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Lexicographical Neighbors of Humbuzz
Literary usage of Humbuzz
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1901)
"[humbuzz, in the 'HED.' is applied as a local name to a cockchafer, and also characterizes a species of bull-roarer. It does not seem to have much to do ..."
2. A Glossary of Berkshire Words and Phrases by Job Lowsley, Barzillai Lowsley (1888)
"humbuzz, n. the cockchafer. See Wedgwood under Hum. Hart, v. to put at a disadvantage ; to try the feelings. Domestic Servant. ..."
3. A Glossary of West Worcestershire Words by Edith L. Chamberlain, Thomas Hallam (1882)
"humbuzz, n. the cockchafer. See "Wedgwood under Hum. Hurt, v. to put at a disadvantage; to try the feelings. Domestic Servant. ..."