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bosh

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bosh pretentious or silly talk or writing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bosh Empty talk; contemptible nonsense; trash; humbug.
    • n Bosh Figure; outline; show.
    • Bosh In forging and smelting, a trough in which tools and ingots are cooled.
    • Bosh One of the sloping sides of the lower part of a blast furnace; also, one of the hollow iron or brick sides of the bed of a puddling or boiling furnace.
    • Bosh The lower part of a blast furnace, which slopes inward, or the widest space at the top of this part.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bosh A rough sketch; an outline; a figure.
    • bosh To cut a figure; make a show.
    • n bosh Utter nonsense; absurd or foolish talk or opinions; stuff; trash.
    • bosh To make bosh or nonsense of; treat as bosh; spoil; humbug.
    • n bosh See boshes.
    • n bosh A trough in which bloomery tools (or, in copper-smelting, hot ingots) are cooled.
    • n bosh A kind of imitation butter; butterine: a trade-name in England.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bosh bosh used also as interj. nonsense, foolish talk or opinions.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. G. posse, joke, trifle; It. bozzo, a rough stone, bozzetto, a rough sketch, s-bozzo, a rough draught, sketch
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Turk. bosh, worthless, frequent in Morier's popular novel Ayesha (1834).

Usage

In literature:

He said it might be bosh, but that even were he inclined to relax his own views, his wife would certainly not relax hers.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
In poetry, my minstrel, yes; in reality, bosh.
"The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol 2 (of 2)" by Harry Furniss
Outsiders take for granted that I'm his heir, but that's bosh.
"The Love Affairs of Pixie" by Mrs George de Horne Vaizey
You needn't stop any longer to talk that sort of bosh to me.
"The Yacht Club" by Oliver Optic
That legend is all bosh!
"Uncanny Tales" by Various
What bosh, to put the prime of life at twenty-five.
"A Pessimist" by Robert Timsol
The answer came quickly from the American: 'Don't talk bosh!
"The Land of The Blessed Virgin; Sketches and Impressions in Andalusia" by William Somerset Maugham
But oh, the bosh of it!
"The Sign of the Spider" by Bertram Mitford
This Negro domination talk is all bosh.
"Hanover; Or The Persecution of the Lowly" by David Bryant Fulton
That's all bosh about your father, you know.
"The Cryptogram" by James De Mille
As for having no designs, that's bosh, you know; all women have designs.
"Phoebe, Junior" by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
Before a struggle decides a question a recognition is bosh, and I laugh at it.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
It's all bosh and bubble!
"Mr. Punch Awheel"
That talk about me trying to get you out of Illington, Blaine, is all bosh, and you know it.
"The Crevice" by William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
From the commencement of the boshes down to the tuyer, the reduction of the ore is completed.
"Scientific American magazine Vol 2. No. 3 Oct 10 1846" by Various
Take my seat, sign your Report, about such bosh my spirit bore?
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, April 5, 1890" by Various
Of course it is bosh!
"Fire Mountain" by Norman Springer
It is all bosh to me.
"The Landleaguers" by Anthony Trollope
All is vanity, bosh, and botheration.
"The Witches of New York" by Q. K. Philander Doesticks
But as to their being 'afraid' of him, why that's all bosh.
"The Song of the Wolf" by Frank Mayer
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In poetry:

The hundred and eleventh head
The priest completed of his stricture;
"Oh, bosh!" the worthy Bishop said,
And walked him off as in the picture.
"Sir Macklin" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And he looked to see the world go wild,
And laugh until it cried;
But the verse was poor and the humor mild,
And - "Bosh!" the tired world sighed.
"The Mystic" by C J Dennis
O false SIR JOHN KANE! is it thus that you praych me?
I think all your Queen's Universitees Bosh;
And if you've no neetive Professor to taych me,
I scawurn to be learned by the Saxon M'COSH.
"The Last Irish Grievance" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Therefore I laugh at such bosh that appears in print.
So I hope from me you will take the hint,
And never publish such bosh of poetry again,
Or else you'll get the famous Weekly News a bad name.
"Lines in Reply to the Beautiful Poet Who Welcomed News of McGonagall's Departure from Dundee" by William Topaz McGonagall
As my worthy friend, Bruce Smith
(Bosh sir! ... Petriana myth! ...
Six hitters! ... Marriage tie! ... er - Confiscation, sir!
Um - er - break up fam'ly ties! ...
Lies, sir! Socialistic lies!
Alarming capital and immigration, sir!)
"The Logic Of Anti-Sosh" by C J Dennis
Soon as he got near Thunderbolt, the first salute he got
From that retreating party was a random pistol-shot ;
The robber fled, the trooper went in chase, his spirits rose -
When Ward advised him to keep off, he answered, 'Bosh, here goes!'
"A Day's Ride" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Heat's Bosh open to playing center.
Starting, not starting, it's irrelevant to Chris Bosh right now.
MIAMI – Starting, not starting — it's irrelevant to Chris Bosh right now.
Bosh issued a statement before the game about the death of a masseuse who visited his home on Monday.
A South Florida masseuse died at a hospital after collapsing at the Miami Beach home of Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh .
How was Chris Bosh doing.
Masseuse Collapses at Chris Bosh 's Home, Dies.
A South Florida masseuse died at a hospital after collapsing at the Miami Beach home of injured Heat forward Chris Bosh .
Miami Heat's Chris Bosh (Mike Ehrmann, Getty Images).
The last time the Miami Heat lost a game by 20 points when LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all played was in the 2011 playoffs to the Chicago Bulls.
Chris Bosh, LeBron James, Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade sit in an exhibition game against the Atlanta Hawks.
MIAMI — Chris Bosh has been telling the Miami Heat that he's ready to play.
Raptor Bosh a deadbeat dad, lawsuit says.
The Cavs missed Paul Pierce last night in Boston due to injury and tonight they don't have to deal with Chris Bosh who is out with an injured ankle.
Shaq comes around on Bosh.
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