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He was blusterous and garrulous and, to Burgess' amazement, not at all amused.

Blusterous Person (who has forced a cigar on unwilling Club acquaintance).

It is generally (not always) a more or less crazy idea, but one hails it as an oasis in the desert of blusterous commonplace.

Thomas Batchgrew's blusterous voice frankly showed acute irritation.

A blusterous wind had risen during the day, and still continued to increase.

Hebron is, to use the expressive term of the Newfoundland fishermen, a "blusterous" place.

His blusterous beginning ended in a speculating glance at her mouth.

The miller was a blusterous fellow, who could swear in lusty anger and laugh in boisterous sport in a single breath.

In the early March days, when the winds were keen and blusterous, Mr. Williams died; his end was very sudden.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from a Low German source, e.g. Middle Low German blüstren "to blow violently," East Frisian blüstern "to bluster" (see blow (v.1)). Related: Blustered; blustering.

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