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Bos  n.  (Zool.) A genus of ruminant quadrupeds, including the wild and domestic cattle, distinguished by a stout body, hollow horns, and a large fold of skin hanging from the neck.

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"Bos" Quotes from Famous Books

... Armytage volunteered to be grog-bos, an office which suited his 'loafing' propensities, since his duties consisted in carrying about a pail of water and a bottle of whisky to the knots of workmen. His worthy father's position was almost as ornamental, ...
— Cedar Creek - From the Shanty to the Settlement • Elizabeth Hely Walshe

... hert fro habraham e trwe, at I ne dyscou{er}ed to his corse my cou{n}sayl so dere. Syen he is chosen to be chef chyldryn fader, 684 [Sidenote: [Fol. 66b.]] at so folk schal falle fro, to flete alle e worlde, & vche blod i{n} at burne blessed schal wore. Me bos telle to at tolk e tene of my wylle & alle myn atly{n}g ...
— Early English Alliterative Poems - in the West-Midland Dialect of the Fourteenth Century • Various

... female of bovine animals; heifer (young cow); maverick. Associated Words: bovine, Bos, moo, low, lowing, farrow, beef, neat, ...
— Putnam's Word Book • Louis A. Flemming

... and mixed up the animals. The local name for the Central Indian ox is over a large tract of country the gayal, or gyll; and this, being the animal with the peculiar frontal development, was most probably named bos, or Gavaeus frontalis, whilst the mithun, or Eastern Bengal animal, was the gaur. It seems to me, therefore, that the names should be transposed. Will Mr. Sterndale consider this, if he has not already done so; and, if I am wrong, tell me why the animal with peculiar frontal development, and ...
— Natural History of the Mammalia of India and Ceylon • Robert A. Sterndale

... (d) Oxen—Yak (Bos grunniens). Ladakh. The domesticated yak is invaluable as a beast of burden in the Trans-Himalayan tract. The royal fly whisk or chauri is made from pure ...
— The Panjab, North-West Frontier Province, and Kashmir • Sir James McCrone Douie

... our jolly bos'n cries. Blow high! blow low! and so sailed we. 'Look ahead, look astern, look a-weather and a-lee, Look along down the coast of the ...
— Fair Harbor • Joseph Crosby Lincoln

... ted esse hominem divitem, factiosum, me autem esse hominem pauperum pauperrimum; nunc si filiam locassim meam tibi, in mentem venit te bovem esse et me esse asellum: ubi tecum coniunctus siem, ubi onus nequeam ferre pariter, iaceam ego asinus in luto, 230 tu me bos magis haud ...
— Amphitryo, Asinaria, Aulularia, Bacchides, Captivi • Plautus Titus Maccius

... cujus littera clamat Quanta surrexit vi tua, Christi, caro. Discipulum signat species aquilina pudicum, Vox cujus nubes transit ad astra volans. Christus homo, Christus vitulus, Christus leo, Christus Est avis, in Christo cuncta notare potes. Est homo dum vivit, bos dum moritur, leo vero Quando resurgit, avis quando ...
— Notes & Queries, No. 43, Saturday, August 24, 1850 • Various

Words linked to "Bos" :   ox, Bos banteng, zebu, mammal genus, urus, brahmin, Brahma, yak, cows, Bos primigenius, Bos taurus, kine, bos'n, aurochs, Jerom Bos, wild ox, family Bovidae, banting, tsine, banteng, oxen

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