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- n. provisions; victuals
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. Provisions; victuals.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Food; eatables; victuals.
Scotchman is silent upon the subject of "vivers," and wisely talks not of either "crowdy" or barley meal, but tells of the time when he was a sitter in the kirk of the Rev. Peter Poundtext, showing his Christian charity by the most profound contempt as well for the ordinances of the
I carried the vivers to my sleeping place in the cavern-side and ate and drank of them sparingly, no more than sufficed to keep the life in me, lest the provaunt come speedily to an end and I perish of hunger and thirst.
The man took him home and treated him honourably; then, furnishing him with vivers for the voyage and giving him some gold pieces, embarked him on board the vessel bound for Damietta.
Then he made ready vivers and carriage for the journey and, going in to his daughter by night, bade her prepare to set out on a pleasure-excursion.
So he betook himself forthright to the market and buying what he needed of vivers and bedding and covering, returned to the port and went on board the ship, which was ready to sail and tarried with him but a little while before she weighed anchor and fared on, without stopping, till she reached
Dragon consumed the dainty vivers that were placed before them.
The house, also, without being tavern or shop, was an amateur bazaar of _vivers_ and goods.
Glencro sooner nor hae them think there was nae rowth o 'vivers whaur they never wer sent awa empty-haunded afore.
Other troubles they had, more sensibly felt than the coarse quality of the vivers.
'There was sic an unco carfuffle that I had clean forgot the vivers.'
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