rusk

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n rusk slice of sweet raised bread baked again until it is brown and hard and crisp
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Rusk A kind of light, hard cake or bread, as for stores.
    • Rusk A kind of light, soft bread made with yeast and eggs, often toasted or crisped in an oven; or, a kind of sweetened biscuit.
    • Rusk Bread or cake which has been made brown and crisp, and afterwards grated, or pulverized in a mortar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n rusk A kind of light, hard cake or bread, as for ships' stores.
    • n rusk Bread or cake dried and browned in the oven, and reduced to crumbs by pounding, the crumbs being usually eaten with milk.
    • n rusk A kind of light cake; a kind of soft, sweetened biscuit.
    • rusk To make rusk of; convert, as bread or cake, into rusk. See rusk, n.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Rusk rusk a kind of light hard cake: a kind of light soft cake or sweetened biscuit.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sp. rosca de mar, sea rusks, a kind of biscuit, rosca, properly meaning, a screw, spiral
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Sp. rosca, a roll; cf. Rosca de mar, a sea-rusk; origin unknown.

Usage

In literature:

Where are those wretched rusks to be found, Maggie?
"The Children of Wilton Chase" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
Ben Rusk, he went to the World's Fair, too, and he saw a statchue that was bigger 'n our house and all pure gold.
"The Trail of the Hawk" by Sinclair Lewis
They were soon reduced to two ounces of raw rusk dough for each man, every day.
"The Red True Story Book" by Various
Green Rusk owned a popular dance house.
"Arizona's Yesterday" by John H. Cady
When baked and cold, slice them the thickness of rusks, and put them into the oven to brown a little.
"The Cook and Housekeeper's Complete and Universal Dictionary; Including a System of Modern Cookery, in all Its Various Branches," by Mary Eaton
Spread four slices of rusk with the vanilla paste, put them in a buttered tart-dish.
"Nelson's Home Comforts" by Mary Hooper
Governor Rusk was in attendance at this convention, and his address was one calculated to encourage and help on the association.
"Prairie Farmer, Vol. 56: No. 4, January 26, 1884" by Various
My soul rebelled both at the wretchedness and at the rusks.
"The Adventures of Elizabeth in Rügen" by Elizabeth von Arnim
The convicts in the Texas state penitentiary at Rusk were moved by the sufferings of the Galveston victims to contribute $40 to the relief fund.
"The Complete Story of the Galveston Horror" by Various
Rusks must be well kneaded and be very light before being baked.
"The Century Cook Book" by Mary Ronald
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In poetry:

I've had a naughty day to-day.
I scrunched a biscuit in my hair,
And dipped my feeder in the milk,
And spread my rusk upon a chair.
"The Naughty Day" by Fay Inchfawn

In news:

Rusky County — According to the Rusk County Sheriff's Office, mailbox thefts are continuing in northern Rusk County.
Anyone noticing suspicious activity involving a black Nissan SUV with a white male or white female driver are ask to call the Rusk County Sheriff's Office immediately.
Lorena blocks all Rusk 's punches, 40-0.
Rusk Family Adopts Bomb Dog.
Colton Rusk adopts Eli, the bomb dog that served with Rusk while he was serving in Afghanistan.
Rusk 's Cody Glenn Joins KTBB at Media Day.
RUSK — Frank Lindsey, a Cherokee County Sheriff's Department lieutenant, never really recovered from the March car crash injuries that led to fatal surgery complications last month.
A potential non-typical book deer was taken off 40 acres in Rusk County and several others have taken good bucks on similar sized tracts.
The benefit will be on Saturday at Branded by Christ Cowboy Church, arena off Texas Highway 110 in Rusk.
Rusk County sheriff's authorities have identified the man who died after a piece of farm equipment collapsed on him.
Scott Walker on Wednesday announced the appointment of district attorneys in Trempeleau and Rusk counties.
HENDERSON — Rusk County residents appeared reverent Monday morning as they celebrated legacies of sacrifice that will be preserved for future generations.
Rusk's Bobbitt to defend Louisiana MMA title against familiar foe in Jacksonville's Goodman.
Rusk's Bobbitt to defend Louisiana MMA title against familiar foe in Jacksonville's Goodman .
JACKSONVILLE — Funeral services for Hazel Spears are scheduled for 1 pm Fri. Oct 19, at First Baptist Church, Rusk with Rev.
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In science:

Rusk R., 1988, Ph.D. thesis, University of Toronto.
Analysis of 6cm VLBI polarization observations of a complete sample of northern BL Lacertae Objects
In the particular case when we do not have constraints, our approach can be seen as the Skinner-Rusk formulation of Lagrangian Mechanics on Lie algebroids.
Singular lagrangian systems and variational constrained mechanics on Lie algebroids
Moreover, for the case M = E we also generalize the formulation given by Skinner and Rusk [32, 33] for singular lagrangians to general Lie algebroids.
Singular lagrangian systems and variational constrained mechanics on Lie algebroids
We remark that if E = T Q, this procedure is the Skinner-Rusk formulation of Lagrangian Mechanics (see [32, 33]).
Singular lagrangian systems and variational constrained mechanics on Lie algebroids
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