|About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us|
You are not logged in. [Log In] Wordsmith.org » Forums » General Topics » Q&A about words » boose Register User Forum List Calendar Active Topics Search FAQ
#106065 - 06/18/03 09:20 AM boose
Loc: rego park
From: Year of Wonder, by Geraldine Brooks
Generaly i am not a gossip. I care not who tumbles whom in what warm boose._________________________
my other obsession
#106066 - 06/18/03 09:51 AM Re: boose
I care not who tumbles whom in what warm boose.
Very nice. It has an earthily comfortable sound.
#106067 - 06/18/03 10:52 AM Re: boose
Or with her caboose.
P.S. I did find site giving "boose" as variant of "bosom".
#106068 - 06/18/03 11:30 AM Re: boose
I don't know whether this is another weird coincidence or perhaps Dr Bill was googling 'boose' at the time he found the page of Anglo Saxon words that he posted under 'Themes'. But it contained the following, which strikes me as more likely to be the 'boose' referred to in the story:
BÓSG-, bðsig, bSsih, es; m f n? An ox or cow-stall, where the cattle stand all night in winter; a BOOSE, as it is now called by the common people, in the Midland and Northern counties. It is now  more generally used for the upper part of the stall where the fodder lies, — They say, • you will find it in the cow's boose,' that is, in the place for the cow's food;
A roll in the hay sounds about right to me.
Forum Stats 8767 Members
Max Online: 3341 @ 12/09/11 02:15 PM
Newest Members malagachica, Jamie, pr3sedentedonut, sleeper54, AnnD
8767 Registered Users
Who's Online 1 registered (tsuwm), 31 Guests and 4 Spiders online. Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Top Posters (30 Days)
endymion6 113 LukeJavan8 108 wofahulicodoc 99 AlimaeHP 14 Tromboniator 10 tsuwm 2 sleeper54 1 BranShea 1 wsieber 1 Storymom 1
wwh 13858 Faldage 13803 Jackie 11610 tsuwm 10525 Buffalo Shrdlu 7210 LukeJavan8 6779 AnnaStrophic 6511 Wordwind 6296 of troy 5400 BranShea 5283
Board Rules · Mark all read Contact Us · Wordsmith.org · Top
Home | Today's Word | Yesterday's Word | Subscribe | FAQ | Archives | Search | Feedback
Wordsmith Talk | Wordsmith Chat
© 2014 Wordsmith