Bole (?), n. [OE. bole, fr. Icel. bolr; akin to Sw. b�x86;l, Dan. bul, trunk, stem of a tree, G. bohle a thick plank or board; cf. LG. boll round. Cf. Bulge.]

The trunk or stem of a tree, or that which is like it.

Enormous elm-tree boles did stoop and lean. Tennyson.


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Bole, n. [Etym. doubtful.]

An aperture, with a wooden shutter, in the wall of a house, for giving, occasionally, air or light; also, a small closet.


Open the bole wi'speed, that I may see if this be the right Lord Geraldin. Sir W. Scott.


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Bole, n.

A measure. See Boll, n., 2.



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Bole, n. [Gr. a clod or lump of earth: cf. F. bol, and also L. bolus morsel. Cf. Bolus.]


Any one of several varieties of friable earthy clay, usually colored more or less strongly red by oxide of iron, and used to color and adulterate various substances. It was formerly used in medicine. It is composed essentially of hydrous silicates of alumina, or more rarely of magnesia. See Clay, and Terra alba.


A bolus; a dose.


Armenian bole. See under Armenian. -- Bole Armoniac, or Armoniak, Armenian bole. [Obs.]



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