To bolt to the bran
Bolt Bolt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bolted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bolting}.] [OE. bolten, boulten, OF. buleter, F. bluter, fr. Ll. buletare, buratare, cf. F. bure coarse woolen stuff; fr. L. burrus red. See {Borrel}, and cf. {Bultel}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To sift or separate the coarser from the finer particles of, as bran from flour, by means of a bolter; to separate, assort, refine, or purify by other means. [1913 Webster]

He now had bolted all the flour. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Ill schooled in bolted language. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To separate, as if by sifting or bolting; -- with out. [1913 Webster]

Time and nature will bolt out the truth of things. --L'Estrange. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law. --Jacob. [1913 Webster]

{To bolt to the bran}, to examine thoroughly, so as to separate or discover everything important. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

This bolts the matter fairly to the bran. --Harte. [1913 Webster]

The report of the committee was examined and sifted and bolted to the bran. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


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