|—vb (when intr|
|1.||to hurry or cause to hurry with a great show of energy or activity|
|2.||energetic and noisy activity|
|[C16: probably from obsolete buskle to make energetic preparation, from dialect busk from Old Norse būask to prepare]|
item of feminine apparel for pushing out the skirt in back just below the waist; although used at various times since the 14th century, it was first known under this name in the 19th century. The specific fashion for the bustle, or tournure, came between 1865 and 1876 and again in the 1880s. It followed the decline of the crinoline (q.v.) and began as a bunching up of material behind the waist but became a wire cage attached to the petticoat, sticking out backward like a shelf, over which the dress material was draped.
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