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Boer
used in The Iceman Cometh

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Definition
used most in the eighteenth and nineteenth century to refer to white South African settlers — especially Dutch; today typically called an Afrikaner
  • Piet Wetjoen, the Boer, is in his fifties, a huge man with a bald head and a long grizzled beard.
    Act 1 (5% in)
  • The two of them met when they came here to work in the Boer War spectacle at the St. Louis Fair and they've been bosom pals ever since.
    Act 1 (38% in)
  • LEWIS—(smiling amiably) As for you, my balmy Boer that walks like a man, I say again it was a grave error in our foreign policy ever to set you free, once we nabbed you and your commando with Cronje.
    Act 1 (48% in)
  • Boer and Briton, each fought fairly and played the game till the better man won and then we shook hands.
    Act 1 (48% in)
  • That bloody ass, Hickey, made some insinuation about me, and the boorish Boer had the impertinence to agree with him.
    Act 2 (62% in)
  • Though can't say I slept much, thanks to that interfering ass, Hickey, and that stupid bounder of a Boer.
    Act 3 (35% in)
  • LEWIS—You remember, Rocky, it was one of those rare occasions when the Boer that walks like a man—spelled with a double o, by the way—was buying drinks and Dan and Benny were stony.
    Act 3 (40% in)
  • LEWIS—(grows rigid—his voice trembling with repressed anger) There was a rumor in South Africa, Rocky, that a certain Boer officer—if you call the leaders of a rabble of farmers officers—kept advising Cronje to retreat and not stand and fight— WETJOEN—And I vas right!
    Act 3 (41% in)
  • LEWIS—(ignoring him) Good strategy, no doubt, but a suspicion grew afterwards into a conviction among the Boers that the officer's caution was prompted by a desire to make his personal escape.
    Act 3 (42% in)
  • LARRY—(gives a sardonic guffaw—with his comically crazy, intense whisper) Be God, you can't say Hickey hasn't the miraculous touch to raise the dead, when he can start the Boer War raging again!
    Act 3 (44% in)
  • Lewis turns his back on the Boer.
    Act 3 (44% in)
  • And lo and behold, who was on the neighboring bench but my old battlefield companion, the Boer that walks like a man—who, if the British Government had taken my advice, would have been removed from his fetid kraal on the veldt straight to the baboon's cage at the London Zoo, and little children would now be asking their nurses: "Tell me, Nana, is that the Boer General, the one with the blue behind?
    Act 4 (87% in)
  • And lo and behold, who was on the neighboring bench but my old battlefield companion, the Boer that walks like a man—who, if the British Government had taken my advice, would have been removed from his fetid kraal on the veldt straight to the baboon's cage at the London Zoo, and little children would now be asking their nurses: "Tell me, Nana, is that the Boer General, the one with the blue behind?
    Act 4 (87% in)

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