“Furnish for Provide, of Supply. ‘Taxation furnished the money.’ A pauper may furnish a house if someone will provide the furniture, or the money to buy it. ‘His flight furnishes a presumption of guilt.’ It supplies it.”
Excerpted from: Bierce, Ambrose. Write it Right: A Little Blacklist of Literary Faults. Mineola, NY: Dover, 2010.