Bustled
Bustle Bus"tle (b[u^]s"s'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bustled} (-s'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bustling} (-sl[i^]ng).] [Cf. OE. buskle, perh. fr. AS. bysig busy, bysg-ian to busy + the verbal termination -le; or Icel. bustla to splash, bustle.] To move noisily; to be rudely active; to move in a way to cause agitation or disturbance; as, to bustle through a crowd. [1913 Webster]

And leave the world for me to bustle in. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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