2. Stripped of husks; deprived of husks.
(Hus"ki*ly) adv. [From Husky.] In a husky manner; dryly.
1. The state of being husky.
2. Roughness of sound; harshness; hoarseness; as, huskiness of voice. G. Eliot.
1. The act or process of stripping off husks, as from Indian corn.
2. A meeting of neighbors or friends to assist in husking maize; called also husking bee. [U.S.] "A
red ear in the husking." Longfellow.
(Husk"y) a. [From Husk, n.] Abounding with husks; consisting of husks. Dryden.
(Hus"ky) a. [Prob. for husty; cf. OE. host cough, AS. hwosta; akin to D. hoest, G. husten,
OHG. huosto, Icel. hosti. See Wheeze.] Rough in tone; harsh; hoarse; raucous; as, a husky voice.
(Hu"so) n. [NL., fr. G. hausen, and E. isinglass.] (Zoöl.) (a) A large European sturgeon (Acipenser
huso), inhabiting the region of the Black and Caspian Seas. It sometimes attains a length of more than
twelve feet, and a weight of two thousand pounds. Called also hausen. (b) The huchen, a large salmon.
(Hus*sar") n. [Hung. huszár, from husz twenty, because under King Matthais I., in the fifteenth
century, every twenty houses were to furnish one horse soldier; cf. G. husar, F. houssard, hussard,
from the same source.] (Mil.) Originally, one of the national cavalry of Hungary and Croatia; now, one
of the light cavalry of European armies.
(Huss"ite) n. (Eccl. Hist.) A follower of John Huss, the Bohemian reformer, who was adjudged
a heretic and burnt alive in 1415.
(Hus"sy) n. [Contr. fr. huswife.]
1. A housewife or housekeeper. [Obs.]
2. A worthless woman or girl; a forward wench; a jade; used as a term of contempt or reproach. Grew.
3. A pert girl; a frolicsome or sportive young woman; used jocosely. Goldsmith.
(Hus"sy), n. [From Icel. hsi a case, prob. fr. hs house. See House, and cf. Housewife a
bag, Huswife a bag.] A case or bag. See Housewife, 2.
(Hus"tings) n. pl. [OE. husting an assembly, coucil, AS. hsting; of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. hsing;
hs home + ing thing, assembly, meeting; akin to Dan. & Sw. ting, E. thing. See House, and Thing.]
1. A court formerly held in several cities of England; specif., a court held in London, before the lord mayor,
recorder, and sheriffs, to determine certain classes of suits for the recovery of lands within the city. In
the progress of law reform this court has become unimportant. Mozley & W.
2. Any one of the temporary courts held for the election of members of the British Parliament.
3. The platform on which candidates for Parliament formerly stood in addressing the electors. [Eng.]
When the rotten hustings shakeTennyson.
In another month to his brazen lies.