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babushka

buh boosh kuh

  • n  a woman's headscarf folded into a triangle and tied under the chin; worn by Russian peasant women

  • Does Vladimir Putin work out? You bet your babushka he does, and he wants you to appreciate the results.
  • In the wooden city of Murmansk, back in 1941, razed in a single day by 350,000 incendiary bombs, a solitary babushka, carrying a trunk of her belongings past the forest of upright .
  • Its storage and conservation facilities are woefully inadequate: the walls weep with rising damp, and the lighting is poor -- the "babushka brigade" of women guards has the habit .
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  • Indiana, PA - Indiana County
    To my 6-year-old eyes, she seemed ancient, with her withered, white face and wisps of gray hair escaping her tightly tied babushka.
    June 29, 2013 - The Indiana Gazette

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