• The Mulberry Bush music
    The Mulberry Bush music
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bushing a cylindrical metal lining used to reduce friction
    • n bushing an insulating liner in an opening through which conductors pass
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Bed in the bush with stars to see" "Bed in the bush with stars to see"
Miss Cannon, carrying a parasol, seeing William in the bushes Miss Cannon, carrying a parasol, seeing William in the bushes
shield leaning against a rock surrounded by bushes shield leaning against a rock surrounded by bushes

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Gerald Ford, George Bush, Tommy Lasorda, Ted Koppel, John F. Kennedy Jr. and Bill Clinton are all left handed.
    • Bushing (Mech) A bush or lining; -- sometimes called a thimble. See 4th Bush.
    • Bushing The operation of fitting bushes, or linings, into holes or places where wear is to be received, or friction diminished, as pivot holes, etc.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: How many American presidents are not buried in the United States? Six. Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.
    • n bushing Same as bush, 1.
    • n bushing A hollow cylindrical mass of steel or iron screwed into the rear end of the bore of a breech-loading cannon. It forms the seat for the breech-block or screw.
    • n bushing Also called bouching.
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  • Ogden Nash
    “Good wine needs no bush, and perhaps products that people really want need no hard-sell or soft-sell TV push. Why not? Look at pot.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer.”
  • Yogi Berra
    “Yogi met George Bush during an election campaign. Bush said Texas was important. Yogi said Texas has a lot of electrical votes.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me.”
  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “Everytime I see a picture of George Bush he's making me hate, destroying love. Many people as a result of such do not love at all.”


Beat about the bush - If someone doesn't say clearly what they mean and try to make it hard to understand, they are beating about (around) the bush.
Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush - 'A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush' is a proverb meaning that it is better to have something that is certain than take a risk to get more, where you might lose everything.
Run around the bush - (USA) If you run around the bush, it means that you're taking a long time to get to the point.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See 4th Bush


In literature:

Rounding the clump of bushes, Garth and Natalie found themselves in a grassy opening in the bush.
"Two on the Trail" by Hulbert Footner
He saw a bush stir, when there was no wind, and then he saw the face of the Indian chief Chaska, appear beside the bush.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
Simply sprinkling it over the bush will do very little good.
"Amateur Gardencraft" by Eben E. Rexford
I am addressing these gentlemen from the Bush.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
Stoop down and walk behind the bushes.
"The Curlytops on Star Island" by Howard R. Garis
Flat to earth, he pushed head and shoulders under the low limbs of the bush to look ahead.
"The Defiant Agents" by Andre Alice Norton
Hidden death always lurked in the bush, and no man went beyond the palisade even on the commonest errand without his rifle.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
You see there is not a bush within half-a-mile of them.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
Hidden in the bushes on the top of the sandstone cliff that backed Drake's house was the dark figure of Basil.
"Sea-Dogs All!" by Tom Bevan
Like the remnants of a routed army they came upon the old hotel, some up the road, some down it, and others through the bush.
"Colonial Born" by G. Firth Scott

In poetry:

A bush of hair, the brow to shade,
Sometimes the eyes to cover ;
A necklace that might be display'd
"Female Fashions for 1799" by Mary Darby Robinson
Out then spak the Queen o Fairies,
Out of a bush o broom:
"Them that has gotten young Tam Lin
Has gotten a stately groom."
"Tam Lin" by Andrew Lang
An outcry in the bush below,
A crash, and boughs that sway,
And shouts of laughter let me know
Where my two ruffians play.
"Rebel Hearts" by John Le Gay Brereton
How he died and why he died
Troubles them not a whit.
They snout the bushes and stones aside
And dig till they come to it.
"The Hyaenas" by Rudyard Kipling
No more the early lark and thrush
Shall hail the rising day,
Nor warble on their native bush,
Nor charm me with their lay.
"The Complaint" by Thomas Gent
The same whom in my school-boy days
I listened to; that Cry
Which made me look a thousand ways
In bush, and tree, and sky.
"To The Cuckoo" by William Wordsworth

In news:

Southern Africa's most brutal bush war, a 16-year ordeal of indiscriminate murder and cruelty, has been declared formally over.
Possible probation in file-deleting case for Bush aide Scott Bloch draws criticism.
Blond once more as he preps to film Hunger Games sequel catching fire -- shot hoops in L.A. Sophia Bush, Christina Aguilera or Khloe Kardashian.
Obama's approval continues to slide, but Bush's legacy still haunts the GOP.
Baker Blitzes Bush Fam for Bloomsbury , Has Big Bash.
Investigative journalist Russ Baker, who has written an explosive new volume on the Bush dynasty called Family of Secrets, did not need to convince anyone at his book party at SoHo House on Monday night that he wasn't a crazy conspiracy nut.
THE GHOSTS of interrogations past have come back to haunt the Bush administration.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— President Bush's very general proposals last week for recovery of the hurricane-devastated states is PR.
As everyone must know by now, Bush never changes his position on anything.
Eleven Republicans have told President Bush that Iraq is bad for the GOP.
Bush is set to release a regulation tomorrow that will allow mining companies to blast the tops off mountains and dump the resulting waste in nearby streams and valleys.
Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki confers from Iraq with President Bush and other officials at the White House this week.
It's bad enough that the red states elected President Bush and sent the blues into a psychic tailspin BUSH WINS: UPPER WEST SIDE PUT ON SUICIDE WATCH reads a T-shirt in Manhattan.
George Bush ought to be as electable as the next man in this year of the indifferent electorate, but it does him no good to pretend he isn't George Bush.
President Bush's detractors will say it is only fitting: the man nominally responsible for making sure that Mr Bush talks well and sounds good often consumes himself with worry.

In science:

For the extention of Gleason’s theorem using POVM, see Bush, P., arXive: quant-ph/9909073. (ii) Stochastic noncontextual hidden variable theories are discussed in Roy, S.M. and Singh, V., Phys.
Hidden Variables, Non Contextuality and Einstein-Locality in Quantum Mechanics
Rosenthal [Rosenthal, 1978] surveys nine methods used in psychology, and says that “the seminal work of Mosteller and Bush [Mosteller and Bush, 1954] is especially recommended”.
Annotated Bibliography of Some Papers on Combining Significances or p-values
He cites Lipt´ak [Lipt´ak, 1958] for the unweighted z method instead of the more usual Stouffer citation, and cites Mosteller and Bush only to say that he (Loughin) does not consider weights in this paper.
Annotated Bibliography of Some Papers on Combining Significances or p-values
Recently in HEP, Bityukov et al. [Bityukov et al., 2006] advocate a method which is essentially Stouffer’s method (without the generalization [Mosteller and Bush, 1954], [Lipt´ak, 1958] [Lancaster, 1961] to include weights).
Annotated Bibliography of Some Papers on Combining Significances or p-values
In evolutionary biology, Whitlock [Whitlock, 2005] compares Fisher’s method and the weighted Stouffer method of Mosteller and Bush [Mosteller and Bush, 1954], and concludes that the latter is better; this is perhaps not surprising since it uses additional information.
Annotated Bibliography of Some Papers on Combining Significances or p-values