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- n. Food; victuals.
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"vitaille," and that they had despatched thirty butts of sweet wine — comprising ten of "Tyre," ten of "Romesey," and ten of "Malvesy" — and
They made ready the vitaille for those who were coming to the land.
Good broad tables, with full many benches for the men, were set with vitaille, as we are told.
And it behovethe men to here vitaille with hem, that schalle duren hem in tho desertes, and other necessaries for to lyve by.
For there schulle they fynde no wight that will selle hem ony vitaille or ony thing.
"And pray you effectuelly," writes the King, "that in al the haste that ye may, ye wille do arme as manie smale vessels as ye may goodly with vitaille and namly with drinke for to come Harfleu and fro thennes, as fer as they may, up ye river of Seyne to Roan ward, vith the said vitaille for the refresching of us and our said hoost."