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BOARD. This word is used to designate all the magistrates of a city or borough, or all the managers or directors of any institution; as, the board of aldermen; the board of directors of the Bank of North America. The majority of the board have in general the power to perform the acts of the whole board, but sometimes they are restrained by their charters, and it requires a greater number to perform certain acts.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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I mean, it was getting to the stage of one of those Second World War prisoner of war camps where so many bed boards had been taken to shore up escape tunnels there was virtually nothing left to support the sleeper.
Now, rooms can be "blocked," and the information about what is being repaired and when repairs will be complete can be displayed on the bed board. Also, repairs are prioritized as either emergent or elective.
She soon discovered the strange double-thickness bed boards, and after some prising of the old timbers found to her amazement that the interior was filled full with gold coins and treasure - just what dreams are made of!
Rifles were made from bed boards; bayonets made to fix and unfix, were fashioned by penknives from the slats of German deckchairs.
Bed boards and stolen planks were also used to shore up the tunnel's sides and roof."
They are light-shy and tend to hide in dark places, such as voids in walls and bed boards. At night or during periods of very low light, they search for a mammal from which to extract blood.
``As the tunnels got longer the demand for bed boards meant the space bet wen each board in our beds got wider and more uncomfortable.
Bed boards. You can firm up a sagging mattress (a frequent contributor to back pain) by placing a board between it and the box spring.
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