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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boll  \Boll\,  n.  [OE.  bolle  boll,  bowl,  AS  bolla.  See  {Bowl}  a 
  vessel.] 
  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}.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boll  \Boll\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bolled}.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boll 
  n  :  the  rounded  seed-bearing  capsule  of  a  cotton  or  flax  plant 




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