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- (usually archaeology) To strike the ground with an object in order to determine, from the resulting sounds, what lies underground.
1974, Martin Jim Aitken, Physics and archaeology:
- This criticism applies also to bosing in which the ground is thumped with a heavy rammer; over filled-in pits, tombs, […] Bosing is successful where the top-soil is thin and firm, with an unstratified rock such as chalk beneath.
- to hurry