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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I remember now that when I took off my shawl Monday afternoon I laid it on the bureau for a minute.
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.
Some minutes elapsed -minutes that seemed hours -- before she found the right key and raised the lid of the bureau.
She shut the bureau with a slam, and glanced at him.
Our lady enters the room, advances to the bureau, and either opens it or tries to do so.
She came with the intention of possessing herself of certain documents which were in your bureau.
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.
Holmes went to the bureau first and looked hard at the lock.
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.
At twenty-two years of age Rabourdin became under-head-clerk; at twenty-five, head-clerk, or, as it was termed, head of the bureau.
United States Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Industries, Order No.
So indignant were the packers that they went farther, and compelled the mayor to abolish the whole bureau of inspection; so that since then there has not been even a pretense of any interference with the graft.