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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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Only four per cent believe standards have improved since this Government came to power, despite David Cameron boastfully claiming he has made them better.
The holiday countdown takes over: We all like to have a break from work but every office has that worker who loudly and boastfully keeps counting down the weeks, day or hours until their leave starts.
4) 2 A spray that's found in Rae's loo (7) 3 Send car round for the Strictly contestants, for example (7) 4 Talk boastfully with TV's Melvyn, say (4) 5 An opening in the floor or ceiling for some chitchat?
The federal religious minister is also restrained over appointments of his choice of officials, while acting chairman ETP is said to be vociferously boasting about himself being above all reproaches ; while he has reportedly boastfully scoffed , saying " no one can ever touch me".
My personal favorite was Green Lantern boastfully jumping into a throw-down with Superman, only to be humiliated by the Kryptonian.
But in July he will step down in triumph after a 10-year reign as supermarket boss Not a man noted for hiding his light under a bushel, King senior once gave a speech at Princethorpe College, which Jordan attended, rather boastfully declaring his salary was not many laps short of a million pounds, though some observers believe he was being uncharacteristically modest as they reckon with all the added benefits it was nearer PS3million.
There was an unpleasant head doctor who made life rotten for her and for the Gerontimos too, and who went hunting in Poland, where he caused out-and-out massacres, he brought home hundreds of bloody carcasses or just let them lie where they had fallen, in any case I got passed along to me these shocking figures, which he had boastfully recited at lunch: 119 ducks, 12 hares and also an astronomical number of wild geese killed by this one man over a weekend; it sounded like a twistedly immodest echo of Valdemar Atterdag: "77 chickens and 77 geese mean nothing," is what he apparently said when he had the Goose Tower built in Vordinborg and mounted the golden goose atop the tower to mock the 77 declarations of war he had received from the cities of the Hanseatic League.
It is in this regard that one can boastfully say that the Gita shows you the ways to learn the tricks to unveil a world full of peace, joy and bliss.
He called on Egyptian officials to stop such interference in the country's internal affairs, and said the Egyptian nation doesn't need the US assistance and "we don't allow the US to treat us boastfully and arrogantly".
The inclusion of giant, hand-built logic gates has enabled some smart players to build functioning computers, scrawled boastfully into the landscape, while other players have opted to simply journey to the center of the earth.
Juan reminds Mateo that a writer's natural process begins with experimentation and inherent errors (127-30) and counters boastfully that at this point in his career he has achieved a degree of mastery that cannot be denied: "que si quieres de pastores / o si de trobas mayores, / de todo se" (124-27).
It was an extraordinary moment, but Ed couldn't boastfully pump his boat's namesake Rolling Stones song from the stereo.