1) Ready, prepared to set off, going.

1569 the wyffe off John Marsden off Marsden by sodden chanche ... slipped off a brygge as she was bowne to mylke ... and was drowned, Almondbury. In an earlier reference the meaning of the word is ambiguous: 1487 I met ... a man that was bowne to the servaunt of my Lord of Lincolne that lay at Wentbrig .

dates 1487 1569

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