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General Crossword Questions for “board”

  • Food - table - directors
  • Directors
  • Keep a piece of timber
  • Right to be knocked back in extensive draughts, say, at 8
  • Reportedly fed up with panel
  • Get on - governing body

Encyclopedia

  • A board game is a game in which counters or pieces are placed, removed, or moved on a premarked surface or "board" according to a set of rules. Early board games represented a battle between two armies and most. — “Board game - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A board of directors is a body of elected or appointed members who jointly oversee the activities of a company or organization. The body sometimes has a different name, such as board of trustees, board of governors, board of managers, or executive board. — “Board of directors - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • A Bulletin Board System, or BBS, is a computer system running Ward Christensen coined the term "Bulletin Board System" as a reference to the traditional cork-and-pin bulletin board often found in entrances of supermarkets, schools, libraries or other public areas where people can post. — “Bulletin board system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • But for my daughters twain, poor innocent maids, Who ever sat beside me at the board Sharing my viands, drinking of my cup, For them, I pray thee, care, and, if thou willst, O might I feel their touch and make my moan. — “Oedipus the King” by Sophocles
  • Swishtail's academy upon what are called "mutual principles"–that is to say, the expenses of his board and schooling were defrayed by his father in goods, not money; and he stood there–most at the bottom of the school–in his scraggy corduroys and jacket, through the seams of which his great big bones were bursting–as the representative of so many pounds of tea, candles, sugar, mottled-soap, plums (of which a very mild proportion was supplied for the puddings of the establishment), and other commodities. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • Do not doubt that; before Emilia here I give thee warrant of thy place: assure thee, If I do vow a friendship, I'll perform it To the last article: my lord shall never rest; I'll watch him tame, and talk him out of patience; His bed shall seem a school, his board a shrift; I'll intermingle everything he does With Cassio's suit: therefore be merry, Cassio; For thy solicitor shall rather die Than give thy cause away. — “Othello” by William Shakespeare
  • Alexey Alexandrovitch had perceived this at once on entering office, and would have liked to lay hands on the Board of Irrigation. — “Anna Karenina” by Leo Tolstoy
  • What affliction could be greater or more just than that of Pompey's friends, who, in his ship, were spectators of that horrible murder? Yet so it was, that the fear of the Egyptian vessels they saw coming to board them, possessed them with so great alarm that it is observed they thought of nothing but calling upon the mariners to make haste, and by force of oars to escape away, till being arrived at Tyre, and delivered from fear, they had leisure to turn their thoughts to the loss of their captain, and to give vent to those tears and lamentations that the other more potent passion had till then suspended. — “Essays” by Michel de Montaigne
  • "Between the trees a long board is hanging–it is a swing. — “Fairy tales and stories” by Hans Christian Andersen

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