Purveyed
Purvey Pur*vey", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Purveyed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Purveying}.] [OE. purveien, porveien, OF. porveeir, porveoir, F. pourvoir, fr. L. providere. See {Provide}, and cf. {Purview}.] 1. To furnish or provide, as with a convenience, provisions, or the like. [1913 Webster]

Give no odds to your foes, but do purvey Yourself of sword before that bloody day. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

2. To procure; to get. [1913 Webster]

I mean to purvey me a wife after the fashion of the children of Benjamin. --Sir W. Scot. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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