boule

Definitions

  • PEDESTALS SHOWING BOULE AND COUNTER-BOULE WORK
    PEDESTALS SHOWING BOULE AND COUNTER-BOULE WORK
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n boule an inlaid furniture decoration; tortoiseshell and yellow and white metal form scrolls in cabinetwork
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Boule (Gr. Antiq) A legislative council of elders or chiefs; a senate.
    • Boule Legislature of modern Greece. See Legislature.
    • n Boule Same as Buhl Buhlwork.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n boule The proper French spelling of buhl.
    • n boule In Greek antiquity, a legislative council, originally aristocratic, consisting of the heads of the citizen families, sitting under the presidency of the king. Later, in Ionian states, where a democratic polity had prevailed, the boule, particularly at Athens, became a second or higher popular assembly, corresponding to the senate in modern governments. At Athens the boule consisted of 500 citizens over 30 years of age, chosen annually by lot. 50 from each tribe. It had charge of the official religious rites important in the ancient world, and its chief legislative duties were to examine or prepare bills for presentation to the popular assembly (the real governing body), which could modify or reject the conclusions reached by the senate, and to advise the assembly regarding affairs of state. The Athenian boule had also some executive functions, especially in connection with the management of the navy and the cavalry. Compare gerusia.
    • n boule The legislative assembly of modern Greece.
    • n boule An obsolete form of bowl.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Through all this the little boat buffeted bravely on till she reached the point of the Gran Boule.
"The Ruling Passion" by Henry van Dyke
It represented a suburban Shrove Tuesday dance at the Boule Noire.
"Nana, The Miller's Daughter, Captain Burle, Death of Olivier Becaille" by Emile Zola
In the election of the Boule, Plato again attempts to mix aristocracy and democracy.
"Laws" by Plato
Several times Boule de Suif stooped, as if searching for something under her petticoats.
"Original Short Stories of Maupassant, Volume 1" by Guy de Maupassant
Several times Boule de Suif stooped, as if searching for something under her petticoats.
"Maupassant Original Short Stories (180), Complete" by Guy de Maupassant
It is the same little woman who came to Boule's office.
"The Ink-Stain, Complete" by Rene Bazin
The one on the Promenade goes in mostly for sea-air and a mild game called boule.
"The Adventures of Sally" by P. G. Wodehouse
The most remarkable furniture artist of this time, for surely he merits such title, was Andre Charles Boule, of whom but little is known.
"Illustrated History of Furniture" by Frederick Litchfield
The affair ended at six o'clock the next morning, in a last glad, mad romp up the Boul' Miche.
"The Purple Heights" by Marie Conway Oemler
Mais ceci ne vaut que de boules de silex entierement formees.
"Theory of the Earth, Volume 1 (of 4)" by James Hutton
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In poetry:

How finely dost thou times and seasons spin.
And make a twist checker'd with night and day!
Which as it lengthens windes, and windes us in,
As bouls go on, but turning all the way.
"Providence" by George Herbert

In news:

The indiscretion of Grosse Boule.
People celebrated France's Independence Day in front of the French Cercle Rouge restaurant, on West Broadway in Tribeca, with ample music, food, booze, table football and the classic Pétanque Tournament of boules, a French ball game.
Cured receives just six to eight of the slow-rise boules a day and they sell out quickly.
Delta Eta Boule 's Denim & Dazzle Gala aids young Denver scholars.
Alex Deaderick snaps a picture of MalcolmWhye and his mother, Dyana, during the VIP reception that preceded Delta Eta Boule 's third annual Denim & Dazzle soiree.
The Riverside-based chain is serving chicken corn chowder with bacon in a sourdough boule for $5.99.
Delta Eta Boule's Denim & Dazzle Gala aids young Denver scholars.
Alex Deaderick snaps a picture of MalcolmWhye and his mother, Dyana, during the VIP reception that preceded Delta Eta Boule's third annual Denim & Dazzle soiree.
NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, July 17 ON Saturday, July 14, at Sigma Gamma Rho's biennial Boule celebration in New Orleans, La.
Cured 's Crown Boule.
Special to the Daily World The 30th Biennial Grand Boulé, or National Convention, of Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc (Sorority) will convene in Atlanta, Aug 5-10 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Sandwiches are offered on multigrain, asiago and basil, sourdough, and French boules ( rolls ), or on croissants or wraps.
NEW ORLEANS, LA, July 16, 2012 – On Saturday, July 14, at Sigma Gamma Rho's biennial Boule celebration in New Orleans, La.
Special to the Daily World The 30th Biennial Grand Boulé, or National Convention, of Eta Phi Beta Sorority Inc ( Sorority ) will convene in Atlanta, Aug 5-10 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta.
Phaebra Croft, International Boule Hostess and Shari-lyn Gordon-Jackson, Local Boule Hostess.
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In science:

Permanent address: Institute for Nuclear Research and Nuclear Energy, Boul.
A classification of generalized quantum statistics associated with classical Lie algebras
Lempert, La m´etrique de Kobayashi et la representation des domaines sur la boule.
Pluripotential theory, semigroups and boundary behavior of infinitesimal generators in strongly convex domains
Pansu, Pierre Croissance des boules et des g´eod´esiques ferm´ees dans les nilvari´et´es. (French) [Growth of balls and closed geodesics in nilmanifolds] Ergodic Theory Dynam.
L^1 Ergodic Theorems for Random Group Averages
Fig. 1. Growth of CaWO4 crystal scintillators. The crystals of set 2 were produced from boule grown from the rest of melt after 1th crystallization.
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop "Radiopure Scintillators for EURECA" (RPScint'2008)
The crystals of set 3 were grown from the whole boule and the rest of boules of sets 1 and 2 .
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop "Radiopure Scintillators for EURECA" (RPScint'2008)
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