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 for Bolt,
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
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              Look that the crossbowmen lack not bolts. --Sir W.
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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        portion of a lock which is shot or withdrawn by the action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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bolt \Bolt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bolted; p. pr. & vb. n.
     1. To shoot; to discharge or drive forth.
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     2. To utter precipitately; to blurt or throw out.
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              I hate when Vice can bolt her arguments. --Milton.
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     3. To swallow without chewing; as, to bolt food; often used
        with down.
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     4. (U. S. Politics) To refuse to support, as a nomination
        made by a party to which one has belonged or by a caucus
        in which one has taken part.
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     5. (Sporting) To cause to start or spring forth; to dislodge,
        as conies, rabbits, etc.
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     6. To fasten or secure with, or as with, a bolt or bolts, as
        a door, a timber, fetters; to shackle; to restrain.
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              Let tenfold iron bolt my door.        --Langhorn.
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              Which shackles accidents and bolts up change.
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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.
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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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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bolt \Bolt\, n. [From Bolt, v. i.]
     1. A sudden spring or start; a sudden spring aside; as, the
        horse made a bolt.
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     2. A sudden flight, as to escape creditors.
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              This gentleman was so hopelessly involved that he
              contemplated a bolt to America -- or anywhere.
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     3. (U. S. Politics) A refusal to support a nomination made by
        the party with which one has been connected; a breaking
        away from one's party.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bolt \Bolt\ (b[=o]lt; 110), v. i.
     1. To start forth like a bolt or arrow; to spring abruptly;
        to come or go suddenly; to dart; as, to bolt out of the
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              This Puck seems but a dreaming dolt, . . .
              And oft out of a bush doth bolt.      --Drayton.
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     2. To strike or fall suddenly like a bolt.
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              His cloudless thunder bolted on their heads.
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     3. To spring suddenly aside, or out of the regular path; as,
        the horse bolted.
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     4. (U.S. Politics) To refuse to support a nomination made by
        a party or a caucus with which one has been connected; to
        break away from a party.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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     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.
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              He now had bolted all the flour.      --Spenser.
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              Ill schooled in bolted language.      --Shak.
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     2. To separate, as if by sifting or bolting; -- with out.
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              Time and nature will bolt out the truth of things.
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     3. (Law) To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as
        cases at law. --Jacob.
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     To bolt to the bran, to examine thoroughly, so as to
        separate or discover everything important. --Chaucer.
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              This bolts the matter fairly to the bran. --Harte.
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              The report of the committee was examined and sifted
              and bolted to the bran.               --Burke.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bolt \Bolt\, n.
     A sieve, esp. a long fine sieve used in milling for bolting
     flour and meal; a bolter. --B. Jonson.
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From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  385 Moby Thesaurus words for "bolt":
     AWOL, French leave, Irish confetti, Jupiter Fulgur, Thor, abscond,
     absence without leave, absquatulate, absquatulation, apostacize,
     apostasy, apostatize, arrow, arrowhead, articulate, assort, attach,
     backsliding, bale, ball lightning, bang, bar, barb, barricade,
     barrier, batten, batten down, beat a retreat, betray, betrayal,
     bindle, blat, block, block up, blockade, blow, blurt out,
     bobtailed arrow, boil, bola, bolt down, bolt of lightning,
     bolt upright, bomb, bombshell, boomerang, bouquet, break away,
     breakaway, brickbat, buckle, budget, bundle, burn out, butt,
     button, button up, career, catch, categorize, chain lightning,
     change sides, charge, chase, chested arrow, chock, choke,
     choke off, clap, clarify, clasp, classify, clear, clear out, cleat,
     clip, close, close off, close tight, close up, cloth yard shaft,
     coil, collate, connect, constrict, contain, contract, cordon,
     cordon off, countermissile, cover, cram, crowd, cry out, cull out,
     cut and run, dark lightning, dart, dash, dash off, debar, decamp,
     decampment, deck, decrassify, defect, defection, depart, depurate,
     dereliction, desert, deserter, desertion, devour, disappearance,
     disappearing act, disloyalty, distill, divide, dog, dovetail,
     edulcorate, ejaculate, elope, elopement, elute, engorge, erect,
     escape, essentialize, exit, extract, eye-opener, fagot,
     faithlessness, fall away, fall off, fardel, fasces, fascine,
     fasten, filter, filtrate, fireball, firebolt, fix, flee, flight,
     fling, fly, flying flame, fold, fold up, forked lightning,
     fugitate, fugitation, fulguration, fulmination, ghettoize,
     gluttonize, go AWOL, go over, gobble, going over, gorge,
     gormandize, gradate, grade, group, gulp, gulp down, guttle, guzzle,
     hasp, haste, hasten, hasty retreat, hegira, hie, hinge, hitch,
     hook, hump, hump it, hurry, hurtle, ingurgitate, insulate, jam,
     joint, jump, jump bail, keep apart, keep aside, key, lash, latch,
     lay aside, leach, length, let down, levant, levin bolt, lightning,
     live to eat, lixiviate, lock, lock out, lock up, make haste,
     make off, missile, miter, mortise, nail, nosegay,
     oak-cleaving thunderbolts, obstruct, occlude, pack, package,
     packet, padlock, parcel, part, peg, percolate, pick out, piece,
     pin, plumb, poop out, portion, post, posy, projectile, pull out,
     purify, put aside, quarantine, quarrel, quick exit, quiver, rabbet,
     race, rank, rat, ratting, raven, recidivation, recidivism,
     recreancy, rectify, reed, refine, revelation, riddle, rigidly,
     rivet, rock, rocket, rod, roll, rouleau, run, run away,
     run away from, run away with, run for it, run off, run out on,
     running away, rush, scamper, scarf, schism, scoot, scour, scram,
     scramble, scramming, screen, screw, scud, scurry, scuttle, seal,
     seal off, seal up, secede, secession, seclude, secure, segregate,
     sell out, separate, set apart, set aside, sew, shaft, sheaf,
     sheet lightning, shock, shocker, shoot, show the heels, shut,
     shut off, shut out, shut the door, shut tight, shut up, sieve,
     sift, size, skedaddle, skedaddling, skewer, skip, skip out, slam,
     slip the cable, slop, slosh, snap, sort, sort out, spiritualize,
     spring, squeeze, squeeze shut, staple, startle, step on it, stick,
     stiffly, stifle, stitch, stone, stop up, straight, strain,
     strangle, strangulate, strip, stroke of lightning, stuff,
     sublimate, sublime, subordinate, suffocate, surprise,
     swallow whole, switch, switch over, tack, take French leave,
     take flight, take to flight, take wing, tear, thrash, thresh,
     throw stick, throwing-stick, thunderball, thunderbolt,
     thunderstroke, toggle, torpedo, treason, truss, try, turn cloak,
     turn tail, turning traitor, volley, waddy, walkout, wedge, winnow,
     wolf, wolf down, zip up, zipper

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