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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
1670-1680
1670-80
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Examples from the web for naval stores
  • 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.
Encyclopedia Article for naval stores

products such as tar, pitch, turpentine, pine oil, rosin, and terpenes obtained from the pine and other coniferous trees, and originally used in maintaining wooden sailing ships. Naval stores are produced chiefly by the United States and France, with large amounts coming also from Greece, Spain, Portugal, and Mexico

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