American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having an abundance of bushes, shrubs, or trees: "a bosky park leading to a modest yet majestic plaza” ( Jack Beatty).
- adj. Of or relating to woods.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Woody; consisting of or covered with bushes; full of thickets.
- adj. Having abundant bushes, shrubs or trees.
- adj. Caused by trees or shrubs.
- adj. Bushy, bristling.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Woody or bushy; covered with boscage or thickets.
- adj. Caused by boscage.
- adj. covered with or consisting of bushes or thickets
- From bosk + -y. (Wiktionary)
- From Middle English bosk, bush, from Medieval Latin bosca, of Germanic origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Malvern Hills in Worcestershire, and looks down from the summit of the ridge on the western side of the hills upon the richly wooded and beautifully undulating country which lies stretched beneath as far as the mountains of South Wales, would at once be struck with the 'bosky' nature of the scenery, and its perfect adaptation for the formation of deer-parks and sylvan residences. ”
“A series of outdoor concerts that takes place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night over the summer in some of the city's loveliest green spaces, from Jean Nouvel's ferociously futuristic Parc Central del Poblenou to the bosky Turó Park.”
“The diptych Canada V beguiles with its bosky masses, its incantatory lights and darks, its use of white around the cut between its two panels, and its oddly right colors pale mint, white claret, and the color of night.”
“By night its quiet, bosky pathways made it a favourite hang-out for gay men.”
“When I arrive, Redesdale has had word from his spies that a grey has been sighted in Kielder Forest, so we lose no time in taking off for that bosky locale in his family tank.”
“The effect was of wandering from room to room through the ruins of some bosky castle or Mayan ruins in a jungle.”
“Like the rest of us, they're attracted to suburbs such as Hinsdale, a bosky village of 16,700 only 20 minutes from the Loop.”
“From Texas, Dreher reminds us of some of the aesthetic delights of autumn: The wood smoke on the wind, the first fire in the hearth, cheery orange pumpkins and the sweet bosky aroma of decaying pecan leaves.”
“But for me there is more charm in playing the less-discovered courses, like Mr. Martin's well-maintained Whiteface course, which got its start in 1898 as part of the long-gone Whiteface Inn. The pro shop is a log cabin, the routing takes you from highland meadows to bosky glades and some of the holes dip deep into the wilderness.”
“Julia Bride, your honour, dying to have you languish to scan-dal in her bosky old delltangle.”
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looks like there's not an open Moby Dick list. So now there is.
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but now they're not because I looked them up. In cases of polysemy or homography, *of course* it was the oddest meaning that stumped me. ;)
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