bolt (n.) Old form(s): Boult
thunderbolt
Cor V.iii.152[Volumnia to Coriolanus] to charge thy sulphur with a bolt / That should but rive an oak
MM II.ii.115[Isabella to Angelo, of the heavens] with thy sharp and sulphurous bolt / Splits the unwedgeable and gnarled oak
Tem V.i.46[Prospero alone] to the dread rattling thunder / Have I given fire, and rifted love's stout oak / With his own bolt
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