just Say No to Vegetables


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