bosie


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bosie

(ˈbəʊzɪ)
n
a googly
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bosie - a cricket ball bowled as if to break one way that actually breaks in the opposite way
bowling - (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman
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"It's odd because if it was their cat they would be giving it a bosie, not holding it at arm's length.
On Sunday an army of purple-clad volunteers climbed Aberdeenshire's Mither Tap as part of the breast cancer fundraiser "Bennachie's Biggest Bosie".
FICTION p20 a 'googly' in cricket is also sometimes known as a 'wrong 'un' or 'Bosie', and is a type of throw or bowl in which the spin of the ball causes it to veer sharply to the leg side of a right-handed batsman.
In this love letter filled with bitterness, Wilde accuses Bosie of spending his money, abandoning him in the loneliness of the dark cell, and ruining his artistic and real life.
Wilde had met Alfred Douglas, known by his sobriquet "Bosie," and though the former was married and the latter was 16 years his junior, the two began a love affair filled with petulant eruptions on Douglas's part.
Others are John Bosie, Akwasi Baah, Charles Kwaning, Emmanuel Badu, Bismarck Abanga and Kwadwo Anima.
Arguably the turning points of his life were twofold: his meeting in 1886 with Robbie Ross, who initiated him in homosexual desire and the dangerous enchantments of a double life, and his later introduction to Alfred Douglas, AKA Bosie, whose vicious feud with his father, the 9th Marquess of Queensberry, became the millstones between which Wilde was helplessly ground to dust.
But he also was buoyed by his reunion with Bosie in Naples, his success with Ballad of Reading Gaol, and his life in the cafes and bars of Paris.
Convicted in later life for"gross indecency"for having an affair with Lord Alfred"Bosie"Douglas (Colin Morgan), he is exiled to Naples and Paris and kept to hard labour for two years.
The film tells the story of Oscar Wilde's life in disgraced exile after he was released from jail following his conviction for "gross indecency", a result of his indiscreet affair with Lord Alfred Douglas, known as Bosie.
His ex-wife Constance (Emily Watson) grants him an allowance on the understanding he sever all ties to the manipulative object of his downfall, Lord Alfred Douglas aka Bosie (Colin Morgan).
His mum said: "There are presents under the tree with our names on but the bosie I got from Greg at the hospital tonight is the best one of the lot.