1. A framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt.
2. A rapid bustling commotion; SYN. hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir.
Form of padding, made of materials such as cork, or taking the shape of a metal or whalebone frame, worn under women's skirts in the 1860s–70s. It was attached to the back, below waist level, to act as a base over which the skirt fabric would hang. The effect was a much fuller, expanded skirt at the rear.
ETYM Old Eng. rusche, rische, resche, as. risce, akin to lg. rusk, risch, Dutch and German rusch; all probably from Latin ruscum butcher's broom; akin to Goth. raus reed, German rohr.
1. A sudden forceful flow; SYN. spate, surge, upsurge.
2. A sudden burst of activity.
The act of moving along swiftly (as before a gale); SYN. scudding.
Soviet-produced surface-to-surface missile that can be armed with a nuclear, chemical, or conventional warhead. The Scud-B, deployed on a mobile launcher, was the version most commonly used by the Iraqi army in the Gulf War 1991. It is a relatively inaccurate weapon.
The Scud-B has a range of 300 km/180 mi; modified by the Iraqi army into the al-Hussayn, it was capable of projecting a smaller payload (about 500 kg/1,100 lb) for a distance of up to 650 km/400 mi, and was used during the Gulf War to hit Israel and Saudi Arabia.
splutter / splʌtər /
1. A confused noise (as of hasty speaking)
2. A splashing or sputtering sound
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