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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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Line dancers, who meet at Christ the King Social Club, Westhill Road, Coundon, every Wednesday, trod the boards for three hours in aid of the five-year-old Jordan, of Cannon Park, Coventry.
Lepton's Rowley Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School pupils trod the boards in their end-of- term production, Honk.
Wearing a blonde wig and bloomers, Jonathan Morgan trod the boards as ugly sister Griselda in a production of Cinderella at Tongwynlais Village Hall.