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poss.

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  • The idea is to get people as far away from the present as poss.

  • By this time they had reached the homestead, and poss went off with the children to the stables.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • poss's voice cut knife-like through a cloud of tobacco smoke.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • Emily waited till the rider came fairly close, and said, "poss, this is Miss Grant."

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • As soon as poss'ble I'll see Glinda and ask her to put another King in your place and send you back into the wild forest.

    The Emerald City of Oz L. Frank Baum
  • His father has a small station away among the hills, and poss and Binjie help him on it.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • poss took heart at finding himself supported by this new champion.

    An Outback Marriage Andrew Barton Paterson
  • Deys a fass pinto hoss hitched to a poss in de yard—a hoss dat de owner don't seem to understand nohow.

    Gabriel Conroy Bert Harte
British Dictionary definitions for poss

poss

/pɒs/
verb
1.
(transitive) to wash (clothes) by agitating them with a long rod, pole, etc
Word Origin
of uncertain origin

poss.

abbreviation
1.
possession
2.
possessive
3.
possible
4.
possibly
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Related Abbreviations for poss

poss.

1.
possession
2.
possessive
3.
possible
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