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bolt·er 1

1. A horse given to bolting.
2. One who gives up membership in or withdraws support from a political party.

bolt·er 2

1. A machine used for sifting, especially for sifting flour.
2. One who operates a sifting machine.
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1. an outsider in a contest or race
2. (Historical Terms) history an escaped convict; bushranger
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Bolter,' replied Noah, who had prepared himself for such emergency.
Bolter's humble servant,' said Fagin, bowing with grotesque politeness.
Milty bolter told me a grate story in school yesterday.
This sparkling sally is to the effect that although he always knew she was the best-groomed woman in the stud, he had no idea she was a bolter. It is immensely received in turf-circles.
Joe, with his bite still in his cheek, "I Bolted, myself, when I was your age - frequent - and as a boy I've been among a many Bolters; but I never see your Bolting equal yet, Pip, and it's a mercy you ain't Bolted dead."
Singing legend Lionel Richie performing for the Liberty Stadium crowd last night PETER BOLTER
Police at the scene of a murder inquiry at Oxford Court, Ogmore Vale, yesterday Peter Bolter
O primeiro numero do periodico InfoDesign de 2016 aborda os problemas relativos a remediacao, processo definido por Bolter e Grusin como "a representacao de um meio em outro" (1999, pp.
After a bolter, the student successfully made his second arrested landing.
It is the latest controversy to hit UKIP after general secretary Roger Bird, 41, was accused of sexually harassing Natasha Bolter, 35.