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Boll

Boll
1. The pod or capsule of a plant, as of flax or cotton; a pericarp of a globular form.
2. A Scotch measure, formerly in use: for wheat and beans it contained four Winchester bushels; for oats, barley, and potatoes, six bushels. A boll of meal is 140 lbs. Avoirdupois. Also, a measure for salt of two bushels. Sometimes spelled bole.
Origin: oe. Bolle boll, bowl, as. Bolla. See bowl a vessel.
to form a boll or seed vessel; to go to seed. The barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled. (ex. Ix. 31)
Origin: Bolled.


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