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boscage  n.  
A growth of trees or shrubs; underwood; a thicket; thick foliage; a wooded landscape.
(O. Eng. Law) Food or sustenance for cattle, obtained from bushes and trees; also, a tax on wood.

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"Boscage" Quotes from Famous Books

... was at that time exceedingly dangerous for horsemen not travelling in large companies. Once they were fairly on the road to Chartres, however, and clear of the valley of the Seine and its tangled boscage of trees, Gilles relaxed sufficiently to break a bottle of wine to the success of their journey and to the new service and duty upon which Laurence was to enter at the ...
— The Black Douglas • S. R. Crockett

... of a Painters worke I have, a desire hath possessed mee to imitate him: He maketh choice of the most convenient place and middle of everie wall, there to place a picture, laboured with all his skill and sufficiencie; and all void places about it he filleth up with antike Boscage [Footnote: Foliated ornament] or Crotesko [Footnote: Grotesque] works; which are fantasticall pictures, having no grace, but in the variety and strangenesse of them. And what are these my compositions in truth, other ...
— Literary and Philosophical Essays • Various

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