husky


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Husky \Husk"y\, a. [From Husk, n.]
   Abounding with husks; consisting of husks. --Dryden.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Husky \Hus"ky\, a. [Prob. for husty; cf. OE. host cough, AS.
   hw[=o]sta; akin to D. hoest, G. husten, OHG. huosto, Icel.
   h[=o]sti. See Wheeze.]
   Rough in tone; harsh; hoarse; raucous; as, a husky voice.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Husky \Hus"ky\, a.
   Powerful; strong; burly. [Colloq., U. S.]

         A good, husky man to pitch in the barnyard. --Hamlin
                                                  Garland.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Husky \Hus"ky\, n.; pl. -kies. [Cf. Eskimo.]
   1. An Eskimo. [archaic]
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   2. The Eskimo language. [archaic]
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   3. an Eskimo dog, especially a breed of strong heavy-coated
      dogs used to pull dogsleds in the Northern regions of
      North America.
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