Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An obsolete form of board.
  • n. A variant form of bourd.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Grampupus is fallen down but grinny sprids the boord.

    Finnegans Wake

  • During the time of this their clamourous contending, the Judge being very willy willing to heare either party: Matteuzzo, upon a signe received from the other, which was a word in Masoes pleading, laide holde on the broken boord, as also on the Judges low-hanging

    The Decameron

  • You say very true Gossip, replyed the Friar, and yet notwithstanding, doth not your Husband (both at boord and bed) enjoy the sweet benefit of your company?

    The Decameron

  • Entering aboord the Barke, and making it their owne by full possession, all the men they threw over-boord, without sparing any but Landolpho himselfe, whom they mounted into one of the Carrackes, leaving him nothing but a poore shirt of

    The Decameron

  • For when he made haste towards Rome, and a mighty and dangerous tempest arising, he perceiued the Pilots to tremble, and to be vnwilling to commit themselues to the rigor of the stormie sea, himselfe first going on boord, and commanding the anchors to be weighed, brake foorth into these words: That we should sayle necessitie vrgeth: but that we should liue, it vrgeth not.

    A briefe commentarie of Island, by Arngrimus Ionas

  • When I had thus resolued my selfe, I went a boord of the shippe of Bengala, at which time it was the yeere of Touffon: concerning which Touffon ye are to vnderstand, that in the East

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Spaniards to breake open the chests and to purloyne such money as was in them: notwithstanding that it was ordered at convenient leasure to haue gone on boord my selfe, and therein the presence of three or foure witnesses to haue taken a iust account thereof, and the same to haue put in safe keeping, according to the effects of articles receiued in this behalfe.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Vpon whose approch their fellowes being more emboldened, did offer to boord the galliasse: against whom the gouernour thereof and Captaine of all the foure galliasses, Hugo de

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Wherefore, hauing taken certaine Scotish and other fisherboats, they brought the men on boord their ships, to the end they might be their guides and Pilots.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

  • Pegu: if any contrary wind had come, we had throwen many of our things ouer-boord: for we were so pestered with people and goods, that there was scant place to lie in.

    The Principal Navigations, Voyages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation

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