1. to go about in a noisy, disorderly manner; to bustle about (originally dialect)
2. to beat severely (dialect)
3. to clean out; to clear out dirty or disorderly places (dialect)
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Pronunciation - as in 'how'
Being Memoirs of the Adventures of David Balfour in the Year 1751
Set Forth By Robert Louis Stevenson
Chapter IV. I Run A Great Danger in the House of Shaws