bullae bullae


  1. (n) (pathology) an elevation of the skin filled with serous fluid
  2. (n) the round leaden seal affixed to a papal bull



  1. Realizing that impressing their shapes on the bullae made enclosing the tokens unnecessary, people abandoned the counters and began keeping their records directly on clay tablets.
  2. In 1986 archaeologists revealed that several lumps of figured clay called bullae, bought from Arab dealers in 1975, had once been used to mark documents.
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propriety propriety
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