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  • n. provender

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Provender or food.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A regular allowance of food; provender; especially, the food or forage supplied to an army or to its horses and beasts of burden.
  • n. A prebend.
  • Belonging to a regular allowance; such as was provided for the common soldiers; hence, of common or inferior quality.
  • To supply with provender, provisions, or forage.


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  • "...holding them,

    In human action and capacity,

    Of no more soul nor fitness for the world

    Than camels in their war; who have their provand

    Only for bearing burdens, and sore blows

    For sinking under them."

    - William Shakespeare, 'The Tragedy of Coriolanus'.

    August 28, 2009