elaborate inlaid work of woods, metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, etc.
denoting or relating to a type of marquetry of patterned inlays of brass and tortoiseshell, occasionally with other metals such as pewter, much used on French furniture from the 17th century
Also called boullework. something ornamented with such marquetry
the usual US spelling of boulle
a seaport in N France, on the English Channel. Historical Examples Battle Studies Charles-Jean-Jacques-Joseph Ardant du Picq 1914 John French, Viscount of Ypres The Boy Scouts on the Trail George Durston The Surprising Adventures of Bampfylde Moore Carew Unknown Queen Hortense L. Mhlbach Notes and Queries, Number 212, November 19, 1853 Various The Count’s Chauffeur […]
a suburb of Paris, in N France.
Sir Adrian Cedric, 1889–1983, English conductor. verb a variant spelling of bolt2 noun Sir Adrian (Cedric). 1889–1983, English conductor
a long, stout fishing line with several hooks attached. Historical Examples Tommy Tregennis Mary Elizabeth Phillips The Thames G. E. Mitton The Prose Works of Jonathan Swift, D.D., Vol. VII Jonathan Swift Anne Of Avonlea Lucy Maud Montgomery Sketches and Studies in Italy and Greece, Second Series John Addington Symonds Anne Of Avonlea Lucy Maud […]