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bole


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bole  \Bole\,  n.  [OE.  bole,  fr  Icel.  bolr;  akin  to  Sw  b[*a]l, 
  Dan.  bul,  trunk,  stem  of  a  tree,  G.  bohle  a  thick  plank  or 
  board;  cf  LG  boll  round.  Cf  {Bulge}.] 
  The  trunk  or  stem  of  a  tree,  or  that  which  is  like  it 
 
  Enormous  elm-tree  boles  did  stoop  and  lean.  --Tennyson. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bole  \Bole\,  n.  [Etym.  doubtful.] 
  An  aperture,  with  a  wooden  shutter,  in  the  wall  of  a  house, 
  for  giving,  occasionally,  air  or  light;  also  a  small  closet. 
  [Scot.] 
 
  Open  the  bole  wi'speed,  that  I  may  see  if  this  be  the 
  right  Lord  Geraldin.  --Sir  W. 
  Scott. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bole  \Bole\,  n. 
  A  measure.  See  {Boll},  n.,  2.  --Mortimer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bole  \Bole\,  n.  [Gr.  ?  a  clod  or  lump  of  earth:  cf  F.  bol,  and 
  also  L.  bolus  morsel.  Cf  {Bolus}.] 
  1.  Any  one  of  several  varieties  of  friable  earthy  clay, 
  usually  colored  more  or  less  strongly  red  by  oxide  of 
  iron,  and  used  to  color  and  adulterate  various  substances. 
  It  was  formerly  used  in  medicine.  It  is  composed 
  essentially  of  hydrous  silicates  of  alumina,  or  more 
  rarely  of  magnesia.  See  {Clay},  and  {Terra  alba}. 
 
  2.  A  bolus;  a  dose.  --Coleridge. 
 
  {Armenian  bole}.  See  under  {Armenian}. 
 
  {Bole  Armoniac},  or  {Armoniak},  Armenian  bole.  [Obs.] 
  --Chaucer. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boll  \Boll\,  n.  [OE.  bolle  boll,  bowl,  AS  bolla.  See  {Bowl}  a 
  vessel.] 
  1.  The  pod  or  capsule  of  a  plant,  as  of  flax  or  cotton;  a 
  pericarp  of  a  globular  form 
 
  2.  A  Scotch  measure,  formerly  in  use:  for  wheat  and  beans  it 
  contained  four  Winchester  bushels;  for  oats,  barley,  and 
  potatoes,  six  bushels.  A  boll  of  meal  is  140  lbs. 
  avoirdupois.  Also  a  measure  for  salt  of  two  bushels. 
  [Sometimes  spelled  {bole}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clay  \Clay\  (kl[=a]),  n.  [AS.  cl[=ae]g;  akin  to  LG  klei,  D. 
  klei,  and  perh.  to  AS  cl[=a]m  clay,  L.  glus,  gluten  glue, 
  Gr  gloio`s  glutinous  substance,  E.  glue.  Cf  {Clog}.] 
  1.  A  soft  earth,  which  is  plastic,  or  may  be  molded  with  the 
  hands,  consisting  of  hydrous  silicate  of  aluminium.  It  is 
  the  result  of  the  wearing  down  and  decomposition,  in  part 
  of  rocks  containing  aluminous  minerals,  as  granite.  Lime, 
  magnesia,  oxide  of  iron,  and  other  ingredients,  are  often 
  present  as  impurities. 
 
  2.  (Poetry  &  Script.)  Earth  in  general,  as  representing  the 
  elementary  particles  of  the  human  body;  hence  the  human 
  body  as  formed  from  such  particles. 
 
  I  also  am  formed  out  of  the  clay.  --Job  xxxiii 
  6. 
 
  The  earth  is  covered  thick  with  other  clay,  Which 
  her  own  clay  shall  cover.  --Byron. 
 
  {Bowlder  clay}.  See  under  {Bowlder}. 
 
  {Brick  clay},  the  common  clay,  containing  some  iron,  and 
  therefore  turning  red  when  burned. 
 
  {Clay  cold},  cold  as  clay  or  earth;  lifeless;  inanimate. 
 
  {Clay  ironstone},  an  ore  of  iron  consisting  of  the  oxide  or 
  carbonate  of  iron  mixed  with  clay  or  sand. 
 
  {Clay  marl},  a  whitish,  smooth,  chalky  clay. 
 
  {Clay  mill},  a  mill  for  mixing  and  tempering  clay;  a  pug 
  mill. 
 
  {Clay  pit},  a  pit  where  clay  is  dug. 
 
  {Clay  slate}  (Min.),  argillaceous  schist;  argillite. 
 
  {Fatty  clays},  clays  having  a  greasy  feel  they  are  chemical 
  compounds  of  water,  silica,  and  aluminia,  as  {halloysite}, 
  {bole},  etc 
 
  {Fire  clay},  a  variety  of  clay,  entirely  free  from  lime, 
  iron,  or  an  alkali,  and  therefore  infusible,  and  used  for 
  fire  brick. 
 
  {Porcelain  clay},  a  very  pure  variety,  formed  directly  from 
  the  decomposition  of  feldspar,  and  often  called  {kaolin}. 
 
 
  {Potter's  clay},  a  tolerably  pure  kind  free  from  iron. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bole 
  n  1:  a  soft  oily  clay  used  as  a  pigment  (especially  a  reddish 
  brown  pigment) 
  2:  the  main  stem  of  a  tree;  usually  covered  with  bark;  the  bole 
  is  usually  the  part  that  is  commercially  useful  for  lumber 
  [syn:  {trunk},  {tree  trunk}] 
  3:  a  Chadic  language  spoken  in  northern  Nigeria  and  closely 
  related  to  Hausa  [syn:  {Bole},  {Bolanci}] 




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