1) A variant of ‘embossed’, in the sense of foaming at the mouth, used of a hunted animal driven to extremity.

1619 a keper of ... the Forrest of Galtresse did with 2 connynge kepers hownds ronne the deare expetially the greatest buck rownd about that wodd & grownds until he was very sore imbost, Brandsby.

places Brandsby
dates 1619

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