- to choose sides, as in a children's game.
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Examples from the Web for hosey
"Sure I'm only rowling a wisp of straw on my leg," replied Hosey.Tales And Novels, Volume 4 (of 10)
They stopped in front of Hengel's meat market, and Hosey went in.
Hosey Brewster took to eying them as Mrs. Brewster had eyed the women.
Give a man an inch an' he'll be at Sank Hosey before you know it!The Girl of the Golden West
"Mrs. Miles Creegan, the other brother's widow," said Hosey, lathering away and talking with breathless rapidity.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. I (of II)
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