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  • (archaic) boasting
         *late C14: For certeinly – I sey for no bobance –/ Yet was I nevere wiþouten purveiance / Of mariage, n'of oþere þynges eek. — Chaucer, The Wife of Bath's Tale
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

Bo*bance" (&?;), n. [OF. bobance, F. bombance, boasting, pageantry, fr. L. bombus a humming, buzzing.] A boasting. [Obs.] Chaucer.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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