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Sunday, January 19, 2014

bosky

\BOS-kee\ , adjective;
1.
covered with bushes, shrubs, and small trees; woody.
2.
shady.
Quotes:
It was cradled in the bosky foothills of the coastal ranges.
-- Cecilia Dart-Thornton, The Well of Tears, 2005
It stood in a hollow of a bosky park, crowded to a degree that surprised and even displeased me, with huge timber and dense shrubberies of laurel and rhododendron.
-- Robert Louis Stevenson, South Sea Tales, 1893
Origin:
Bosky comes from the Middle English word bosk which referred to a bush.
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