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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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... begun to vary in color. The body above is furnished with sparse, stiff hairs, each arising from a tubercle. I have often watched the newly hatched boll while in the cotton fields. When hatched from an egg which had been deposited upon a leaf, they invariably made their first meal on the substance ...

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