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rusk

[ruhsk] /rʌsk/
noun
1.
a slice of sweet raised bread dried and baked again in the oven; zwieback.
2.
light, soft, sweetened biscuit.
Origin of rusk
1585-1595
1585-95; alteration Spanish or Portuguese rosca twist of bread, literally, screw

Rusk

[ruhsk] /rʌsk/
noun
1.
(David) Dean, 1909–94, U.S. statesman: secretary of state 1961–69.
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  • Besides, he told me, with tears in his eyes, that my rusk tasted just like his dead mother's.

  • The little girl knew Maslova, and when she saw her face and the rusk she let her take her.

    Resurrection Leo Tolstoy
  • It was agreed that the grounds and gardens should be let, but not the house, of which Mrs. rusk was to take the care.

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
  • He was drinking a cup of thick, syrupy coffee, and soaking a rusk in it.

    The Golden Silence C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • For the elephant she had a rusk, a bun for the bear, and the gorilla was pacified by an offering of nuts from his native Brazil.

    HE Andrew Lang
  • I also heard Mrs. rusk, in a minute or two more, emerge I suppose from the study.

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
  • The woman threw them a rusk loaf, and this was caught and quickly concealed beneath the sheltering cloaks.

    The Winning of the Golden Spurs Percy F. Westerman
  • I met Mrs. rusk bustling along the passage with a housemaid.

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
  • General rusk was never out of sight of a Wisconsin man, and of course the Ohio man was always there.

    Speeches of Benjamin Harrison Benjamin Harrison
  • And Mrs. rusk sat down and laughed heartily, ending with a crow of derision.

    Uncle Silas J. S. LeFanu
British Dictionary definitions for rusk

rusk

/rʌsk/
noun
1.
a light bread dough, sweet or plain, baked twice until it is brown, hard, and crisp: often given to babies
Word Origin
C16: from Spanish or Portuguese rosca screw, bread shaped in a twist, of unknown origin

Rusk

/rʌsk/
noun
1.
(David) Dean. 1909–94, US statesman: secretary of state (1961–69). He defended US military involvement in Vietnam and opposed recognition of communist China
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Word Origin and History for rusk
n.

"light, crisp bits of bread or biscuit," 1590s, from Spanish or Portuguese rosca "roll, twist of bread," literally "coil, anything round and spiral," of unknown origin, perhaps from a pre-Latin Iberian word.

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