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 Bos[ei] in lingua.Bosky. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bosh.
 
A Persian word meaning nonsense. It was popularised in 1824 by James Morier in his Adventures of Hajji Baba of Ispahan, a Persian romance. (Turkish, bosh lakerdi, silly talk.)   1
        “I always like to read old Darwin’s Loves of the Plants; bosh as it is in a scientific point of view.”—Kingsley: Two Years Ago (chap. x.).
 


 Bos[ei] in lingua.Bosky. 

 
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