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- n. Plural form of boulter.
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Riven as blacksmiths boulters rive, because I thought that the second and faithful version would be unintelligible as well as unpoetical for English readers.
But above all, those judicious collectors of bright parts, and flowers, and observandas are to be nicely dwelt on by some called the sieves and boulters of learning, though it is left undetermined whether they dealt in pearls or meal, and consequently whether we are more to value that which passed through or what stayed behind.