n.— «Billy-boy had come across the song Mary Muir’s gettin’ a man’s bossela (sung on hen nights) while doing research on the mill workers of Stewarton for his series The Blue Bonnets for Radio Scotland.…”Yes, the Concise Scots Dictionary defines the word ‘boss’ as ‘a rounded prominence, a rounded mass, a tussock’. As I say, I do hope you can explain ‘bossela’ in a way more acceptable to mim-moothed modern urbanites, bit a doot it.”» —“Has Mary mystery been solved?” by Simon Pia The Scotsman Feb. 17, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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