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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BOOM, v. tr. To project a “channel-stane” along the “rink” in the game of curling. A special application of Eng. boom, v.Sc. a.1835 Hogg in Whistle-Binkie (3rd Series 1842) 34:
We'd boom across the Milky Way, One tee should be the Northern Wain, Another bright Orion's ray, A comet for a Channel Stane!

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