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

  Bolt \Bolt\, adv.
     In the manner of a bolt; suddenly; straight; unbendingly.
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           [He] came bolt up against the heavy dragoon.
                                                    --Thackeray.
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     Bolt upright.
     (a) Perfectly upright; perpendicular; straight up;
         unbendingly erect. --Addison.
     (b) On the back at full length. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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