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husky

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CIDE DICTIONARY

huskya. [From Husk, n.].
     Abounding with husks; consisting of husks.  Dryden.  [1913 Webster]
huskya. [Prob. for husty; cf. OE. host cough, AS. hwōsta; akin to D. hoest, G. husten, OHG. huosto, Icel. hōsti. See Wheeze.].
     Rough in tone; harsh; hoarse; raucous; as, a husky voice.  [1913 Webster]
huskya. 
     Powerful; strong; burly.
    "A good, husky man to pitch in the barnyard."  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
huskyn. [Cf. Eskimo.].
  •  An Eskimo.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  The Eskimo language.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  •  an Eskimo dog, especially a breed of strong heavy-coated dogs used to pull dogsleds in the Northern regions of North America.  [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

husky, adj. (huskier, huskiest)
1 (of a person or voice) dry in the throat; hoarse.
2 of or full of husks.
3 dry as a husk.
4 tough, strong, hefty.

Derivative
huskily adv. huskiness n.
husky, n. (pl. -ies)
1 a dog of a powerful breed used in the Arctic for pulling sledges.
2 this breed.

Etymology
perh. contr. f. ESKIMO

THESAURUS

husky

Herculean, Siberian husky, ass, beast of burden, beefy, big, bouncing, brassy, brawny, brazen, bull, burly, camel, choked, coarse, cracked, croaking, croaky, doughty, draft animal, dromedary, dry, elephant, fat, forceful, forcible, forcy, full-blooded, full-strength, gigantic, great, gruff, gutsy, guttural, gutty, hale, hard, hard as nails, hardy, harsh, harsh-sounding, hearty, hefty, hoarse, horse, iron-hard, llama, lusty, malamute, metallic, mighty, mule, muscular, nervy, obstinate, ox, pack horse, potent, powerful, puissant, ragged, rasping, raucid, raucous, red-blooded, reindeer, robust, robustious, rough, roupy, rude, rugged, sledge dog, squawking, squawky, stalwart, steely, stertorous, stout, strangled, strapping, strong, strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-willed, sturdy, sumpter, sumpter horse, sumpter mule, thick, thickset, throaty, tinny, tough, vigorous, well-built

ROGET THESAURUS

husky

Aphony

N aphony, aphonia, dumbness, obmutescence, absence of voice, want of voice, dysphony, cacoepy, silence, raucity, harsh voice &c, unmusical voice, falsetto, childish treble mute, dummy, aphonous, dumb, mute, deafmute, deaf and dumb, mum, tongue-tied, breathless, tongueless, voiceless, speechless, wordless, mute as a fish, mute as a stockfish, mute as a mackerel, silent, muzzled, inarticulate, inaudible, croaking, raucous, hoarse, husky, dry, hollow, sepulchral, hoarse as a raven, rough, with bated breath, with the finger on the lips, sotto voce, in a low tone, in a cracked voice, in a broken voice, vox faucibus haesit.

Dryness

N dryness, siccity, aridity, drought, ebb tide, low water, exsiccation, desiccation, arefaction, dephlegmation, drainage, drier, desiccative, dessicator, dessicator, hair drier, clothes drier, gas drier, electric drier, vacuum oven, drying oven, kiln, lyophilizer, clothesline, dry, anhydrous, arid, adust, arescent, dried, undamped, juiceless, sapless, sear, husky, rainless, without rain, fine, dry as a bone, dry as dust, dry as a stick, dry as a mummy, dry as a biscuit, water proof, water tight, dehydrated, dessicated.

Faintness

N faintness, faint sound, whisper, breath, undertone, underbreath, murmur, hum, susurration, tinkle, still small voice, hoarseness, raucity, inaudible, scarcely audible, just audible, low, dull, stifled, muffled, hoarse, husky, gentle, soft, faint, floating, purling, flowing, whispered, liquid, soothing, dulcet, susurrant, susurrous, in a whisper, with bated breath, sotto voce, between the teeth, aside, piano, pianissimo, d la sourdine, out of earshot inaudibly, (ii) SPECIFIC SOUNDS.


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