from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A jest; a joke; fun.
- noun Mockery; scoffing.
- noun An obsolete variant of
- To jest; joke; say things in jest.
- To make game of.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete A jest.
- intransitive verb obsolete To jest.
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- noun obsolete A
joke; jesting, banter.
- verb obsolete To jest.
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Every board foot of reclaimed wood used in construction is a bourd foot of wood that is not harvested from a forest.
Naow awl weez hasta du iys getts her tu oavercum hers dyslike ov wadder and awlso geyt hers awntu a dyving bourd atta swymming puul.
And I went on bourd into one of them, wherein I could not finde any yron at all, and in the space of 28 dayes I arriued at the city of Thana, wherein foure of our friers were martyred for the faith of Christ.
At Alisandre hee was, when it was wonne: full oft time hee had the bourd begon abouen all nations in Pruce,
And amonges uther thingis he told such a meary bourd.
 Knox has been blamed for recording this "merry bourd" or jest; but
The like hapned on a time at the Duke of Northumberlandes bourd, where merry _John Heywood_ was allowed to sit at the tables end.
Fr. _bourder_, to toy, trifle, dally; bourd or ieast with.
Monkbarns, if ye howk up the bourock, as ye seem to have began, yell find, if ye hae not fund it already, a stane that ane o 'the mason-callants cut a ladle on to have a bourd at the bridegroom, and he put four letters on't, that's A.D.L.L. --- Aiken Drum's Lang
The lady drew up, and the provost said, half aside, 'The sooth bourd is nae bourd.