Bossed

Definitions

  • "Co, boss! co, boss!"
    "Co, boss! co, boss!"
  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Bossed Embossed; also, bossy.
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Some bits and bridle ornaments in the Jamestown collection. The artistic designs on many bridle bosses are symbolic of beautiful handiwork performed by craftsmen of a bygone day Some bits and bridle ornaments in the Jamestown collection. The artistic designs on many bridle bosses are symbolic...

Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • bossed Having a boss or bosses; specifically, in ship-building, swelled out or enlarged to form a boss or rounded protuberance.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • p.adj Bossed embossed
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Quotations

  • Henry Ford
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    “The question Who ought to be boss? is like as Who ought to be the tenor in the quartet? Obviously, the man who can sing tenor.”
  • Fernanda Bartolme
    Fernanda Bartolme
    “Most bosses know instinctively that their power depends more on employee's compliance than on threats or sanctions.”
  • Robert Frost
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    “By working faithfully eight hours a day, you may eventually get to be a boss and work twelve hours a day.”
  • Alison Gomme
    Alison Gomme
    “Being the boss anywhere is lonely. Being a female boss in a world of mostly men is especially so.”
  • Harry S Truman
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    “When a leader is in the Democratic Party he is a boss, and when he is in the Republican Party he is a leader.”
  • Gabriel Heatter
    Gabriel Heatter
    “More power than all the success slogans ever penned by human hand is the realization for every man that he has but one boss. That boss is the man -- he -- himself.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. boce (Fr. bosse), from Old Ger. bôzan, to beat.

Usage

In literature:

You shut up; you ain't my boss.
"Working With the Working Woman" by Cornelia Stratton Parker
The boss said he owed me fourteen dollars but five was all I got.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
De boss write me Aye skoll come Friday.
"At Good Old Siwash" by George Fitch
Then the great white cyanide tanks were like bosses on the beast; the train stopped, and the battery roared.
"A Tramp's Notebook" by Morley Roberts
There, the boss (for he was the boss of the colony) made a strange sound and instantly, a score of beavers came out.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
I'm kind of camp boss.
"The Innocents" by Sinclair Lewis
Miss Devine's her boss, and she'll be just mean enough not to let the young one off.
"A Collection of Stories, Reviews and Essays" by Willa Cather
Within, the old work can be seen, and the bosses are worthy of attention.
"Bell's Cathedrals: The Cathedral Church of Gloucester [2nd ed.]" by H. J. L. J. Massé
The company is my boss, and naturally I back its play.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
But I expect the boss gasser of the outfit will be gettin' his'n pretty quick now.
"The Range Boss" by Charles Alden Seltzer
She left a note for you with the boss; he's in the hotel.
"Prescott of Saskatchewan" by Harold Bindloss
Main thing Ah craves is to git hired by de Pullman boss.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
The boss pushed back his chair and walked over to a cork-lined wall.
"The Success Machine" by Henry Slesar
Good-by, and good luck, Boss!
"Dorothy on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
I reckon he's boss of that thing while he's in there.
"They of the High Trails" by Hamlin Garland
We reckoned we were fixed well and had better stop with a boss we knew.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
And the said Mr. Hoolihan, the letter shows, is Secretary to Mr. O'Donohue, who is first henchman to the Boss.
"The Book of Khalid" by Ameen Rihani
Here he is mayor of Harvey, boss of the town.
"In the Heart of a Fool" by William Allen White
My boss kep' me hired out.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves." by Work Projects Administration
The section-boss, one hand behind a hairy ear, was glowering at the storekeeper.
"The Plow-Woman" by Eleanor Gates
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In poetry:

Some sterner action is required,
A union boss they should engage,
If coloured folk are not desired
To "crab their acts" upon the stage.
"Black-Out" by C J Dennis
How's the wind Skipper?
"All up an' down her mast;
Order a true wind
As long as you please,
No one yet bossed
Four winds or seven seas!"
"A North Sea Skipper" by Dorothy Una Ratcliffe
They are such queer, such simple things;
I mean the people, Buck;
They'd leave their rights to clicks and rings
And court the Boss and luck.
"Hiland-Buckingham" by Samuel Alfred Beadle
The boss began to rave and tear,
And yelled with a most awful frown,
“I will not settle up, I swear,
Till that there clay is settled down!”
"The Squatter, Three Cornstalks, and the Well" by Henry Lawson
The boss of the hut is a fiendish slut
A woman called Hannah Perkins
She frowns by the hour - her face is so sour
It's pickled her internal workings.
"Call Of The Yukon" by Billy Bennett
To rule us. Yes; per’aps there might;
An’ as you say, it don’t seem right
That they should want to boss a man . . . .
But wot about his Fascist plan?
"'Bosses Don't Seem Right' - A Christmas Monologue" by C J Dennis

In news:

Lindsey Valentini was steeped from an early age in the value of being her own boss.
Use 5 to 6 boss pears.
There's nothing like a rendezvous with nature to help you reconnect with what's important in life and make your toolwad boss seem like less of a douche.
A Talk with Dalian 's Communist Party Boss.
Dazzled by Times Square, Nasdaq Boss Frank Zarb May Snub Wall Street.
Roseville Police Department detectives carry soil samples removed from a shed floor of a Roseville, Mich. Police have been told by a source that former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa may be buried beneath a driveway.
Applebee's inflatable 'Lunch Decoys ' might not be fooling bosses, but the quirky marketing drive has generated consumer buzz for the brand.
Flambeau's New Boss Buck Deer Decoy .
Time alone, even for CIA boss.
Hang in there, Bevan -- your boss has a terrible idea.
Clear Channel boss ' delighted ' to have Rush Limbaugh, the 'king' of radio.
Abbie Cornish and Sam Rockwell attend a screening of the "Seven Psychopaths" hosted by The Cinema Society and Hugo Boss on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 in New York.
Christopher Walken, left, and Sam Rockwell attend a screening of the "Seven Psychopaths" hosted by The Cinema Society and Hugo Boss on Wednesday, Oct 10, 2012 in New York.
Edwards meets old boss Dungy .
Oh, and click below to watch my son dunk my boss.
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In science:

The Boss code does an equally excellent job of relaxing to and maintaining the analytical results for the vertical (θ) temperature and radiative flux profiles for a disk with a height proportional to the radial distance.
Analytical Solutions for Radiative Transfer: Implications for Giant Planet Formation by Disk Instability
Such planets would have formed in regions with relatively short-lived outer disks (e.g., Orion, Carina), while planets formed in regions with relatively long-lived outer disks (e.g., Taurus, Ophiuchus) would have migrated inward (Boss 2005; Eisner et al. 2008).
Analytical Solutions for Radiative Transfer: Implications for Giant Planet Formation by Disk Instability
Two such mechanisms have been proposed, core accretion (e.g., Mizuno 1980) and disk instability (e.g., Boss 1997), and both appear to be necessary to explain the entire range of planets detected to date.
Analytical Solutions for Radiative Transfer: Implications for Giant Planet Formation by Disk Instability
This code has been used in all of the author’s previous studies of disk instability, and is second-order-accurate in both space and time (Boss & Myhill 1992).
Analytical Solutions for Radiative Transfer: Implications for Giant Planet Formation by Disk Instability
The radial grid (r) is uniformly spaced with ∆r = 0.16 AU between 4 and 20 AU, the same configuration as is typically assumed in the Boss disk instability models.
Analytical Solutions for Radiative Transfer: Implications for Giant Planet Formation by Disk Instability
Boss (2008) tested a flux-limiter for the diffusion approximation but found little difference between disk instability models with and without the flux-limiter.
Analytical Solutions for Radiative Transfer: Implications for Giant Planet Formation by Disk Instability
The author’s diffusion approximation code is derived from a code that handles radiation transfer in the Eddington approximation (Boss 1984; Boss & Myhill 1992).
Analytical Solutions for Radiative Transfer: Implications for Giant Planet Formation by Disk Instability
The radius ro is defined to be the edge of the optically thick region, where T (ro ) = To , and outside of which T (r) = To , i.e., the cloud is assumed to be embedded in a thermal bath at a temperature of To = 50 K, as is commonly assumed in the Boss disk instability models.
Analytical Solutions for Radiative Transfer: Implications for Giant Planet Formation by Disk Instability
In practice, the Boss disk instability models assume the presence of a thermal bath in the low optical depth regions, so the inability to compare the numerical radiative flux with the analytical value in low optical depth regions is not a problem.
Analytical Solutions for Radiative Transfer: Implications for Giant Planet Formation by Disk Instability
The plot shows as an example the power spectra from the BOSS-I survey redshift slice centered at z = 0.6 and ∆z = 0.2.
Tests of Gravity from Imaging and Spectroscopic Surveys
The galaxy-velocity power spectrum signal-to-noise is also shown for a BOSS-I-type survey (extended to z = 1.9 with the same sky coverage and galaxy density as the dotted curve).
Tests of Gravity from Imaging and Spectroscopic Surveys
In addition to the BOSS survey (called BOSS-I throughout the paper) we consider a futuristic version (dubbed BOSS-II here) with double the sky coverage compared to BOSS-I (to keep up with the sky coverage of Stage-IV survey), the same galaxy number density, and extending to redshift z = 1.1.
Tests of Gravity from Imaging and Spectroscopic Surveys
FIG. 5: Forecast constraints on the effective gravitational constant g0 , the ratio of metric potentials η0 , and Ωm for the DES imaging survey and the BOSS-I redshift survey.
Tests of Gravity from Imaging and Spectroscopic Surveys
Forecasts based on the linear lensing power spectra (shear-shear and galaxy-shear) for DES are shown in light gray, and combined with the BOSS-I galaxy-velocity power spectrum in dark gray (blue).
Tests of Gravity from Imaging and Spectroscopic Surveys
However, to remain fully independent of SNe data we do not use this below. A stronger limit should also be possible in future using angular BAO measurements at z ∼ 3, e.g. from the HETDEX or BOSS pro jects.
A cosmic speed-trap: a gravity-independent test of cosmic acceleration using baryon acoustic oscillations
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