from The Century Dictionary.
- Ready; prepared; on the point of going or intending to go.
- To prepare; make ready.
- To make ready to go; go: as, to busk and boun, a common expression in old ballads.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective obsolete Ready; prepared; destined; tending.
- transitive verb To make or get ready.
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- adjective obsolete
- verb To make or get ready;
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A man boun 'to have some dispect for his birfday -- he _boun'_ to!
_He offered up one of the sacred liba, called a boun, which was made of fine flour and honey_.
So, as soon as they were "boun," they held on east to Hisingen, and had there a hearty welcome.
She busked her at once, and said she had long been "boun" to part from Mord.
Gunnar made men bear down the wares of his brother and himself to the ship, and when all Gunnar's baggage had come down, and the ship was all but "boun," then Gunnar rides to Bergthorsknoll, and to other homesteads to see men, and thanked them all for the help they had given him.
He was that winter east in Broaddale; but the spring after, he made his ship ready for sea in Gautawick; and when men were almost "boun,"
At last in 1150 Ragnvald's and Eindridi's ships are "boun"  for their eastern cruise, Eindridi, however, being wrecked off Shetland.
They were rather late "boun," but still they put to sea, and had
While the fleet was here, it appeared that the Orkney contingent of ships which Hakon had commanded to join him, were not "boun" or ready for sea, and Jarl Magnus accordingly "stayed behind" with his people in Orkney under orders to follow the main fleet.
There both Thrain and Njal's sons lay "boun" for sea at the same time.