boulework
Buhl Buhl, Buhlwork Buhl"work, n. [From A. Ch. Boule, a French carver in wood.] Decorative woodwork in which tortoise shell, yellow metal, white metal, etc., are inlaid, forming scrolls, cartouches, etc. [Written also {boule}, {boulework}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Boulework — Boule Boule, Boulework Boule work , n. Same as {Buhl}, {Buhlwork}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boule — Boule, Boulework Boule work , n. Same as {Buhl}, {Buhlwork}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boule — Buhl Buhl, Buhlwork Buhl work, n. [From A. Ch. Boule, a French carver in wood.] Decorative woodwork in which tortoise shell, yellow metal, white metal, etc., are inlaid, forming scrolls, cartouches, etc. [Written also {boule}, {boulework}.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buhl — Buhl, Buhlwork Buhl work, n. [From A. Ch. Boule, a French carver in wood.] Decorative woodwork in which tortoise shell, yellow metal, white metal, etc., are inlaid, forming scrolls, cartouches, etc. [Written also {boule}, {boulework}.] [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buhlwork — Buhl Buhl, Buhlwork Buhl work, n. [From A. Ch. Boule, a French carver in wood.] Decorative woodwork in which tortoise shell, yellow metal, white metal, etc., are inlaid, forming scrolls, cartouches, etc. [Written also {boule}, {boulework}.] [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • boule — boule1 /boohl/, n. 1. Also called birne. a cylindrical lump of material for synthetic gems, made by the Verneuil process. 2. a metal ball, usually made out of steel, used in pétanque. 3. Sometimes, boules. pétanque. [1915 20; < F: lit., a ball;… …   Universalium

  • buhl — /boohl/, n. (often cap.) elaborate inlaid work of woods, metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, etc. Also, boule, boulle. Also called buhlwork /boohl werrk /, boulework, boullework. [1815 25; from Germanized form of F boulle or boule, named after A. C.… …   Universalium

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