bole
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /boʊl/
  • (RP) IPA: /bəʊl/, /bɒʊl/
Noun

bole (plural boles)

  1. The trunk or stem of a tree.
    • 1842, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, A Dream of Fair Women, in Poems (Tennyson, 1842), Volume 1, page 188 ↗,
      Enormous elm-tree boles did stoop and lean / Upon the dusky brushwood underneath / Their broad curved branches, fledged with clearest green, / New from its silken sheath.
    • 1908, Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
      A fine powder filled the air and caressed the cheek with a tingle in its touch, and the black boles of the trees showed up in a light that seemed to come from below.
Translations
  • Russian: ство́л
Noun

bole (plural boles)

  1. Any of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually coloured red by iron oxide, and composed essentially of hydrous silicates of alumina, or more rarely of magnesia.
  2. (colour) The shade of reddish brown which resembles this clay.
     
  3. (obsolete) A bolus; a dose.
    • 1649, Jeremy Taylor, An Apology for Authorized and Set Forms of Liturgy Against the Pretence of the Spirit, 1849, Charles Page Eden (editor), The Whole Works of the Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor, D.D., Volume V, page 294 ↗,
      […] or else […] the churches were very incurious to swallow such a bole, if no pretension could have been reasonably made for their justification.
Noun

bole (plural boles)

  1. Alternative form of boll (old unit of measure).
Noun

bole (plural boles)

  1. (Scotland) An aperture with a shutter in the wall of a house, to admit air or light.
    • 1816, Walter Scott, The Antiquary, 1862, Adam and Charles Black, [https://books.google.com.au/books?id=a-cUAAAAQAAJ&pg=PA220&dq=%22Open+the+bole+wi%27+speed,+that+I+may+see+if+this+be+the+right+Lord+Geraldin%22&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwih3-ftyfXZAhXCvrwKHa9fAjIQ6AEIKTAA#v=onepage&q=%22Open%20the%20bole%20wi'%20speed%2C%20that%20I%20may%20see%20if%20this%20be%20the%20right%20Lord%20Geraldin%22&f=false page 220],
      "Open the bole," said the old woman firmly and hastily to her daughter-in-law, “open the bole wi' speed, that I may see if this be the right Lord Geraldin […] .
  2. (Scotland) A small closet.

Bole
Proper noun
  1. A Chadic language native to Nigeria.
Proper noun
  1. A county-level city in Xinjiang, China.
Proper noun
  1. A town in Ghana.
Proper noun
  1. A village/and/civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England.
Proper noun
  1. Surname



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