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

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 23 23:53:22 UTC 2015


On Sun, Aug 23, 2015 at 8:53 AM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
wrote:

> Sounds OK to me, if a little old-fashioned.
>
> He took them away hurriedly.  "He hustled them away."
>

He took his nuts out of the ashes hurriedly/hurriedly, he took his nuts out
of the ashes/he hurriedly took his nuts out of the ashes.

"He hustled his nuts out of the ashes."

To misquote slightly there punch line of an old "hipster" joke: "If you
feel that way, then go ahead on!" :-)
-- 
-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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