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- n. provender
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- n. Provender or food.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A regular allowance of food; provender; especially, the food or forage supplied to an army or to its horses and beasts of burden.
- n. A prebend.
- Belonging to a regular allowance; such as was provided for the common soldiers; hence, of common or inferior quality.
- To supply with provender, provisions, or forage.
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I had always a ready fancy and some of the natural vanity of youth, so I could see myself landing off the lugger at the quay of Inneraora town, three inches more of a man than when I left with a firkin of herring and a few bolls of meal for my winter's provand; thicker too at the chest, and with a jacket of London green cloth with brass buttons.
Still, if this be snow in earnest, "he added with a cheerier tone," it may rid us of these vermin, who'll find provand iller to get every extra day they bide.
The straw was burned to dry the grain, the breeze win'd it, the quern ground it, the fire cooked the bannocks of it Then a cow was milked, a couple of eggs were found in the loft, and I sat down in a marvellously short space of time to bread and butter, milk, eggs, and a little drop of spirits that was the only ready-made provand in the house.
On the second night John ventured into the edge of the town to see how fared Inneraora and to seek provand.
Of course the fellows were found guilty -- one of stabbing, the other of art and part -- for MacLachlan was no friend of MacCailein Mor, and as little friend to the merchant burghers of Inneraora, for he had the poor taste to buy his shop provand from the Lamont towns of Low Cowal.
Stewart, who found the vigilance of the youths in the bed gave no opportunity for smuggling provand to the others of our party.
If the bird were well guarded, and kept without provand for three days, he would of a surety fly back to the place from whence he came, with any message that the lady might lace about his neck.
He gave no heed to his horse, but left him at his provand in the meadow.
Sancho bade them to go in, and he would stay for them at the door, and that he would after tell them the reason why he had no mind to enter, neither was it in any sort convenient that he should; but he entreated them to bring him somewhat forth to eat that were warm, and some provand for Rozinante.
Almighty's provand in your pouch, for fear the grace that is ours now may be torn suddenly enough from us. "