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ADVENTURE, bill of. A writing signed by a merchant, to testify that the goods shipped on board a certain vessel are at the venture of another person, he himself being answerable only for the produce. Techn. Dict.

ADVENTURE, crim. law. See Misadventure.

ADVENTURE, mer. law. Goods sent abroad under the care of a supercargo, to be disposed of to the best advantage for the benefit of his employers, is called an adventure.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"Since I am in an adventuresome mood, I just decided that would be one of the things I would do now."
Someday I will do all the exciting, unusual, and adventuresome things that have instilled in me awe and a sense of wonder from childhood.
But they also serve collectors, the impecunious or inexperienced as well as the savvy and adventuresome, targeting a far wider and more flexible audience than the elegant, blue-chip viewing room.
On the Chukka Blue Adventures Canopy Tour, adventuresome tourists can watch the rainforest canopy whiz past while harnessed to a zip-line.
Entrepreneurialism: creative, adventuresome, good fundraisers.
Those who want to be more adventuresome can make their own MIDI files.
As the American palate gets more adventuresome and more traveled, people want new and different.
"Odell Brewing beer culture is passionate and adventuresome," he says.
Small-boned, with a shock of crinkly blonde hair and a throaty, mischievous laugh, Nina Fonaroff was one of a nucleus of adventuresome, mid-twentieth century American choreographers.
She also observes, however, that the "rhythm of [male] lives is outward, adventuresome" (McKay 399).
Searching for wild leeks requires an adventuresome spirit, because they begin growing in the early spring when it's still wet and muddy, and wild leeks love bogs and meadowlands where the mosquitoes hover in clouds.