hustings

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hustings the activities involved in political campaigning (especially speech making)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Hustings A court formerly held in several cities of England; specif., a court held in London, before the lord mayor, recorder, and sheriffs, to determine certain classes of suits for the recovery of lands within the city. In the progress of law reform this court has become unimportant.
    • Hustings Any one of the temporary courts held for the election of members of the British Parliament.
    • Hustings The platform on which candidates for Parliament formerly stood in addressing the electors. "When the rotten hustings shake
      In another month to his brazen lies."
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.sing Hustings hus′tingz the principal court of the city of London: formerly the booths where the votes were taken at an election of an M.P., or the platform from which the candidates gave their addresses.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. husting, an assembly, coucil, AS. hsting,; of Scand. origin; cf. Icel. hsing,; hs, home + ing, thing, assembly, meeting; akin to Dan. & Sw. ting, E. thing,. See House, and Thing
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. hústing, a council, but a Scand. word, and used in speaking of the Danes—Ice. hústhinghús, a house, thing, an assembly.

Usage

In literature:

Then I joined the Lord Mayor and Sir George Carrol, and held a Court of Hustings.
"Diaries of Sir Moses and Lady Montefiore, Volume I" by Sir Moses Montefiore
But it was never a hustings question.
"The Political History of England - Vol XI" by George Brodrick
Albany, A. N. Husted, 10.
"The American Missionary -- Volume 54, No. 01, January, 1900" by Various
You have seen how the people of London had their Folks' Mote, their Ward Mote, and their Hustings.
"The History of London" by Walter Besant
G. W. Husted of Westchester introduced it at once in the assembly and earnestly championed the measure.
"History of Woman Suffrage, Volume III (of III)" by Various
Husted, Gilbert, captured by Indians, 248.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers
This was presented by Gen. James W. Husted, speaker of the House.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume IV" by Various
For the Lord Mayor, aldermen, and their ladies, there was a table on the lower hustings.
"Old and New London" by Walter Thornbury
I wish Humboldt, for the sake of scientific comparison, could have been upon the hustings that day!
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 62, No. 383, September 1847" by Various
See books and magazine articles by Jane Addams, Ida Tarbell and Mrs. Ida Husted Harper.
"Woman's Club Work and Programs" by Caroline French Benton
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In poetry:

Mr. Foodle led a party that was strongly democratic,
And it represented people with the Christian name of Bill.
And in all his hustings speeches Mr. Foodle was emphatic
That his crowd existed solely to uphold the people's will.
"Git-Yer-Gun" by C J Dennis

In news:

Story by Dan Hust MONTICELLO — In the midst of recovery from Hurricane Sandy, the county managed to unveil its tentative 2013 budget.
Husted lambasted over ballot directive .
Many election boards in northwestern Ohio say they will wait for a directive from Ohio Secretary of State John Husted before setting early voting hours on the final days before the Nov 6 election.
Husted Rescinds Directive On Early Voting.
President's election campaign takes issue with Husted directive .
President Barack Obama's election campaign has asked a federal judge to force Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted to open early polls on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before Election Day.
Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Friday the 53rd meeting of the Electoral College of Ohio is to take place at noon Dec 17 in Columbus.
Additional filings reported Wednesday morning for seats in Kay County include Stacey Husted and Brenda K Pennington for seat No.
Husted certifies Ohio's general election results.
Ohio Democrats sue Husted over early.
Husted pleased with smooth election.
Is Secretary of State Jon Husted listening.
Husted rebuffs talk of Kasich challenge.
"If we can potentially reduce the number of ballots cast provisionally , then you lessen the likelihood that there will have to be a prolonged process as it relates to those ballots," Husted said.
Judge demands Ohio provisional ballot answers from Husted's office.
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In science:

Pemantle (1991) proved a conjecture of Lyons, namely, that if an infinite connected graph G is exhausted by a sequence of finite connected subgraphs Gn , then the weak limit of hUST(Gn )i exists.
Processes on Unimodular Random Networks
For example, the domain name of our university is "hust.edu.cn".
Domain resource integration system
The top class "DRIS.cn.edu.hust" will provide a union search Webservice of all the resource in our school. Class "DRIS.cn.edu.hust.webpage" will provide the web pages search service in the scope of our university.
Domain resource integration system
Class "DRIS.cn.edu.hust.ftp" will provide the ftp search service.
Domain resource integration system
AJAX [Ziebold, G., Suri, J., Sum M., 2005] and AJAX tags [Mitchell J., Husted, T., Brown, D., 2005] deal only with the problem of loading individual portlets, but it doesn't do automatic scraping.
Portlet Wrappers using JavaScript
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