Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A tree from which the branches have been cut; a pollard.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tree from which the branches have been cut; a pollard.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A tree the tops and branches of which are cut off; a pollard.

Etymologies

Compare bole stem of a tree, and poll (transitive verb). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • With Kaine appointing himself to that seat and giving the gov to bolling.

    Waldo Jaquith - Governor Bolling: Good for Virginia Democrats.

  • Economides in reply to a comment from binx bolling

    Hillary: Wright "Would Not Have Been My Pastor"

  • With its wide bolling and outstretched boughs, it is what the Basques would call a trasmocho tree.

    Wildwood

  • The biggest is over eight feet in girth, with an enormous open hollowed bolling like a madly exaggerated cartoon of a Doric column.

    Wildwood

  • But they have two ways of pollarding, and the other is called trasmocho, in which the four-foot stumps of three or four of the original main lateral branches form a composite bolling.

    Wildwood

  • These, the writer felt, should be shown whats what, presumably by being beaten, skinned alive, rold in bolling Tar and plac'd on a Rail, or in particularly pernicious cases, Hanged outright from there own Rooftrees.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • Whereas a senator bolling his legislative assistant is dynamite, people in private business can and do screw pretty much whomever they like, and absolutely nobody in that community seems to think much about it.

    Mother Of Storms

  • The whole stem of the ship was immersed in a seething lake of bolling rock as the Egg lifted slowly with ponderous dignity into the night sky.

    The Lani People

  • Fahrenheit; and you may lie there, bolling away -- for a constant supply of the same natural water keeps running into and through your bath -- for hours together, upon payment of _a franc_.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

  • We know they have plans to install a basketball court in place of the bolling alley in the White House - which is the second most ridiculous news I have seen flashed and discusses.

    Stop The ACLU

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