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1 Informal
Chiefly US a professional politician who controls a party machine or political organization, often using devious or illegal methods


1. Biology any of various protuberances or swellings in plants and animals
a. an area of increased thickness, usually cylindrical, that strengthens or provides room for a locating device on a shaft, hub of a wheel, etc
b. a similar projection around a hole in a casting or fabricated component
3. an exposed rounded mass of igneous or metamorphic rock, esp the uppermost part of an underlying batholith
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A projecting ornament, usually richly carved and placed at the intersection of ribs, groins, beams, or at the termination of a molding.
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(1) Proprietor, entrepreneur.

(2) In the USA this term is also used for persons who head the apparatus of the Republican and Democratic parties in states and cities. Acting in the interests of monopolies, bosses frequently resort to bribes, threats, and blackmail during election campaigns in order to ensure the victory of candidates suitable to them.

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What does it mean when you dream about your boss?

Dreaming of one’s boss may indicate over involvement with work. Alternatively, it may represent a parental figure—the father if the boss is a man, and the mother if the boss is a woman.

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(design engineering)
Protuberance on a cast metal or plastic part to add strength, facilitate assembly, provide for fastenings, or so forth.
A large, irregular mass of crystalline igneous rock that formed some distance below the surface but is now exposed by denudation.
(naval architecture)
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boss, 1
1. A projecting, usually richly carved ornament placed at the intersection of ribs, groins, beams, etc., or at the termination of a molding.
2. In masonry, a roughly shaped stone set to project for carving in place.
3. To hammer sheet metal to conform to an irregular surface.
4. A protuberance on a pipe, fitting, or part designed to add strength, to facilitate alignment during assembly, to provide for fastenings, etc.
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Bridgport Operating System Software. A derivative of the ISO 1054 numerical machine control language for milling, etc.
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(1) (Open Source Software) Software that can be modified and recompiled by the user. See open source.

(2) (Operations Support Systems) An umbrella term for software that supports the telecommunications industry, but is not involved with the routine network operations of transmitting and switching data. OSS includes inventory management, CRM, middleware, performance monitoring, test & measurement and provisioning. B/OSS includes the billing. For more information, visit
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"This was to avoid conflict and potential misunderstanding regarding the brands Boss and Boss Black, which had been used by the brewery but are (longstanding) trademarks of our company.
After months of negotiations, it was resolved that the names of their award-winning beer Boss Black, and Boss Boss, which is one of its highest selling products in supermarkets, would have to change.
After months of negotiations, it was resolved that the names of their award-winning beer Boss Black, and Boss Boss, which is one of their highest selling products in supermarkets, would have to change.
During this time, I have had three bosses who have all been likeable and supportive.
It goes without saying that executives and employees alike don't always agree with their bosses, a reality that can lead to anger and resentment.
* They clarify expectations ahead of time with their boss about the underlying importance of professional candor both up and down the chain of command.
Yes, politicians are mostly to blame for the inadequacies and inefficiencies of government, but as their bosses, we are equally to blame for the failures of the government.
Suntory test marketed Boss Coffee in Colorado in 2018 in stores such as Safeway, Albertsons, and King Soopers stores, before the official launch on Amazon in April 2019.
The flaming red cape is available for a limited period -- and all you have to do to get your hands on one is send a picture of yourself eating the Big Boss burger like a boss on KFC Arabia's Facebook page with the hashtag #KFCBigBoss #EatLikeABoss and tag @kfcarabia to enter the competition and get a chance to be one of four lucky winners.
3) "Don't blame the boss. He has enough problems." - Donald Rumsfeld
Stay strong boss. Thoughts are with you and your family.
This acquisition delivers to Boss dozens of exclusive branded pet products sold through e-commerce, retail and professional groomer and veterinary channels.