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  • v. Present participle of victual.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to victuals, or provisions; supplying provisions.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The furnishing of victuals or provisions.


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  • Piecemeal expansion of the harbor-side victualing station at Table Bay slowly transformed a small but crucial outpost of the Dutch East India Company into a settler colony.

    Belongings: Property, Family, and Identity in Colonial South Africa

  • Better by far to make the Cilicians bear the cost of victualing his troops than poor Tarsus, especially if there were bandit strongholds to be looted.

    Antony and Cleopatra

  • For he was in such want both of victualing for his men, and forage for his horses, that he was forced to feed the horses with sea-weed, which he washed thoroughly to take off its saltiness, and mixed with a little grass, to give it a more agreeable taste.

    The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans

  • The victualing of the little colony offered no immediate difficulty.

    Off on a Comet

  • No doubt they were victualing columns sent out to obtain provender for the rest of the army.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • Various crew members were on the beach to see to the victualing of their ship, and to visit the chandlers to get books and magazines to read, videocassette movies, and drink to go with the food, plus whatever consumable supplies had been used up on the inbound trip.

    The Bear and the Dragon

  • This latter figure is arrived at by adding the payments of the New York deputy for the money contractors in Britain, the New York and Pennsylvania portion of the cost of victualing the forces in America during the same years, and the Parliamentary Reimbursements. 46 The British payments equaled 72.2% of the unfavorable balance of trade during the period.

    Leslie V. Brock: The Colonial Currency, Prices, and Exchange Rates

  • The portion of the victualing cost allocated to New York and Pennsylvania was the same as the proportion that the New York money contractors payment bore to the total money contractors payment in America (70.2%).

    Leslie V. Brock: The Colonial Currency, Prices, and Exchange Rates

  • The males are most of them well made, though lean as rakes from the ocean passage and, I warrant, poor victualing after.

    A different flesh

  • The campaign of the Russians against the Turcomans presented two great difficulties; these were the questions of crossing districts in which water was extremely scarce or failed entirely, and of victualing the expeditionary forces.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 446, July 19, 1884


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  • This term is used in an adjectival sense in "harbor-side victualing station" in one of the Wordnik examples.

    December 2, 2010