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

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 23 12:53:14 UTC 2015


Sounds OK to me, if a little old-fashioned.

He took them away hurriedly.  "He hustled them away."

JL

On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 1:36 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

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> TRANSACTIONS OF THE WISCONSIN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES, ARTS, AND LETTERS - Page
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> 1879 - =E2=80=8ERead
> 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.
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> Not quite the same as
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> And out of the bedroom he hustled his kids
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