Bolting
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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Bolting — Bolt ing, n. 1. A sifting, as of flour or meal. [1913 Webster] 2. (Law) A private arguing of cases for practice by students, as in the Inns of Court. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] {Bolting cloth}, wire, hair, silk, or other sieve cloth of different… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Bolting — Bolt ing, n. A darting away; a starting off or aside. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bolting — I. noun ( s) Etymology: Middle English bulting, from gerund of bulten to bolt (sift) more at bolt 1. : the action or process of bolting (as flour or meal) 2. boltings …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bolting — Bolt Bolt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bolted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bolting}.] 1. To shoot; to discharge or drive forth. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out. [1913 Webster] I hate when Vice can bolt her arguments. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bölting — patronymische Bildung auf ing zu einer Kurzform von Baldwin …   Wörterbuch der deutschen familiennamen

  • bolting — n. fastening with a bolt; locking with a bolt; sifting flour or meal bəʊlt n. latch; screw; flash of lighting; arrow; roll of fabric; escape v. screw; latch; imprison; be locked; escape; swallow quickly, eat quickly adv. suddenly, abruptly;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bolting — In English practice, a term formerly used in the English inns of court, but more particularly at Gray s Inn, signifying the private arguing of cases, as distinguished from mooting, which was a more formal and public mode of argument …   Black's law dictionary

  • bolting — In English practice, a term formerly used in the English inns of court, but more particularly at Gray s Inn, signifying the private arguing of cases, as distinguished from mooting, which was a more formal and public mode of argument …   Black's law dictionary

  • bolting — The holding of moot arguments at the inns of court; sifting ground wheat to remove the chaff from the edible flour …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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