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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Bolt, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bolted; p. pr. & vb. n. Bolting.]
 1. To sift or separate the coarser from the finer particles of, as bran from flour, by means of a bolter; to separate, assort, refine, or purify by other means.
    He now had bolted all the flour.   --Spenser.
    Ill schooled in bolted language.   --Shak.
 2. To separate, as if by sifting or bolting; -- with out.
    Time and nature will bolt out the truth of things.   --L'Estrange.
 3. Law To discuss or argue privately, and for practice, as cases at law.
 To bolt to the bran, to examine thoroughly, so as to separate or discover everything important.
    This bolts the matter fairly to the bran.   --Harte.
    The report of the committee was examined and sifted and bolted to the bran.   --Burke.