[Ads-l] Strange use of "hustle"?

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 23 05:36:07 UTC 2015


TRANSACTIONS OF THE WISCONSIN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, ARTS, AND LETTERS - Page
133
https://books.google.com/books?id=m6cWAAAAQAAJ
1879 - ‚ÄéRead
That cunning old pug everybody remembers,
Who, when he saw chestnuts a-roasting in embers,
To spare his own bacon, took pussy's two foots,
And out of the ashes he _hustled_ his nuts.

Not quite the same as

And out of the bedroom he hustled his kids


-Wilson
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All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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