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noun as in lock; part of lock

noun as in flash; projectile

noun as in large roll of material

verb as in fasten securely

Strongest match

verb as in eat very fast

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Over the course of 72 hours, around 11,000 bolts of lightning touched down across central California, starting 367 wildfires.

Strangely, the smaller bolts appeared to come from just 18 kilometers below the cloud tops, where it’s too cold for liquid water to exist alone.

The only components that aren’t 3D printed are the actuators, tendons, electronics, batteries, sensors, and the nuts and bolts.

The record distance for a lightning flash goes to a bolt on October 31, 2018.

Meanwhile, a lightning bolt on October 31, 2018, set the new record for length.

Like any high-powered attorney who charges $100,000 for a retainer, Bolt always seems to be one step ahead of the competition.

But when member organizations started to bolt, the WCF finally caved.

But for once we see something new: The singer reloads the bolt of his machine-gun in time with the music.

Ardie would bolt into the club with a huge smile and energy to match, raring to get on stage.

Setting up the company “came to me as a lightning bolt last summer,” Lear tells me.

Mrs. Ducksmith, who had sat with overwhelmed head in her hands, started bolt upright, and looked at him like one thunderstruck.

"Take some melon, Mr. Mudge," said we, as with a sudden bolt we recovered our speech and took another slice ourself.

"Some one has lost their way on the heath," said Dorothy, laying her hand upon the strong iron bolt that secured the door.

Susy, who had been awake, had heard the alarm and drawn the bolt so as to give time for hastily throwing on a few garments.

But failure to lock or bolt his door is not necessarily negligence on the part of a guest.


On this page you'll find 203 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bolt, such as: fastener, latch, pipe, rivet, rod, and spike.

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