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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
For 1: From Old Norse bolr (trunk). Ultimately from the Indo-European root bhel- (to blow or swell), which also gave us ball, balloon, boll, bulk, bowl, boulevard, boulder, ballot, folly, and fool. Earliest documented use: 1314.
For 2-3: From Latin bolus (lump), from Greek bolos (clod). Earliest documented use: 1558.
"In the midst of each room and hall, a living tree grows and holds up the roof, and its bole is hung with trophies and with antlers."
J.R.R. Tolkien; The Book of Lost Tales; George Allen & Unwin; 1983.
"Rub off some gold to let the red bole show through."
Martin Cruz Smith; Gorky Park; Random House; 1981.
See more usage examples of bole in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:All the time a person is a child he is both a child and learning to be a parent. After he becomes a parent he becomes predominantly a parent reliving childhood. -Benjamin Spock, pediatrician and author (1903-1998)