Definitions

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  • adj. gusty

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Tasteful; well-tasted.
  • adj. Gusty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Attended with gusts; gusty; squally.
  • Tasteful; palatable.

Etymologies

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gust +‎ -ful

Examples

  • As a corollary of these pious standards it invariably took sides against wealth and power, sentimentalized every woman who found her way into the public prints, whether she had perpetrated a murder or endowed a hospital, simpered and slavered over any "heart-interest story" of childhood ( "blue-eyed tot stuff" was the technical office term), and licked reprehensive but gustful lips over divorce, adultery, and the sexual complications.

    Success A Novel

  • When Boswell, describing the dinner with Wilkes at Davies ', says, "No man eat more heartily than Johnson, or loved better what was nice and delicate," she strikes in with -- "What was gustful rather: what was strong that he could taste it, what was tender that he could chew it."

    Autobiography, Letters and Literary Remains of Mrs. Piozzi (Thrale) (2nd ed.) (2 vols.) Edited with notes and Introductory Account of her life and writings

  • A wild, gustful night indeed, of glimmering stars and a great white half-moon -- cold too: the mountains stood out sharp; there was little cloud; round our tent a guard of men from the fondâk -- always supplied, for the safety of travellers -- were sleeping on the ground, heads and all wrapped up in their jellabs, -- the moon shone on the queer bundles, and on our five mules, picketed opposite the tent door, backs to the wind, munching their barley.

    In the Tail of the Peacock

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