from The Century Dictionary.
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Take a bowsy short leave of your nymphs on the shore,
I could not help telling, as a different application of the words, how an old dame riding home along Cockenzie Sands, pretty bowsy, fell off the pillion, and her husband, being in good order also, did not miss her till he came to Prestonpans.
The Journal of Sir Walter Scott From the Original Manuscript at Abbotsford
“Sure, amn’t I never done at the drunken bowsy ever since he left school?
"Sure, amn't I never done at the drunken bowsy ever since he left school?
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