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init. (context military English) bachelor' officer' quarter


Boq is a minor character in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. He becomes a more prominent character in Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, which purports to show the lives of some of Baum's characters from another perspective, and more prominent still in the Broadway musical Wicked which is based on Maguire's novel.

Usage examples of "boq".

They were leaning in the archway to Boq's room, a pell-mell clot of them, backlit by the oil lamp in the study beyond.

If Avaric was annoyed enough, then Boq's nannyish worrying might backfire and goad Avaric into going there.

I'm perfectly capable of deciding the merits of Master Boq's recital myself.

Since he passed the exams, Boq was free to plan one last year at Briscoe Hall.

Ama Clutch registered out loud that they were Masters Boq, Crope, and Tibbett, meeting Misses Galinda, Shenshen, and Pfannee.

And since there was no hope in changing them, Boq abandoned the impulse to correct his friends.

Then she registered what Boq had said, and stretched out her hand, almost as if to touch him.

As Boq settled back down, hardly yet registering what he had gotten himself into, he realized, slowly but thoroughly, that this morning there were no Animals taking their morning tea in here.

Apparently the rain never made it as far as Munchkinland-but Boq tried not to think about that.

The first time Boq saw Elphaba like this, he said, "I just barely manage to convince Crope and Tibbett to lose the espionage drag, and you come in looking like the original Kumbric Witch.

But they were all engaged in Doctor Dillamond's research now, and Boq just put up with Avaric's taunting.

Provided that you can convince Master Avaric and Master Boq to travel with you and my own little Grommetik, whom I will loan in your care and to care for you, I shall permit your little summer fun.

Elphaba met Boq's eyes from time to time, grimacing, but she ignored Avaric, to whom she had taken an instant dislike.

In her anger she was beginning to regain some control, even though, Boq guessed, damage had been done for good.

But her feet didn't match her expression, for they were planted on the narrow strand with prehensile grip, apparent even through the silver-colored shoes, whose coin-of-the-realm brilliance had first caught Boq's eye.