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Irish Gaelic bastūn, literally, switch of green rushes, from Anglo-French bastun stick, staff, from Late Latin bastum
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“Bosthoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bosthoon. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.
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