the quality or condition of being busy.
lively but meaningless activity.
Small Gardens Violet Purton Biddle
Lore of Proserpine Maurice Hewlett
Private letters of Edward Gibbon (1753-1794) Volume 2 (of 2) Edward Gibbon
The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson – Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) Robert Louis Stevenson
The Thing from the Lake Eleanor M. Ingram
A Case in Camera Oliver Onions
The Walking Delegate Leroy Scott
The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad Edward John Thompson
The Meaning of Faith Harry Emerson Fosdick
The Disturbing Charm Berta Ruck
work assigned for the sake of looking or keeping busy. Contemporary Examples America’s Prison System: Not Faring Well Either James Poulos April 4, 2014 How Space Agencies Are Preparing for a Mission to Mars Josh Dzieza February 11, 2011
on the contrary; yet: My brother went, but I did not. except; save: She was so overcome with grief she could do nothing but weep. unless; if not; except that (followed by a clause, often with that expressed): Nothing would do but that I should come in. without the circumstance that: It never rains but […]
noun (Scot) a two-roomed cottage consisting of an outer room or kitchen (but) and an inner room (ben)
a slaughterhouse. brutal or wanton slaughter of animals or humans; carnage. the trade or business of a butcher. the act of bungling or botching. Contemporary Examples Oil Paint, Dry-Aged and Beefy Blake Gopnik June 27, 2013 Michael Ware on Staff Sgt. Robert Bales, Accused of Killing Afghan Civilians Michael Ware March 19, 2012 Obama Decision […]