provender (n.) Old form(s): Prouender
feed, fodder
1H6 I.ii.11[Alen??on to all, of the English] they must be dieted like mules / And have their provender tied to their mouths
TNK V.ii.57[Gaoler's Daughter to Gaoler, of her horse's abilities] casts himself th'accounts / Of all his hay and provender
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