A trespasser, I believe, if the truth were known, upon the provender you would fain have been biting at just now.
Pancks recognised the sally in his usual way, and took in his provender in his usual way.
Matt Peasley paused, with a forkful of provender halfway to his mouth.
This store of provender aroused no enthusiasm at Stormfield.
“You have come far, I suspect,” observed the old fisherman, as he watched the horses devour their provender.
If others are the machines to provide this provender, they are the machines to read it.
From the sap is manufactured a drink, while seeds are ground up for provender for camels.
Their horses were supplied with provender, and led likewise into the hut.
A few biskets alone was my provender; but for the supply of my dark lantern I was abundantly careful.
Most of the loading of the waggon consisted of provender for our horses and mules.
c.1300, "allowance paid each chapter member of a cathedral," from Anglo-French provendir, Old French provendier "provider; recipient, beneficiary," from Gallo-Romance *provenda, altered (by influence of Latin providere "supply") from Late Latin praebenda "allowance, subsistence," from Latin praebenda "(things) to be furnished," neuter plural gerundive of praebere "to furnish, offer," from prae "before" (see pre-) + habere "to hold" (see habit). Meaning "food, provisions, etc." (especially dry food for horses) is recorded from mid-14c.