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Wust

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Wust imp. of Wit.
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Usage

In literature:

Miss Mary took on bad about it, but that warn't the wust of it.
"Two Suffolk Friends" by Francis Hindes Groome
We've seed the wust on it if yer'll only bide still!
"Young Tom Bowling" by J.C. Hutcheson
The wust o' the thing air, that we don't know which way to go.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
That's the time we catches it wust.
"The Young Trawler" by R.M. Ballantyne
It's the noses of 'em as is wust.
"Fort Desolation" by R.M. Ballantyne
Dat was de wust racket I ever got in.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
It war the home o' thet Bison Head, the wust of 'em as ain't dead yet.
"For the Liberty of Texas" by Edward Stratemeyer
Dey 'cused me of misplacin' it on purpose, so I got de wust beatin' dat I eber had.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
I heer'd the minister say as it was the wust kind o' the blues.
"The Wild Man of the West" by R.M. Ballantyne
I reckon he wuz the wust savage in all these woods.
"The Keepers of the Trail" by Joseph A. Altsheler
One o' his cunnin' ways to get rid o' me when he's at de wust.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Yes, ma'am," looking up at Mrs. Cullom, "the wust on't was that I was kind o' scairt the hull time.
"The Christmas Story from David Harum" by Edward Noyes Westcott
Dem ginagogue gin rabbis is de wust of all.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
O' course you must remember we've got the wust part o' this journey to go.
"The Rover Boys in Alaska" by Arthur M. Winfield
Hit wuz de wust place ever dis nigger got in.
"Southern Literature From 1579-1895" by Louise Manly
It's the wust I ever seen, an' we'll lose a heap of stock.
"Valley of Wild Horses" by Zane Grey
It's the time that's the wust.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
Hit wuz de wust place ever dis nigger got in.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 9" by Various
We had jist a few pieces of clothes an' dey wuz of de wust kind.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves, North Carolina Narratives, Part 2" by Work Projects Administration
The woods is as dry as tinder, and we need a big fall o' snow er rain ther wust kind.
"The Boy Scouts in the Maine Woods" by Herbert Carter
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In poetry:

He stood a spell on one foot fust,
Then stood a spell on tother,
An' on which one he felt the wust
He couldn't ha' told ye, nuther.
"High-Worthy Mister!" by James Russell Lowell
He stood a spell on one foot fust,
Then stood a spell on t'other,
An' on which one he felt the wust
He couldn't ha' told ye nuther.
"The Courtin'" by James Russell Lowell
For the Puritan Prue she sets in the offing
A-castin’ ‘er eyes at a tall Marine,
And the Spanish minx is the wust at scoffing
Of all of the wimming I ever seen.
"The Constant Cannibal Maid" by Wallace Irwin
Next mornin' my head it wor well nigh a splitten,
And I stagger'd and stagger'd, as weak as a kitten;
But the wust of it all wor the dressin' I got
From Polly--oh, worn't it main spicy and hot?
"Bedfordshire Ballad - IV" by E W Bowling
For Jim and me we are rough uns, but Bill was one o' the best;
We 'listed and learned together to larf at the wust wot comes;
Then Bill copped a packet proper, and took 'is departure West,
So sudden 'e 'adn't a minit to say good-bye to 'is chums.
"Bill's Grave" by Robert W Service