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 Bollandists.Bolo’gna Stone. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bollen.
 
Swollen. (Anglo - Saxon, bolla, a bowl.) Hence “joints bolnebig” (Golding), and “bolne in pride” (Phaer). The seed capsule or pod of flax is called a “boll.”   1
        “The barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.”—Exod. ix. 31.
 


 Bollandists.Bolo’gna Stone. 

 
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