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naval stores

noun plural

Definition of naval stores

  1. :  products (as turpentine, pitch, and rosin) obtained from resinous conifers and especially pines

Origin and Etymology of naval stores

from their former use in the construction and maintenance of wooden sailing vessels

First Known Use: 1677

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to permeate or influence as if by dyeing

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