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from The Century Dictionary.

  • To form or drill a new mouth or vent in, as in a gun which has been spiked.
  • noun In the ancient French monarchy, the service of the king's table, under the direction of the master of the king's household.
  • noun A certain allowance of provisions made by a king to those who obeyed his summons to the field, according to the feudal system of military service.
  • noun Any supply of provisions; food. Formerly corruptly bouge.
  • noun In medieval armor, a notch or indentation in the upper right-hand edge of the shield, allowing a weapon to be passed through it.
  • noun In ordnance, a short cylinder of copper placed in a counterbore in the face of the breech-block, and through which the vent of a piece of breech-loading ordnance is drilled; a bushing.
  • noun The mouth of a firearm of any kind; the bore.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as bush, a lining.
  • transitive verb Same as bush, to line.
  • noun obsolete A mouth.
  • noun obsolete An allowance of meat and drink for the tables of inferior officers or servants in a nobleman's palace or at court.

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