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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boss  \Boss\  (b[o^]s;  115),  n.;  pl  {Bosses}  (-[e^]z).  [OE.  boce, 
  bose,  boche,  OF  boce,  boche,  bosse,  F.  bosse,  of  G.  origin; 
  cf  OHG.  b[=o]zo  tuft,  bunch,  OHG.  b[=o]zan,  MHG.  b[^o]zen, 
  to  beat  See  {Beat},  and  cf  {Botch}  a  swelling.] 
  1.  Any  protuberant  part  a  round,  swelling  part  or  body;  a 
  knoblike  process;  as  a  boss  of  wood. 
 
  2.  A  protuberant  ornament  on  any  work  either  of  different 
  material  from  that  of  the  work  or  of  the  same  as  upon  a 
  buckler  or  bridle;  a  stud;  a  knob;  the  central  projection 
  of  a  shield.  See  {Umbilicus}. 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bosses 
  the  projecting  parts  of  a  shield  (Job  15:26).  The  Hebrew  word 
  thus  rendered  means  anything  convex  or  arched,  and  hence  the 
  back  as  of  animals. 
 




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