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- n. A bolt for a crossbow
- n. A bolthead flask
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A round-bottomed glass flask having a long neck; a bolthead.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
- n. In horticulture, a flask-like glass employed to shelter plants or flowers from the weather or from extremes of cold and heat.
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Betwixt the canes and the infant is a kind of matrass of the tufted herb called Spanish Beard, and under its head is a little skin cushion, stuffed with the same herb.
Something in the matrass goes twoing! when I move; I hope it doesn't go snap! anytime soon.
On recovering I found myself on my matrass, attended by a sister, who
Each building is denominated a block and numbered accordingly from 1 to 13 these are divided into rooms which are also numbered, each room being furnished with a stove and bunks for the accommodation of five & six men on each bunk a straw matrass [sic] and one blanket.
Quicklime is an alkali that operates in this much like the salt of tartar in the other operation; you must not leave the matrass open, because the force of this water doth consist in a volatile.
The mixture is put into a glass globe or large matrass, with a wide neck, over which a glass globe is inverted, and heat is applied, which causes the iodine to sublime copiously, and to condense in the upper
Resources of the Southern Fields and Forests, Medical, Economical, and Agricultural. Being also a Medical Botany of the Confederate States; with Practical Information on the Useful Properties of the Trees, Plants, and Shrubs
Then take them out of th matrass and hang them in mercurial water, where they will moisten, swell, and assume their Oriental beauty; after which shift them into a matrass hermitically closed to prevent any water coming to them, and let it down into a well, to continue there about eight days.
After they are thoroughly dry, put them in a glass matrass into a stream of running water and leave them there twenty days; by that time they will contract the natural hardness and solidity of pearls.
Jenny, the servant-maid, was overwhelmed with her terrors, and screamed, and continued to scream, until the enraged Burke, throwing her to the ground, crammed her distended jaws with moss enough to make an infant's matrass.
It was a small matrass, as one of the elder chemists would have called it, containing a fluid, and hermetically sealed.