BOLL, noun The pod or capsule of a plant, as of flax; a pericarp. Bole, a measure of six bushels, is sometimes written in this manner.
BOLL, verb intransitive To form into a pericarp or seed-vessel.
The barley was in the ear and the flax was bolled. Exodus 9:31.
Heb., Gr., as translated by the seventy.
BOLLard timbers, in a ship, or knight-heads, are two timbers, rising just within the stem, one on each side of the bowsprit, to secure its end.
In docks, bollards are large posts set in the ground on each side, to which are lashed large blocks, through which are reeved the transporting hawsers for docking and undocking ships.
BOLO'GNIAN STONE. Bolo'nain stone. Radiated sulphate of barytes; found in roundish masses, composed of radiating fibers; first discovered near Bologna. It is phosphorescent, when calcined.