As soon as they were seated he took Kate's gun from her hand, and leant it with his own against the bole of the tree.
He was standing against the bole of a masa'oi tree, leaning on his rifle.
It is not as large as the white oak or red oak, but is a splendid tree, its bole being very symmetrical and holding its size well.
No tree has so fair a bole and so handsome an instep as the beech.
That blue dimness, receding from bole to bole, is the skirt of Night's garment, trailing off toward some other star.
Go down into your bole,—thy deliverer, thy avenger is above.
The dawn found them still sitting there against the bole of the beech-tree.
Silently he swung from bole to bole for a few minutes, and then disappeared.
I have mended up the bole that opens into the saw-pit next door; and there is no chance of his escaping.
The neck in thickness equalled the bole of a moderate-sized tree.
early 14c., from Old Norse bolr "tree trunk," from Proto-Germanic *bulas (cf. Middle Dutch bolle "trunk of a tree"), from PIE *bhel- (2) "to blow, inflate, swell" (cf. Greek phyllon "leaf," phallos "swollen penis;" Latin flos "flower," florere "to blossom, flourish," folium "leaf;" Old Prussian balsinis "cushion;" Old Norse belgr "bag, bellows;" Old English bolla "pot, cup, bowl;" Old Irish bolgaim "I swell," blath "blossom, flower," bolach "pimple," bolg "bag;" Breton bolc'h "flax pod;" Serbian buljiti "to stare, be bug-eyed;" Serbo-Croatian blazina "pillow").