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DETACHMENT of a fleet or squadro to DOCK-YARDS

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DUNNAGE

DUNNAGE, (fardage, Fr.) a quantity of faggots, boughs of trees, or other loose wood, laid in the bottom of a ship, either to raise the heavy goods which might make her too stiff, or to keep the cargo sufficiently above the bottom, that it may sustain no damage from the water, if the ship should prove leaky.


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