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basque

Basque
(a.) Pertaining to Biscay, its people, or their language.
(n.) One of a race, of unknown origin, inhabiting a region on the Bay of Biscay in Spain and France.
(n.) The language spoken by the Basque people.
(n.) A part of a lady's dress, resembling a jacket with a short skirt; -- probably so called because this fashion of dress came from the Basques.

beshut

Beshut
(v. t.) To shut up or out.

besmut

Besmut
(v. t.) To blacken with smut; to foul with soot.

bestud

Bestud
(v. t.) To set or adorn, as with studs or bosses; to set thickly; to stud; as, to bestud with stars.

bisque

Bisque
(n.) Unglazed white porcelain.
(n.) A point taken by the receiver of odds in the game of tennis; also, an extra innings allowed to a weaker player in croquet.
(n.) A white soup made of crayfish.

byssus

Byssus
(n.) A cloth of exceedingly fine texture, used by the ancients. It is disputed whether it was of cotton, linen, or silk.
(n.) A tuft of long, tough filaments which are formed in a groove of the foot, and issue from between the valves of certain bivalve mollusks, as the Pinna and Mytilus, by which they attach themselves to rocks, etc.
(n.) An obsolete name for certain fungi composed of slender threads.
(n.) Asbestus.

caseum

Caseum
(n.) Same as Casein.

casque

Casque
(n.) A piece of defensive or ornamental armor (with or without a vizor) for the head and neck; a helmet.

cestui

Cestui
(pron.) He; the one.

cestus

Cestus
(n.) A girdle; particularly that of Aphrodite (or Venus) which gave the wearer the power of exciting love.
(n.) A genus of Ctenophora. The typical species (Cestus Veneris) is remarkable for its brilliant iridescent colors, and its long, girdlelike form.
(n.) A covering for the hands of boxers, made of leather bands, and often loaded with lead or iron.

cestuy

Cestuy
(pron.) Alt. of Cestui

disbud

Disbud
(v.) To deprive of buds or shoots, as for training, or economizing the vital strength of a tree.

discus

Discus
(n.) A quoit; a circular plate of some heavy material intended to be pitched or hurled as a trial of strength and skill.
(n.) The exercise with the discus.
(n.) A disk. See Disk.

ensoul

Ensoul
(v. t.) To indue or imbue (a body) with soul.

fescue

Fescue
(n.) A straw, wire, stick, etc., used chiefly to point out letters to children when learning to read.
(n.) An instrument for playing on the harp; a plectrum.
(n.) The style of a dial.
(n.) A grass of the genus Festuca.
(v. i. & t.) To use a fescue, or teach with a fescue.

festue

Festue
(n.) A straw; a fescue.

insoul

Insoul
(v. t.) To set a soul in; reflexively, to fix one's strongest affections on.

kuskus

Kuskus
See Vetiver.
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