• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Oss To prophesy; to presage.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • oss To show; prophesy; presage.
    • n oss A word uttered unawares, and having the character of a presage; an omen; a prophecy.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Osse (n.)


In literature:

I ain't never ridden no 'osses.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, November 4, 1914" by Various
I was to say this 'oss must leave our place this morning or there'll be trouble.
"Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate" by Charles Turley
They've got a trap wi' no 'osses, an' we 'm got 'osses wi' no trap.
"Mr. Punch Awheel"
When what does my gentleman do but whips out an 'oss pistil as long as my harm, and shoots my left 'and neighbor dead!
"The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun;" by Various
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, 1890.05.10" by Various
You give me seventy pound for the shay, and I'll 'oss it for you.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 20 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
You can see the memory in the dog's eyes and in the 'oss's face.
"Mad Shepherds" by L. P. Jacks
They aren't 'osses, vich, we know, all likes us for to lash em.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
Whats yer 'oss's name?
"Sir Hilton's Sin" by George Manville Fenn
Our 'osses can go a rare "bat," Theirs funk it, Sir!
"Punch or the London Charivari, Vol. 98 June 7, 1890" by Various
The old gent, his daughter and the other gent went off to look for him, following the track of the 'osses alongside the wreck.
"The Tremendous Event" by Maurice Leblanc
We've got two or three 'osses in the stable as like the Blenheim colt as two peas.
"Hard Pressed" by Fred M. White
We gits there, an' I says 'you've nearly killed my 'oss, guv'nor.
"A Mysterious Disappearance" by Gordon Holmes
I can't sit on this 'oss's head all night.
"The Master of the Ceremonies" by George Manville Fenn
I've seen a rye-nosser-oss with not 'arf so fine a figure as Soosie's got.
"Harry Milvaine" by Gordon Stables
Knows a 'oss and knows a 'ound!
"Mr. Punch in the Hunting Field" by Various
He's as strong as a 'oss, but he wudd'n work.
"The Passion for Life" by Joseph Hocking
Bet my boots it's Bully Larkins and that old 'oss from Calerforney.
"Sporting Society, Vol. II (of 2)" by Various
But this gentleman knows 'osses like a blooming trainer, sir.
"The Air Pirate" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

In poetry:

It now is some monce since,
A gent both good and trew
Possest an ansum oss vith vich
He didn know what to do:
Peraps he did not like the oss;
Peraps he was a scru.
"Jacob Homnium’s Hoss" by William Makepeace Thackeray
One day this gentleman's groom
This willain did spy out,
A mounted on this oss
A ridin him about;
"Get out of that there oss, you rogue,"
Speaks up the groom so stout.
"Jacob Homnium’s Hoss" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Now shortly after the groomb
His master's oss did take up,
There came a livery-man
This gentleman to wake up;
And he handed in a little bill,
Which hangered Mr. Jacob.
"Jacob Homnium’s Hoss" by William Makepeace Thackeray
The thief was cruel whex'd
To find himself so pinn'd;
The oss began to whinny,
The honest gloom he grinn'd;
And the raskle thief got off the oss
And cut avay like vind.
"Jacob Homnium’s Hoss" by William Makepeace Thackeray
When at Shoreditch tumminus at lenth stopped the train,
This kind meddicle gentleman proposed his aid again.
"Thank you, Sir," the lady said, "for your kyindness dear;
My carridge and my osses is probibbly come here.
"The Lamentable Ballad Of The Foundling Of Shoreditch" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Nyss på löddrig häst ett ilbud sprängde in i Pallas' stad,
och ett rop av ångest genljöd under kolonnaders rad:
"Goten kommer, goten kommer! I går afton stod han ren
knappt en dagsled--ve oss, ve oss!--knappt en dagsled från Aten."
"Dexippos" by Abraham Viktor Rydberg

In news:

Singlaub (right) presents the OSS Donovan Award to Gen Petraeus.
IMS Forum Launches BSS/ OSS and Security Technical Working Group.
Convergys upgrades OSS /BSS platform.
Jean Dujardin and Bérénice Béjo send up the Bond films in ' OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies'.
Need for Telecom Expense Management Services Driving OSS Market.
Le Caire nid d'espions/ OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies.
No more installing client OSs by hand.
Douglas Waller's "Wild Bill Donovan," on the OSS spymaster .
With ActiveSync 3.0, Microsoft solved Windows CE's synchronization problem with other Windows OSs.
Oss of green space slowing, but more density needed to preserve natural areas.
Open Source Software (OSS) is software developed collaboratively by people willing to share the code free of charge.
Tuesday December 11, 2012 Posted 8 hours, 53 minutes ago by Juke Van Oss.
Sao Paolo players react after Enrique Osses (C) ended the Copa Sudamericana match.
Friday November 23, 2012 Posted 4 days, 15 hours ago by Juke Van Oss.
I wrote a column yesterday recounting the experience of going up to the National Archives last week to pore over my father's OSS file.

In science:

An analysis of a photographic databases of an ocean surface (OS) images (taken from various altitudes and for various types of the rough OS) has leaded of the author to observation of an ocean skeletal structures (OSS) .
Skeletal Structures of the Ocean, Hypotheses and Interpretation of the Phenomenon
Thus, the CNT component provides an action of the STF even under the OS creating in that way a force guarantee of a safe keeping of the created OSS blocks and its buoyancy.
Skeletal Structures of the Ocean, Hypotheses and Interpretation of the Phenomenon
That is, individuality of the OSS in the given region determines by the all prehistory of its formation.
Skeletal Structures of the Ocean, Hypotheses and Interpretation of the Phenomenon
The mechanical structure consists of an altitude-azimuth mount and a steel optical support structure (OSS).
Status and Performance of the First VERITAS telescope
The fact that the functor “B ” is faithful was already known by work of Notbohm, Møller, and Osse and the statement about the space B Aut(BG) follows easily from earlier work of Jackowski-McClure-Oliver and Dwyer-Wilkerson.
The classification of 2-compact groups (talk summary)
Total cr oss sections are readily estimated; the parameterizations (I) and (II) give us a parton cross section s = pR2 S/4 for partons above the critical energy.
High-energy black hole production
Figure 2: The best-fit model of the OSS rating (red surface) plotted along with the OSS data (blue points).
The Ballistic Pressure Wave Theory of Handgun Bullet Incapacitation
Simultaneous RXTE/OSSE observations showed spectra without a measurable cutoff up to ∼600 keV, which could be interpreted with a hybrid thermal/non-thermal Componization model [105].
States and transitions in black-hole binaries
In addition, quasi-simultaneous ASCA/RXTE/OSSE data of XTE J1550-564 during the HIMS were found also to require a hybrid thermal/non-thermal model .
States and transitions in black-hole binaries
As a third threat to external validity one might note that a different kind of software being produced by the OSS project should lead to different adoption behavior.
Introducing Automated Regression Testing in Open Source Projects
As for the other mentioned concerns of comparable motivation, testing knowledge and available time, we think them reasonable to assume for any innovator committed to establish testing in an OSS project.
Introducing Automated Regression Testing in Open Source Projects
OSS project is feasible and can be successfully achieved.
Introducing Automated Regression Testing in Open Source Projects
Information management as an explicit role in OSS projects: A case study.
Introducing Automated Regression Testing in Open Source Projects
Empirisch-qualitative Exploration verschiedener Kontaktstrategien am Beispiel der Einführung von Informationsmanagement in OSS-Projekten.
Introducing Automated Regression Testing in Open Source Projects
It may also be determined by future high precision observations (GAIA) or dedicated missions in the solar system (OSS, SAGAS).
Tests of gravity at the solar system scale