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 Bolt in Tun,Bolted. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bolt Upright.
 
Straight as an arrow. A bolt is an arrow with a round knob at the end, used for shooting at rooks, etc.   1
 


 Bolt in Tun,Bolted. 

 
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