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  • Originally a council of nobles advising a king, boulai evolved according to the constitution of the city; in oligarchies boule positions might be hereditary, while in democracies members were typically chosen by lot, and served for one year. — “Boule (ancient Greece) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Boule (ancient Greece), plural boulai, an assembly forming part of city governments in Ancient Greece Boules, in full jeu de boules, a collective term for ball games involving metal balls aimed at a smaller target ball. — “Boule - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org
  • Boule, from the French for "ball", is a traditional shape of French bread, resembling a squashed ball. A boule can be leavened with commercial yeast, chemical leavening, or even wild yeast sourdough. [edit]. — “Boule (bread) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia”, en.wikipedia.org

Quotations

  • It was not for some weeks after the Crawleys' departure that the landlord of the hotel which they occupied during their residence at Paris found out the losses which he had sustained: not until Madame Marabou, the milliner, made repeated visits with her little bill for articles supplied to Madame Crawley; not until Monsieur Didelot from Boule d'Or in the Palais Royal had asked half a dozen times whether cette charmante Miladi who had bought watches and bracelets of him was de retour. — “Vanity Fair” by William Makepeace Thackeray

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