Bushet to Butcher
(Bush"et) n. [See Bosket.] A small bush.
(Bush"fight`er) n. One accustomed to bushfighting. Parkman.
(Bush"fight`ing) n. Fighting in the bush, or from behind bushes, trees, or thickets.
(Bush"ham`mer) n. A hammer with a head formed of a bundle of square bars, with pyramidal
points, arranged in rows, or a solid head with a face cut into a number of rows of such points; used
for dressing stone.
(Bush"ham`mer), v. t. To dress with bushhammer; as, to bushhammer a block of granite.
(Bush"i*ness) n. The condition or quality of being bushy.
(Bush"ing), n. [See 4th Bush.]
1. The operation of fitting bushes, or linings, into holes or places where wear is to be received, or friction
diminished, as pivot holes, etc.
2. (Mech.) A bush or lining; sometimes called a thimble. See 4th Bush.
(Bush"less) a. Free from bushes; bare.
O'er the long backs of the bushless downs.
(Bush"man) n.; pl. Bushmen [Cf. D. boschman, boschjesman. See 1st Bush.]
1. A woodsman; a settler in the bush.
2. (Ethnol.) One of a race of South African nomads, living principally in the deserts, and not classified
as allied in race or language to any other people.
(Bush"ment) n. [OE. busshement ambush, fr. bush.]
1. A thicket; a cluster of bushes. [Obs.] Raleigh.
2. An ambuscade. [Obs.] Sir T. More.
(Bush"ran`ger) n. One who roams, or hides, among the bushes; especially, in Australia, an
escaped criminal living in the bush.
1. One accustomed to beat about, or travel through, bushes. [U.S.]
They were gallant bushwhackers, and hunters of raccoons by moonlight.
2. A guerrilla; a marauding assassin; one who pretends to be a peaceful citizen, but secretly harasses a
hostile force or its sympathizers. [U.S.] Farrow.
1. Traveling, or working a way, through bushes; pulling by the bushes, as in hauling a boat along the
bushy margin of a stream. [U.S.] T. Flint.
2. The crimes or warfare of bushwhackers. [U.S.]