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n. 1 A housewife. 2 (alternative form of hussy lang=en nodot=1) (gloss: sewing-case).

Usage examples of "hussif".

Brianna had remade it for him, stitching in loops of leather that presented his pistols, hilt up, ready to be seized in an emergency, and a clever arrangement of compartments that held handy his shot pouch, powder horn, a spare knife, a coil of fishing line, a roll of twine for a snare, a hussif with pins, needles, and thread, a packet of food, a bottle of beer, and a neatly rolled clean shirt.

Several of the foremast-hands had saved their ditty-bags, often beautifully embroidered, their hussifs, and of course their knives.