bureau

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an administrative unit of government

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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.
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.
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.
The prince again went to his bureau, glanced into it, fingered his papers, closed the bureau again, and sat down at the table to write to the governor.
After locking up the bureau again, he walked to the window and gazed out as impassibly as he had done at the beginning of the interview, while Raffles took a small allowance from the flask, screwed it up, and deposited it in his side-pocket, with provoking slowness, making a grimace at his stepson's back.
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.
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.
Felix will edit the jokes and the Information Bureau, and Cecily must be fashion editor.
I am sure it is safe in my own bureau, and there I will keep it.
Darya Alexandrovna, in a dressing jacket, and with her now scanty, once luxuriant and beautiful hair fastened up with hairpins on the nape of her neck, with a sunken, thin face and large, startled eyes, which looked prominent from the thinness of her face, was standing among a litter of all sorts of things scattered all over the room, before an open bureau, from which she was taking something.
She crocheted yards of laces for her underwear, and made Battenberg in abundance for her table and for the bureau.