Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BO, Bod, n.2 A submerged rock. [bo:(d)] Sc. 1875  W. A. Smith Lewsiana 99:
The rugged, dangerous, rocky coast beset with sunken “boes.”
Sh. 1908  Jak. (1928):
Bo, Bod, in place-names most often = ba, a sunken rock, e.g.: de Bo, a sunken rock at Foula; de Bod; de Bods. Sometimes also as a name for small low-lying rocks on the sea-shore, fishing rocks: de Nort'-, Mid-and Sooth Bod.

[O.N. boði, a sunken rock, lit. a warner. Cf. Baa, n., 2, and Bod, n.4]

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