Booly
Booly Boo"ly, n.; pl. {Boolies}. [Ir. buachail cowherd; bo cow + giolla boy.] A company of Irish herdsmen, or a single herdsman, wandering from place to place with flocks and herds, and living on their milk, like the Tartars; also, a place in the mountain pastures inclosed for the shelter of cattle or their keepers. [Obs.] [Written also {boley}, {bolye}, {bouillie}.] --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

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  • booly — ˈbülē, li noun ( es) Etymology: Irish Gaelic buaile cattle pen, from Old Irish būale, probably from Latin bovile, bubile cattle stall, from bov , bos head of cattle more at cow 1. : a temporary enclosure once common in Ireland for the shelter of… …   Useful english dictionary

  • boley — Booly Boo ly, n.; pl. {Boolies}. [Ir. buachail cowherd; bo cow + giolla boy.] A company of Irish herdsmen, or a single herdsman, wandering from place to place with flocks and herds, and living on their milk, like the Tartars; also, a place in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bolye — Booly Boo ly, n.; pl. {Boolies}. [Ir. buachail cowherd; bo cow + giolla boy.] A company of Irish herdsmen, or a single herdsman, wandering from place to place with flocks and herds, and living on their milk, like the Tartars; also, a place in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boolies — Booly Boo ly, n.; pl. {Boolies}. [Ir. buachail cowherd; bo cow + giolla boy.] A company of Irish herdsmen, or a single herdsman, wandering from place to place with flocks and herds, and living on their milk, like the Tartars; also, a place in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bouillie — Booly Boo ly, n.; pl. {Boolies}. [Ir. buachail cowherd; bo cow + giolla boy.] A company of Irish herdsmen, or a single herdsman, wandering from place to place with flocks and herds, and living on their milk, like the Tartars; also, a place in the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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