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George Busk (1807—1886) naval surgeon and naturalist

Hans the elder Busk (1772—1862) scholar and poet

Hans the younger Busk (1815—1882) army reformer

Mary Margaret Busk (1779—1863) writer and translator

Rachel Harriette Busk (1831—1907) folklorist


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An old term, long obsolete, for a ship beating to windward along a coastline. It was also a term used when describing pirate vessels cruising in search of victims to attack. See piracy.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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