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 Bouse.Boustroph’edon. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Boustrap’a.
 
Napoleòn III. The word is compounded of the first syllables Bou-logne, Stra-sbourg, Pa-ris, and alludes to his escapades in 1836 and 1840.   1
 


 Bouse.Boustroph’edon. 

 
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