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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boule  \Bou"le\,  n.  [Gr.  ?.] 
  1.  (Gr.  Antiq.)  A  legislative  council  of  elders  or  chiefs;  a 
  senate. 
 
  Note:  The  boule  of  Homeric  times  was  an  aristocratic  body  of 
  princes  and  leaders,  merely  advisory  to  the  king.  The 
  Athenian  boule  of  Solon's  time  was  an  elective  senate 
  of  400,  acting  as  a  check  on  the  popular  ecclesia,  for 
  which  it  examined  and  prepared  bills  for  discussion.  It 
  later  increased  to  500,  chosen  by  lot  and  extended  its 
  functions  to  embrace  certain  matters  of  administration 
  and  oversight. 
 
  2.  Legislature  of  modern  Greece.  See  {Legislature}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boule  \Boule\,  Boulework  \Boule"work`\,  n. 
  Same  as  {Buhl},  {Buhlwork}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Buhl  \Buhl\,  Buhlwork  \Buhl"work\,  n.  [From  A.  Ch  Boule,  a 
  French  carver  in  wood.] 
  Decorative  woodwork  in  which  tortoise  shell,  yellow  metal, 
  white  metal,  etc.,  are  inlaid,  forming  scrolls,  cartouches, 
  etc  [Written  also  {boule},  {boulework}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boule 
  n  :  an  inlaid  furniture  decoration;  tortoiseshell  and  yellow  and 
  white  metal  form  scrolls  in  cabinetwork  [syn:  {boulle},  {buhl}] 




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