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Etymology 1 n. (lb en informal) bolognese Etymology 2

n. excrescence on the trunk of a tree usually covering a knot


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Bol (film)

Bol ( meaning Speak (or "word/s")) is a 2011 Urdu-language social drama Pakistani film written, directed and produced by Shoaib Mansoor. The film stars Humaima Malik, Atif Aslam, Mahira Khan, Iman Ali, Shafqat Cheema, Amr Kashmiri, Manzar Sehbai and Zaib Rehman in the lead roles. It concerns a religious Muslim family facing financial difficulties caused by too many children and changing times, with a major plot involving the father's desire to have a son and his rejection of his existing transgender male-assigned-at-birth daughter. Bol was a critical and commercial success, and became one of the highest-grossing Pakistani films of all time.

This film was part of an entertainment education project by The Johns Hopkins University Center for Communication Programs (JHU.CCP) which entered in a partnership with Shoaib Mansoor's Shoman Productions in 2009. The objective of the project was to advocate for women's rights by bringing the focus of media and the elite of Pakistan to family planning and gender issues. The country representative of JHU.CCP, Fayyaz Ahmad Khan, served as the executive director of the movie. The film was reviewed by the Central Board of Film Censors in Lahore on 8 November 2010 and received its approval the next day. Bol is set in Lahore and many students from National College of Arts' (NCA) filmmaking department assisted Shoaib Mansoor on it.

Bol (music)

A bol is a mnemonic syllable. It is used in Indian music to define the tala, or rhythmic pattern, and is one of the most important parts of Indian rhythm. Bol is derived from the Hindi word bolna, which means "to speak."

Mnemonic syllables are used in a variety of classical drumming situations in India. They are found in the pakhawaj,and tabla. However since and the pakhawaj has become rather rare, the term bol is mostly thought to apply to the tabla.

There is only a very loose connection between the bols and their technique. Sometimes different techniques are used because different musicians represent different gharanas, or musical styles. Sometimes different techniques are used in order to get a technical advantage (e.g., playing very fast). Sometimes different techniques are used simply because a different artistic statement is being made. For these reasons, it is impossible to categorically say that a certain bol will be executed in any one fashion, but many of the more common ways in which some common bols are played on a tabla are outlined below.

In the tabla just as in the case of the mridingum and pakhawaj one who has learned the art of playing these drums is taught to recite what he is going to play. What is recited is said to the bol. The recitation contains various consonant vowel sequences. It is expected the actual rendering on the drum mimics the bol.


Boľ is a village and municipality in the Trebišov District in the Košice Region of eastern Slovakia.

Bol (soundtrack)

Bol is the soundtrack album of the 2011 Urdu-language Pakistani film Bol by Shoaib Mansoor. Prior to the movie's release, Atif Aslam (who plays one of the main roles in the film) in an interview stated, "I have done two songs for the soundtrack. It's been a great experience working with Shoaib Mansoor, he is an amazing person and very dedicated. My role isn't controversial and we discussed it beforehand. It’s a film that is being made for a good cause".

BOL (band)

BOL (initiated 1995 in Trondheim, Norway) is a Norwegian experimental jazz and electronica band in a quartet/trio format, known for performances and releases in the borderline between jazz, noise and electronica.

BOL consisted originally of Tone Åse vocals and musical director, Ståle Storløkken ( keyboards and piano), Tor Yttredal ( saxophone) and Tor Haugerud ( drums).

The new trio format (Yttredal left the band around 2000) they made (mainly Storløkken) the commissioned work «Interference harmony» for Trondheim Kammerfestival 2003. They also appeared on the Varangerfestivalen 2006.

Bol (surname)

Bol is a surname in the Low Countries and in Southern Sudan.

Usage examples of "bol".

First reports were sporadic, but Bolling wondered whether the alarmists might not have been right after all.

First reports were sporadic, but Bolling wondered whether the alarmists might not have been right after all.

He was still unarmed, except for the plaeryin bol. The lift came in sight, but he heard running footfalls be-hind him.

I was able to decipher what I did of similarities, including the high runes--because those civili- the wall of the chamber in the Great Pyramid using sym- zations had all been started by people from a single earlier bols from a South American site.

Though the socket was a black aperture just now, Elan could discern that the bones had been reconfigured to house a plaeryin bol - the venom-spitting organ that resembled an eyeball.

He had only a partly depleted plaeryin bol and a rock, no match for her Jedi powers and a lightsaber.

Dayisen Vshil, Dayisen Bol, Ovrth Wes, Trindt Athsk, Shesk Richkin, Ovrth Ith.

Commander Peter Bolling listened to the rumble of his twin V16 diesel engines and watched the piers and wharves slip by.

They continued down to the foot of Manhattan, making perhaps better time than Bolling would ordinarily have allowed, but he felt crowded by the narrow channels of the East River.

But Bolling was nevertheless happy to get through the Narrows and out into the Atlantic.

Captain Bolling had been advised to put at least a hundred twenty feet of water under his keel.

It seemed to Bolling that they were free-falling, and the fall went on and on.

So we rode down Bolling Creek, through a pretty, broken country, crossed the Caney River, and followed it up a few miles to Wilson's plantation.

Joe Leone had said, "they've got Vincent Boling running their show, an' you know what he is.

Certainly any outfit that hired Vin Boling to ramrod such a deal, and men like Pace, Mather, and Bordie to carry it out, was planning on riding roughshod over any opposition.