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bossage

[ baw-sij, bos-ij ]
/ ˈbɔ sɪdʒ, ˈbɒs ɪdʒ /
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noun Masonry.
stonework blocked out for later carving.
stonework, as rusticated ashlar, having faces projecting beyond the mortar joints.
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Origin of bossage

1695–1705; <French, equivalent to bosseboss2 + -age-age
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