And then, just when she had been so drawn towards him by his strength and kindness—that brusk blow in the face.
"You might have stood in on that if you had taken Guilford's offer," was the brusk rejoinder.
Lady Ingleton did not look surprised on receiving this brusk negative.
"If you're so keen on telling the colonel, just say you've seen Nibbetts," the brusk one suggested.
The words came eagerly with the brusk assurance of an immediate answer.
Pond's brusk ways amused Beecher, and the Osawatomie experience made him a sort of hero in Beecher's eyes.
But although his words were brusk, he felt in his pocket; a sovereign--it was all he had left about him.
"That is very sudden," said Gonzalo, smiling to conceal his vexation at her brusk refusal.
"Take this chair, Uncle Rod," said the boy in a voice of brusk indifference.
The latter, in spite of brusk manners, which he had acquired in the field, was a highly respectable gentleman.
1650s, from French brusque "lively, fierce," from Italian adjective brusco "sharp, tart, rough," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *bruscum "butcher's broom plant."