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 Bosom Friend (A).Bosphorus=Ox ford. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bosom Sermons.
 
Written sermons, not extemporary ones or from notes. Does it not mean committed to memory or learnt by heart?   1
        “The preaching from ‘bosom sermons,’ or from writing, being considered a lifeless practice before the Reformation.”—Blunt: Reformation in England, p. 179.
 


 Bosom Friend (A).Bosphorus=Ox ford. 

 
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