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naval stores

noun
1.
supplies for warships.
2.
various products of the pine tree, as resin, pitch, or turpentine, used in building and maintaining wooden ships.
Origin of naval stores
1670-1680
1670-80
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  • The northern colonies produced little except fish, furs, and naval stores, which could be of use to England.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • These have reference to its value in the naval stores industry.

    American Forest Trees Henry H. Gibson
  • At this time the plunder of merchandise and naval stores in the River Thames had reached gigantic proportions.

  • The longleaf pine is preëminent in importance in the lumber trade and in the production of naval stores.

    Trees Worth Knowing Julia Ellen Rogers
  • The northern district was devoted to the production of naval stores and tobacco, the southern more to rice culture.

    The Colonization of North America Herbert Eugene Bolton
  • Yankee enterprise would soon double the amount, and add to it an immense bulk of naval stores and lumber.

  • He shipped on board an English ship, laden with cotton and naval stores, and just ready for sea.

    Manuel Pereira F. C. Adams
  • Everything supplied us from the naval stores was the best of its kind—as, of course, it should be.

    The Log of a Sea-Waif Frank T. Bullen
  • This capture was of the greatest importance to the American cause, for the two prizes were loaded with military and naval stores.

  • The vessels employed in these fisheries he knew were invariably supplied with naval stores, etc., and he resolved to live on them.

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