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  • n. Alternative spelling of boscage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A by-form of boscage.

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Examples

  • The last tactical innovation in the bocage was the invention of the "Culin hedgerow device."

    Steel Victory

  • We had advanced some half a mile; our casualties were 122,35 killed … As long as I live that word bocage will haunt me, with memories of ruined countryside, dust, orchards, sunken lanes and the silly little shoots that were all I could find for the guns.

    Overlord D-Day And The Battle for Normandy

  • The bocage is a classic enclosed landscape, consisting of a mosaic of plots that are surrounded by stonewalls or hedges.

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  • By his reckoning, Mr Brown has led us through the Normandy bocage, but the Ardennes and the Rhine lie ahead.

    Brown's Churchillian delusion

  • Panzergrenadiers - late war 1500 pts FFA on a 6x4 bocage table

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • But, they had to deal with powerful defensive positions and the bocage.

    World War II reality and resonance

  • Even after the entire invasion force had been virtually destoyed in the bocage ... there was a new flood of troops waiting to fill the ranks.

    World War II reality and resonance

  • Saturday: 15mm "Screaming GI's" - WWII D-Day Allied paratroopers in the bocage scenario.

    GAMING NEWS: Back From Conquest-SF-2007!

  • So while the Germans had bocage to defend, they also had restricted fields of fire.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • All the while, the Americans, after taking the port city of Cherbourg, on the northern tip of the Cotentin Peninsula, were fighting a draining war of attrition in the bocage, the ancient hedgerows of rural Normandy.

    Masters of the Air

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  • "As the noise of the helicopter's engine faded out on the roof above them, Riggs and Macready bent down and inspected the crude catamaran hidden behind a screen of bocage under the balcony."
    The Drowned World by J.G. Ballard, p 73 of the 50th anniversary edition

    September 3, 2012