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bos in Technology

1. Basic Operating System.
2. A data management system written at DESY and used in some high energy physics programs.
3. The Basic Object System.

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  • The bos'un's whistle sounded, and we heard the blocks creak as the frigate's yards were swung round.

    The Young Cavalier Percy F. Westerman
  • At the end of the second week Captain Cy began calling her "bos'n."

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • If this be so, the Clyde sites are not earlier (or bos in these sites is not earlier) than the Roman invasion.

    The Clyde Mystery Andrew Lang
  • Ain't that kind of sober lookin' for a young one like bos'n?

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Here he let them have a few minutes "stand-easy," while he consulted with his lieutenants, Smith and the bos'n.

    Captain Calamity Rolf Bennett
  • bos'n here—that's my nickname for her, ma'am—she and I was out walkin'.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • bos, probable origin of European domestic cattle from three species of, i. 83.

  • He looked on in wondering disgust as bos'n said her "grace."

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • She was tucking in the stray wisps as the captain, with bos'n in his arms, came up.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
  • He winked at bos'n and would have chucked her under the chin if she had not dodged.

    Cy Whittaker's Place Joseph C. Lincoln
Related Abbreviations for bos


Boston Red Sox
Logan International Airport (Boston, MA)
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