husky


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husky

(ˈhəski)
n. a strong man; a thug. A couple of huskies helped me get my car unstuck.
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Good day," said the Scarecrow, in a rather husky voice.
On the contrary, in these sadly degenerate days an evil-smelling breath, a blotchy face, a reeling gait, and a husky voice are regarded as the hall marks of the cad rather than or the gentleman.
Long before the fourth round his voice had dwindled to a husky whisper.
then will his laurels and his possessions seem worthless: instead of avoiding these men who make his fine gold dim, he will cast all behind him and seek their society only, woo and embrace this his humiliation and mortification, until he shall know why his eye sinks, his voice is husky, and his brilliant talents are paralyzed in this presence.
He was beginning to act now, and his voice was husky and low.
Then Sir Richard of the Lea looked all around and strove to speak, but could scarcely do so for the feelings that choked him; at last he said in a husky, trembling voice, "Ye shall all see, good friends, that Sir Richard o' the Lea will ever remember your kindness this day.
To the honour and happiness of Kulan Tith and the priceless jewel that has been bestowed upon him," he said, and though his voice was husky there was the true ring of sincerity in it.
He was a stout husky man with a large ring on his fourth finger.
He must have been far gone in consumption when I first knew him, for I have no recollection of a time when his voice was not faint and husky, his sweet smile wan, and his blue eyes dull with the disease that wasted him away,
Can't even save myself, Em," he returned, in a husky voice, "for the animile looks as if it could eat both of us an' lick its chops for more
His voice was slightly husky and strained, and a nervous twitch in the corner of his mouth followed speech.
And at this moment the mate, two-legging it along the deck from for'ard in the direction of the bottle stored between the yam sacks, called, "Jerry," in a remarkably husky voice.
Looks for all the world like a big husky sled-dog," Bill said.
Alec stopped to get his breath, for he had spoken very earnestly, and his voice got a little husky over the last words.
I'd show them who was husky and chesty, who had the vitality and the constitution, the stomach and the head, who could make most of a swine of himself and show it least.