buster

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n buster a person born in the generation following the baby boom when the birth rate fell dramatically
    • n buster a person (or thing) that breaks up or overpowers something "dam buster","sanction buster","crime buster"
    • n buster a person who breaks horses
    • n buster a robust child
    • n buster an informal form of address for a man "Say, fellow, what are you doing?","Hey buster, what's up?"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Frederic Remington's sculpture The Bronco Buster has mistake in it: the cowboy is wearing his spurs upside down.
    • n Buster bŭs"tẽr Something huge; a roistering blade; also, a spree.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n buster Something of extraordinary size.
    • n buster A roisterer.
    • n buster A frolic; a spree.
    • n buster A violent wind.
    • n buster In Australia, a sudden violent squall from the south.
    • n buster One who breaks intractable horses to the saddle; a bronco-buster.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Buster something large: a frolic:
    • n Buster (slang) a roisterer
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Usage

In literature:

It is as near as we can come to the disturbance made by a Texas "prairie buster" as he came down Claxton road.
"The Wrong Woman" by Charles D. Stewart
Old Buster had moved out from the grove and was shuffling warily toward the camp.
"Project Mastodon" by Clifford Donald Simak
That's a sword you're holding, Chum, not one of those bronze skull busters.
"The Players" by Everett B. Cole
You proved you could stay alone on an island, buster.
"Measure for a Loner" by James Judson Harmon
Buster was a blundering, good-natured chap.
"The Tale of Chirpy Cricket" by Arthur Scott Bailey
Then Buster hurried off in another direction.
"Dave Porter and His Rivals" by Edward Stratemeyer
Buster used to be a cattle pony and I thought: suppose that bunch should stampede and I should get into the thick of them.
"Three Little Cousins" by Amy E. Blanchard
He had won, had mastered a wild outlaw horse as he had seen busters do.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Mistah Buster, he loves candy.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
This specimen resembles a row-buster for opening rows to plant seed, etc.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
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In poetry:

"I'm a damned good bronk buster
And a ropin' son-of-a-gun;
It's many an outlaw I've ridden,
And it's many a dollar I've won.
"The Cowboy's Prayer" by Curley Fletcher
I was close up stuck in a rotten bog;
I got a buster jumping a log;
I found this scouting rather hot,
So I joined the niggers with the lot we’d got.
"Song of the Squatter" by Anonymous Oceania
A man and wife fighting, last Saturday night
He was going to hit her a 'Buster'
When I rushed in and took the brick out of his hand
And lent him a knuckle-duster.
"The Sergeant's Overcoat (Or The Policeman That Nearly Got Caught)" by Billy Bennett
Chorus: So early in the morning, etc.
I was close up stuck in a rotten bog;
I got a buster jumping a log;
I found this scouting rather hot,
So I joined the niggers with the lot we'd got.
"Mustering Song" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

The Harlingen Humane Society also featured " Buster " a 7 year-old male corgie mix during this week's Pet of the Week segment.
's decadent chocolate peanut buster bars.
Lawsuit aims to be a filibuster buster .
Giants' Buster Posey Voted National League MVP.
San Francisco's Buster Posey has been voted the NL Most Valuable Player after returning from a devastating leg injury and becoming the first catcher in 70 years to win the league's batting title.
Loveridge, Buster to be honored.
Supervisor Bob Buster and the rest of the board will be honored by the Martin Luther King High School Band, according to the meeting agenda.
Medicare, the beloved budget buster .
'Dognapped' pup Buster back in Mitcheldean from Cardiff.
Back home Buster with Charlotte and Oliver Jones.
Giants' Buster Posey wins NL MVP in a landslide, Cabrera voted AL MVP.
San Francisco's Buster Posey won the National League's Most Valuable Player Award in a landslide on Thursday.
Red hot Buster Posey leads the Giants past the Cardinals.
Dickey talks future with Buster .
Buster Posey wins NL MVP.
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In science:

Let B ⊆ S be a loop-buster and let M be a meta-predicate describing properties of B .
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
We can talk about the semantics LBM, where, (when we define it later), we use only loop-busters B such that M(B ) holds.
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
Our first two proposals for conditions M on loop-busters is minimality.
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
Therefore, we define: A loop-buster set B is minimal absolute if there is no loop-buster set B ′ with a smaller number of elements (we do not require B ′ ⊆ B !).
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
A loop-buster set B is minimal relative if there does not exist a B ′ & B which is a loop-buster set.
The Equational Approach to CF2 Semantics
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