Standing bolt


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Standing bolt See Stud bolt, under Stud, a stem.
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In literature:

He tapped on the sleeping-cabin door, standing aside lest a blaster-bolt came through it.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
And Tresler was round at the door and standing in the shadow of the water-barrel before the bolt was slipped back.
"The Night Riders" by Ridgwell Cullum
Nell slipped the bolt and calmly took a stand in the centre of the room, drawing her flowing gown close about Adair's person.
"Mistress Nell" by George C. Hazelton, Jr.
Usselex was standing bolt upright, in the position of one who has come not to render accounts, but to demand them.
"Eden" by Edgar Saltus
But SHAMBORE had bolted through the back parlour, and was standing on the stairs.
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
If he succeed, we can stand it; if not, we must bolt to-night.
"One Of Them" by Charles James Lever
Even now when at last she was alone, when once again she was able to close and bolt the door, she could scarcely stand.
"The Laughing Cavalier" by Baroness Orczy
The old woman won't stand it, and we shall have to make a bolt.
"The Parson O' Dumford" by George Manville Fenn
Practically, she'd ordered him to "stand by," and he'd have to do it, unless some look of hers gave him leave to bolt.
"Vision House" by C. N. Williamson
No ship has been built to stand the shock of a 3,500 pound bolt moving at the velocity of 1,300 or 1,500 feet a second.
"The Galaxy" by Various
I don't know whether he'll stand a charge or bolt.
"The Three Sapphires" by W. A. Fraser
He was to stand upright, perfectly upright like a bolt.
"Bevis" by Richard Jefferies
She had been temporarily paralyzed from the electric bolt, and was as yet barely able to stand on her feet.
"The Meadow-Brook Girls Across Country" by Janet Aldridge
Some say odd accidents have happened to grand stands at race meetings, through iron bolts being inadvertently removed.
"World's End" by Richard Jefferies
He stands bolt upright in the pulpit, and speaks in a clear, strong, deliberate, yet rapid voice.
"The Genius of Scotland" by Robert Turnbull
They had bolted the door again and were standing in front of their room, as Ida proposed the name of Sweet Peas.
"The Little Colonel at Boarding-School" by Annie Fellows Johnston
Now he stands bolt upright like a grenadier.
"Sketches of Reforms and Reformers, of Great Britain and Ireland" by Henry B. Stanton
Seppi turned his head in surprise, and when he saw Hans standing out in the moonlight, he came to the window and drew back the bolt.
"Fairy Circles" by Unknown
Mr. Allen's house stands at the head of Bolt Court; Dr. Johnson's stood to its left.
"Notes and Queries, Vol. V, Number 123, March 6, 1852" by Various
Through the gate went he, bolt into the arms of some unexpected figure, standing there.
"Johnny Ludlow, Third Series" by Mrs. Henry Wood

In news:

A beer bottle thrown from the stands landed near Usain Bolt in the moments before the 100-meter final Sunday night in London.
Magician David Blaine stands under lighting bolts at the start of his "Electrified" performance in New York on Friday.
A bolt of lightning put College of the Redwoods in position to seriously shake up the Bay Valley Conference standings.
AP Photo/Petr David Josek The Bolts just couldn't stand up to the Blueshirts.
Conveyor Technologies new Advanced Aluminum Conveyor Stand introduces wide-stance leveling pads for increased stability, along with a user-friendly mounting arrangement that allows leveling adjustment with pads bolted to the floor.
From One on One With Property's Tech Guru Even in a city known for its architecture, the Wit Doubletree in Chicago, Illinois stands out, thanks in no small part to the neon green lightning bolt down the exterior facade.