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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Bout \Bout\, n. [A different spelling and application of bought
1. As much of an action as is performed at one time; a going
and returning, as of workmen in reaping, mowing, etc.; a
turn; a round.
In notes with many a winding bout
Of linked sweetness long drawn out. --Milton.
The prince . . . has taken me in his train, so that
I am in no danger of starving for this bout.
2. A conflict; contest; attempt; trial; a set-to at anything;
as, a fencing bout; a drinking bout.
The gentleman will, for his honor's sake, have one
bout with you; he can not by the duello avoid it.
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