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Etymology 1 a. (context Geordie slang English) excellent, very good. Etymology 2

n. (context sports billiards snooker pool English) Shortened form of cushion, the soft lip around the edge of the table that allows the balls to bounce cleanly.

Cush (Bible)

Kush, also spelled Cush (; Biblical: ), was, according to the Bible, the eldest son of Ham, who was a son of Noah. He was the brother of Mizraim ( Egypt), Canaan (land of Canaan), and Phut, and the father of the Biblical Nimrod mentioned in the " Table of Nations" in the Genesis 10:6 and I Chronicles 1:8. Cush is traditionally considered the eponymous ancestor of the people of the "land of Cush," an ancient territory that is believed to have been located on either side or both sides of the Red Sea. As such, "Cush" is alternately identified in Scripture with the kingdom of Kush, ancient Aethiopia, and/or the Arabian peninsula.

Usage examples of "cush".

Instead, she would drive to Cush on the coast, where her grandmother lived, and tell her first.

Her grandparents in Cush had no telephone, so she had no idea how they had been alerted to the imminent arrival of the two children.

In all the years her grandmother had been in Cush, she had hardly ever been on the strand.

But there was no sliced bread in Cush, only brown bread and soda bread that her grandmother made, and loaves of white bread with a hard crust which they bought in Blackwater.

On Sunday visits to Cush their mother packed sandwiches for Declan, and during longer visits she brought and cooked their own food.

As they drove from Enniscorthy to Cush, Helen knew that Declan thought only about food, and what was going to happen.

Now in Cush she sat on one of the armchairs in the kitchen and wondered if they had forgotten about her as the news ended and then the break for advertisements ended and the music for the show began and Gay Byrne appeared.

In all the months in Cush - by this time, she was sure, they had been there for three or four months - Helen and Declan had never discussed how long they would be there or what was happening to them, but as soon as Declan brought up the subject they could not stop discussing it.

This seemed strange to her and even now, twenty years later, as she lay in bed in this house, wide awake, her grandmother upstairs asleep and Declan in hospital in Dublin, she had no memory of that early summer in Cush, of May passing into June.

She had thought about these rooms so much in Cush, she now expected them to come to life for her, but they did nothing.

There were, Declan maintained, too many country people in Cush and Ballyconnigar, whereas people from Wexford town came to Curracloe.

Helen wanted to ask her mother if their grandmother knew they were not coming to Cush, or if she was there waiting for them now, keeping the dinner hot, listening out for the sound of the car.

In Cush, in all the years, her mother had never gone into the sea for a swim.

Helen wanted to ask if her mother had told her grandmother that they would not be coming to Cush, but she knew, as they dressed and got ready to go back to the car, that she had not.

She wondered, as they drove into Curracloe village, would she turn towards Blackwater and call into Cush, but her mother turned left and took the road to Enniscor-thy.