from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To form or drill a new mouth or vent in, as in a gun which has been spiked.
  • n. In the ancient French monarchy, the service of the king's table, under the direction of the master of the king's household.
  • n. 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.
  • n. Any supply of provisions; food. Formerly corruptly bouge.
  • n. In medieval armor, a notch or indentation in the upper right-hand edge of the shield, allowing a weapon to be passed through it.
  • n. 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.
  • n. The mouth of a firearm of any kind; the bore.


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