Recent Examples of boulder from the Web
According to a 2012 story by AL.com's Kelly Kazek, farmer Leonard Dawson began the rock zoo in the '70s when someone moved a boulder on his property.
This assumption was tested a decade later in pikas, small mountain-dwelling rodents that nest among boulders and also happen to be the inspiration for the Pokemon Pikachu.
Her determination, though, is a rushing stream that washes past boulders.
Pokémon, mutates into Charizard, a 200-pound monster whose breath can melt boulders.
Rock formations Zoo design is increasingly about mimicking natural environments, and the new penguin exhibit is an example with its huge boulders, 200,000-gallon saltwater pool and a cobblestone beach.
A group of scientists at Colombia’s National University are creating an over-the-shoulder boulder holder (sorry, Bette Midler) that comes with infra-red censors that should detect any abnormalities.
Bour missed the past 10 games after going on the DL with a bone bruise in his left ankle yet his solo shot off the boulders beyond the center field fence was his 14th home run since April 30.
Large boulders were put in as mile markers along the route, some of which still remain in Crete and Momence, Egdorf said.
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Origin and Etymology of boulder
short for boulder stone, from Middle English bulder ston, partial translation of a word of Scandinavian origin; akin to Swedish dialect bullersten large stone in a stream, from buller noise + sten stone
First Known Use: 1607See Words from the same year
Definition of Boulder
city northwest of Denver in north central Colorado population 97,385
BOULDER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of boulder for English Language Learners
: a very large stone or rounded piece of rock
BOULDER Defined for Kids
Definition of boulder for Students
: a very large rounded piece of rock
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