from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The right to rations at court, granted to the king's household, attendants etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To swell out.
- intransitive v. To bilge.
- transitive v. To stave in; to bilge.
- n. Bouche (see bouche, 2); food and drink; provisions.
- transitive v. To scoop out with a gouge.
- transitive v. To scoop out, as an eye, with the thumb nail; to force out the eye of (a person) with the thumb.
- transitive v. To cheat in a bargain; to chouse.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A bag or wallet, especially of leather.
- n. The bilge or swelling part of a cask; hence, the cask itself.
- n. A cowrie.
- To be bilged; spring a leak or have a hole knocked in the bottom; founder.
- To stave in the bottom of (a ship), and thus cause her to spring a leak; knock a hole in.
- n. A corrupt form of bouche.
Alteration of bouche. (Wiktionary)