To bolt to the bran, to examine thoroughly, so as to separate or discover everything important. Chaucer.
This bolts the matter fairly to the bran.
The report of the committee was examined and sifted and bolted to the bran.
(Bolt), n. A sieve, esp. a long fine sieve used in milling for bolting flour and meal; a bolter. B. Jonson.
(Bol"tel) n. See Boultel.
(Bolt"er) n. One who bolts; esp.: (a) A horse which starts suddenly aside. (b) A man who breaks
away from his party.
1. One who sifts flour or meal.
2. An instrument or machine for separating bran from flour, or the coarser part of meal from the finer; a
(Bolt"er), n. A kind of fishing line. See Boulter.
1. (Chem.) A long, straight-necked, glass vessel for chemical distillations; called also a matrass or
2. The head of a bolt.
(Bolt"ing), n. A darting away; a starting off or aside.
1. A sifting, as of flour or meal.
2. (Law) A private arguing of cases for practice by students, as in the Inns of Court. [Obs.]
Bolting cloth, wire, hair, silk, or other sieve cloth of different degrees of fineness; used by millers for
sifting flour. McElrath. Bolting hutch, a bin or tub for the bolted flour or meal; (fig.) a receptacle.
(Bol"ton*ite) n. (Min.) A granular mineral of a grayish or yellowish color, found in Bolton,
Massachusetts. It is a silicate of magnesium, belonging to the chrysolite family.
(Bolt"rope`) n. (Naut.) A rope stitched to the edges of a sail to strengthen the sail.
(Bolt"sprit`) n. [A corruption of bowsprit.] (Naut.) See Bowsprit.
(Bol"ty) n. (Zoöl.) An edible fish of the Nile [Written also bulti.]
(Bo"lus) n.; pl. Boluses [L. bolus bit, morsel; cf. G. lump of earth. See Bole, n., clay.] A
rounded mass of anything, esp. a large pill.
(Bom) n. (Zoöl.) A large American serpent, so called from the sound it makes.
(Bomb) n. [F. bombe bombshell, fr. L. bombus a humming or buzzing noise, Gr. .]
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