from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See bolting.


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  • The brown baker shall inowe make and bake wheat bread as it cometh ground from the mill, without any boulting of the same; also horse bread of clean beans and peason; and also bread called household bread, for the which they shall take for every bushel kneading bringing home 1 penny; but they shall bake no white bread of any assise, neither of their own, neither of none other men's, to sell.

    Froude's Essays in Literature and History With Introduction by Hilaire Belloc

  • _boulting-mill_ separates the meal from the bran; in this sense the word

    Milton's Comus

  • For after that ye by force of armes, had spoyled and taken away all things in the house, and returned hither into our Cave; I (thrusting my selfe amongst the presse of the people, and shewing my selfe as though I were sad and sorrowful for the mischance) consulted with them for the boulting out of the matter, and devising what meanes might be wrought for the apprehension of the theeves, to the intent I might learne and see all that was done to make relation thereof unto you as you willed me, insomuch that the whole fact at length by manifest and evident proofes as also by the common opinion and judgement of the people, was laid to one Lucius

    The Golden Asse

  • Cotgrave.] [Footnote 41: boulting or straining cloth. ‘ij bulteclothes.’

    Early English Meals and Manners


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