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puli

[poo l-ee, pyoo-lee] /ˈpʊl i, ˈpyu li/
noun, plural pulik
[poo l-eek, pyoo-leek] /ˈpʊl ik, ˈpyu lik/ (Show IPA),
pulis.
1.
one of a Hungarian breed of medium-sized sheepdogs having long, fine hair that often mats, giving the coat a corded appearance.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; < Hungarian, alteration of pudli poodle, shortening of earlier pudlikutya, translation of German Pudelhund; see poodle

pul

[pool] /pul/
noun, plural puls, puli
[poo-lee] /ˈpu li/ (Show IPA)
1.
a coin and monetary unit of Afghanistan, the 100th part of an afghani.
Origin
1925-30; < Persian pūl < Turkish pul
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British Dictionary definitions for puli

puli

/ˈpjuːlɪ; ˈpʊlɪ/
noun
1.
a breed of Hungarian sheepdog having a very long dense coat, usually black, that hangs in strands with a ropey or corded appearance
Word Origin
Hungarian, literally: leader

pul

/puːl/
noun (pl) puls, puli (ˈpuːlɪ)
1.
an Afghan monetary unit worth one hundredth of an afghani
Word Origin
via Persian from Turkish: small coin, from Late Greek phollis bag for money, from Latin follis bag
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PUL

pulmonary metastases
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puli in the Bible

(1.) An Assyrian king. It has been a question whether he was identical with Tiglath-pileser III. (q.v.), or was his predecessor. The weight of evidence is certainly in favour of their identity. Pul was the throne-name he bore in Babylonia as king of Babylon, and Tiglath-pileser the throne-name he bore as king of Assyria. He was the founder of what is called the second Assyrian empire. He consolidated and organized his conquests on a large scale. He subdued Northern Syria and Hamath, and the kings of Syria rendered him homage and paid him tribute. His ambition was to found in Western Asia a kingdom which should embrace the whole civilized world, having Nineveh as its centre. Menahem, king of Israel, gave him the enormous tribute of a thousand talents of silver, "that his hand might be with him" (2 Kings 15:19; 1 Chr. 5:26). The fact that this tribute could be paid showed the wealthy condition of the little kingdom of Israel even in this age of disorder and misgovernment. Having reduced Syria, he turned his arms against Babylon, which he subdued. The Babylonian king was slain, and Babylon and other Chaldean cities were taken, and Pul assumed the title of "King of Sumer [i.e., Shinar] and Accad." He was succeeded by Shalmanezer IV. (2.) A geographical name in Isa. 66:19. Probably = Phut (Gen. 10:6; Jer. 46:9, R.V. "Put;" Ezek. 27:10).

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Encyclopedia Article for puli

small sheepdog breed introduced to Hungary about 1,000 years ago by the Magyars (early Hungarians). An agile and vigorous dog, the puli has a long, dense coat that is unusual in forming mats, or cords, through the natural tangling of the soft, woolly undercoat with the long outer coat. The cords may grow so long as to reach the ground on an adult dog. The most characteristic colour is a unique dull black, either slightly grayed or tinged with bronze; the coat may also be solid gray or white. Ideally, the puli stands 16 to 17 inches (41 to 43 cm) and weighs about 30 pounds (13.5 kg).

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