BOLTING, or BOULTING, signifies rousing or dislodging a cony from its resting place. They say to bolt a cony, start a hare, rouse a buck, &c. A race-horse bolts when he runs off the course ; a fox, too, having run to earth, and forced out, is said to have bolted.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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