Douglas G. Wilson
douglas at NB.NET
Tue Jan 20 01:53:37 UTC 2004
> We were boarding the bus. A Vancouver woman (you know, age 70-100 on
>these tours) said "Don't boney-ize that seat!" She said she used the
>term as a child. Correct spelling? OED? DARE?
This would seem to be a variant of "boney" (v. t.) (also "boney-eye") =
"claim possession of" (in DARE).
Etymology? From Napoleon's name? (^_^)
-- Doug Wilson
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