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 for A bill of adventure
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.]
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     1. That which happens without design; chance; hazard; hap;
        hence, chance of danger or loss.
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              Nay, a far less good to man it will be found, if she
              must, at all adventures, be fastened upon him
              individually.                         --Milton.
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     2. Risk; danger; peril. [Obs.]
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              He was in great adventure of his life. --Berners.
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     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.
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              He loved excitement and adventure.    --Macaulay.
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     4. A remarkable occurrence; a striking event; a stirring
        incident; as, the adventures of one's life. --Bacon.
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     5. A mercantile or speculative enterprise of hazard; a
        venture; a shipment by a merchant on his own account.
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     A bill of adventure (Com.), a writing setting forth that
        the goods shipped are at the owner's risk.
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     Syn: Undertaking; enterprise; venture; event.
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