Boras



a city in S Sweden, near Göteborg.
(on the Adriatic coasts) a violent, dry, cold wind blowing from the north or northeast.
an initiation rite of the Aborigines in which boys are accepted into the tribe as men.
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The Putumayo, The Devil’s Paradise Walter Hardenburg
The Putumayo, The Devil’s Paradise Walter Hardenburg
The Putumayo, The Devil’s Paradise Walter Hardenburg
The Shadow of the Czar John R. Carling
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 Various

noun
(sometimes capital) a violent cold north wind blowing from the mountains to the E coast of the Adriatic, usually in winter
noun
an initiation ceremony of native Australians, introducing youths to manhood
noun
a city in SW Sweden, chiefly producing textiles. Pop: 98 831 (2004 est)

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