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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Afore \A*fore"\, adv. [OE. afore, aforn, AS. onforan or [ae]tforan; pref. a- + fore.] 1. Before. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] If he have never drunk wine afore. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) In the fore part of a vessel. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Afore \A*fore"\, prep. 1. Before (in all its senses). [Archaic] [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) Before; in front of; farther forward than; as, afore the windlass. [1913 Webster] Afore the mast, among the common sailors; -- a phrase used to distinguish the ship's crew from the officers. [1913 Webster]




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