Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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BOSS, v. “To hole or undercut” (Sc. 1886 J. Barrowman Sc. Mining Terms 11).

Hence bossing, vbl.n. (see quot.).   Ib. 12:
Bossing, the holing or undercutting of a thick seam, as of limestone, the height of the undercutting being sufficient for a man to work in.

[See Boss, n.1]

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