Boo"ly (?), n.; pl. Boolies (#). [Ir. buachail cowherd; bo cow + giolla boy.]

A company of Irish herdsmen, or a single herdsman, wandering from place to place with flocks and herds, and living on their milk, like the Tartars; also, a place in the mountain pastures inclosed for the shelter of cattle or their keepers.

[Obs.] [Written also boley, bolye, bouillie.]

Spenser.

 

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