- , hussetA form of *rough music, reported from the Berkshire/Wiltshire/ Somerset area, under a variety of variant spellings and pronunciations - wooset, husset, housset, hooset, and so on. The main distinguishing feature was the 'Wooset' - a horse's head with snapping jaws and added horns, carried in procession on a pole.Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Magazine 1 (1854), 88-9; EDD (1902), iii, under 'Hooset'; Major B. Lowsley, A Glossary of Berkshire Words and Phrases (1888), 92.
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