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 Bo-tree.Boanergs (sons of thunder). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Boa.
 
Pliny says the word is from bos (a cow), and arose from the supposition that the boa sucked the milk of cows.   1
 


 Bo-tree.Boanergs (sons of thunder). 

 
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