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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A separate or special allowance of wages for the procurement of food, or food and lodging.
  • n. See under 1st Board.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A fixed payment made to domestic servants in lieu of board, especially when it is necessary for them to live out during the temporary absence from home of their employers.

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