from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having a boss or bosses; specifically, in ship-building, swelled out or enlarged to form a boss or rounded protuberance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Embossed; also, bossy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of boss.


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  • Some phenotypes (characteristics) of people who have Russell–Silver syndrome are inadequate catch-up growth in the first two years, body asymmetry, lack of appetite, low-set posteriorly rotated ears, clinodactyly* (inward curving) of the 5th finger, webbed toes, non-descended testicles, weak muscle tone, delayed bone age, downturned corners of mouth and thin upper lip, hypospadias, high-pitched voice, small chin, delayed closure of the fontanel, hypoglycemia, and a bossed forehead.

    *spelling (copied from source) corrected. Thanks!

    January 18, 2020

  • One day we need to discuss vendingmachine's obsession with ears.

    January 18, 2020

  • Tyop also, spelling should be clinodactyly. To be pronounced like Ned Flanders says okely dokely.

    January 18, 2020