Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A board; a table.
  • n. The face of coal parallel to the natural fissures.
  • n. See bourd.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete or dialectal form of board.
  • n. Same as bourd.
  • n. A striped material for garments, made in the Levant.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • At issue was how much ore could be extracted using a process known as bord and pillar.

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  • Aquarius Platinum (and other miners in the North West region) - have been ordered to shrink mining widths from 10 to six meters, when so-called bord-and-pillar mining is deployed, triggered a contraction of a quarter of the market value of Aquarius on Monday.

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  • Both operations used the so-called bord-and-pillar method of mining.

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  • If you think the things on that bord are embarrassing or have to be hidden, or that someone will disapprove, and then force you to keep it hidden, then the bord is a wast of time.

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  • The newspaper writer is therefore most likely mistaken in saying that the seamen were in the severe tenue du bord, or by "bord" meaning

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  • I also tried a sample of their "bord" for watercolor -- forget what it's called.

    Making a Mark

  • Some discovered OK through direct contact with the United States, as when a seaman laying a transatlantic cable in 1869 reported from his ship, “Tout est O.K. à bord” or “All is O.K. on board,” the first attested use of O.K. in French.

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  • La ville de Dijon a annoncé avoir envoyé à Barack Obama, qui avait demandé de la moutarde de Dijon lors de son premier repas à bord de l'avion présidentiel Air Force One, une caisse de cette moutarde, dont le groupe Unilever menace de délocaliser la production.

    obama and dijon mustard: the history behind the headlines.

  • Rrrr min matt jeg hooker opp til de foran min et og gå ut til Loch Ness og rattmonterte ut og knytte min første mate opp og smide ham over bord og bruk for bait og når Nessy kommer opp uppsving der squirts blod og deretter id få det montert.

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  • But if that sounds too harsh, I must say that my impression changes greatly when the format is a franc-heavy bord blend.

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