Boule



Also called birne. a cylindrical lump of material for synthetic gems, made by the Verneuil process.
a metal ball, usually made out of steel, used in pétanque.
Sometimes, boules. pétanque.
buhl.
the legislative assembly of modern Greece.
(sometimes lowercase) a state legislative, advisory, or administrative council in ancient Greece.
elaborate inlaid work of woods, metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, etc.
Historical Examples

The Incomplete Amorist E. Nesbit
Laws Plato
Original Short Stories of Maupassant, Volume 1 Guy de Maupassant
Prehistoric Man W. L. H. Duckworth
The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8) Guy de Maupassant
Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 Gustave Flaubert
The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Vol. 1 (of 8) Guy de Maupassant
Captain Paul Alexandre Dumas, Pere
Original Short Stories of Maupassant, Volume 1 Guy de Maupassant
The Man Upstairs P. G. Wodehouse

noun
the parliament in modern Greece
the senate of an ancient Greek city-state
noun
a pear-shaped imitation ruby, sapphire, etc, made from synthetic corundum
noun
a round loaf of white bread
adjective, noun
the usual US spelling of boulle

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