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boast

Squash
a stroke in which the ball is hit on to one of the side walls before hitting the front wall

boast

[bōst]
(engineering)
To shape stone or curve furniture roughly in preparation for finer work later on.
To finish the face of a building stone by cutting a series of parallel grooves.

boast

To dress or shape stone roughly, usually with a broad chisel.
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In the past year, sales of Boasters have crashed by more than 40% to [pounds sterling] 1.
Leone conceded, he expects the issue will be discussed by the Legislature, since the bill as drafted does not specifically exempt boasters by name.
This insulted the other spirits, causing them to wage war against the boasters.
After all, we call some people heroes or role models, and others we call show-offs or boasters.
Sentence (38a) was chosen from the folk story "The drum and the ox" (Chen and Wu 1998: 224), where two notorious boasters meet together.
We are certainly not a nation of boasters but that almost puts up a barrier against the rest of the world and we are sometimes seen as very insular.
Finally David Quint makes a study of "two kinds of aristocratic boasters, the old magnate and the new courtier - and of the biases of social formation that lie behind them" (401) - concentrating on the figures of Shakespeare's Hotspur and Spenser's Braggadoccio.
Indeed, it is because of this lack of central authority some Internet boasters view its emergence as one of the most important of 20th century revolutions.
Well, after a recent visit to your city we are definitely Birmingham Boasters.
Hobnobs, chocolate digestives, Boasters Belgian Chocolate Chunks you'll be having a sugar rush if you don't walk away quickly.
If the hip-hop message and protest rappers had an ancestry in the savannah griots, the Bronx braggers, boasters and verbal abusers are children of the black American word games known as signifying and the dozens.