• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. & n Buz bŭz See Buzz.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • buz A sibilant sound uttered to enjoin silence.
    • n buz A simplified spelling of buzz.
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In literature:

I can hear the dreary buz-z-z-z of the spindle as she feeds it with the fleecy ropes.
"Eben Holden" by Irving Bacheller
Now Nahor had eight sons by Milcha; Uz and Buz, Kemuel, Chesed, Azau, Pheldas, Jadelph, and Bethuel.
"The Antiquities of the Jews" by Flavius Josephus
What should I care what every dor doth buz In credulous ears?
"Cynthia's Revels" by Ben Jonson
BUZ, exclamation to enjoin silence.
"Volpone; Or, The Fox" by Ben Jonson
BUZ, exclamation to enjoin silence.
"The Alchemist" by Ben Jonson
Huz and Buz reposed on the counterpane, to complete this picture of Reading for a Pass.
"The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, Vols. I to III" by Cuthbert Bede
BUZ, exclamation to enjoin silence.
"The Poetaster" by Ben Jonson
BUZ, exclamation to enjoin silence.
"Sejanus: His Fall" by Ben Jonson
Besides, there is a restlessness and a buz no human being, at least no sensible human being, can endure.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
II.ii.412 (220,2) Buz, buz!
"Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies" by Samuel Johnson
Thus almost all the Proselyte-World he drives, Whilst th'universal Drones buz to his Hives.
"Anti-Achitophel (1682)" by Elkanah Settle et al.
The rest haven't got beyond paper, and old Huz-and-Buz totes them round in his pocket, which isn't good for their growth.
"Wandering Heath" by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I don't dabble in white folk's buzness an' that white folks votin' is their buzness.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
A' his buz shakes nae barley.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
Will these court flies ne'er cease to buz around me?
"The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor, Vol. I, No. 5, May 1810" by Various
Buz had found a gopher hole and was having a merry time trying to dig it out.
"Chicken Little Jane on the Big John" by Lily Munsell Ritchie
When 70 comes you say "Buz" in the ordinary way, but for 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, 76, 78, and 79 you say "Buz 1," "Buz 2," and so on.
"What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Hum-buz, name for cockchafer, 100.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
Nothing of the sort is set down against Buz and Cush and Phut and Pildash and Jidlaph.
"The Ship Dwellers" by Albert Bigelow Paine
Miss Bydel, deaf to a general buz of 'Hush!
"The Wanderer (Volume 2 of 5)" by Fanny Burney

In poetry:

Buz, Buz, Buz--says the Great buzzing Bee.
Go away butterfly--this flower is for me.
Why? Why? Why? says the little butterfly,
If you may sit on this flower, why may'nt I?
"Buz, Buz, Buz" by Clara Doty Bates
What, not a word? Ah hearken, shell, I've shut the cottage door;
There's scarce a sound to drown thy voice, so silent is the moor,
A bell may tinkle far away upon its purple rise;
A bee may buz among the heath--a lavrock cleave the skies.
"The Shell" by Isabella Valancy Crawford

In news:

Fire at Buz and Ned's Barbecue.
Bernard " Buz " Anawalt Jr, a resident of Bishop for 20 years, passed away peacefully at Northern Inyo Hospital on Aug 5, 2012.
Buz , the son of Bernard and Marguerite Anawalt, was born June 18, 1927 in Glendale.
Buz was appointed a Midshipman in the US Naval Reserve in 1945 and later attended USC, UCLA and Oregon State.
Some weeks need to end on a good buzz , and I was delighted to head off to a brand new restaurant, Buz , in Columbia Tusculum, as last week wrapped up.
Buz Lloyd took this shot of his nephew Jonathan Boreyko and his niece Caitlin Boreyko on top of Mount Whiteface in the White Mountains of New Hampshire last August.
International stars will again grace the Hawaii Opera Theatre stage this season, but more local singers are taking on larger roles, including (from left) Leon Williams, Kristin Stone, Blythe, Quinn and Debbie Kelsey, and Buz Tennent.
Memorial Hospital's new lung center named for Buz Standefer.