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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOLE

No tree has so fair a bole and so handsome an instep as the beech.

Steve took to the woods, and found sanctuary behind the bole of an oak.

He was standing against the bole of a masa'oi tree, leaning on his rifle.

The dawn found them still sitting there against the bole of the beech-tree.

There was no fire at the foot of the tree, for she could see the base of the bole plainly.

Go down into your bole,—thy deliverer, thy avenger is above.

I heard some of them snap, and a crack appeared in the ground not far from the bole.

Silently he swung from bole to bole for a few minutes, and then disappeared.

The neck in thickness equalled the bole of a moderate-sized tree.

Like the three wanderers in Arden, against the bole of a huge oak.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., from Old Norse bolr "tree trunk," from Proto-Germanic *bulas (cf. Middle Dutch bolle "trunk of a tree"), from PIE *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (cf. Greek phyllon "leaf," phallos "swollen penis;" Latin flos "flower," florere "to blossom, flourish," folium "leaf;" Old Prussian balsinis "cushion;" Old Norse belgr "bag, bellows;" Old English bolla "pot, cup, bowl;" Old Irish bolgaim "I swell," blath "blossom, flower," bolach "pimple," bolg "bag;" Breton bolc'h "flax pod;" Serbian buljiti "to stare, be bug-eyed;" Serbo-Croatian blazina "pillow").

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