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1. To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.

2. To use a bush harrow on (land), for covering seeds sown; to harrow with a bush; as, to bush a piece of land; to bush seeds into the ground.

Origin: Bushed; . Bushing.

1. A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.

this was the original sense of the word, as in the dutch bosch, a wood, and was so used by Chaucer. In this sense it is extensively used in the British colonies, especially at the Cape of good hope, and also in australia and Canada; as, to live or settle in the bush.

2. A shrub; especially, a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs. To bind a bush of thorns among sweet-smelling flowers. (Gascoigne)

3. A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines.

4. A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (as sacred to Bacchus), hung out at vintners' doors, or as a tavern sign; hence, a tavern sign, and symbolically, the tavern itself. If it be true that good wine needs no bush, 't is true that a good play needs no epilogue. (Shak)

5. The tail, or brush, of a fox. To beat about the bush, to approach anything in a round-about manner, instead of coming directly to it; a metaphor taken from hunting.

(Science: botany) bush bean, a small bird of the genus Psaltriparus, allied to the titmouse. P. Minimus inhabits California.

Origin: oe. Bosch, busch, buysch, bosk, busk; akin to D. Bosch, OHG. Busc, g. Busch, Icel. Bskr, bski, dan. Busk, Sw. Buske, and also to LL. Boscus, buscus, pr. Bosc, It. Bosco, sp. & pg. Bosque, f. Bois, OF. Bos. Whether the LL. Or g. Form i the original is uncertain; if the LL, it is perh. From the same source as E. Box a case. Cf. Ambush, Boscage, bouquet, box a case.

1. (Science: mechanics) a lining for a hole to make it smaller; a thimble or ring of metal or wood inserted in a plate or other part of machinery to receive the wear of a pivot or arbor.

in the larger machines, such a piece is called a box, particularly in the united states.

2. A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored.

Origin: D. Bus a box, akin to E. Box; or f. Boucher to plug.

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