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bouche

1

[ boosh ]

noun

, Armor.
  1. a curved indentation in an upper corner of a jousting shield, serving as a lance rest: used from the 14th to the 17th century.


Bouché

2

[ boo-shey ]

noun

  1. Louis, 1896–1969, U.S. painter.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bouche1

< French phrase à bouche literally, with (a) mouth, said of a notched shield. See bouchée

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Example Sentences

Mais c'est chose digne de memoire que cet homme mourant avoit touiours le sacr nom de Iesvs en la bouche.

Ce gage d'amitié plus qu'un autre me touche: Un serrement de main vaut dix serments de bouche.

Coppie du messaige qui a est declair par la Majest de la Royne et son conseil, par parolle de bouche, l'amb.

Lawyer Ball, who had just taken in a delicious bonne bouche of the foie gras, bolted it whole in his surprise.

The tail of the animal, which the mouth appears to swallow, is la queue dans la bouche.

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