from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A public store-house for goods; a staple-town.
  • noun An allowance of provisions and forage for soldiers during the time of their march through a country to or from winter quarters.
  • noun In Russia, a prison-like building with a stockaded yard, used to confine and shelter at night parties of exiles proceeding under guard from one place to another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A public storehouse.
  • noun (Mil.) Supplies issued to troops on the march
  • noun In Russia, a prison or stockade for the confinement of prisoners in transit.


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