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Portuguese bolsa


bulse (plural bulses)

  1. (India) A purse or bag in which to carry or measure diamonds, etc.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Macaulay to this entry?)
    • 2011 December 17, “The East India Company”, in The Economist, volume 401, number 8764, The Economist Newspaper Limited, ISSN 0013-0613, page 110:
      It also made regular gifts to the Court: "All who could help or hurt at Court," wrote Lord Macaulay, "ministers, mistresses, priests, were kept in good humour by presents of shawls and silks, birds' nests and attar of roses, bulses of diamonds and bags of guineas."