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Bo \Bo\, interj. [Cf. W. bw, an interj. of threatening or frightening; n., terror, fear, dread.] An exclamation used to startle or frighten. [Spelt also boh and boo.]

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interj. An exclamation used to startle or frighten.

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Boh (woreda)

Boh ( Somali: Bookh) is one of the woredas in the Somali Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Werder Zone, Boh is located in the easternmost part of the country, at the point of the angle jutting into Somalia; on its other sides, this woreda is bordered on the southwest by Geladin, and on the northwest by Danot. The easternmost point of this woreda is the easternmost point of Ethiopia. Towns in Boh include Boh, Dimeriad, Galhamur, Dogob, Maned, Domco and Marqaan Wayn.

Before 1960, there was little water available during the dry season in Boh; although the Geladi wells and other shallow wells in their vicinity were used, they did not always yield sufficient water in the dry season to serve as a reliable permanent water source. So the pastures in the woreda were traditionally abandoned by the local nomadic pastoralists for areas with abundant water with the advent of the dry season, like the wells of Werder, and Galkacyo, Las Anod or Garowe across the border in Somalia. Water points in the area increased when the Boh borehole was drilled in 1963 followed by Docmo and Dogob boreholes in the 1970s. Another development in the 1970s was the construction of private birkas (underground concrete water tanks). By 1998, there were 65 villages with birkas in Geladin woreda, but the number of birkas in each village varies widely. The building of birkas has also been stimulated with the arrival of refugees fleeing Somalia since 1988. While this allowed the area that was previously grazed mainly in the wet season to now be grazed throughout the dry season, it has also led to a serious decline in the native species of plants most favored for fodder and grazing in this woreda.

BOH (drug)

BOH, also known as 3,4-methylenedioxy-β-methoxyphenethylamine, is a drug of the phenethylamine class. It is the β- methoxy analog of methylenedioxyphenethylamine (MDPEA) and is also more distantly related to methylone. On account of its similarity to norepinephrine, the effects of BOH may be of a purely adrenergic nature.

BOH was first synthesized by Alexander Shulgin. In his book PiHKAL, the dosage range is listed as 80–120 mg, and the duration listed as 6–8 hours. Shulgin reports that BOH causes slight warmth, mydriasis, anorexia, mild nausea, and cold feet, with no psychedelic, entactogen, or euphoriant effects. He gives it a ++ on the Shulgin Rating Scale. Very little is known about the pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, effects, and toxicity of BOH.

Usage examples of "boh".

Walker Boh went cold in the pit of his stomach as he realized what had happened.

It was nonsensical, but for Walker Boh madness had become the measure of his life.

When that time comes, take back the Druid History from Walker Boh and hold it to you as if it were your life.

Walker Boh moments later, calling out urgently to the other two when she did.

Quickening had a fire built close to where Walker Boh lay sleeping and she took up a position at his side and did not move.

Quickening lay down next to Walker Boh and went to sleep, her body pressed close against his.

Walker Boh was thinking not so much of himself as of the Black Elf stone.

Hearthstone for several days to allow Walker Boh to regain his strength.

Morgan Leah was looking at him with undisguised irritation and Walker Boh was on his feet.

Walker Boh, without his arm, seemed less formidable than he had before, a man in search of himself.

Walker Boh and Morgan Leah and Pe Ell, suspicious cats with sharp eyes and hungry looks, their minds made up as to what they would do in the days that lay ahead and at the same time still quizzing themselves to make certain.

As Walker Boh passed into the rocks he looked back momentarily at the cluster of colorless buildings and was reminded of locust shells, hollow and abandoned and fascinatingly ugly.

It had taken him longer than Walker Boh, but he had come to recognize that Dees was a thorough professional, better at what he did than anyone the Highlander had ever encountered.

Leah was tired of being called a fool and was about to say so when Walker Boh caught him firmly by the arm and shook his head.

Pe Ell and Walker Boh glaring at each other from opposite corners of the hut - harsh, dark wraiths come from exacting worlds, their silent looks full of warning.