from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A public storehouse.
  • n. Supplies issued to troops on the march
  • n. In Russia, a prison or stockade for the confinement of prisoners in transit.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A public store-house for goods; a staple-town.
  • n. An allowance of provisions and forage for soldiers during the time of their march through a country to or from winter quarters.
  • n. In Russia, a prison-like building with a stockaded yard, used to confine and shelter at night parties of exiles proceeding under guard from one place to another.


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