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#106065 - 06/18/03 01:20 PM boose  
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From: Year of Wonder, by Geraldine Brooks


Generaly i am not a gossip. I care not who tumbles whom in what warm boose.



#106066 - 06/18/03 01:51 PM Re: boose  
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I care not who tumbles whom in what warm boose.
Very nice. It has an earthily comfortable sound.


#106067 - 06/18/03 02:52 PM Re: boose  
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Or with her caboose.
P.S. I did find site giving "boose" as variant of "bosom".



#106068 - 06/18/03 03:30 PM Re: boose  
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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:

BSG-, bsig, 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 [1874] 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.



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