boll

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boll (plural bolls)

  1. The rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant.
    • 1853, Solomon Northup, Twelve Years a Slave
      Sometimes the slave picks down one side of a row, and back upon the other, but more usually, there is one on either side, gathering all that has blossomed leaving the unopened bolls for a succeeding picking.
  2. An old Scots dry measure, equal to six bushels.

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boll (third-person singular simple present bolls, present participle bolling, simple past and past participle bolled)

  1. To form a boll or seed vessel; to go to seed.
    • Bible, Exodus ix. 31
      The barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.

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boll c

  1. a ball; a more or less spherical object which is not hard or unyielding

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