Definitions

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

  • n. Bouche (see bouche, 2); food and drink; provisions.
  • intransitive v. To swell out.
  • intransitive v. To bilge.
  • transitive v. To stave in; to bilge.
  • 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

  • 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 bag or wallet, especially of leather.
  • n. The bilge or swelling part of a cask; hence, the cask itself.
  • n. A cowrie.
  • n. A corrupt form of bouche.

Etymologies

Alteration of bouche. (Wiktionary)

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