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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Burse  \Burse\,  n.  [LL.  bursa,  or  F.  bourse.  See  {Bourse},  and 
  cf  {Bursch},  {Purse}.] 
  1.  A  purse;  also  a  vesicle;  a  pod;  a  hull.  [Obs.]  --Holland. 
 
  2.  A  fund  or  foundation  for  the  maintenance  of  needy  scholars 
  in  their  studies;  also  the  sum  given  to  the 
  beneficiaries.  [Scot.] 
 
  3.  (Eccl.)  An  ornamental  case  of  hold  the  corporal  when  not 
  in  use  --Shipley. 
 
  4.  An  exchange,  for  merchants  and  bankers,  in  the  cities  of 
  continental  Europe.  Same  as  {Bourse}. 
 
  5.  A  kind  of  bazaar.  [Obs.] 
 
  She  says  she  went  to  the  burse  for  patterns.  --Old 
  Play. 




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