from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A person who has charge of the forage and forage-trains of an army or a military post, receiving and issuing the forage, and having the care of it during transportation. In some cases he is empowered to collect or purchase the forage.
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If the oxen at Mr. Hunter's are not in working order, put them in the care of your forage-master till they are.
I admire your pluck, and I should be glad to have you come here and live until you get tired of it; and in order to make it lawful for you to stay here, I will give you a position as forage-master. "