You jest practise a day or two on suthin'—get kind o' ust to it—and then you up and hev to do suthin' else.
I ust to think about folks that was hungry till my stummick clean caved in.
They ust to have a spat every week about something but they allus made it up.
"I ain't so well acquainted with the devil as I ust to be," he said.
I ust to be nuss-maid in one on em befoh I come Norf, was her final appraisal of the inside of the house.
This succeeded very well at ust Kiachtinsk—four horses were put to our tarantass, and no extra fare asked.
He ust t' keep a butcher shop down t' Peory and he was so strong he could throw down a steer.
He ust t' work in th' print shop fer pa and he certainly was a bad aig, I want yuh t' know.
And he sez, "How a man duz enjoy seein' such things that he's ust to and knows all about!"
Why, when she ust to be practisin' I had to go up in the attic or else stuff cotton in my ears.