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A athamanticum
A atricapillus
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A B C
A B C book
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A battery
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a bifilar
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a bit
a bit much
a bitter pill
a bitter pill to swallow
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a bottomless pit
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A bill of adventure definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Adventure Ad*ven"ture (?; 135), n. [OE. aventure, aunter, anter, F. aventure, fr. LL. adventura, fr. L. advenire, adventum, to arrive, which in the Romance languages took the sense of ``to happen, befall.'' See Advene.] 1. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap; hence, chance of danger or loss. Nay, a far less good to man it will be found, if she must, at all adventures, be fastened upon him individually. --Milton. 2. Risk; danger; peril. [Obs.] He was in great adventure of his life. --Berners. 3. The encountering of risks; hazardous and striking enterprise; a bold undertaking, in which hazards are to be encountered, and the issue is staked upon unforeseen events; a daring feat. He loved excitement and adventure. --Macaulay. 4. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring incident; as, the adventures of one's life. --Bacon. 5. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account. A bill of adventure (Com.), a writing setting forth that the goods shipped are at the owner's risk. Syn: Undertaking; enterprise; venture; event.




 


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