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?
>         <<<
>Definition? Anyone?

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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