1) To sift flour.

Although the word is at the centre of a rich vocabulary, examples of the verb on its own are rare: 1581 no baker shall neither baik nor boult in anie inkepers howse upon paine of vjs viijd, York

1581 an olld arke to bowt melle in & ... a bowtt clothe, South Cave. This word gave rise to a rare surname: 1435 Johannes Bultflour, mason, York for which later examples are recorded in co. Durham.

places York South Cave
dates 1435 1581

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