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buhl

[bool] /bul/
noun, (often initial capital letter)
1.
elaborate inlaid work of woods, metals, tortoiseshell, ivory, etc.
Also, boule, boulle.
Also called buhlwork
[bool-wurk] /ˈbulˌwɜrk/ (Show IPA),
boulework, boullework.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; from Germanized form of French boulle or boule, named after A. C. Boulle or Boule (1642-1732), French cabinetmaker
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British Dictionary definitions for buhl

boulle

/buːl/
adjective
1.
denoting or relating to a type of marquetry of patterned inlays of brass and tortoiseshell, occasionally with other metals such as pewter, much used on French furniture from the 17th century
noun
2.
Also called boullework. something ornamented with such marquetry
Word Origin
C18: named after André Charles Boulle (1642–1732), French cabinet-maker

buhl

/buːl/
adjective, noun
1.
the usual US spelling of boulle
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