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 for Bout
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bout \Bout\, n. [A different spelling and application of bought
     bend.]
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     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.
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              In notes with many a winding bout
              Of linked sweetness long drawn out.   --Milton.
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              The prince . . . has taken me in his train, so that
              I am in no danger of starving for this bout.
                                                    --Goldsmith.
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     2. A conflict; contest; attempt; trial; a set-to at anything;
        as, a fencing bout; a drinking bout.
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              The gentleman will, for his honor's sake, have one
              bout with you; he can not by the duello avoid it.
                                                    --Shak.
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