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naval stores

supplies for warships.
various products of the pine tree, as resin, pitch, or turpentine, used in building and maintaining wooden ships.
Origin of naval stores
1670-80 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Colonists turned to the preparation of naval stores as their main economic pursuit.
  • Agricultural and timber products, naval stores, shipping and trade formed the basis of the economy.
  • They were logged and used used for the production of naval stores.
  • The first industry in the county was the naval stores industry followed by the main industry throughout the years, agriculture.
  • The early economy centered on agriculture, naval stores, and an iron works.
  • The city's coastal location made it a ready market for his naval stores and shipbuilding.
  • Demand began for naval stores and then turned to timber needs.

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