• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bora bō′ra a strong north-east wind in the upper Adriatic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Diez explains the word as a Venetian variant of It. borea—L. boreas; acc. to others, Slav.; cf. Servian bura.


In literature:

I think about Tahiti, and breadfruit, and jolly good time at Bora Bora.
"Adventure" by Jack London
I remained ashore to recuperate; and he went on in a cutter to his own island, Bora Bora.
"South Sea Tales" by Jack London
Mine know one fellow bora ground, plenty black fellow sit down there, mine believe.
"Australian Search Party" by Charles Henry Eden
The second day we camped at Bora Bora Creek.
"Cumner & South Sea Folk, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
It was Catherine von Bora who sustained Luther in his gigantic task.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI" by John Lord
Mengu, Chyrinen, Hubilai, Sinocur, Cara, Gay, Sybedey, Bora, Berca, and Corensa, all remain in Tartary.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. I" by Robert Kerr
Here, too, even the Bora can not harm them, for the double range of cliffs keeps off the wind.
"Timar's Two Worlds" by Mór Jókai
These winds have been given special names (mistral, sirocco, bora, &c.).
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
We leave here soon, bound for Uahiva, Raiatea, Bora-Bora, and the Sandwiches.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 24 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
Catharine von Bora was descended from a noble but impoverished family.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld

In poetry:

And yet she nursed one joy, above
Her thousand charms, nor bora of them,
But blooming on a single stem—
Her true faith in her love.
"Kadisha; Or, The First Jealousy" by Richard Doddridge Blackmore

In news:

Scott Boras , left, one of baseball's premier player agents, has a clientele that includes several Nationals, including Bryce Harper.
Business of Scott Boras unfinished.
Werth's deal just another Boras coup.
Baseball Asks Union for Explanation on Loans by Boras .
Boras starting to look desperate to get Washburn signed.
Speaking of Prince, he confirmed that the Brewers met with his agent, Scott Boras , to discuss a contract extension.
William Perlman/The Star-Ledger Agent Scott Boras spoke during a radio interview on Tuesday about Johnny Damon's long offseason.
Agent Scott Boras addressed Johnny Damon's drawn-out offseason during a Tuesday interview on Sirius XM's MLB Home Plate channel.
AP File Photo Agent Scott Boras , who represents free agent outfielder Johnny Damon, told The Detroit News that Damon said he could "make the Detroit Tigers a winner".
The Mets and Boras Are at Odds on Beltran.
William Perlman/The Star-Ledger Scott Boras represents Carlos Beltran.
Agent Scott Boras , who represents Carlos Beltran, told the Associated Press that Beltran did not need the Mets' consent to have surgery Wednesday, based on the terms of his contract.
Boras , agents are big stars at baseball's winter meetings.
Agent Scott Boras has drawn lots of attention at winter meetings.
Baseball needs to address its Scott Boras problem.

In science:

The chips are housed in 192 identical large front-end boards (BORA board), with 432 input channels each.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
The BORA board acquires the data, digitises it in 10 bits, applies threshold and zero suppression and transmits event data.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
Eight parallel DSP networks allow the BORA control and, in particular, reconfiguring and reprogramming the DSPs and FPGAs as well as acquiring sample events to monitor the overall operation of the system.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
These networks are handled by DOLINA, a PC resident multiprocessor board housing eight DSPs. A high-level control application software runs on the PC, allowing for a reconfiguration of the BORA control.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN
All BORAs are optoisolated from DOLINA through eight specific optoisolating boards, one for each DSP network, in order to avoid grounding interference between the PC and the detector.
The COMPASS Experiment at CERN