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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Bos wild and domestic cattle; in some classifications placed in the subfamily Bovinae or tribe Bovini
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • prop. n Bos (Zoöl) A genus of ruminant quadrupeds, including the wild and domestic cattle, distinguished by a stout body, hollow horns, and a large fold of skin hanging from the neck.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bos A genus of hollow-horned ruminants, having simple horns in both sexes, typical of the family Bovidæ and subfamily Bovinæ, containing the oxen, or cattle. Its limits vary; it is now commonly restricted to the B. taurus, the domestic ox, bull, or cow, and closely related species. Formerly it was about equivalent to the subfamily Bovinæ, as that term is now used. See cut under ox.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., ox, cow


In literature:

How's we gwine ter live if all New York City an' Bos'n an' Philadelphy pours in?
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Then he took up law, as his fa-ther had done, and be-gan to prac-tise in Bos-ton.
"Lives of the Presidents Told in Words of One Syllable" by Jean S. Remy
Du Bos, Simon, ii., 304.
"The Life of Cicero" by Anthony Trollope
Lay for'rad and tell the bos'n to show you up to my cabin.
"The Vagrant Duke" by George Gibbs
The chief steward was a friend, the bos'n or quartermaster had shown us the trick of a sheepshank or a reef-knot or a short splice.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
Skippers do that, you know, Bos'.
"Command" by William McFee
I heard of Coenraad von Bos, and wanted to have him play for me.
"Confessions of an Opera Singer" by Kathleen Howard
Anyways, for bears an' bos they's a dog.
"The Land of Strong Men" by Arthur M. Chisholm
"Evolution" by Frank B. Jevons
He more like bos gen'lum planter.
"The Headless Horseman" by Mayne Reid
It was first tried in Bos-ton, and set all the folks there by the ears.
"The Life of George Washington" by Josephine Pollard
A brooch she baar up-on hir lowe coler, As brood as is the bos of a bocler.
"Chaucer and His Times" by Grace E. Hadow
I heard Cap'n 'Enery and the bos'n say as 'ow they were going to sound it.
"The Quest of the 'Golden Hope'" by Percy F. Westerman
Will you ask the bos'n to have a board ready and a brushful of white lead?
"Thrice Armed" by Harold Bindloss
This done, he hurried on to the deck, flung a rope ladder over the taffrail, and whispered some instructions to the bos'n.
"Commander Lawless V.C." by Rolf Bennett
Here he let them have a few minutes "stand-easy," while he consulted with his lieutenants, Smith and the bos'n.
"Captain Calamity" by Rolf Bennett
Our father and mother Custer lived near us, and Sister Margaret and the younger brother, "Bos," were then at home and in school.
"Tenting on the Plains" by Elizabeth B. Custer
The bos'n and three men were pluggin' th' place when the shup fell down in a reg'lar hole, they tell me.
"The Viking Blood" by Frederick William Wallace
One was an old bos'n's mate.
"With the Battle Fleet" by Franklin Matthews
I'd never suspected the true reason of it all if it hadn't been for the bos'n.
"The Young Continentals at Bunker Hill" by John T. McIntyre

In poetry:

Ma mort remir, que jauzir
no.n posc ni no.n sui jauzire;
mas eu sui tan bos sofrire
c'atendre cuit per sofrir.
"Bel m'es can eu vei la brolha" by Bernard De Ventadorn
"An' then, when to their bunks they crawl,
Their eyes ain't closed afore
'All 'ands!' they hear the bos'n bawl,
An' tumble up once more."
"The Day's Work" by Cicely Fox Smith
Does there even a place like Saint-Juliot exist?
Or a Vallency Valley
With stream and leafed alley,
Or Beeny, or Bos with its flounce flinging mist?
"A Dream Or No" by Thomas Hardy
When up speaks Bill of trouble aft;
But the bos'n grinned and the skipper laughed;
An' 'e sez, "We'll trust the queer ole craft --
Heave ho, me hearties!"
"A Land Shanty" by C J Dennis

In news:

Each step is followed by a case study – the 2008 World Track Championship featuring Theo Bos vs Chris Hoy.
Having served as chairman of the Woodbridge Conservation Commission during the establishment of these buffers, I would like to remind the BOS and our citizens about its history.
Tyler Flack added 14 points, Brandon Bos and Juevol Myles 12 each and Jordan Boots 11 for the Coyotes (3-3).
It was nice to see 5th grader Raegan Bos in the studio this morning.
Nepalese mountaineering officials say eight bodies have been recovered: Fabrice Priez, Philippe Lucien Bos, Catherine Marie Andree Richard and Ludovic Paul Nicolas Challeat of France.
11/25 undecided vs BOS 0 - 0.
11/14 undecided vs BOS 0 - 0.
"It tells a love story," explains Nicolas Bos, Van Cleef's creative director, "in a very specific environment, which is Paris ".
Chef John Andres, BOS Restaurant, Des Moines, IA.
12/8 loss at BOS 79 - 92.
I recently spoke with Karla Bos, vice president of Proxy Voting at ING Funds.
Lake County BOS to discuss Clearlake Oaks sheriff's substation.
The Lake County Board of Supervisors (BOS) will receive an update and consider whether to give direction about the establishment of a sheriff's office substation in Clearlake Oaks at 9:45 am Tuesday.
Bos Indicus Cross Boasts Carcass Quality.
His Bos indicus cross is built for heat.

In science:

Bagby, T., Bos, L., and Levenberg, N., Quantitative approximation theorems for elliptic operators, J.
Constructive Function Theory on Sets of the Complex Plane through Potential Theory and Geometric Function Theory
By contrast, the packing and Hausdorff dimensions of level sets defined in terms of divergent asymptotic properties may differ (see [BOS] and [Ol3]).
The packing spectrum for Birkhoff averages on a self-affine repeller
Makalah ini menunjukkan hasil penghitungan ulang parameter orbit dan parameter fisik sistem bintang ganda ini dengan menggunakan metode Thiele-van den Bos, menggunakan data observasi dari tahun 1900 sampai tahun 2002.
Recalculating the Orbit of {\alpha}-Centauri AB
Orbital Elements For the determination of orbital solution we use the Thiele–van den Bos method which is an elaboration of Kepler’s second law.
Recalculating the Orbit of {\alpha}-Centauri AB
We would like to thank several people for valuable comments regarding portions of this material; in alphabetical order, here is a subset: Muhammed Ali Alan, Tom Bagby, Tom Bloom, Len Bos, Dan Coman and Eugene Poletsky.
Weighted Pluripotential Theory Results of Berman-Boucksom
We write Bos(X ) and Bas(X ) for the algebras generated by open or cozero sets in X, respectively. A set A ⊂ X is resolvable (or an H -set ) if for any nonempty B ⊂ X (equivalently, for any nonempty closed B ⊂ X ) there exists a relatively open U ⊂ B such that either U ⊂ A or U ∩ A =
Descriptive properties of elements of biduals of Banach spaces
Let Σ2 (Bas(X )), Σ2 (Bos(X )) resolvable sets is an algebra, see e.g. and Σ2 (Hs(X )) denote countable unions of sets from the respective algebras.
Descriptive properties of elements of biduals of Banach spaces
We recall that, for a Tychonoff space X, Bas(X ), Bos(X ) and Hs(X ) denote the algebras generated by cozero sets, open sets and resolvable sets in X, respectively.
Descriptive properties of elements of biduals of Banach spaces
Analogous assertions hold true for the algebras Bos and Bas.
Descriptive properties of elements of biduals of Banach spaces
By [12, Fact 4], each Hi is a union of a scattered family Hi of sets in Bos(X ).
Descriptive properties of elements of biduals of Banach spaces
Let ϕ : X → Y be a continuous surjective mapping of a compact space X onto a compact space Y and let f : X → R be a bounded Σα (Bos(X ))measurable function for some α ∈ [2, ω1).
Descriptive properties of elements of biduals of Banach spaces
Y, • f ◦ φ is a Σα (Bos(Y ))-measurable function.
Descriptive properties of elements of biduals of Banach spaces
Given a bounded Σα (Bos(X ))-measurable function f on X, we construct using a standard approximation technique and [33, Proposition 2.3(f )] (see also [22, Lemma 5.7]) a bounded sequence (fn ) of Σα (Bos(X ))-measurable simple functions uniformly converging to f .
Descriptive properties of elements of biduals of Banach spaces
For every set Ank we consider a countable family Ank ⊂ Bos(X ) satisfying Ank ∈ Σα (Ank ).
Descriptive properties of elements of biduals of Banach spaces
By [13, Lemma 8], there exists a mapping φ : Y → X such that ϕ(φ(y )) = y for every y ∈ Y and φ−1 (A) ∈ Bos(Y ) for every A ∈ A.
Descriptive properties of elements of biduals of Banach spaces