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Purvey   Listen
Purvey  v. i.  
To purchase provisions; to provide; to make provision.
To pander; with to. " Their turpitude purveys to their malice." (R.)

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"Purvey" Quotes from Famous Books

... and almost without seats,—the suggestive apology being, that so many carriages had been "smashed" lately that the enterprising managers of the road had been obliged to buy an old excursion-train from another company. Meantime, what became of the unfortunate women who had no kind companion to purvey for them blankets and pillows from the mephitic sleeping-car, and cups of hot tea from unknown sources, ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 15, No. 90, April, 1865 • Various

Words linked to "Purvey" :   purveyor, render, supply, purveyance, furnish

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