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Busk (Grose 1811 Dictionary)

Busk

A piece of whalebone or ivory, formerly worn by women, to stiffen the forepart of their stays: hence the toast—Both ends of the busk.

Definition taken from The 1811 Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, originally by Francis Grose.

Bushel Bubby * Buss Beggar

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Bunter
Buntlings
Burn Crust
Burn the Ken
Burning Shame
Burner
Burner-1
Burnt
Burr
Bushel Bubby
Busk
Buss Beggar
Bus-napper
Bus-napper’s Kenchin
Busy
Butcher’s Dog
Butcher’s Horse
Butt
Butter Box
Buttered Bun
Butter and Eggs Trot