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Boll

An obsolete Scottish unit of dry volume. For beans, grass seed, peas, rye, salt, and wheat, one boll was approximately equivalent to 145.145 liters. For barley, malt, and oats, however, it was approximately equivalent to 211.664 liters.
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Jorn Bohme Director, Israel Office, Heinrich Boll Foundation
The 5-year-old tiger bit Orr, dragged him 100 feet and dropped him, Boll said.
Throughout the book Boll and his colleagues continuously stress the significance of the many important contributions that psychology has made to medical science's knowledge and understanding of the causes and consequences of physical and emotional illness.
Boll said DPWN chose to focus on the DHL brand due to its well respected global presence and widely recognised values of reliability and speed.
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Remarks such as these do not cast Boll in a favourable light, and early on in the narrative, before the reader gets to know him well, Boll seems rigid and paternalistic, intelligent but well-set in an old man's fastidious routine.
Similarly, Boll's correspondence with his friend Ernst-Adolf Kunz provides the best record of the harrowing postwar years, when Boll sought to support his growing family with a variety of short-term jobs while writing the now-famous war stories which editors were reluctant to publish -- and which prove incidentally that Boll was among the first German writers to deal with the Holocaust.
Boll retention (seasonal boll number divided by seasonal flower number), yield, boll numbers, and boll size (lint per boll) were determined.
In the 1960s, the international pest, cotton boll worm was a problem in the Northern Territory and cotton from the Territory was quarantined and couldn't be processed in Queensland,' he says.
Here the artist tends to his cotton with loving attention, ridding it of boll weevils and other fabled critters of southern slave lore.
Starting in 1920, and bottoming out in 1921, the year of Toomer's Southern sojourn, all of Georgia's cotton crop was decimated by the boll weevil; the area around Sparta was among the hardest hit in the entire state - indeed, the entire South (Lewis 24).
When reporters asked German novelist Heinrich Boll if he was still a Catholic, the Nobel laureate responded, "Fiscally, yes.