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 for Bolt and nut
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bolt \Bolt\, n. [AS. bolt; akin to Icel. bolti, Dan. bolt, D.
     bout, OHG. bolz, G. bolz, bolzen; of uncertain origin.]
     1. A shaft or missile intended to be shot from a crossbow or
        catapult, esp. a short, stout, blunt-headed arrow; a
        quarrel; an arrow, or that which resembles an arrow; a
        dart.
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              Look that the crossbowmen lack not bolts. --Sir W.
                                                    Scott.
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              A fool's bolt is soon shot.           --Shak.
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     2. Lightning; a thunderbolt.
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     3. A strong pin, of iron or other material, used to fasten or
        hold something in place, often having a head at one end
        and screw thread cut upon the other end.
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     4. A sliding catch, or fastening, as for a door or gate; the
        portion of a lock which is shot or withdrawn by the action
        of the key.
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     5. An iron to fasten the legs of a prisoner; a shackle; a
        fetter. [Obs.]
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              Away with him to prison!
              lay bolts enough upon him.            --Shak.
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     6. A compact package or roll of cloth, as of canvas or silk,
        often containing about forty yards.
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     7. A bundle, as of oziers.
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     Bolt auger, an auger of large size; an auger to make holes
        for the bolts used by shipwrights.
  
     Bolt and nut, a metallic pin with a head formed upon one
        end, and a movable piece (the nut) screwed upon a thread
        cut upon the other end. See B, C, and D, in illust. above.
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     Note: See Tap bolt, Screw bolt, and Stud bolt.
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