venture (n.)
deal, enterprise, business, expedition
2H4 epilogue.11[Epilogue, of the play] I meant indeed to pay you with this, which, if like an ill venture it come unluckily home, I break
MV I.iii.20[Shylock to Bassanio, of Antonio] he hath ... other ventures he hath squandered abroad [or: risky enterprise]
MV I.iii.88[Antonio to Shylock, of Jacob's strategy with the sheep] This was a venture, sir, that Jacob served for
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