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bogue1

[bohg]
noun Gulf States.
  1. a bayou, stream, or waterway.
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Origin of bogue1

1805–15; (< Louisiana French) < Choctaw bok creek, stream, river

bogue2

[bohg]
verb (used without object), bogued, bogu·ing. Nautical.
  1. (of a sailing vessel) to tend to fall off from the wind.
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Origin of bogue2

perhaps akin to dial. bog to move off
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Examples from the Web for bogue

Historical Examples

  • What—what—is—that Thing—over there on the bank of the bogue?

    The Phantom Of Bogue Holauba

    Charles Egbert Craddock (AKA Mary Noailles Murfree)

  • The Bogue forts and the city of Canton captured by the British.

  • He captured the Bogue forts commanding the passage of the Canton River.

  • Bogue got his Christmas card, and behaved well for three days after.

  • Margaret Wilson had friends over at the farm of Bogue on the Garpelside.