bureau


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  • noun

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Synonyms for bureau

an administrative unit of government

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Some minutes elapsed -minutes that seemed hours -- before she found the right key and raised the lid of the bureau.
Le Don was instantly released, upon our narration of the circumstances (with some comments from Dupin) at the bureau of the Prefect of Police.
When he was gone I unlocked my bureau, made sure that my treasure was safe, and locked it again.
The taper was still on the table, and by its light I glanced to see what the paper was which Brunton had taken from the bureau.
I caught up the candle, opened the unlocked bureau, and then the empty case which I found in the very front.
It was found near the bureau, and just to the left of it, as marked upon that chart.
When Michael Ivanovich returned to the study with the letter, the old prince, with spectacles on and a shade over his eyes, was sitting at his open bureau with screened candles, holding a paper in his outstretched hand, and in a somewhat dramatic attitude was reading his manuscript- his "Remarks" as he termed it- which was to be transmitted to the Emperor after his death.
Returns to bureau, takes out book and examines it page by page, smiles and gives a sigh of relief.
He jerked forward the flask and Rigg went to a fine old oaken bureau with his keys.
Diana, pleased and embarrassed, got herself away, and poor Anne, after flinging the innocent check into her bureau drawer as if it were blood-money, cast herself on her bed and wept tears of shame and outraged sensibility.
This bureau stood in the corner, and in the opposite corner, on the table's other flank, was the kitchen - the oil-stove on a dry-goods box, inside of which were dishes and cooking utensils, a shelf on the wall for provisions, and a bucket of water on the floor.
Before they died the brilliant one was detected in seventy languages as the author of but two or three books of fiction and poetry, while the other was honoured in the Bureau of Statistics of his native land as the compiler of sixteen volumes of tabulated information relating to the domestic hog.
THE Chief of the Weather Bureau having predicted a fine day, a Thrifty Person hastened to lay in a large stock of umbrellas, which he exposed for sale on the sidewalk; but the weather remained clear, and nobody would buy.
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.
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.