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- v. Present participle of bustle.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Agitated; noisy; tumultuous; characterized by confused activity.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Moving actively with noise or agitation; briskly active or stirring: as, “a busy, bustling time,”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. full of energetic and noisy activity
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It's not what you would call a bustling air terminal.
She is truly what may be termed a bustling old lady, and has a most despotic rule over all the subordinates of the family.
Four - including Hall of Famer Syl Apps and current Carolina Hurricanes prospect Zac Dalpe - have called the bustling city of Paris, Ont., their hometown.
The Walkers 'pub is tucked in an un-picturesque but bustling corner of London's West End. Once-bustling, that is.
This was the first day that season that the neighborhood could be described as bustling after waking from winter.
Rhapta was described as a bustling metropolitan area located somewhere just inland from the central coast of mainland Azania, perhaps in the vicinity of modern-day Bagamoyo and Dar es Salaam. 10 It also indicated that Rhapta was the most southerly stopping point along the East African commercial route, and that merchants interested in making a round trip to Rhapta from one of Roman Egypt's Red Sea ports had to be ready to depart in July because that was when the climate cycle necessary to make the voyage began.
A Senator drops by Baghdad on a day trip, buys a pair of sunglasses at what he describes as a "bustling" market, and announces "progress."
I note the lack of examples other than the "bustling" market.
This onramp is directly underneath the Olgiati bridge (on the north side of the river) ... and it is not exactly a "bustling" stretch of road.
I know some people like that kind of bustling scene, but it's not my favourite for dinner.