Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bundle or bolt of straw: in Gloucestershire, 24 pounds. Also called bolt.
  • noun The act of sifting.
  • noun In the English inns of court, a private arguing of cases for practice.

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

  • noun A darting away; a starting off or aside.
  • noun A sifting, as of flour or meal.
  • noun (Law), obsolete A private arguing of cases for practice by students, as in the Inns of Court.
  • noun wire, hair, silk, or other sieve cloth of different degrees of fineness; -- used by millers for sifting flour.
  • noun fig. a receptacle.

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

  • verb Present participle of bolt.
  • noun A sifting, as of flour or meal.
  • noun law A private arguing of cases for practice by students, as in the Inns of Court.

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  • There are no examples here of "bolting" meaning sifting. There is at least one example under "boult" and under "boulting".

    On the evidence, I would contend that "boult" is the correct spelling for this meaning, of "sift" or "sifting"

    September 1, 2011