Bureau


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Bureau

An agency or department, especially of a government. The U.S. Census Bureau is a prominent example.
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Marilla went to her room and made a thorough search, not only over the bureau but in every other place she thought the brooch might possibly be.
"You're sure it hasn't fell down behind the bureau?" was the only suggestion he could offer.
Had he locked the bureau? Magdalen had not heard the lock turn.
"Now, I have got it!" she whispered to herself, in an irrepressible outburst of exaltation, as she entered the first of the east rooms and put her candle on the top of the old bureau.
She shut the bureau with a slam, and glanced at him.
No, it was for something in that wooden bureau. Halloa!
Our lady enters the room, advances to the bureau, and either opens it or tries to do so.
"When he was gone I unlocked my bureau, made sure that my treasure was safe, and locked it again.
You suppose that your son came down from his bed, went, at great risk, to your dressing-room, opened your bureau, took out your coronet, broke off by main force a small portion of it, went off to some other place, concealed three gems out of the thirty-nine, with such skill that nobody can find them, and then returned with the other thirty-six into the room in which he exposed himself to the greatest danger of being discovered.
Pollyanna, standing at the bureau, gazed a little wistfully at the bare wall above.
In Paris, where men of thought and study bear a certain likeness to one another, living as they do in a common centre, you must have met with several resembling Monsieur Rabourdin, whose acquaintance we are about to make at a moment when he is head of a bureau in one of our most important ministries.
United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industries, Order No.