• WordNet 3.6
    • n bola a rope with weights attached to the ends; is thrown to entangle the legs of an animal; of South American origin
    • n bola a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bola A name in Bengal of the mahoe or majagua, Pariti tiliaceum. See mahoe, 1, and majagua, 1.
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In literature:

The BOLAS consists of three balls fastened together by a strap of leather, attached to the front of the RECADO.
"In Search of the Castaways" by Jules Verne
It is more easily caught by the bolas than the other species.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
Sulivan for the purpose of seeing his gauchos use the lasso and bolas in catching some cattle required for the ship.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
Bolae, captured in 414.
"Public Lands and Agrarian Laws of the Roman Republic" by Andrew Stephenson
A bolas is a rope with a stone, a metal ball, or a lump of hard clay fastened to each end.
"Big People and Little People of Other Lands" by Edward R. Shaw
Their only weapons are knives and bolas, the latter of which they throw with unerring precision.
"A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam'" by Annie Allnut Brassey
These bolas consist of three balls, composed either of lead or stone; two of them heavy, and the third rather lighter.
"Travels in Peru, on the Coast, in the Sierra, Across the Cordilleras and the Andes, into the Primeval Forests" by J. J. von Tschudi
Bola was an Assyrian term for Bael or Bel, the god of the Phoenicians and Druids.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 2" by Various
Bolas may be briefly described as three long leather thongs tied together at one end, and having a ball at the free end of each.
"Our Home in the Silver West" by Gordon Stables
Robert and William Bolas were gibbeted on Uckington Heath, near Shrewsbury, in 1723.
"Bygone Punishments" by William Andrews

In news:

Skating Ernestos and Rolla Bola .
Bola ño in Mexico The Nation.
YoungProducers: Niko Bolas, YoungReleased: Oct '89, RepriseNon-single Don't feel like Satan/But I am to them, Young spat in this raucously a.
Would you prefer a Frisbee or a bola.
After Bola's gusts dumped the Frost's export order of blueberries on the ground, they turned to a 10-litre paint bucket, a potato masher and a library book to guide them to the saving grace of the season.
"Cancha de bolas" or the bowling alley.
Bola Olaniyan other-excused will miss the entire season.
If you're looking for a scorpion bola tie, you've come to the wrong place.
Their second release, Bola's Volume 7, is out this month, and it's a vibrant, living testament to Ghanaian roots music in a digital age.

In science:

In [BoLa] Boissy and Lanneau related linear involutions to quadratic differentials, whose moduli space is the co-tangent bundle of the moduli space of complex curves, that is the natural setting for an extension of Masur’s logarithmic law.
Khinchin theorem for interval exchange transformations
We believe that the techniques introduced in this paper can be extended to linear involutions and we ask if a generalization of Theorem 1.3 can be proved for them (more precisely for the subclass of linear involutions which are relevant for quadratic differentials, as it is explained in [BoLa]).
Khinchin theorem for interval exchange transformations
Billingsley: ”Probability and measure”, Wiley series in probability and mathematical statistics (1979). [BoLa] C.
Khinchin theorem for interval exchange transformations