Bossed • Bosses
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BOSSED, BOSSES Knobs on the flat surfaces of shields. When shields were made of leather and wood, the bosses served to strengthen the shield. When shields were made of metal, the bosses were ornamental. Job 15:26 says that the wicked oppose God with a thick-bossed shield—that is, a reinforced shield.