Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small wooded area.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A thicket; a small wood.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A thicket; a small wood.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A thicket; a small close natural wood, especially of bushes.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small wooded area

Etymologies

Back-formation from bosky.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Middle English bosk, likely from Anglo-Latin bosca ("firewood"), from Late Latin busca, buscus or boscus from Germanic *busk (liken Old High German busk) or Old English busc (attested only in place names). Liken Italian bosco, Spanish and Portuguese bosque, French bois, Dalmatian buasc, Occitan boscs. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • On the other hand, perhaps he would only have challenged him to a spitting contest or one in which the number of seeds in different sorts of tospits were guessed and then, if Boots lost, put him out with the bosk, to see what way they might move that day.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • I supposed that if Kamchak had known his name was being used in this fashion, and mispronounced at that, and Boots was within his grasp he might have, as a joke, for Kamchak was fond of jokes, had Boots put in a sack and put out in front of the bosk, curious to see if they would move in that direction on that particular morning.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • "But supposedly you are brining bosk here, to serve him as a slave, " I said.

    Cinnamon Roll

  • July 3, 2008 at 7:17 am mei mei, copy and payst teh linkee tew yur profyul in teh typing bosk taht sez “URI.” iz turnz yur naym bloo!

    His only superpower was - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Ignoring the pain, monumental axe held high, he waded purposefully into the bosk of crannochs.

    Kingdoms of Light

  • The cry of anger and distress that rose from the bosk was as unmistakable as it was surprised.

    Kingdoms of Light

  • Also, not unoften, depending on the numbers involved, and particularly when traversing, or sojourning in, dangerous countries, verr, tarsk, and bosk may also be found within the wagon enclosure.

    Mercenaries Of Gor

  • Secondly, it is not unusual either for many peasants to keep animals in the house, usually verr or bosk, sometimes tarsk, at least in the winter.

    Mercenaries Of Gor

  • "I have not felt like this, " said one of the other fellows, 'since I was trampled by five bosk.

    Rogue Of Gor

  • She offered a tray on which small cubes of roasted bosk, on tiny sticks, steamed.

    Rogue Of Gor

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