Baul



a member of a nonconformist Bengalese sect having gurus but no dogmas, rituals, religious institutions, or scriptures.
Contemporary Examples

I was there to write an article on a group of three celebrated Baul singers I had heard on a CD.
Road Tripping With Sufi Mystics William Dalrymple June 17, 2010

Historical Examples

The Baul, who occupy the central part of the colony, are of Agni-Ashanti origin.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 1 Various

In less than another hour we came to Kubbet el Baul, merely the foundation of a small weli.
Byeways in Palestine James Finn

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    balk. to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified (usually followed by at): He balked at making the speech. (of a horse, mule, etc.) to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go on. Baseball. to commit a balk. to place an obstacle in the way of; hinder; thwart: […]

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    noun (billiards) Also called string line. a straight line across a billiard table behind which the cue balls are placed at the start of a game one of four lines parallel to the cushions dividing the table into a central panel and eight smaller ones (the baulks) a type of game using these lines as […]



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    balk. to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified (usually followed by at): He balked at making the speech. (of a horse, mule, etc.) to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go on. Baseball. to commit a balk. to place an obstacle in the way of; hinder; thwart: […]

  • Baulking

    balk. to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified (usually followed by at): He balked at making the speech. (of a horse, mule, etc.) to stop short and stubbornly refuse to go on. Baseball. to commit a balk. to place an obstacle in the way of; hinder; thwart: […]



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