Bureaux



a chest of drawers, often with a mirror at the top.
a division of a government department or an independent administrative unit.
an office for collecting or distributing news or information, coordinating work, or performing specified services; agency:
a travel bureau; a news bureau.
Chiefly British. a desk or writing table with drawers for papers.
Historical Examples

History of the Commune of 1871 P. Lissagary
Lectures on the French Revolution John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 14 Various
Lectures on the French Revolution John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 7 Various
The Daffodil Mystery Edgar Wallace
North America, Volume II (of 2) Anthony Trollope
Lady Maude’s Mania George Manville Fenn
The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 Augustus J. C. Hare
A Tatter of Scarlet S. R. Crockett

noun (pl) -reaus, -reaux (-rəʊz)
(mainly Brit) a writing desk with pigeonholes, drawers, etc, against which the writing surface can be closed when not in use
(US) a chest of drawers
an office or agency, esp one providing services for the public

a government department
a branch of a government department

n.

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