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adj. bosk·i·er, bosk·i·est
1. Having an abundance of bushes, shrubs, or trees: "a bosky park leading to a modest yet majestic plaza" (Jack Beatty).
2. Of or relating to woods.

[From Middle English bosk, bush, from Medieval Latin bosca, of Germanic origin.]

bosk′i·ness n.
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adj, boskier or boskiest
(Botany) literary containing or consisting of bushes or thickets: a bosky wood.
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(ˈbɒs ki)

adj. bosk•i•er, bosk•i•est.
1. covered with bushes and small trees; woody.
2. shady.
bosk′i•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bosky - covered with or consisting of bushes or thickets; "brushy undergrowth"; "`bosky' is a literary term"; "a bosky park leading to a modest yet majestic plaza"- Jack Beatty
wooded - covered with growing trees and bushes etc; "wooded land"; "a heavily wooded tract"
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They were nearly all whalemen; chief mates, and second mates, and third mates, and sea carpenters, and sea coopers, and sea blacksmiths, and harpooneers, and ship keepers; a brown and brawny company, with bosky beards; an unshorn, shaggy set, all wearing monkey jackets for morning gowns.
All the air was laden with the bitter fragrance of the May, and all the bosky shades of the woodlands beyond rang with the sweet song of birds--the throstle cock, the cuckoo, and the wood pigeon-- and with the song of birds mingled the cool sound of the gurgling brook that leaped out of the forest shades, and ran fretting amid its rough, gray stones across the sunlit open glade before the trysting tree.
They could already catch glimpses of the huntsmen at the issue of the wood, the feathers of the outriders passing like shooting stars across the clearings, and the white horses skirting the bosky thickets looking like illuminated apparitions.
Sunday morning, Doug finally caved and drove out, picking me up in the Mazda and following my directions through our bosky neighborhood out to Mel's and my "chill spot" to read from our Bibles together.
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Leona was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Thomas Fenlon, Rosemary Bosky and David (JoAnn) Fenlon; and nephew, Terry Bosky.
Known as Glen Patrick, its noble name commemorates the 6th century patron saint of Ireland, said to have visited the bosky dell during his monastic meanderings.
The main body of the play centres around the post-war reminiscences of Robert Loraine and Arthur "Bosky" Drummond, with occasional interjections from a ghostly figure standing in the wings - the pilot James McCudden, who had died in a flying accident by the time the imagined conversation took place.
Glenavy's picture offers a nod to Watteau and Poussin, and there is something of the pastoral, too, about Yeats' gathering of figures, possibly in the bosky pleasure ground of St Stephen's Green in Dublin.
When the host of the Fox News program "Tucker Carlson Tonight" visits his son at the University of Virginia, he leaves his bosky neighborhood off Foxhall Road in Washington, D.C., drives through Georgetown, crosses the Key Bridge, and enters Virginia.
"I was a thin girl living in a fat girl's body," said Bosky, two years after she started her long and difficult yet most productive weight loss journey.