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- n. An enclosure usually made of thorn bushes, and latterly of steel fencing, for protection from marauders.
- n. A stockade made of bushes and thorns.
- n. A hide.
- n. A hut.
- n. A military or police post or magistracy.
- n. A type of fertilizer rich in animal dung.
- n. A method of composting.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An inclosure of bushes, thorn, or stakes formed as a protection for a camp or village.
Since then, the Bantu term boma has been used to describe any kind of fence, from a colonial fortress to a makeshift shelter.
We surrounded the perimeter of our camp under the tower with what the locals call boma cloth, or game capture netting, an opaque shade cloth that animals view as a solid object.
To baraka boma as the potential to becoming the next president, because we know that he hasn't done nearly as many drugs as the W did.
As we waited for Nkunda to arrive on our first evening at the camp, we were led to a "boma," an open sided hut topped by woven banana leaves where rebel officers - some in camouflage, others in track suits and flip flops - offered chunks of local cheese and hot milk.
That evening they fared sumptuously upon venison, and as on the previous day lay down to rest in a little "boma" or fence made of boughs.
In this glade the camp had been built, surrounded by a "boma" or palisade of rough wood, within which stood two tents and some native shelters made of tall grass and boughs.
It is not wise, white man, 'he added with a laugh,' to keep so small a garrison for your "boma" [kraal].
Three-course dinners (with ostrich steak entrees) are served in the "boma," where tables are arranged around a campfire.
"boma," an open sided hut topped by woven banana leaves where rebel officers - some in camouflage, others in track suits and flip flops - offered chunks of local cheese and hot milk.
At the boutique Sanctuary Baines' Camp in Botswana's Okavango Delta, guests are given an educational "cosmic safari" of the skies around the boma bonfire by the camp manager.