The bole of the stem is slightly over a yard in circumference.
In the young tree, the bole is straight and upright, and one or two leading branches rise above the rest.
Post in Hastings' Did., under "Camel") throws doubt on this explanation, and assumes that the more violent hyper bole is intended.
Bole, The Harmony Society (Philadelphia, 1904); Charles Nordhoff, The Communistic Societies of the United States (New York, 1875); and among several excellent monographs in German, Karl Knortz, Die christlichkommunistische Kolonie der Rappisten (Leipzig, 1892), and J.
Perouse, Le Cardinal Louis Aleman, president du concile de Bole (Paris, 1904).