from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A chemical vessel with a round or oval body and a long neck open at the top, serving the purposes of digestion, evaporation, etc.; a cucurbit. Also called bolt-head.
  • noun In horticulture, a flask-like glass employed to shelter plants or flowers from the weather or from extremes of cold and heat.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A round-bottomed glass flask having a long neck; a bolthead.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A bolt for a crossbow
  • noun obsolete, chemistry A bolthead flask


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  • The alchemist, bubbling with lust,

    Cried, "Love me, my lovely! You must!

    I'll brew in my matrass,

    A philter that's matchless

    Else surely my heart will combust."

    January 31, 2017