Definitions for "Busk"
A thin, elastic strip of metal, whalebone, wood, or other material, worn in the front of a corset.
Among the Creek Indians, a feast of first fruits celebrated when the corn is ripe enough to be eaten. The feast usually continues four days. On the first day the new fire is lighted, by friction of wood, and distributed to the various households, an offering of green corn, including an ear brought from each of the four quarters or directions, is consumed, and medicine is brewed from snakeroot. On the second and third days the men physic with the medicine, the women bathe, the two sexes are taboo to one another, and all fast. On the fourth day there are feasting, dancing, and games.
The busk is the front stay of the corset, usually where the front opening is. Its purpose is to keep the body erect, and therefore it plays a central part in the corset. The busk is wider than the other pieces of boning, and it's usually made of steel, whereas whale bone or today: plastic, is commonly used elsewhere. Early busks were made of wood, but during the nineteenth century the well known metal busk with studs on one side and eyes on the other became common.
Keywords:  ready, array, dress, prepare
To prepare; to make ready; to array; to dress.
Keywords:  course, direct, one
To go; to direct one's course.