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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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And yet, if the truth must be told, this wretch, who had stolen what was the boast of man, and the dowry of a woman, did not consider himself as a thief.
I never boast, and I never tell lies," he said slowly, restraining his rising anger.
The Anglo-American is apt to boast, and not without reason, that his nation may claim a descent more truly honourable than that of any other people whose history is to be credited.
The new grade also boasts dart impact three times that of conventional VLDPE, along with exceptional puncture resistance (see graphs below).
The ultra-catchy ``All for You,'' which boasts the semi-acoustic charm of a Dave Matthews Band or Hootie & the Blowfish hit, charted at No.
Contemporary in design and among the most technologically-advanced facilities in the nation, the Ontario Convention Center boasts over 225,000 total square feet of exhibit, meeting and function space.
It boasts improved fuel resistance at temperatures up to 125 C (257 F).
Also known as The Continental Building, it boasts 42 floors of prime space for both office and retail tenants with 340,000 SF of office space and 8,000 SF of retail space.
Villa Royale in Palm Springs, (619) 327-2314, boasts such a profusion of mature crimson bougainvillea, fragrant oranges, and rose bushes that many consider it the archetypical desert garden.
Microprocessor-controlled, the device boasts a proprietary single-stage power supply control, and architecture that uses synchronous rectification to achieve extremely high conversion efficiencies.
The LL-193A display also boasts a fast 8ms response rate (1), making it perfect for video games and other video applications.
It boasts high color strength and heat stability up to 650 F.