bust[ buhst ]SEE DEFINITION OF bust
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Some called him Tom Sawyer the Traveler, and that just swelled him up fit to bust.
When she took off her vail, she displayed a bust of the most attractive beauty.
Then I undertook the bust of my young sister Rgina, who had, alas!
It is a bust half life-size, showing the two hands and the forearms.
Posed for his bust while suffering with a bad attack of dyspepsia.
The waist, the bust, the delicate arms, the whole appearance is feminine!
I'd like for one thing to have a bust of her mother in my study—that would be so inspiring.
There was only a bust by Mahoudeau, said he, good enough, but of no importance.
I've got to swear or bust, and 'long's you're aboard I can't swear.
I'd rather she wouldn't; she might bust a blood vessel or somethin'.
1690s, "sculpture of upper torso and head," from French buste (16c.), from Italian busto "upper body," from Latin bustum "funeral monument, tomb," originally "funeral pyre, place where corpses are burned," perhaps shortened from ambustum, neuter of ambustus "burned around," past participle of amburere "burn around, scorch," from ambi- "around" + urere "to burn." Or perhaps from Old Latin boro, the early form of classical Latin uro "to burn." Sense development in Italian is probably from Etruscan custom of keeping dead person's ashes in an urn shaped like the person when alive. Meaning "bosom" is by 1884.
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