The boers themselves declare solemnly that they were only 100 strong, but this I do not believe.
Every hour the enmity between the boers and the English deepens in intensity.
Still the plan, considering the boers' skill in defending strong positions, had an audacious look about it.
But he was tipping me the wink while he did it, so he was; as much as to say he knew they were boers all the time.
The four boers looked at one another; their breath came short and harsh.
Do you mean to say that you, a military man, think the boers were justified?
Gradually this fire was extended until the flanking positions of the boers north-east and south-east were also engaged.
If the boers weren't deceived by that old villain Kruger, they'd never have fought us.
To the young boers it was a sight not less tantalising than strange, and their elders had a difficulty in restraining them.
Whenever we go out one way the boers come in the other, and vice versa.
"Dutch colonist in South Africa," 1824, from Dutch boer "farmer," from Middle Dutch, cognate with Old English gebur "dweller, farmer, peasant," and thus related to bower, German Bauer, and the final syllable of neighbor (see boor). Boer War (1899-1902) was technically the Second Boer War, there having been a brief preview 1880-1881.