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or boc·ci or boc·cie  (bŏch′ē)
A game of Italian origin similar to lawn bowling that is played with wooden balls on a long narrow court covered with fine gravel.

[Italian bocce, pl. of boccia, ball.]
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Noun1.bocce - Italian bowling played on a long narrow dirt courtbocce - Italian bowling played on a long narrow dirt court
bowling - a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
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As with the set-up in La Plata, the Club serves as a focal point for its local community with its own bar, indoor sports hall, restaurant area and "bocha" court (bocha is a version of bowls played throughout the world - except the UK).
(91) Galgalo Bocha, "Radical cleric Makaburi shot dead," Daily Nation, April 1, 2014.
Also known as "bocha'' in local parlance, Balintawak Market has long known to be the dumping ground of spoiled meat primarily due to its accessibility to the Central and Northern Luzon provinces where poultry, cattle and hog raising is an industry.
The rangers are accused of dumping 50-year-old Lami Bocha's body into the crocodile-infested River Galana on December 24 last year.
William Lopolian, Joseph Mbugua Njoroge, Duncan Irungu, Santos Opiyo, Diba Gonso and Mohamed Kullow are accused of killing Mr Lami Bocha on December 24 2018 at Huri area of Tsavo East National Park.Prosecuting Counsel Alice Mathangani told the court that the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Noordin Haji intends to charge Mr Njoroge with murder at the Malindi High Court.
RAWALPINDI The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) on Friday conducted an operation on intelligence report in Bocha Kalan area of Mandra near Rawalpindi and arrested two terrorists, Dunya News reported.
O pessoal se reunia ali, passava os domingos se divertindo, jogando um baralho, uma bocha. Uns jogava futebol, e hoje nao tem mais nada.
The missing children included Kubra, Muslim Khan, Rabia, Gul Sher, Ibrahim Javed, Bocha, Muhammad Adnan, Muniza, Noor Fatima, Saima, Abdul Wahid, Muhammad Haneef, Sania and Sohail Khan.
VII.1: 'El m'e venuto u' gran male in bocha, ch'e u' chataro salso e duolmi tutti e denti e le mascele infino ale tenpie, e la ligha piena di boligine in modo no' poso ne dormire ne mastichare.