a.1.Having the hair matted with clotted blood.
The blood-boltered Banquo smiles upon me.
- Shak.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The second apparition warns Macbeth to be "bloody, bold and resolute".16 The ghost on Banquo is "blood-boltered"17 with hair matted with congealed blood.