from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- See vetiver.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cuscus.
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We wil eet sum kuskus wif cheez, plus sum vejteblz An froot.
One exterior window on the windward side of the bungalow was filled with a thick mat of dried and odorous _kuskus_ grass, against which every quarter of an hour the _bheestie_ threw water to wet it thoroughly so that the hot breeze that swept over the burning sand outside might enter cooled by the evaporation of the water.
[Footnote 1: A religious ceremony on behalf of a woman at a certain period of pregnancy.] [Footnote 2: The Hindoos attach much importance to certain marks on the body, such as the lines on the hands, &c.] [Footnote 3: Kusa-grass, or kuskus, is used for strewing the floor of
"Thus," replied Speckle-neck: "I was pecking about one day in the Deccan forest, and saw an old tiger sitting newly bathed on the bank of a pool, like a Brahman, and with holy kuskus-grass  in his paws.