bolus bolus  /ˈboʊ ləs/


  1. (n) a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)
  2. (n) a large pill; used especially in veterinary medicine


  1. A recent poll by Hagerty Insurance asked enthusiasts to name the worst car design of all time: This glassine bolus of dorkiness is the pathetic winner.
  2. The market, which had formed a bolus of stalled, honking traffic, was shifted to Rungis, near Orly Airport.



  1. The RCMP commissioner was much less categorical and made "no commitment to implementing holus-bolus (Mr. Kennedy's) recommendations," said Mr. Dosanjh.
    on Apr 1, 2008 By: Ujjal Dosanjh Source: Globe and Mail

  2. "My 100 per cent guarantee is that the Government I will lead will accept holus-bolus the [commission's] recommendation on Ralphs Bay," Mr Bartlett said at the time. "And if it shows the project should not go ahead, we will work with our...
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: David Bartlett Source: Tasmania Mercury

  3. "This holus-bolus importation of a US campaign robot is another dirty trick from the US Republican Party the prime minister is happy to burden Australian voters with," Mr Swan said in a statement. "John Howard's electorate has already...
    on Oct 4, 2004 By: Wayne Swan Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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